Talking Green: An Interview with Vandana Shiva

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I met Vandana Shiva in the airport. When the automatic sliding doors at the arrivals gate revealed her luggage cart and her orange sari, I half expected a beam of light to illuminate her, such is the legend that surrounds her. Of course none did because Vandana Shiva is just a human being and not a saint. […]

Why are Butterflies Important for the Environment?

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Butterflies are largely known for their extraordinary beauty and unique transformations. However, did you know that they are also a very important part of our environment? You could argue that butterflies are just as important to our environment as bumble bees. Unfortunately, a lot of butterflies are under threat of extinction. So, what would happen […]

The Implication of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life

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There is a forlorn hope that spraying 7 billion tonnes per year of fossil carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) from the combustion of coal, oil and gas into the atmosphere will have little impact on the chemical structure of the atmosphere and the oceans. Sadly, this is not the case. Since the industrial […]

Building in Sensitive Natural Environments: 4 Examples

In areas of great natural beauty and sensitive natural environments, special care has to be taken in the construction of any required structures – and this often poses a challenge for engineers and developers. But with the right technology, forethought and consideration, it can be done! Here are some shining examples of projects that delivered […]

Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Rainforests

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have been linked to climate change. Rainforests are part of the solution to climate change because they remove 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. With the destruction of large sections of the rainforest to make way for cattle ranching, agriculture, logging or […]

Things You Should Know About Environmental Risks of Camping

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Camping is the reserve of the eco-conscious among us. Instead of booking into hotels which use masses of electricity, we head to campsites when we go away. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that sleeping under the stars is better for the environment. But, it would be naive to assume camping is without […]

All You Need to Know About Sea Turtles in Southeast Alaska

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It is uncommon for sea turtles to range north of Oregon, but their appearance in Alaskan waters occurs often enough that they can’t be considered accidental visitors. Just how common an occurrence are sea turtles in Alaska? Between 1960 and 20017, records show 19 leatherbacks, 9 green, 2 Pacific Ridley’s, 2 loggerheads, and 2 unidentified […]

What You Need to Know About Birds and Nests in the UK?

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If you own property in Devon, you are going to want to learn about birds and their nests. This is an area of the UK that is home to many bird species and they are starting to move into urban areas. In other words, nesting can be on your property. Let’s learn more about birds […]

Top 10 Underrated Places in Colombia to Visit on a Date

Modern Colombia is almost unknown to tourists. Knowledge about this country is usually limited to the production of drugs and coffee. In fact, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is a rich fauna that can surprise even the most sophisticated tourist. Many travelers underestimate Colombia and believe that there […]

Top 5 Places With Stunning Beaches to Visit This Summer

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Nothing beats the beauty of nature. Being able to feel the fresh breeze of airflow through you, or perhaps basking in the revitalizing heat of the sun, are just a few of the best things you can get when you’re one with Mother Nature. What better way to connect with the outdoors, than by going […]

Waging Eco-Jihad for a Sustainable Future

There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. Islamic teachings on environment offer a completely integrated view of the Universe where human souls and the environment are all part of one living, conscious whole. The Holy Quran exhorts us to live a balanced, moderate and sustainable life without causing any harm to […]

Impacts of Imperiled Shark Populations

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Shark species are increasingly becoming threatened because of commercial and recreational fishing pressures, the impact of non-shark fisheries on the seabed and shark prey species, and other habitat alterations such as damage and loss from coastal development and marine pollution. Rising demands for shark products has increased pressure on shark fisheries, but little monitoring or management occurs […]

Linkage between Women and the Environment

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Women and the environment are closely interlinked, throughout history, different nations glorified women as powerful symbols of nature, and nature has always been given the female characteristics: care, reproduction and life-giving. However, women’s involvement in the preservation of the environment has seldom been recognized and documented in world history. One of the most significant phenomena in […]

Nha Trang: A Beautiful Honeymoon Destination in Vietnam

Finally! You have found your soulmate. Congratulations on finding your lifetime best friend and a permanent roomie. You might be ready with a beautiful wedding gown, the venue, tempting wedding party menu, list of guests, an expert wedding photographer, but what about the most important thing? Yes, the most deserved and required honeymoon travel break. […]

Ecotourism Hotspots in the USA That You Can Visit Today

People spend more time on things that benefit them, right? After all, that’s the basic law of a market economy. And ecotourism is a lot like that, too. Namely, everybody benefits. That’s because the tourist has a wonderful time. And the business gains a healthy profit. Also, the local population benefits from fair business practices. […]

10 Most Amazing Eco-friendly Travel Experiences Around the World

It is important to learn how to reduce your environmental impact while you discover new places in an amazing way. The following are the 10 most amazing eco-friendly travel experiences all around the world: 1. The Game Watchers’ Safari in Africa There is no better way to be co-friendly more than staying close to the […]

Environmental Conservation in Islamic Teachings

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Islam has a rich tradition of highlighting the importance of environmental conservation. According to basic Islamic teachings, the basic elements of nature – land, water, fire, forest, and light – belong to all living things, not just human beings. Islam integrates the concept of environmental conservation into the philosophy of life for every believer. By doing […]

How Pollution is Killing the Oceans?

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Since the beginning of time, the ocean has been regarded as boundless and untouchable by human activity. Because of its colossal size and depth, attempts at understanding the oceans are laden with difficulties. However, it has now become apparent that the ocean, despite its immense magnitude, can drastically be changed by daily activities of human […]

How Climate Change is Threatening the Existence of Penguins?

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The Antarctic Peninsula is among the region that is warming the fastest and the melting of its glaciers is contributing to global sea level rise. The climate change is threatening the existence of one of the most popular symbols of Antarctica – the penguin. The environmental conservation group WWF has warned that rising temperatures and […]

Seagrass: An Important Factor in Climate Change Mitigation

Seagrass, an aquatic plant, which is found on the seabed floor in shallow waters, is able to store carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests!!. But the bad news is that seagrass is seriously threatened by polluted waters and poor marine practices. Yet it is a critical ecosystem that provides ideal breeding grounds for small […]

A Handy Guide To Be An Eco-Friendly Camper

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No matter how much eco-camping experience you have, recent information about campers, camper vans, trailers, and RVs can be enticing. If you’re ready to see more of the country, get among the trees, and beat the summer heat, it may be time to get on the road. Here are few essential tips to be an […]

How to Pick a Bird Feeder for a Cardinal

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Cardinals are considered by many birdwatchers as being the best type of bird. The not only have vibrant plumage and sing beautiful songs, but cardinals are very easy to please. Many people treat them as pets in their yards and keep feeding them. Unlike other types of birds, cardinals are known to be very loyal. […]

COP24: Expectations, Hopes and People’s Demands

The world will gather during 3 – 14 December 2018 in the beautiful Polish city of Katowice to discuss climate change at COP24. COP refers to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Last year, at COP23, the dialogue was renamed Talanoa Dialogue. The goal remains the […]

Interfaith Dialogue at Cairo Climate Talks

“Pollution and global warming pose an even greater threat than war,” stated Egypt’s German Ambassador H.E. Julius Georg Luy, as he opened the 41st round of Cairo Climate Talks on June 27, 2016. “And,” he added, “the fight to preserve the environment could be the most positive way of bringing humanity together.” Expressing a heartfelt […]

Ecotourism: Outlook for Jordan

Ecotourism in Jordan is witnessing a multi-dimensional evolution from pure economic opportunities to a wider industry that embraces environmental and community-based development as core elements. Responding to the local, regional and international traveler’s preference, ecotourism provides a perfect platform for responsible sustainable businesses to utilize green investment and community empowerment in creating niche services and […]

Nature-Based Learning – A True and New Concept

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When we talk about a child’s future, we plan the upbringing, education and the learning requirements. Developmental learning is when you inculcate processes that will help the child grow in the course of getting the education. It is not the traditional form of primary or secondary education but a different approach altogether. Nature-based learning is […]

The Climate Change Quiz

The defining issue of our time is Climate Change. The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Advanced technologies have enabled researchers and scientists to see the big picture as they are collecting different types of information about our Mother Earth and the climate change on a global scale. Please take the Climate Change Quiz by clicking the […]

Unending Benefits of Indoor Plants in Your Home

We love plants because they make our home look more beautiful and it’s healthy being surrounded by them. While some choose to decorate a room with a plant or two, there are those who love making their house look like a real jungle. Indoor plants have many benefits, such as purifying the air, driving away […]

7 Ways to Gain Greater Appreciation for Mother Earth

It’s easy to feel disconnected from nature—our busy modern lives mean we live much of it indoors in front of screens, even if we have better intentions. But there are lots of ways that we can help ourselves and our children gain a greater appreciation for Mother Earth. Watch a documentary You’re already in front of […]

EcoMENA Wins Top International Award for Environmental Awareness

EcoMENA, a Qatari non-profit environmental organization, has won the National Energy Globe Award 2017, one of the most prestigious environmental prizes worldwide. The award is in recognition of the environmental awareness and conservation efforts initiated by EcoMENA through an innovative community-based knowledge dissemination project focussed on the entire MENA region. The award is presented by […]

Flora and Fauna in the Indian State of Bihar

India is a vast and diverse nation. Each state boasts of its unique features. As soon as you cross over to one state from another, you will notice a distinct change in all possible aspects. An experienced eye will be able to spot the differences between the facial features as well. Apart from this, the […]

The Quest for Climate Justice

Climate change represents a real threat to human rights. It should be treated seriously to prevent the breakdown the biodiversity harmony of the planet and well-being of the people. Climate justice holds paramount importance in order to safeguard the health and livelihoods of most vulnerable communities. Despite the various contradictory stories concerning the real impact […]

Conserving and Protecting Green Spaces in UAE

Water conservation is an issue which should concern us all, especially here in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s not one to be taken lightly. We all enjoy being surrounded by green and pleasant landscapes, but is our obsession with green spaces to a decline in drinking water in the UAE? Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

A Glance at EEG Cleanup Campaign 2018

The amount of waste produced each year is increasing due to which the demand for efficient waste management is rising. Approximately UAE produces 29 million tons of waste each year. Although the government has various municipalities to deal with it, a vast amount of waste continues to accumulate in the UAE deserts. This mainly is […]