Scientists using the twin gravity-measuring satellites of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) have found that a large portion of the Middle East lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. The research team observed the Tigris and Euphrates river basins—including parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran—and found that 117 million acre feet (144 cubic kilometers) of fresh water was lost from 2003 to 2009. That amount is roughly equivalent to the volume of the Dead Sea. About 60 percent of the loss was attributed to the pumping of groundwater from underground reservoirs.
Regional and international leaders in the energy and climate change sector convened in Doha to discuss the empowerment of women in the United Nations' climate change negotiations. The meeting was hosted by Masdar, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Directorate of Energy Climate Change, and Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Change.
Tuesday's thunderstorm in the western and southern parts of the emirates was a result of a cloud seeding test conducted by the weather authorities.
Al Ain: Tuesday's thunderstorm in the western and southern parts of the emirates was a result of a cloud seeding test conducted by the weather authorities.