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In Doha, a rare green block to give way to a luxury spa; Destruction of Al Messila Farm a cause for despair

May 27, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Al Messila Forest, a tree farm spread out over approximately 132,000 square metres in Qatar along the Doha Expressway, is being torn down to be replaced by a luxury resort and spa.

In a country where the presence of … Read More

[UPDATED] Only 20 registrations received for conservation competition; Karhamaa extends deadline to March 9

February 20, 2014 |

Only 20 companies have registered for the 2014 edition of Kahramaa’s Conserving Building Competition, so far.

Registrations for the second edition of the competition opened on February 3. Speaking to JustHere, Kahramaa officials said they had received 20 valid applications, … Read More

Messaid: Camping on a bed of garbage

November 22, 2013 |

Last Friday, long-time Doha resident Tracy Glenn went camping near sealine, at the foot of the dunes. She came back with some stunning images. “Our next generation will be camping on a bed of garbage,” says Glenn.

“This beautiful sandy … Read More

Qatar ranked 149 out of 151 countries in Happy Planet Index; Ecological footprint weighs it down

September 30, 2013 | | One Comment

Qatar has the worst ecological footprint in the world, and is ranked third worst in the Happy Planet Index (HPI), above only Botswana and Chad.

The HPI is calculated based on three factors: Experienced well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. … Read More

It’s Earth Day today. Are you doing your bit?

April 22, 2013 |

Official sources from Kahramaa have shared the following figures that tell you where Qatar stands in terms of conservation, and the solution for each.

  • Consumption of water and electricity in Qatar is the highest in the world.

Per … Read More

Aesthetics Trumps Conservation?

January 10, 2013 |

If Qatar aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030, why do empty offices have their lights on at night? JustHere finds out.

A multitude of skyscrapers on one side and on the other, the sunlight reflects off the Arabian … Read More

What a load of rubbish!

January 5, 2013 | | 6 Comments

That plastic water bottle you tossed away on the beach, that cigarette butt you chucked out of the car window, that leaflet you scrunched up and dropped in the street – what happens to all the rubbish you carelessly throw … Read More