Showing posts with label United Arab Emirates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Arab Emirates. Show all posts

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Firefighters Battle Blaze at High-Rise Tower in Dubai Marina


Firefighters are battling a blaze at a high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina amid a sandstorm sweeping the city in the United Arab Emirates.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Powerful quake strikes border area of Iraq and Iran, killing at least 133

Powerful quake strikes border area of Iraq and Iran, killing at least 133
Powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the border area between Iran and Iraq on Sunday night, causing at least 133 deaths and hundreds of injured in both countries.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dubai purchases 554 fuel-electric taxis to tackle pollution

fuel-electric taxis
Dubai's transport authority has purchased 554 fuel-electric hybrid taxi cars in a bid to reduce vehicle exhausts, the Dubai Information Office said on Saturday.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Les Émirats projettent remorquer des icebergs de l’Antarctique jusqu’à leurs côtes

Fait-il trop chaud dans votre pays? Peur de manquer d’eau potable? Les Émirats arabes unis ont peut-être une solution! Le pays espère remorquer des icebergs de l’Antarctique jusqu’à ses côtes, pour en faire une source d’eau douce.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables

The United Arab Emirates has said that it intends to invest $163bn (£134bn) in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Jordan signs agreement with UAE company on solar power plant

Jordan signed an agreement Saturday with a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company to build a 200-megawatt photovoltaic plant, the largest solar plant in Jordan, said a statement from Jordan's Ministry of Energy.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Severe storms batter Gulf states

The Gulf States of the Middle East have been hit by violent storms bringing damaging winds and causing widespread flooding.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UAE summit urges wider use of green energy sources

Former Mexican President Felipe de Jesus Calderon said Wednesday that most of the world's cities, agriculture and businesses have to be revamped drastically in order to save the planet from global warming.

Monday, October 05, 2015

UAE to invest 35 bln USD to diversify energy sources (official)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest 35 billion US dollars to diversify energy sources and reduce dependence on imports of natural gas, state news agency WAM reported.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fried batteries delay solar plane's journey until 2016

The team behind the record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 have said the next leg of the plane's historic round-the-world flight attempt will be delayed until next year.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii. The next leg of the flight will be from Honolulu to Phoenix, Arizona.

Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, safely landed at Kalaeloa Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 5:51 a.m. local time (1551 GMT), Friday after 118-hour non-stop flight over Pacific.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Solar plane soars above Pacific Ocean

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Round-the-world solar plane reaches second Chinese destination

Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar plane on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, arrived at the Chinese city of Nanjing on Tuesday on the final leg of its stay in China.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 Pilot appeals for clean future

Solar Impulse 2 Round-The-World fuel-free flight pilot, Bertrand Piccard, paid a visit and delivered a speech on the importance of a clean energy future at ABB Chongqing Transformer Company in Chongqing, on April 2.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Solar powered plane reaches China

The first solar plane making a round-the-world flight entered Chinese airspace on Monday in its fifth leg that proved the most challenging since its start from Abu Dhabi.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Solar-powered Swiss plane attempts flight around world (Aircraft takes off from the UAE without a drop of fuel)

A Swiss solar-powered plane has taken off from Abu Dhabi, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

The flight will take around five months, and the developers say the aim is to create awareness about replacing "old polluting technologies with clean and efficient technologies".

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