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Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-31 13:14:36 -0700 | green-news

Studies tracing the flow of sap in date palm trees have shown that farmers are using more than twice as much water as is needed to irrigate the plants. In Abu Dhabi, irrigation of date palm trees uses about a...
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Source: Zawya Regional

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-30 22:19:30 -0700 | green-news

Reuters/Eriko Sugita Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 Abu Dhabi/Dubai: The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology urged residents not to panic after some residents in the country felt mild tremors resulting from an earthquake in southern Iran early Wednesday morning.
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Source: UAE News

Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-30 03:13:22 -0700 | green-news

Residents in Abu Dhabi and the northern parts of the UAE felt mild earthquake tremors in the early hours of Wednesday. The earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Kish island in southern Iran. Tremors...
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Source: GMA News

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-22 10:42:43 -0700 | green-news

House to study proposal  on PNoy emergency powers  to address looming power crisis The House of Representatives is studying the possibility of granting emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino III as part of measures to avert a looming power crisis...
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Source: UAE News

Sharjah :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-21 10:43:37 -0700 | green-news

Innovations in recycling, waste management and water purification are to be given the go-ahead this autumn at Sharjah's Gulf Ecosystem Research Centre. Founded in 2012, the centre was created through a collaboration between Bee'ah, a waste management company, and the...
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Source: Time of India

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-17 01:30:38 -0700 | green-news

The food waste in the UAE comprises 39 per cent of an average household's organic waste, but during Ramadan this ratio increases to roughly 55 per cent or 1,850 tonnes. The six-member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) generate over 150 million...
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Source: UAE News

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-16 08:54:07 -0700 | green-news

The first environmentally friendly mosque in the Islamic world is set to open its doors to worshippers on Friday. The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque, in Deira, will be the biggest in Dubai, with a capacity for 3,500 people. Located on...
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Source: UAE News

Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-16 07:29:49 -0700 | green-news

With the help of volunteers, conservationists are studying the fresh water ecosystem of Fujairah's Wadi Wurayah. Teams have carried out more than 275 freshwater tests and explored 30 different areas with water in the mountain wadi. The effort is part...
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Source: UAE News

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-15 10:39:35 -0700 | green-news

The amount of food waste that goes to landfill in the UAE could be significantly reduced if more people used food-disposal machines in their homes. According to Dubai Municipality, 1,850 tonnes of food waste is thrown away each day during...
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Source: UAE News

Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-12 00:00:58 -0700 | green-news

A strategy that will provide clear steps in air quality management for the capital has been submitted to the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. As well as establishing pollution limits for certain industries, indoor air quality would also be a key...
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Source: Zawya Regional

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-11 05:12:22 -0700 | green-news

Jordan signed a loan agreement with the German Development Bank (KfW) on Thursday, borrowing 30 million euros for the Water Resources Management Programme in its third phase, according to a KfW statement. The third phase of the programme entails improvements...
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Source: Zawya Regional

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-10 04:15:03 -0700 | green-news

Chairman of Suez Cement Group Mr. Omar Mohanna revealed that his company is planning starting transition processes to use coal in its Kattameya cement plant by the next September with 3 million tons production capacity and EGP168 million investment cost....
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Source: UAE News

Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-08 09:15:36 -0700 | green-news

The message that every resident needs to do more to conserve energy and protect the environment is hitting its target, a survey has shown. The annual Environment Agency Abu Dhabi survey found 68 per cent of respondents took steps that...
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Source: UAE News

Abu Dhabi :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-07 15:12:07 -0700 | green-news

Masdar Institute scientists have developed a model to predict the amount of rainfall for a given year. Their study, published in the Journal of Hydrology , is the first time scientists have investigated how climate variability a natural phenomenon different...
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Source: UAE News

Dubai :: United Arab Emirates | updated 2014-07-06 10:40:46 -0700 | green-news

Despite year-round sunlight, plans to make solar power a primary energy source in the UAE are hindered by the all-pervasive dust in the atmosphere whipped up from the desert. A layer of sand renders solar panels useless, regardless of how...
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