The World’s Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia is Vulnerable to Rising Seas

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The Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia is arguably the world’s most beautiful and it is vulnerable to rising seas. Malaysia is one of the few countries that share Dubai’s obsession with manmade islands and grandeur. We have often cast a critical eye on the Emirate’s core developers for building artificial islands that have wrecked havoc […]

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Developer’s Artificial Reefs Unlikely to Restore Gulf Damage

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A report last week showed that development projects like The World manmade islands above are destroying the Gulf’s fragile marine ecosystem. One major culprit, Nakheel, aims to restore their own damage with 500 artificial reefs. Last week the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health in Toronto released the first official report linking […]

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Dutch Company Floats New Idea for Artificial “World” Island Investors

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Dutch Docklands proposes floating islands as an alternative to developing Dubai’s “The World” artificial islands We can’t think of anything more unfortunate than getting stuck with an artificial island (like this one that Israel proposes to build off Gaza). But investors who bought one of 300 “countries” off the coast of Dubai will be happy […]

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