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Islam’s green future: Inside Europe’s first eco-mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Green is the color of Islam and also the color that symbolizes eco-friendly, sustainable living. A building under construction in Cambridge seeks to marry both in what will be Europe’s first eco-mosque. The project is 10 years…

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

SHAFAQNA - On November 1992, 1,700 scientists, including several Nobel laureates, issued a warning to humanity: human impacts seriously harm the planet In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit American organization, launched…

Early-career researchers call for more science in environmental decisions

SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of early-career researchers have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his cabinet ministers, asking for more scientific rigour and transparency in environmental decision making. More than…

Why the World’s Muslims Are Demanding Climate Action Now

SHAFAQNA - The global Muslim community - made up of around 1.6 billion followers from world leaders to academics, from teachers and healthcare workers to business people and investors - has incredible collective power. Islam is the fastest-growing…

The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

SHAFAQNA - Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing…
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Women, Water and Peace

SHAFAQNA - More than 50 opinion makers and policy makers from the Middle East came together to discuss linkages between women, water and peace in a conference hosted by Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) and MEF University in co-operation with…

Global warming is a real issue warns scientists

SHAFAQNA - The global temperature in February smashed monthly records to become the warmest month in more than a century of recordkeeping. According to Nasa data, global surface temperatures across land and ocean in February were 1.35°C…

How can aviation reduce its impact on the environment?

SHAFAQNA - Increasingly efforts are being undertaken by countries and organisations around the world to reduce their impact on our environment. It’s critical that we, as an industry, play our part. Aviation is critical to the world’s…

Rome-to-Paris climate marcher says COP21 failed poor nations

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SHAFAQNA - Globally influential climate activist Yeb Saño has just returned home to the Philippines disappointed, having recently trekked 1,500km from Rome to Paris only to see the COP21 climate change summit reach a spectacularly bad result…

Asiatic cheetah extinction trend reversed

SHAFAQNA - UN resident coordinator in Iran has said cooperation between Department of Environment and the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project has reversed the extinction trend among Asiatic cheetahs. Gary Lewis who was addressing the…

How does the Middle East view climate change compared with the rest of the world?

SHAFAQNA - A Pew study showed only 29 percent of those polled in the Middle East were worried about immediate effects of climate change. A recent study by the National Climate Change said the Gulf will be so hot by the end of…

UN warns about environmental impact of wars

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SHAFAQNA - The UN warned on Fri. about the devastating impact of war on the environment and how often the conflicts are the result of the exploitation of natural resources. In the context of the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation…