King Abdul Aziz University launches tree planting campaign in Saudi Arabia

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Updated 16 October 2020

King Abdul Aziz University launches tree planting campaign in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah launched a campaign on Thursday to plant more than 60,000 trees. The campaign is part of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture’s “Let’s Make it Green” initiative, the goal of which is to plant 10 million trees across the Kingdom to tackle deforestation. Over the next six months, trees will be planted in approximately 165 sites.
KAU President Abdulrahman Al-Youbi said the campaign emphasizes that the university strongly supports the “Let’s Make it Green” initiative to develop natural vegetation cover, reduce the impact of desertification, and promote environmental awareness.


Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

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Thunderstorm alerts issued across Saudi Arabia

  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has issued weather warnings on Sunday to various areas in the Kingdom from Monday until Thursday.

It warned of continued thunderstorms in Riyadh, Makkah, Al-Baha, Asir, Jazan, Qassim, the Eastern Province, Hail and the Northern Borders Province.

The authority said some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows.

Madinah and Jawf regions can expect moderate rains and brisk winds.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense based its warnings on data provided by the Kingdom's General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection.

The civil defense called on everyone to be aware of the potential dangers of these environmental conditions, to avoid areas where torrents gather and to listen out for the civil defense's announcements.