Global water usage is growing twice as fast as the population. Could we turn salt water potable on a mass level
January 21, 2017 — Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That’s (almost) the reality of a planet whose H2O — or at least 97 percent of it — is nonpotable ocean. Much of the remainder is trapped in glaciers, ice caps and soil. In other words, accessible freshwater is scarce — and getting scarcer. But some scientists say this may be changing. As desalination technology advances, the sea may hold the answer to the world’s water crisis. But at what cost? Continue reading As desalination technology advances, oceans may hold the answer to the world’s water crisis→
The weather agency in the UAE, which ranks among the world’s 10 driest countries, said more rain is expected on Thursday
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Mar. 10, 2016) — Schools were ordered shut, flights suspended and the stock market was closed down in the United Arab Emirates as rare heavy rain hit the desert Gulf state on Wednesday, March 9.
They cite ‘terrorist acts and incitement’ in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq as basis for the declaration
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Mar. 2, 2016) — Gulf monarchies on Wednesday, March 2, declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, escalating tensions with the Shiite militant organization that is fighting in support of Syria’s regime.