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Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

The nation is a regional leader in terms of its overall marine environment health, according to the results of a global study. The Ocean Health Index scored the UAE 77 points out of a possible 100 for 2017, ranking it …

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These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

The Year of Zayed is off to a green start with two new nationwide initiatives to protect the biodiversity of the UAE coastline. Over the course of the next year, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment aims to plant …

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Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

UAE-based naturalists have stumbled upon two butterfly species that were previously not known of in the country. The newly discovered species are believed to have accidentally arrived here through imported ornamental plants from their country of origin. The medium-sized catopsilia …

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How can this study in the capital unlock climate change?

How can this study in the capital unlock climate change?

A capital biodiversity spot has become the first in the Arabian Peninsula to join a landmark global climate change study as the result of a local university project. Masdar Institute’s eddy covariance study, installed in Abu Dhabi’s Mangroves National Park, …

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Did you know a new type of bird has been spotted in the UAE?

Did you know a new type of bird has been spotted in the UAE?

A previously unsighted owl species has been spotted in the UAE. The Emirates Wildlife Society – World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) announced the discovery following an owl survey in the Hajar Mountains in the country’s Eastern Region. Named the …

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How to travel without hurting the environment

How to travel without hurting the environment

Are your travelling habits having a negative impact on the world? The concept of travelling to the other side of the world has become commonplace. Many of us don’t bat an eye flying to faraway destinations, taking multiple flights, cars, …

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How this bird species is putting the spotlight on local biodiversity

How this bird species is putting the spotlight on local biodiversity

A species of bird thought to be a rare visitor to our skies has been found to be breeding in the Abu Dhabi desert, according to the findings of a new study. Reported in a paper in Sandgrouse, a journal …

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Roaring success for last year’s eco-friendly initiatives

Roaring success for last year’s eco-friendly initiatives

The first newborn in three decades, the protection of 17 new sites and a new law to preserve valuable water resources; these are just some of the achievements of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), according to its latest …

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Valuable research uncovers new species in Al Ain

Valuable research uncovers new species in Al Ain

A scientific study completed in Al Ain is creating excitement with the sighting of new insects never found before in the UAE. The research, led by UAE University lecturer Huw Roberts, found seven new species of lacewing insects that are …

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Environmental plan says sustainable growth key for future

Environmental plan says sustainable growth key for future

As Abu Dhabi continues to develop into a world-class 21st century city sustainability must be a priority in order to safe-guard future prosperity. That was the sentiment of the chairman of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) as the organisation …

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