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IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

  Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “A hottest day that occurs once in 20 years is likely to become a one-in-two year event, except in the …

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Arab countries need green economies rooted in science

Reforms in the Arab region should focus on transitioning to a green economy, argues award-winning environmental advocate Najib Saab. Uprisings in Arab countries have been at the centre of global news coverage for more than a year. Although it is still too early to speculate on the final outcome, the hope is that the Arab Spring will eventually steer a new …

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Find your Dream Job at Qatar Foundation through Qatar Career Fair

28 March 2012 (Doha, Qatar): From small beginnings, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has blossomed into a world-class organisation, filled with a wide assortment of job opportunities. QF will showcase some of its career paths, as well as its Qatari employees, at the upcoming fifth Annual Qatar Career Fair (QCF), running from April 1st-5th, 2012.   The Qatar Career Fair …

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Egypt: Nation Extends Its Expertise to Train Human Cadres in Kenya

Egypt is ready to extend its expertise to Kenya in the IT sector, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohamed Salem has said. Egypt will also help Kenya establish smart villages and implement programs aimed at preparing human cadres in this vital sector, added Salem during a meeting with visiting Kenyan Minister of Information and Communications Samuel Poghisio. The step …

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Environmental concerns for Red Sea-Dead Sea project

[AMMAN] Jordanian environmentalists have challenged a government decision to push ahead with a controversial project to channel water from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea – which has shrunk dramatically over the past 20 years. In April, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is due to select a company to commence construction in June of the first phase of the so-called ‘Red Sea – Dead …

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The Global Water Crisis is Also a Sanitation Crisis

It’s World Water Day today and the world is talking about access to clean, safe water for the 7 billion people who live on this planet we call home. The good news is that we’re actually on track to meet our global goal of reducing by half the number of people who lack access to clean water. The piece of …

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UAE: Dow technology employing wastewater to cool hotel

As the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2012, guests at the luxury Park Hyatt Dubai hotel are being kept cool thanks to a unique water recycling project that has – to date – saved enough potable water to fill as many as 62 Olympic-sized swimming pools. At the heart of this recycling project …

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Sheikh Nahayan: Women can lead other people toward worthy goals

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges, delivered the keynote address today at the last day of Insight Dubai International Conference 2012, hosted and organized by Dubai Women’s College (DWC). Sheikh Nahayan addressed a diverse audience of 130 students from 30 countries along with Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice …

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Better resource allocation with customised computer models

Mathematical models developed in the United States could help developing countries better allocate their limited health resources and improve the provision of life-saving technologies and disaster relief. Case studies of the computer models, which were designed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada last month (19 February). Julie Swann, …

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Africa: USAID, Islamic Conference to Cooperate On Humanitarian Aid

Washington — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) agreed on March 15 to strengthen cooperation on humanitarian issues and disaster response. In a ceremony at the White House, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu signed a memorandum of understanding to mark the partnership milestone. “USAID is at the …

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