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GCC chief welcomes UAE’s offer to host COP 28 in 2023

RIYADH / WAM Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf welcomed on Monday the announcement of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, that the UAE has offered to host the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) in Abu ...

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Floward covers entire GCC region with launch in Oman

Emirates Business Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery store in the region launched its services in Muscat, Oman making it the first expansion of the year for the company. With this expansion, the company now operates in 19 cities across seven countries. As part of its expansion strategy, Floward will gradually launch in different cities in the Sultanate, ...

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Floward covers entire GCC with launch in the Sultanate of Oman

May 10 / Emirates Business Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery store in the region launched its services in Muscat, Oman on Sunday, May 2, 2021 making it the first expansion of the year for the company. With this expansion, the company now operates in 19 cities across seven countries. As part of its expansion strategy, Floward will ...

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China’s dam-building is harming Mekong river

Bloomberg The Mekong is one of Asia’s most important rivers, supporting 60 million people in Southeast Asia. But for the second consecutive year, the lower Mekong basin has hit a record low water flow, affecting irrigation, rice production and fisheries, all vital to the region’s food security. The drought has also damaged habitats for turtles, reptiles and other critically endangered ...

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California’s top oil driller files for bankruptcy

Bloomberg California Resources Corp filed for bankruptcy, kicking off what could turn into the next wave of collapses among oil drillers and the businesses that depend on them. The company joins more than 200 oil explorers that have filed for court protection since 2015, and more may be coming in a matter of weeks. Denbury Resources Inc and Noble Corp ...

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Coal, oil, gas don’t just burn to cause climate change

Bloomberg Discussions about how to fight climate change almost always conclude with a lament over the “lack of political will.” It’s as if the roadblock preventing these clean-tech visions and white-paper dreams from becoming market-driven reality is an irrational, unforeseen hiccup. That’s a comforting fallacy. The lack of political will is the whole point: Climate change is a problem caused ...

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Chevron to start sale process for North West Shelf LNG stake

Bloomberg Chevron Corp will start a sales process for its interest in the North West Shelf project in Australia, one of the nation’s first liquefied natural gas export ventures, after receiving a number of approaches from potential buyers. The US energy major has been looking to make cutbacks as the industry grapples with a once-in-a-generation collapse in demand because of ...

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Sasol to curb its oil expansion, consider job cuts amid revamp

Bloomberg Sasol Ltd is reining in oil expansion and considering job cuts as part of ongoing efforts to turn the business around and protect itself from market downturns. The overhaul at the South African company follows a 50% slump in its shares this year as oil’s crash strained finances already pummeled by cost overruns at a giant US chemicals project. ...

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Air pollution’s insidious link to Covid-19 pandemic

Bloomberg Even before the pandemic struck, outdoor air pollution was linked to the deaths of as many as nine million people each year. Now two new studies show that Covid-19 patients are more likely to die if they live in regions with high levels of air pollution. Air pollution affects human health in insidious ways. The burning of fossil fuels ...

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Egypt cancels wheat tender over virus supply risks

Bloomberg The fallout from the coronavirus crisis is starting to upend wheat tenders in the world’s top importer. In a rare move, Egypt cancelled a tender within hours of announcing it, without giving a reason. The state buyer added a new clause requiring suppliers to replace any cargoes affected by virus-related restrictions with wheat from elsewhere, and bear the difference ...

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