Daniel Bardsley
Daniel Bardsley

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority is introducing 636 new buses to its fleet. Photo: RTA
Fast public transport is key for Dubai commuters to shun cars

Transport experts outline measures to encourage more people to take public transport as emirate invests Dh1.1bn in strategy to take cars off the road

July 23, 2024, 2:48 PM
Green methods of construction, such as bricks made from recycled materials, could hold the key to the sector reaching net zero. Photo: Kenoteq
How construction sector can build towards net zero

Cement and brick production is carbon intensive, but new building methods could help to reduce emissions

July 22, 2024, 3:00 AM
The Emirati leaf-toed gecko is under pressure from urban development. Photo: Supplied
Gecko unique to UAE needs vital lifeline to avoid extinction

Number of the Emirati leaf-toed gecko, found only in Fujairah and Sharjah, dwindle as diversity drops

July 21, 2024, 3:00 AM
Smoke rises from a coal-fired power plant on the Yangtze river in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. AP
Have China's greenhouse gas emissions started to fall?

Perfluorocarbons, which have global warming potential 'thousands of times that of CO2', rise even as Beijing pours money into renewables

July 18, 2024, 4:19 PM
In Abu Dhabi, a road safety audit is completed for all new highways to cover the design phase, identifying potential road safety problems before construction
Road Safety 2024: How urban planning and technology can save lives

Crash data is being used in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to make road improvements to cut traffic accidents

July 18, 2024, 9:20 AM
Advanced research has opened up the prospect of neurological material replacing computer chips to power computers we use in our daily lives. AFP
Computer memory: Could lab-grown brains one day power our laptops?

Artificial brain cells have the potential to replace computer chips as the ultimate operating system, an expert said

July 13, 2024, 3:00 AM
Beach nourishment is sometimes seen as a 'nature-based solution' to pressures such as sea-level rises. Photo: Dubai Media office
New public beach in Dubai's Jebel Ali focuses on eco-friendly tourism

Analysts take deep dive into advantages that new beaches can offer to city's conservation plans

July 10, 2024, 8:58 AM
E-waste is a huge problem facing today's society and is growing all the time. AFP
How can the world stop producing so much electronic waste?

By 2030, it is forecast that 82 billion tonnes of e-waste will be generated as society's addiction to mobile phones, laptops and gaming continues

July 05, 2024, 6:00 PM
Heavy flooding in Iraq's central holy shrine city of Najaf in March 2023. AFP
This weather phenomenon may explain UAE and Middle East's extreme flooding

Abu Dhabi scientists say atmospheric river rapids are becoming more common because of climate change

July 03, 2024, 2:24 PM
In warmer waters, larger fish may struggle to obtain enough food. Scolopsis ghanam, pictured, was one of the species studied. Photo: NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi scientists on why fish are shrinking in warming oceans

The need to obtain enough food may be a reason why fish are evolving to become smaller as climate change exerts its effects

July 02, 2024, 10:43 AM
Dubai's plan to significantly expand its Metro network could benefit businesses and slash traffic congestion. AFP
Dubai's expanding metro boosts its '20-minute city' ambitions

Emirate has set out plans to double its number of Metro stations to support growth strategy

July 02, 2024, 6:38 AM
Diabetes treatment is advancing to help tackle a global surge in cases. Photo: Halfpoint Images
The medical advances helping half a billion diabetes patients

Stem-cell therapies and more sophisticated pumps are emerging to deal with a condition that kills 1.5 million people every year

June 28, 2024, 6:11 PM
Umm Al Quwain's Khor Al Beidah is a haven for threatened species. Antonie Robertson / The National
UAE's coastal lagoons generate millions in revenue every year

Locations in Abu Dhabi and Umm Al Quwain bring in $22.75 million annually

June 27, 2024, 3:45 PM
Tankers clear waterlogged roads in Dubai's Al Furjan area after the April floods. The drainage system aims to divert stormwater. Pawan Singh / The National
Dubai's Dh30bn drainage plan will safeguard city's future, experts say

Upgrading infrastructure to handle extreme weather conditions praised as also improving economic stability

June 26, 2024, 3:00 AM
Archaeological findings indicate Jabal Kaf Addor rock shelter in the Al Habhab region was occupied from 13,000 years ago. Photo: Wam
Scientists find ancient settlements in Fujairah

It revises the timeline of human occupation in the region by thousands of years

June 25, 2024, 2:33 PM