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Minister highlights steps taken by Qatar to protect environment

Minister highlights steps taken by Qatar to protect environment

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi has highlighted the measures adopted by Qatar to face the challenges posed by the phenomenon of climate change.

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry ...

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a local official said Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to save the massive mammals.

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan says it was shut out of UN climate talks due to China pressure

Taiwan's environment minister was prevented from attending an annual UN climate meeting even with credentials as a non-governmental participant because of pressure from China, the island said.

Indian capital wakes up to 'hazardous' smog

Indian capital wakes up to 'hazardous' smog

Delhi's air quality typically worsens ahead of the onset of winter as cooler air traps pollutants near the ground, preventing them from dispersing into the atmosphere.

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal

Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump's moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say.

QF-QGBC announces winners of Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017

QF-QGBC announces winners of Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, has announced the winners of the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017, at a gala dinner sponsored by Tadmur Holding.

Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 ...

Minister: environment key pillar of Qatar's development strategy

Minister: environment key pillar of Qatar's development strategy

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi handed the presidency of the 29th session of the council of Arab ministers in charge of environment affairs ...

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from the world's most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday.

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Dominant Dutch team ‘Nuon’ Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology.

Kahramaa push for conservation on World Postal Day

Kahramaa push for conservation on World Postal Day

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) organised a meeting to coincide with World Postal Day where it highlighted the importance of the conservation of environment and its limited resources.