Tuesday 1 September 2015

Move to enhance environmental awareness in UAE

The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has signed an MoU with the Environment Friends Society (EFS) in Dubai, as part of the ministry’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with civil society organisations and consolidate efforts to promote environmental awareness and education in


Global sea levels ‘climbed 3 inches since 1992’

Sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992, the result of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists said on Wednesday. In 2013, a United Nations panel predicted sea levels would rise from 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 meters) by the end o


Coca-Cola 'on track to meet 100pc water replenishment goal'

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of this year.    Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system


Domestic business lifts NMC Health profit

United Arab Emirates-based healthcare provider NMC Health reported a 14.7 per cent jump in adjusted net profit on Wednesday, boosted by higher revenue from its local business. NMC, one of the largest private-sector healthcare providers in the UAE, made an adjusted net profit of $


GCC states in global top 10 facing water crisis

Nearly half of 33 countries expected to face extremely high water stress by 2040 are in the Middle East, where surface water is limited and demand is high, said experts who ranked 167 nations. Thirteen Middle Eastern countries plus the Palestinian Territories are projected to fac


UAE takes part in international aqua expo in Norway

A delegation from UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water along with Dibba Al Fujairah Municipality and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, took part in the Aqua Nor 2015, a specialised aquaculture exhibition held in Norway recently.   The Ministry’s par


NMC Health closes acquisition of Provita

Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health, a leading integrated private healthcare provider, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of ProVita International Medical Center, a major provider of long-term medical care in the UAE. Dr B R Shetty, executive vice-chairman and chief execu


Eternity Medicine offers preventive screening tests

Eternity Medicine, a health insitute in the region well-known for its unique prevention screen programmes, is using a Food and Drug Authority (FDA)-approved screening device to measure key minerals, heavy metals and oxidative stress in the region.   Additionally


Crucial role of data in securing future of planet in focus

Top leaders in sustainable development are set to highlight the crucial role of date in securing the future of the planet at an upcoming summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The second Eye on Earth Summit will run from October 6 to 8, exploring the critical need for bett


Temperatures likely to top 50 deg C in Saudi

While scorching temperatures are likely to continue across several parts of Saudi Arabia, some areas may see mercury shooting above 50C, a report said. This has been among the hottest summers on record in the Kingdom, added the Arab News report, which cited weather exper

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