• 2017 Earth Overshoot Day is today

    By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.     Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as […]


    Updated: 02 August, 2017

  • The best way to reduce your carbon footprint…

    Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children. That’s the conclusion of a new study in which researchers looked at 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and web-based programs that assess how an individual’s lifestyle […]


    Updated: 11 July, 2017

  • Wave of concern over water supply

    The most pressing challenge for cities in the 21st century is finding new water resources. That is the view of hundreds of delegates who gathered at the World Cities summit. “We’re living in a world where water, especially clean water, is rapidly becoming scarce,” said Dr Han Seung-soo, the former prime minister of South Korea. […]


    Updated: 03 July, 2010

  • WWF Ad Encourages UAE Consumers To Go Green (video)

    The Arabian Gulf remains one of the few regions that is lagging in terms of taking sustainability and environmentalism seriously. Despite initiatives to diversify its sectors and industries away from the oil economy, most economies are still very oil dependent. Even in the least oil dependent countries, sustainable consumption and the vocabulary of environmentalists (i.e […]


    Updated: 24 May, 2010

  • Smart thinking

    How can smart metering systems benefit building owners, tenants and facilities managers? Facilities Management Middle East examines the operation and advantages of this growing technology. The use of smart meters and sub-metering systems is rocketing worldwide, with the technology expected to become virtually a standard feature in buildings within the near future. As governments aim […]


    Updated: 09 May, 2010