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Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

Sheikh Ahmed highlights Qatar's 'attractive' investment environment in Washington

Sheikh Ahmed highlights Qatar's 'attractive' investment environment in Washington

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said that Qatar provides an “attractive investment environment” that has made the country a leading investment destination.

Mexico turtle declared new species

Mexico turtle declared new species

Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes -- and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species.

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Startling images of plastic shreds, rubber bands and other debris found jammed in the stomach of a green turtle in Thailand have highlighted the crisis of waste-strewn seas ...

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a ‘Chernobyl on ice’.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday to protest the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain ...

QGBC concludes successful ‘No Paper Day’

QGBC concludes successful ‘No Paper Day’

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, concluded its ‘No Paper Day’ campaign with an appreciation ceremony at QGBC’s headquarters recently.

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.