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Act quickly against climate-linked health risks: WHO

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smart strategies, climate and health experts warned at a global conference on health and climate, which opened today in Geneva. The health sector needs to a

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WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate

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For most, global warming now 'normal' climate

Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said. Dec

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Dutch firm unveils special ceiling for GCC

Dutch firm Hunter Douglas said it has launched a new ceiling that can safely handle the GCC’s harsh climate while promoting sustainable building design. Sustainable building is booming in the Middle East, and is set to grow

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Climate change threatens tourism industry

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday. Tourism'

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Global warming damages corals vital to small islands

Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a UN report said. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western P

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Irena calls for urgent action on climate

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has reinforced the call to accelerate transition to a sustainable global energy mix to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change. The agency said this

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Step up action to curb global warming: UN

A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air. The study,

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World ill-prepared for global warming risks, warns UN

Global warming poses a growing threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people, top scientists said in a report that urges swift action to counter the effects of carbon emissions. The lat

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Clubbing business with leisure and community work

The Capital Club, a prestigious private business and social club located within the Dubai International Financial Centre, is a hub of activities to its over 1,500 members. Contemporary, spacious and stylish, the club strives to re-invent and imp

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