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Oryx Rotana goes vegan on Earth Day

Oryx Rotana, the five star luxury business hotel in Doha, took its first step towards environmental sustainability by celebrating Earth Day with a special Vegan menu. More than 250 hotel staff participated in the celebrations held

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Astronomers find a tail-less comet, first of its kind

Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science Advan

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Dewa calls on Dubai residents to take part in Earth Hour

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has called on residents in the emirate to take part in Eart Hour, for the ninth consecutive year.   It is being organised in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Council

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Eye on Earth Summit opens in Abu Dhabi

The second Eye on Earth Summit was inaugurated today (October 6) by Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the board of trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation at the St Regis Saadiyat Island R

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Rare 'supermoon' eclipse to unfold on Sunday

Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year. The total &qu

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Bahrain resident recounts Nepal quake horror

A Bahrain resident has described watching houses fall like dominoes and bodies being pulled from the rubble following another major earthquake that hit eastern Nepal yesterday (May 12). The 7.3-magnitude quake near the Chinese bor

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Bahraini quake aid team leaves to Nepal

A 10-member team of specialists will leave today for Nepal, accompanying the first consignment of relief aid from Bahrain weighing more than 7,000kg. They are part of the rescue team under the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that

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Dubai Airports’ Earth Hour campaign targets 230,000 kWh energy savings

Dubai Airports is aiming to save 230,000 kWh in energy by switching off all non-essential lights at Dubai International and Dubai World Central for an hour daily for 24 days to mark Earth Hour on March 28. The campaign, which star

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Last year was Earth's warmest on record

Last year was Earth's warmest on record, bolstering the argument that people are altering the planet's climate by relentlessly burning fuels that belch greenhouse gases into the air, according to two major US government agencies.

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Hottest year in history a mixed blessing for business

Electric utilities in the US can expect an extra $12 billion a year in annual revenue by 2030 as heat waves increase the demand for air conditioning. Oil and gas companies may find it easier to drill in the Arctic, where sea ice is melting.

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