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15 November 2021Lab Chat
“SCIENCE INDUSTRY personnel from 100+ countries attend the opening day of ARABLAB LIVE”
10 November 2021Enviro Chat
What Are Clean Energy Certificates?
The UAE is one step closer to opening up a market for trading renewable energy attributes with the announcement of its Clean Energy Certificates scheme. As a voluntary tradeable financial instrument, Clean Energy Certificates will allow businesses to demonstrate their environmental credentials and reap the social benefits of consuming low- or zero-carbon e...
08 November 2021Lab Chat
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) of the UAE has given two vaccine candidates the green light for emergency use as booster shots among certain segments of the population. The Russian vaccine Sputnik and the German-American vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech are the two candidates in question that have received approval.
The announcement was made at the government’...
05 November 2021Enviro Chat
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has introduced lithium batteries made by Tesla into its energy storage profile at the world’s largest single-site solar farm. The Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Solar Park has the capacity for the generation of 1GW of solar power per annum and is overseeing a pilot project of battery energy storage systems (BESSs) made by Tesla.
The initial tr...
02 November 2021Enviro Chat
As part of the national shift towards decarbonising its economy and enhancing its environmental profile, the UAE has announced the creation of solar landfills in the emirate of Sharjah. The project is a collaboration between waste processing firm Bee’ah and Masdar, the renewable energy company of Abu Dhabi.
The Sharjah project aims to turn closed landfill sites – which themselves are respons...
31 October 2021Enviro Chat
Extended periods of heavy rainfall have become more commonplace in the UAE over the last 20 years, according to a new report. Undertaken jointly by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) and the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, the report found that climate change was most likely to blame for an increase of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs).
This type of weather phenomenon n...
24 October 2021Lab Chat
The Emirati healthcare community is encouraging patients with compromised immune systems to receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals who have a medical history or are currently undergoing treatment for serious conditions like cancer or HIV might find that they do not receive as much immunity from two doses of the vaccine as the rest of the general populace.
As a result, all su...
Dubai World Trade Centre commences exciting exhibition and conferences season to boost Dubai's post-pandemic economic recovery
17 October 2021Lab Chat
Over 40 business events lined up from September to December - a 40% increase on 2020
Dubai: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is readying to boost the emirate’s post-pandemic economic recovery with an unparalleled and action-packed calendar of conferences and exhibitions starting next week. After setting new global industry benchmarks in 2020 by hosting a series of industry-specific hybrid eve...
17 October 2021Enviro Chat
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic rise in the use of medical grade gloves. In order to prevent the spread of infection, healthcare professionals, patients and members of the general public are asked to wear gloves when interacting with one another, with the vast majority of these gloves thrown away after just one use.
What’s worse, experts predict that over a third of those gloves ar...
13 October 2021Enviro Chat
A non-profit organisation in the UAE is investigating the production of a salt-tolerant crop to diversify its energy portfolio. Set up in 1999, the ICBA is committed to sourcing highly resistant plants which can tolerate extreme climates and thrive when fed with saline water. Salicornia, a genus of edible succulent from the southern United States, fits that bill.
Having already been establis...
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