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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.
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.
A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to a career within the petroleum sector.
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.
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.
As you can see in recent months I have not been posting much, and that has been because I had returned to Abu Dhabi to work on some projects again for Masdar.
It took years to complete, but the Dubai Tram is making a difference easing congestion in the United Arab Emirates’ largest city.
For years the United Arab Emirates had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world, but that will change with the scrapping of fuel subsidies.
Last night, Abu Dhabi took center stage as a global leader of clean energy research and development with the official opening of the IRENA Headquarters.
Yes, it is about 45C here during the day and the humidity can be oppressive, but one of the pluses of living here in Abu Dhabi is the nightly sunset.
Today it was as hot as 45°C (112F°) in the United Arab Emirates, but once I entered Al Bastakiya in Dubai, it felt up to 10°C cooler.