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Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.
Despite reports to the contrary, more than a third of Masdar City's developed area will be completed within the next five years, a significant proportion of it by third-party developers whose projects will be realized according to Abu Dhabi's Estidama sustainable building standards.
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.
A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia . . . where women are still not allowed to drive.
In Masdar City, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is officially opened after being on the drawing board for a few years. The facility will tackled the intertwined challenges of food production and energy efficiency.
Much of the finger-pointing over low oil prices has been directed toward Saudi Arabia, but the kingdom's oil minister is not having it.
The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. They co-wrote a paper that says a carbon tax is crucial if the U.S. is to avoid risks related to climate change.
Late last week, President Obama announced he would include a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the FY2016 budget that his administration is proposing to Congress. The oil industry is saying, "No way."
World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits and social enterprises are leading the charge to help these people. Listed in this article are five organizations taking on brave and difficult work.
One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science. The UAE recently doled out $5 million in grants to advance cloud-seeding research.
A new 117MW wind farm in the Tafila region marks a big step forward in diversifying the Jordan’s energy portfolio.
Masdar is sponsoring its fourth annual Engage Blogging Contest. The winner will be flown to Abu Dhabi by Masdar to cover the conference’s high-profile events.
Turkey is hosting some 2 million Syrian refugees, but won’t grant them refugee status. This, and the tough life they are leading, drives them to try heading towards Europe.
Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook will help the UN bring internet connectivity to Syrian refugee camps throughout the Middle East.
After four months here in Abu Dhabi, I decided to explore Ethiopia, and welcome you suggestions via social media.