By MALAK HARB
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Restoration efforts are underway in the United Arab Emirates as coral reefs face threats in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Environment Agency Abu Dhabi is re-planting corals after growing them in nurseries, while Dubai has announced it will plant 1 billion corals along the coast of the emirate. And Dubai’s diving community has taken it upon themselves to learn how to plant corals. The oil-producing country is pushing for more environmental awareness ahead of hosting COP28 this November as it faces criticism for high greenhouse gas emissions.