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World sets new record in emissions

Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels will rise to a record 36 billion tonnes this year, a report by 49 researchers from 10 countries said, showing the failure of governments to rein in the main greenhouse gas blamed for glob

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Bosch MEA diesel systems sales up 25pc in H1

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Middle East and Africa has recorded an increase of 25 per cent in sales of its diesel systems in the first half of the year as against the same period last year, said a top official. Clean technology

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China to invest $277bn to curb air pollution

China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.

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Amman airport wins carbon accreditation

Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recently won the Airport Carbon Accreditation launched by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. The accreditation  recognises the airport’s commitment in dete

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Bahrain alerts on waste food during Ramadan

About 25 per cent of food purchased in Bahrain during Ramadan will be thrown away, said a top environmentalist, adding that the waste takes up landfill space and releases harmful emissions when it breaks down. It is estimated that

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Global carbon emissions hit record high

China led a rise in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to what scientists regard as an acceptable level.

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Alert over mast radiation in Bahrain

People concerned about emissions from telecom masts in Bahrain are being advised to contact municipal officials, who will dispatch a team of specialists to inspect individual sites, said a top official. Municipalities and Urban Pl

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World climate change goal at risk, warns UN

A global goal for limiting climate change is slipping out of reach and governments may have to find ways to artificially suck greenhouse gases from the air if they fail to make deep cuts in rising emissions by 2030, a draft UN report said.

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New Hyundai backhoe loaders launched in Bahrain

Motorcity, the sole distributor of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Bahrain, launched two new Hyundai backhoe loaders featuring powerful and reliable Perkins engines and deluxe cabin design. Both H930S and H940S series provides the ope

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Toyota’s global hybrid sales top 1m in 2012

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that the global sales of its hybrid vehicles until October 31 this year have crossed the one million units mark with cumulative sales reaching 4.60 million units. Nobuyuki Negishi, chie

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