Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

What the papers say - The Independent

News stand

An ambitious man-made city being built in the Persian Gulf is wreaking havoc in the seas off Dubai. The £7.2bn 'Palm' development - shaped like a date palm - has altered currents, eroded beaches and is suffocating marine life, coating the seabed in sludge from dredging works.

Two bigger Palms are being built plus another called 'The World'. Underwater consultant to the project, Joe Valencic, says environmental damage can be redressed by growing coral 'nurseries' and moving sand to local beaches.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.