Can an APP help TAP WATER QUALITY?

23 May 2022

Enviro Chat

Water is the most precious resource on Earth, upon which all life depends for its very survival. We’re regularly told by our doctors and physicians that we’re not consuming enough of the stuff, with plenty of apps now available which monitor your intake and issue reminders when you’re not drinking enough.

But in a country like the UAE, where the arid climate and dearth of precipitation make ...


How is WATER BEING SAVED in Al Dhafra?

20 May 2022

Enviro Chat

The Emirati government has announced that water consumption has been drastically reduced in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. Thanks to innovative irrigation methods and improved use of groundwater resources, the region was able to save some 12.4 billion gallons of H2O last year.

In a country where rainfall is an infrequent occurrence and water scarcity is a real issue as a result, such mea...


Is there a pill for COVID-19?

16 May 2022

Lab Chat

Almost 30 months after the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the world appears to be finally adjusting to life after Covid. Of course, the development of viable vaccination candidates has been instrumental in bringing the disease under control, with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer playing a key role in the research.

But whereas the lion’s share of research has concentrated on miti...


What is a ROBOTIC BIOBANK?

13 May 2022

Lab Chat

The Al Jalila Foundation has announced that it will make history next year when it opens the doors to the UAE’s first robotic biobank in Dubai. The Foundation, which is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Global Initiatives group, will launch the facility in conjunction with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Services (MBRU).

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How will the UAE expand it’s OIL PRODUCTION CAPACITY?

06 May 2022

Chem Chat

The UAE’s plans to expand its oil production capacity from four million barrels per day (bpd) today to five million bpd by 2030 are continuing apace. Last month, the state-owned oil company ADNOC announced that it had awarded multiple contracts worth a cumulative $653 million to a variety of different companies operating in the industry.

Those deals will allow the UAE to drill thousands of n...


How is Astra Zeneca expanding UAE MEDICAL SUPPLIES?

02 May 2022

Lab Chat

The UAE and its populace have enjoyed a positive relationship with British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the two entities are looking to build on that good groundwork through a collaboration which will target one of the biggest killers in the world – cancer.

AstraZeneca are set to offer their expanding array of new and innovative oncology medi...


What is AIM for Climate?

29 April 2022

Enviro Chat

The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) is a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the UAE and the USA to tackle the twin challenges of food security and climate change. Working alongside over 140 governmental and non-governmental partners, the scheme is aiming to raise significant amounts of money for climate-smart agriculture and innovative food systems investment.

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8 winners at UAE INNOVATES

25 April 2022

Lab Chat

The Emirati government named the forward-thinking winners of its UAE Innovates 2022 awards last month, with eight projects chosen from among 500 submissions as the most impressive candidates this year. Run by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI), the initiative is the largest of its kind.

In its entirety, the event spans the whole of February and encompasses vari...


How important is DESALINATION in the UAE

22 April 2022

Enviro Chat

Given its year-round sweltering climate and dearth of rainfall, the UAE has had an issue with freshwater supplies since its inception half a century ago. While the government has traditionally relied on importing clean drinking water to overcome the problem, it now employs a number of desalination plants, which convert salty seawater into potable drinking water.

But while desalination plays ...


What is the UAE’s METHANE REDUCTION PLAN?

18 April 2022

Enviro Chat

The UAE is aiming to deploy the latest in advanced technologies and sustainable energy generation systems to reduce its environmental impact as part of its methane reduction plan. First announced in the wake of the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year, the plan will help the country (and by extension, the global community) to achieve its target of slashing methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

The ...


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