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Masdar launches heat safety awareness drive

The construction workers employed on projects within Masdar City, including the new headquarters for the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), were given advice and training on how to avoid heat related health problems during summer.

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Bahrain gets hotter as global climate changes

Global warming is behind soaring temperatures in Bahrain and is to blame for the country sweltering through record-breaking heat, according to the country's top weather expert.   It is also responsible for de

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Heat insulation guidelines for new buildings adopted

All new buildings must be equipped with thermal insulation under a new policy adopted by Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA).   The rule was initially applied to all commercial properties over fou

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Qatar may have been 'mistake,' says soccer chief

Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar may well have been "a mistake", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time on Monday.   Staging the tournament in the Middle East has caused much controvers

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Alba gives heat stress management training

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) is implementing the Heat Stress Management Programme to ensure that employees remain better informed about practical measures needed to be taken for enjoying a comfortable and safe summer. The programme, c

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State of climate: Hot 2012 'new normal'

Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the

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World experiences climate extremes in past decade

The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Ev

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Jaguar opens $1.5m test centre in Dubai

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a GBP1 million ($1.5 million) engineering test centre in Dubai to conduct extreme hot weather vehicle research, development and testing in a move to boost its Middle East test programme. With temperatu

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Expert warns against heat during Bahrain F1

Temperatures could soar as high as 40C during the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix set to take place next month, an expert has warned. The event takes place on April 19, 20 and 21 at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

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Heat waves could devastate Mideast

  Extreme heat waves would devastate broad swaths of the earth's land, from the Middle East to the US, if the world fails to tackle the climate change issue, the World Bank said in a report.   T

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