Environment

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Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

We speak to Karim Elgendy, founder of the Middle East sustainability initiative ‘Carboun’ about what motivates his work and why green ratings for buildings aren’t a silver bullet.

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Irans Energy Minister Looks to Green Energy After Sanctions

Sanctions have backed fossil-rich Iran into a corner, which could bode well for the country’s renewable sector.

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dubai imports texas penguins at ski slope

10 King and 10 Gentoo Penguins imported from Texas are now living at Ski Dubai – an indoor ski slope in the desert.

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Dubai to Invest $3B in 1,000 Mega Watt Solar Farm

Dubai is expected to run out of oil by 2020. It will invest billions in solar instead.

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7 Agricultural Solutions That Will Save the Middle East

From vertical farming to rooftop gardening, here are 7 of the best agricultural projects put in practice in the Middle East.

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Yemens Manhattanesque Habitable Clay Towers

If you have lost faith in earth architecture, take note: Yemen’s Manhattan of the desert boasts 400 habitable clay towers!

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Join Zayed Prize Jury

As the Middle East is short on its own green celebrities, the Zayed Prize has decided to nab some from Hollywood (and tennis) instead.

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Haboobs Stir Critics in Arizona

The massive dust storms that swept through central Arizona this month have stirred up not just clouds of sand but a debate over what to call them.

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The Accelerating Decline of World Oceans: Why It Matters for the Middle East

War and conflict overshadows the environment in the Middle East, and oceans overlooked, are now on brink of catastrophe.

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Inside Masdar City: A Modern Mirage

Masdar City is like a mirage: a walled city growing out of the desert sands in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.