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China passes new law, sets sight on coal consumption cap

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog.   The draft amendments were

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Top biotech industry players to meet at BioJapan

Key players from the biotech industry from more than 30 countries are set to gather at Asia's leading biotechnology partnering event in Japan in October.   The 17th edition of BioJapan 2015 will run from October 14 to 16 at Pacifico Yokohama, said a statemen

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‘Forget goals, get back to nature to save planet’

The way to achieve sustainable development is to reconnect with nature, not by setting international targets that are difficult to understand, according to a renowned Indian conservationist.   A new set of development objectives - known as the Sustainable Develo

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UAE seeks to enhance veterinary quarantine performance

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water has implemented 18 technical training courses for more than 160 qualified doctors and agronomists in 22 quarries across the country at the start of the year.   The programme is in line with the Ministry’s strateg

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Move to enhance environmental awareness in UAE

The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has signed an MoU with the Environment Friends Society (EFS) in Dubai, as part of the ministry’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with civil society organisations and consolidate efforts to promote environmental awareness and education in

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Global sea levels ‘climbed 3 inches since 1992’

Sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992, the result of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists said on Wednesday. In 2013, a United Nations panel predicted sea levels would rise from 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 meters) by the end o

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Coca-Cola 'on track to meet 100pc water replenishment goal'

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) are on track to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of this year.    Based on the Coca-Cola system’s global water replenishment projects to date, the system

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Domestic business lifts NMC Health profit

United Arab Emirates-based healthcare provider NMC Health reported a 14.7 per cent jump in adjusted net profit on Wednesday, boosted by higher revenue from its local business. NMC, one of the largest private-sector healthcare providers in the UAE, made an adjusted net profit of $

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GCC states in global top 10 facing water crisis

Nearly half of 33 countries expected to face extremely high water stress by 2040 are in the Middle East, where surface water is limited and demand is high, said experts who ranked 167 nations. Thirteen Middle Eastern countries plus the Palestinian Territories are projected to fac

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UAE takes part in international aqua expo in Norway

A delegation from UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water along with Dibba Al Fujairah Municipality and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, took part in the Aqua Nor 2015, a specialised aquaculture exhibition held in Norway recently.   The Ministry’s par

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