Gulf Times - environment
From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.

Qatar Academy Sidra educates next generation on sustainability

Qatar Academy Sidra educates next generation on sustainability

Qatar Academy Sidra students recently planted 15 trees, 20 bushes, 150 tomato plants, and more than 500 seasonal flowers around campus to honour Dr Jane Goodall’s commitment to planting 5mn trees in 2020, and to help create a local 'greening' community.

Making every underwater descent a cleanup dive

Making every underwater descent a cleanup dive

A long journey starts with one step. Every adventure starts small. It is very important to have an initiative and keep working towards achieving the set goals. Only perseverance and determination can lead to some accomplishment.

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than Covid-19.

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after country's largest stranding

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after country's largest stranding

Sri Lanka has saved some 120 pilot whales in a gruelling overnight rescue involving the navy, officials said Tuesday, after the island nation's biggest stranding.

Qatar takes part in Group of 77 and China Ministerial Meeting

Qatar takes part in Group of 77 and China Ministerial Meeting

Qatar participated on Thursday in the virtual ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 and China on maintaining a low-carbon development path towards the 2030 agenda in the era of Covid-19 pandemic.

Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes 118 elephant tusks

Cameroon arrests ivory smugglers, seizes 118 elephant tusks

Cameroon authorities arrested four ivory smugglers attempting to transport nearly 120 elephant tusks through the country's south, officials said Friday.

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed.

More baby fish released

More baby fish released

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment's Fisheries Department, in co-operation with the Department of Protection and Wildlife, has released 64,000 baby sea bream fish in two batches.

Qatar Cool breaks ground on 5th cooling plant at Pearl-Qatar

Qatar Cool breaks ground on 5th cooling plant at Pearl-Qatar

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) signed a contract for the construction of its 5th cooling plant in Qatar with Gulf Contracting Company (GCC).

Qatar committed to protecting biodiversity

Qatar committed to protecting biodiversity

Qatar stressed the importance of responding to environmental challenges collectively to find the appropriate solutions.

Msheireb Downtown Doha an example of 'best practice in green building'

Msheireb Downtown Doha an example of 'best practice in green building'

Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD) was recognised as an example of best practice in ‘green building’ by Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the US Green Building Council, in his address to a virtual conference on sustainability in the Middle East on September 23, Msheireb Properties said in a tweet...