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Quinoa named 'perfect crop' for UAE climate conditions

Scientists have identified quinoa as an optimal crop for cultivation in the marginal climatic conditions of the UAE following years of extensive research.   The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICB

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UN climate talks to last an extra day into Saturday

Talks on a global accord to combat climate change are taking longer than planned to overcome disputes and will last an extra day into Saturday (December 12), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.  

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WiSER initiative signs major climate partnerships

Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has signed two major partnerships as part of the COP21 climate negotiations.    The partnerships, with the United Nations Framework Conventio

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Climate deal in sight though finance, timing gaps remain

The chairman of global climate talks in Paris has said negotiators were on the cusp of an agreement, despite persistent differences on key issues dividing rich and developing countries in nearly two weeks of talks.  

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Gulf plastic producers backs climate protection move

Plastics producers in the Gulf region are making efforts to contribute to climate protection, said senior officials of Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), on the sideline of the ongoing 21st edition of the Conference of Parties

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Rising seas could sink land even with 2C warming

Even if the world succeeds in meeting a goal to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F), rising seas would still submerge land that is home to some 280 million people around the planet, researchers said. But if U.N. talk

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Saudi to diversify economy to slow climate change

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, plans to diversify its economy to help combat climate change in a move that could reduce expected output of up to 130 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year by 2030, the government sai

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Saudi to diversify economy to slow climate change

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, plans to diversify its economy to help combat climate change in a move that could reduce expected output of up to 130 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year by 2030, the government sai

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Saudi to diversify economy to slow climate change

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, plans to diversify its economy to help combat climate change in a move that could reduce expected output of up to 130 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year by 2030, the government sai

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CO2 levels hit record high for 30th year in a row

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 and the relentless fuelling of climate change is endangering the planet for future generations, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday. "Ever

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