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What is cloud seeding and how is it being used in the UAE?

What is cloud seeding and how is it being used in the UAE?

The UAE is moving at the forefront of weather modification science in an attempt to counter its arid climate and water shortage issues On 9th March 2016, the UAE experienced 287 millimetres of rain across Al Ain and Dubai. It …

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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 local scientists are revolutionising use of solar energy

How local scientists are revolutionising use of solar energy

A greener future could be on the cards for Abu Dhabi as a team of capital scientists has developed a more powerful way of capturing solar energy. In a collaborative project with US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researchers from …

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