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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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Newly launched commercial satellite has zoom view of Earth

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

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Time to be afraid - preparing for big solar storm

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

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Earth-type world found in orbit

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.

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Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.   The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 am EDT, when the mo

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Ritz Dubai to host ‘Yoga by Candlelight’

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is set to host a ‘Yoga by Candlelight’ class, in support of Earth Hour on March 29.   The session is being held in a bid to engage its guests wit

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