• “A Plastic Ocean” – free movie screening

    This month Goumbook is celebrating the first anniversary of it’s latest initiative: Drop It – Say NO to Plastic (bottles). It has been a very rewarding and passionate year: we have done many awareness sessions in corporate offices and schools, we have had many companies and individuals switching to filtered tap water in their offices […]


    Updated: 01 May, 2017

  • RSVP ‘A Plastic Ocean’ free movie screening

    A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.


    Updated: 01 May, 2017

  • UAE leads way in reef conservation

    The UAE is taking a leading role in preserving the Arabian Gulf’s coral reefs.     Not only are more than a fifth of its waters protected areas – compared with an Arabian Gulf-wide average of 7.8 per cent – the country is gaining plaudits for “strong and successful management” of these areas. These were […]


    Updated: 08 August, 2013

  • Fish dead in scores off Dubai shores

    Thousands of dead fish have been found floating off the coast of Dubai by coast guards, leading to speculation that illegal and unethical fishing practices may be going on unbeknownst to officials. Emirat Alyoum, an Arabic language daily based in the UAE, posted video footage of the 1 km-long stretch of dead fish off Boya […]


    Updated: 20 February, 2012

  • KAUST study reveals climate change impact on the Red Sea

    The Red Sea has experienced a sharp warming in its waters since the mid-1990s faster than the global averages, according to a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters. The waters of the Red Sea have warmed sharply by 0.7°C since 1994, according to a recent study of satellite-derived sea surface temperatures (SST) and ground-based […]


    Updated: 19 September, 2011