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Ramsar Convention on Wetlands :21 to 29 October 2018

The 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) will be held at the Festival Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October 2018. During these days Contracting Parties will convene to assess progress in the implementation of the Convention and the wise use of wetlands, and plan their ...

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Dr. Vandana Shiva: The Pioneer of Global Ecofeminist Movement

Here is an a amazing and informative film  by Navdanya-The Living Soil explaining a relationship with soil health , fertility and the entire eco system of agriculture  that industrial agriculture tend to over look.

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The global clean energy sector created more than 500,000 new jobs in 2017

Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 is out. According to the report, the renewable energy sector, including large hydropower, employed 10.3 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2017. This represents an increase of 5.3% over the number reported the previous year. Renewable energy employment worldwide has continued to grow since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012. During 2017, the ...

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A history of the plastic shopping bag: UN Environment

A rare novelty in the 1970s, plastic shopping bags are now an omnipresent global product, produced at a rate of one trillion a year. They are showing up in the darkest depths of the oceansto the summit of Mount Everest to the polar ice caps – and creating some major environmental challenges. How did this happen? 1933 – Polyethylene, the most commonly used plastic, is created by ...

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Bats have nothing to do with the Batman.

Batman and Batcave are not about real Bats. Neither is Batman’s Phobia to Bats is real; it’s a reel thing. For centuries people have feared bats. They have a terrible reputation for being creatures that lurk at night. The reference that they are vampires has been deeply seeded into various cultures and that further instills fear. Such stories and recommendations ...

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New target set by Etihad ESCO : 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide to be abated by 2030

More than 1 million Tons of Carbon Dioxide will be abated by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai – according to the new targets revealed by Dubai’s Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO, at the 4th annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards which began today. The event highlighted the growing investments ...

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4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards

4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards are to identify the project opportunities across Dubai and find out the strategies and the latest technologies which can help  in achieving energy and water efficiency savings. RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards 2018 will give insight on the progress of the programme and provide an update on the retrofitting strategy across Dubai. The ...

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Four friends and an impressive eco- solution: Tasini bags wins UNEP Award

According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) , eight million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year – calculated per minute this is as much as a full garbage truck can transport. This plastic waste threatens the lives of countless fish and other marine animals, can disturb entire marine and coastal ecosystems and end up in the food chain. ...

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Earth Hour: The brightest dark hour of the year

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, together with the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) and World Wide Fund (WWF), have organised #Connect2Earth and called upon the public to switch off unnecessary lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm., today Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest ...

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Comercial eco friendly products are expensive and others have chemicals. What is the way out ?

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