Renewable energy investments grew to $297 billion in 2016

Solar Overtakes Fossil Fuels for the First Time North Hollywood, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 12/07/2018 – 2019 is just around the corner, and across the globe observations and statistics indicate that clean, renewable energy production is growing faster than fossil fuels, and multiple studies predict that this trend will continue to grow. Renewable energy investments […]

7 Must Have Student-Collaboration Apps

An article of The Tech Edvocate written by Matthew Lynch and published on Aug 09, 2017 gives an idea on how education has evolved into increased depth mainly through more reliance on digital computation. This calls on diverse and bespoke application software. In the author’s opinion, these number 7 must have student-collaboration Apps that are the most used ones for the specific capabilities of each.
Would this article apply to the MENA region as well ?

The United Kingdom gave up its use of coal

Following our Earth Day commemoration article Climate Change and Environmental Awareness , where it was mentioned that on that day, the United Kingdom gave up its use of coal for mainly generating its electrical power, today we are happy to republish a World Economic Forum’s article written by Alex Gray, Formative Content on April 26, […]

Thousands Marching for Native Nations

The Native Nations Rise march was the culmination of a week of workshops, actions, and prayers to battle for native rights in the face of the right-wing Trump administration and the ongoing fight. [ . . . ]

Incorporating Social Sciences in STEM Disciplines

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion highlighting the need for incorporating social sciences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines in order to foster creativity, increase empathy and create a better understanding of the human condition among scientists.
Unfortunately, however, all this talk hasn’t changed the reality on the ground.
As a researcher and teacher in biomedical engineering, looking at the fundamental functions of the human body, I feel that we in engineering (as well as other sciences) have done a disservice to our students. We have failed to connect them to the history of science through stories of scientists.
Our students, these days, have little knowledge about the giants on whose shoulders we all stand.
And yet [. . .]

16 events that will shape 2017

AMEinfo came up with this formidable vision of next year titled 16 events that will shape 2017; we could not help but reproduce it here all for the benefit of our readers. All comments are welcome but we would advise to address direct to AMEinfo with nevertheless a copy to MENA-Forum.
AMEinfo, is a well known and reliable middle east online medium of information.
Historically as per Wikipedia, AMEinfo.com was initially Arabian Modern Equipment Est., incorporated in Abu Dhabi, in February 1993 by Saif Al-Suwaidi and Klaus Lovgreen. The first version of the AME Info CD-ROM database of 125,000 companies was developed and compiled late 1996 and sold some 10,000 copies.
The listing of the events as proposed by AMEinfo summed up thus.
Many events of 2016 will have repercussions spilling over into 2017
Positive impacts include Saudi Vision 2030, OPEC deal
The fallout of Trump’s presidency, JASTA law, Italy referendum, etc. remain to be seenThe year 2016 was eventful, to say the least, with the world shaken by several momentous events whose repercussions will spill over into 2017. [. . .]

Agreement of the United States to the COP21 understanding

Donald Trump’s seemed to have taken the US and the world alike by surprise. His victory early this month in the elections, should not be considered a failure for globalization, which the US could historically be taken as the initiator of the system which it has sold to the world. The Republican has had the courage to denounce the effects of the globalized financial system on the people and the economy of their country. It is an event of great significance. Apart from that, Donald Trump, a real estate billionaire, had also in one his campaigns declared, that he will cancel the Agreement of the United States to the COP21 understanding. Since then, the talk of the town whether after the president elect’s investiture next January, is about whether this will seriously be addressed or left on the wayside. The proposed article draws on many of the much talked about aspects of the threatened COP21 Agreement.
Our political beliefs predict how we feel about climate change The man who called global warming . . . .