Qatar Establishing Gene Bank of Local Animals and Plants for Conservation

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In a step towards preserve the wealth of its national animal and plant populations, Qatar will be setting up a gene bank of local species.  Dr. Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, the Director General for Research and Agricultural Development of Qatar’s Environmental Ministry, said that “Qatar has a precious legacy of flora and fauna […]

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Qatar's New Green LEED Convention Center a Mini Masdar City

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Qatar’s new LEED-certified convention center could be as “green” as Masdar City. It will boast a world first of LED lighting in exhibition halls. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are not the only Persian Gulf locations building environmentally sustainable projects. Now, Qatar is building a unique convention center, which although still unfinished has already achieved the […]

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Biofuel Project for Qatar Airways and Airbus

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Will Qatar’s air buses be biofueled? The Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar, together with Qatar Airways, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Petroleum Company have started a new biofuel project to power commercial airliners, including large ones such as Airbus. As noted in a Gulf Times article, along with Qatar’s own air transport and technology concerns, […]

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Qatar Plans Environment Program With Syria For Turning Deserts Green

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The UAE Emirate state of Qatar is planning to launch an environmental program to turn desert areas into usable pasture lands and other green areas by findings ways such as desalination. They also plan on replenishing the country’s rapidly depleting ground water resources, and using scientific innovations for growing of grass and other plant life […]

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Qatari TV Program "Stars of Science" Focuses on Environmentally Friendly Innovations

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(Image from the final episode of Stars of Science: Contestants run to Bassam Jalgha after being announced winner. Courtesy of Porter Novelli) Stars of Science, a Pan-Arab television show focusing on innovate project ideas, was launched by the Qatar Foundation and Education City.  The program is a competition across Arab borders intended to locate and […]

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Qatar and the UK Research On Recycling Plastic Waste

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Qatar, one of the largest polymer-producing countries in the Middle East region has new ambitions for recycling its plastic waste. Qatar University has paired up with The University of Sheffield, UK, to launch a new centre for the production of environmentally-friendly materials for local industries. Called the Polymer Centre, according to the Sheffield Telegraph it […]

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Qatar To Set Some Environmental Goals

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Qatar’s environmental goals and ambitions will be discussed at a national seminar organised by the General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) on January 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel, according to the Gulf Times. The seminar’s aims are twofold. The first is to identify and discuss issues and challenges related to achieving the environmental goals […]

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Qatar Considering Using Desert Seawater Greenhouses

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Thanks to a local Qatari blog, Qatar Visitor, Green Prophet recently learned about potential desert seawater greenhouse construction in Qatar. What exactly is a desert seawater greenhouse, you might ask?  We had to look it up, too. According to the Seawater Greenhouse Company’s website: “Seawater Greenhouse is a unique concept which combines natural processes, simple […]

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