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Coffee. It’s everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, whether gulped down on the run while rushing to work or sipped in leisurely fashion after a weekend lie-in. But how often do any of us give any thought to what it takes to produce that reviving dark liquid?  RAW Coffee is a company that wants us to care. In fact, more than that, the owners have made it their mission to make us care. Started in Dubai 13 years...

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This story by Olivia Boyd originally appeared on Huffington Post and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.       In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a farm in the US state of Vermont, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and...

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There’s no polite way to say this: residents of the UAE are a bunch of wasters. The country is sitting on an ever-growing mound of trash.  The UAE imports a whopping 80 to 90 percent of its food – and then throws away as much as a third of it, unused. The country ranks highly in plastic usage, using most of it just once.  The environment is in peril and so are we if we...

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The food and beverage industry has faced huge challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. While people’s health and wellbeing are currently the number one priority, it is now more important than ever to ask questions about the world and the environment we have created. At Cassette, our focus has always gone beyond just food. We wanted to create a business with sustainability and environmental awareness at its core. Going green is not a new concept. However,...

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Several countries in the Middle East, including the UAE, generates on average 2kg of waste every day for every man, woman and child. During Ramadan, that figure increases significantly, according to Bioenergyconsult. Waste is a fundamental global issue and the Middle East has made great strides in dealing with this worldwide problem, such as increasing green areas, developing water resources, and improving marine environment and protecting it from pollution.  Veolia Middle East is working to raise...

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  This story by Jillian Ambrose was originally published by The Guardian, and is republished here as part of the Covering Climate Now partnership to strengthen the media’s focus on the climate crisis.     Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global gross domestic product (GDP) gains of almost US$100 trillion (Dh367 trillion) between now and 2050, according to a report. The International Renewable Energy Agency found that accelerating investment in...

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This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.   Mother Nature is a powerful force, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need a helping hand. The UAE’s prosperity is built on oil but that goes hand in hand with care for the environment...

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This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story. It’s been less than five years since vertical farming first launched in the UAE but it is already emerging as a viable food security solution for a country that imports most of its fruits and...

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This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story. The cement industry accounts for eight percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. It is the world’s second most consumed material. UAE-based architects Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto have been working on an alternative –...

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  This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.   It’s a question activists are asking around the world: how do you keep people talking about a topic as overwhelming and seemingly insurmountable as climate change?  “Apocalypse fatigue is when the public becomes...