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Anesthesia Disparities Raise Concerns About Racial Bias in Healthcare

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Anesthesia Disparities Raise Concerns About Racial Bias in Healthcare

A new study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia explores a surprising link between climate change and racial disparities in healthcare. The title, "The Color of Climate Change:Can Choice of Anesthetic Be Institutionally Racist?" delves into the potential for env…

Diaverum Charts Sustainability Course in 2023 ESG Report

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Diaverum Charts Sustainability Course in 2023 ESG Report

Swedish multinational healthcare company Diaverum unveiled its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, outlining its sustainability efforts and future goals. The report highlights Diaverum's commitment to ESG principles throughout its operations, emphasiz…

UAE, Saudi Arabia Top Green Bond Issuance in MENA Region

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UAE, Saudi Arabia Top Green Bond Issuance in MENA Region

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia emerged as the frontrunners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for issuing green bonds in 2023, collectively accounting for over $15. 4 billion, according to market reports. This surge in green bond issuance refle…

UAE President Recognizes World Leaders for COP28 Achievements

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UAE President Recognizes World Leaders for COP28 Achievements

In a ceremony today, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, awarded the First Class Order of Zayed II to various international dignitaries. These awards acknowledged their significant contributions to the fruitful outcome of th…

ACI World Assembly Paves Path for Greener Skies

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ACI World Assembly Paves Path for Greener Skies

The annual assembly of the Airports Council International (ACI) focused on charting a course towards a more sustainable future for the aviation industry. Key decisions were made to accelerate the industry's transition to environmentally conscious practices, with a focus o…

Africa Sets Course for Sustainable Energy Future with Paris Declaration

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Africa Sets Course for Sustainable Energy Future with Paris Declaration

African nations, alongside global investors and industry leaders, have signed the Africa-Paris Declaration on Energy Transition, Climate Justice and Energy Poverty. This landmark agreement signifies a united push for sustainable energy development across the continent. The de…

Sungrow Lands Landmark Energy Storage Project

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Sungrow Lands Landmark Energy Storage Project

Sungrow, a leading name in solar inverter and energy storage systems, has secured a significant partnership to propel Saudi Arabia's ambitious Vision 2030 plan. The company will supply a massive 160MW/760MWh energy storage system, along with 165MW of PV inverters, for AMA…

Gulf Nations Face Weatherproofing Bill as Extreme Events Become Commonplace

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Gulf Nations Face Weatherproofing Bill as Extreme Events Become Commonplace

A recent report by Oxford Analytica paints a concerning picture for Gulf countries. The analysis firm warns that the region must brace itself for a "new normal" of extreme weather events, necessitating significant investments in infrastructure upgrades. The report h…

 Is zero routine flared gas by 2030 a possibility?

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Is zero routine flared gas by 2030 a possibility?

Hesham El Shamy 140 billion cubic metres  – that’s how much natural gas is flared annually, impacting human health, accelerating climate change, and releasing carbon dioxide, methane and black soot. The practice of flaring is a significant economic and environmental problem tha…

Airlines Soar Towards AI-Powered Contrail Reduction

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Airlines Soar Towards AI-Powered Contrail Reduction

Contrails, those wispy white streaks trailing airplanes, might seem innocuous, but they pack a surprising punch. These high-altitude ice clouds can trap heat, contributing significantly to aviation's climate impact. Now, airlines are taking aim at contrails with a weapon …

AI Powering the Greening of Agriculture

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AI Powering the Greening of Agriculture

Modern agriculture, while undeniably productive, has come under fire for its environmental impact. Excessive water usage, fertilizer runoff, and pesticide overuse are just a few of the concerns. However, a new wave of agricultural technology is emerging, with artificial intel…

Asia Battered by Extreme Weather in 2023, UN Report Finds

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Asia Battered by Extreme Weather in 2023, UN Report Finds

A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) paints a concerning picture for Asia, highlighting the continent as the global leader in weather-related disasters throughout 2023. Floods and storms were identified as the most destructive events, causing significan…

Insufficient Climate Action Plans Demand Urgent COP28 Progress

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Insufficient Climate Action Plans Demand Urgent COP28 Progress

A new report by the UN Climate Change raises concerns that current national climate action plans are inadequate to meet the ambitious goals set forth in the Paris Agreement. The report emphasizes the need for a significant acceleration of efforts to curb global greenhouse gas…

UK and Ireland Face More Brutal Winter Storms Due to Warming Planet

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UK and Ireland Face More Brutal Winter Storms Due to Warming Planet

A new study by a joint team of researchers from Newcastle University and the Met Office paints a concerning picture for the future of winters in the UK and Ireland. The study, which investigated how climate change may influence extreme weather events, predicts a significant r…

Swift Emission Offsets

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Swift Emission Offsets

A new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand offers promising news for the fight against climate change. Researchers have found that wind farms can become net emitters of greenhouse gases within a remarkably short timeframe. The study, which review…

Warming Temperatures, Worsening Brain Health

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Warming Temperatures, Worsening Brain Health

A recent study published in The Lancet Neurology suggests a troubling link between climate change and neurological health. Researchers found that rising temperatures and extreme weather events could exacerbate a variety of brain conditions, raising concerns about the potentia…

Dust Boosts Plankton Blooms

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Dust Boosts Plankton Blooms

The vast Southern Ocean plays a critical role in mitigating climate change by absorbing a significant portion of the carbon dioxide we emit. New research sheds light on an unexpected contributor to this process:airborne dust. Scientists have long known that the world's oc…

Jet-Powered Sea Creatures Inspire Next-Gen Ocean Robots

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Jet-Powered Sea Creatures Inspire Next-Gen Ocean Robots

Marine researchers have set their sights on a new source of inspiration for underwater technology:jet-propelled sea creatures. A recent study by the University of Oregon investigated the locomotion techniques of salps, gelatinous marine animals that resemble jellyfish. The re…

Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Pollinator Decline

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Pollinator Decline

Pollinators, the buzzing and flitting architects of a healthy ecosystem, face a multitude of threats. Habitat loss due to urbanization and agriculture has long been a concern. But a recent study published in CABI Reviews identifies a more pervasive danger:climate change. The …

Carbon-Capturing Batteries Offer a One-Two Punch Against Climate Change

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Carbon-Capturing Batteries Offer a One-Two Punch Against Climate Change

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are pioneering a revolutionary battery technology that tackles climate change with a double-barreled approach. These novel "carbon-capture batteries" not only store renewable energy b…

Tanzania Secures $790 Million Lifeline to Bolster Climate Resilience

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Tanzania Secures $790 Million Lifeline to Bolster Climate Resilience

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a significant agreement with Tanzania on Friday, May 17th, 2024. The agreement provides the East African nation with a much-needed financial boost of $790 million to bolster its resilience against the growing challenges of clima…

Tanzania Secures $790 Million Lifeline to Bolster Climate Resilience

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Tanzania Secures $790 Million Lifeline to Bolster Climate Resilience

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a significant agreement with Tanzania on Friday, May 17th, 2024. The agreement, reached at the staff level, provides Tanzania with nearly $790 million in financing specifically designated to bolster the country's resilience …

UAE Unveils "Blue Residency Visa" to Attract Environmental Champions

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UAE Unveils "Blue Residency Visa" to Attract Environmental Champions

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken a significant step towards solidifying its position as a global leader in sustainability with the introduction of the "Blue Residency Visa. " This new, long-term residency program offers a 10-year visa to individuals who have…

UAE Unveils "Blue Residency" to Attract Sustainability Champions

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UAE Unveils "Blue Residency" to Attract Sustainability Champions

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced a new visa program designed to attract and retain global leaders in environmental protection. The "Blue Residency" grants a ten-year residency permit to individuals with a proven track record of accomplishment in sustain…