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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a sharp-eyed, Earth-watching satellite into orbit for DigitalGlobe.
The 188-foot (60-meter) tall booster, built and flown by United
The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 per cent, according to solar scientists.
One such storm erupted from the surf
For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.
The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin.