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SC turf farm to be biggest in the world

SC turf farm to be biggest in the world

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy's (SC) Tree Nursery, featuring a turf spanning an area of 425,000sqm, will also produce more than 1.2mn sqm of landscape grass ...

First-of-its-kind SC Tree nursery inaugurated

First-of-its-kind SC Tree nursery inaugurated

The Tree Nursery of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), is growing the turf required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums and the trees that will fill the green spaces surrounding them ...

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

MME's Aquaculture Department aims for self-sufficiency

MME's Aquaculture Department aims for self-sufficiency

Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s (MME) Aquaculture Department is planning to licence six projects to meet its fish production gap of 6,000 tonnes per year, it is learnt.

MEC detects 17 violations in January

MEC detects 17 violations in January

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Tuesday said it intensified its surprise inspection campaigns in January, targeting industrial commercial shops, public stores and street vendors on the Corniche and in other places ...

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

Vietnam activist jailed for 14 years over fish kill protests

A Vietnamese environmental activist was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday over protests against a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in the communist country ...

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said.

New hygiene law to come into force from Thursday

New hygiene law to come into force from Thursday

All municipalities in the country are all set to implement Law No 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene from Thursday (February 1), the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has said.

Australia announces 60 million dollar plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Australia announces 60 million dollar plan to save Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Monday announced a plan to invest 60 million dollars (48 million US dollars) towards saving corals in the Great Barrier Reef.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing

Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing

The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.