Tag: climate change

This pioneering new project is really cool

This pioneering new project is really cool

A company in the UAE has its sights on Earth’s southernmost continent to help replenish the country’s water supply.  After revealing details about the UAE Iceberg Project last year, Abu Dhabi-based National Advisor Bureau Limited has announced the launch of …

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Global warming will threaten your wealth – here’s why

Global warming will threaten your wealth – here’s why

If we don’t act now, the current pace of climate change will mean that the UAE’s average temperature could rise by one degree within the next two years – that’s according to a report by the Ministry of Climate Change …

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We have the highest water use in the world – here’s why

We have the highest water use in the world – here’s why

Water is much more important than oil,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, once said. As World Water Day approaches on 22nd March, it’s high time we take action, change our habits and reduce our consumption. With …

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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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Could robots be the solution to a sustainable future?

Could robots be the solution to a sustainable future?

The UAE’s young innovators are looking to robotics to solve climate change. Unveiling their bright ideas at the recent World Robot Olympiad, students across the country showcased robots for recycling, harnessing solar energy and crop irrigation in competition for a …

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It’s time for lights out in the capital but what’s it all about?

It’s time for lights out in the capital but what’s it all about?

Earth Hour takes place again this week but what’s it all about? Earth Hour is a worldwide campaign organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness about climate change. Each year, individuals and businesses are encouraged to turn …

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Why famed activist wants you to watch DiCaprio films

Why famed activist wants you to watch DiCaprio films

Deputy editor Rachael Perrett sat down with Jane Goodall during the celebrated primatologist’s visit to meet inspiring students in Abu Dhabi. On the agenda, conservation, technology, the role of zoos and much more At 82 years old, conservationist Jane Goodall is …

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How a glacier researcher is studying climate change in the desert

How a glacier researcher is studying climate change in the desert

With global warming a not-so-distant reality, we chatted to researcher David Holland about how studying glaciers in the desert can impact climate change From greenhouse gases to carbon footprints, we’re constantly surrounded by ever-gloomier forecasts for our planet’s future. And …

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Climate change and Abu Dhabi – what you need to know

Climate change and Abu Dhabi – what you need to know

With Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week just around the corner and educational family fun to be had at The Festival at Masdar later in the month, Abu Dhabi World asks the question, how will climate change affect us right here in …

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Council launched to fight climate change in the UAE

Council launched to fight climate change in the UAE

It’s no secret climate change is top of the agenda in the UAE and now a new council has been formed to help the country meet its ambitious targets towards its vision for a sustainable future. The UAE Council for …

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