Climate Change Contributing to Mali-Algeria Conflict

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According to experts, climate change and rising food insecurity are major contributors to the recent destabilization of Mali and southern Algeria. Now, experts state that global warming is also playing a role in the destabilization of Mali and southern Algeria which has hit the news.

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Meet 22,000 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Algeria this May

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Then head to Algeria this May to meet a high profile group of decision makers and companies targeting the growing Algerian energy sector. Image of Algeria sign from Shutterstock. The 6th electro, automation & energy event in Algiers is happening May 5 to 8.

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Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts

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The UN organization is alerting North Africa’s Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. Food & Health Algeria food security Libya locusts Morocco pesticides

Desertec Nation Algeria to Host Huge Solar Trade Fair from Germany

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As one of three North African desert nations now at the forefront of responsible climate legislation, through its ambitious solar plans and its participation in the visionary Desertec project , Algeria is ideally situated to host the event.

Oil fracking protestors in Algeria rise up against their regime, Total and Shell

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Now virgin deserts are at risk in Algeria as people rise up against the regime and companies with big stakes in oil. No multinationals should be allowed to frack in Algeria and we stand in solidarity with the inspiring resistance movement in Algeria.”.

Algeria to Invest $20 Billion in Clean Energy

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Algeria sets plans to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2030. Algeria’s electric utility, Sonelgaz has a very fast-growing customer base of 6.2 In this plan, Algeria will be following in Morocco’s ambitious solar footsteps.

Algeria To Boost Its Food Security

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Following the food riots that rocked the Middle East, Algeria is bolstering its agricultural self-sufficiency through irrigation projects and tax breaks for local producers. For more on Algeria and food security see: How Food Insecurity Fuels Anger in the Middle East.

Algeria Solicits Bids for Wind and Solar Plants

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Finally poised to embrace renewable energy generation , little-known Algeria is accepting tender bids from solar and wind energy producers. Each country has made commitments that make sense to them, but Algeria’s ambitions are perhaps the boldest of all.

Morocco to Build Cars in Zero Carbon Factory

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Neighbouring Algeria wants to emulate Morocco by holding talks with the French automobile giant to set up a factory in the north African country. Cars & Transportation Algeria cars France greenhouse gas Morocco Tangier Zero Carbon

4 Desertec Deals That Make Our Energy Future More Secure

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Algeria ‘s state-owned Sonelgaz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dii to export solar energy developed their country. Cleantech, Science & Technology Algeria alternative energy Desertec Dii Energy energy future MedGrid Mediterranean Sea Solar Energy Tunisia

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3rd Desertec Deal Signed – Algerian Solar Will Ship to the EU

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Algeria’s state-owned Sonelgaz has just signed the third deal in the MENA region to export desert solar power to Europe, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with the European Desertec Initiative (DII) in the export of solar from the country, according to a report at Platts.

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Interview: SolarReserve For the MENA Region?

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“We do have projects in development,” he said, “in Morocco, and Algeria and Saudi Arabia, Oman, which we’re looking at. This week I spoke to Kevin Smith, the CEO of SolarReserve, the U.S.

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Huge Success for MENA – CDM Saved in Durban

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Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt are among the most rapidly advancing nations in the world in adding renewables through the CDM. Cleantech, Science & Technology Climate Algeria Dubai eco-tourism Egypt environment Middle East Morocco Saudi Arabia

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Olive Prices Hit Hard – Explained

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Food & Health Algeria Europe Israel Lebanon Olive oil Palestine Syria TunisiaMiddle Eastern olive oil producers are baring the brunt of falling oil prices.

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Radio Groovalizacion Communicates Middle East Migration Through Music

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ons from Spain to Syria, or from Greece to Algeria, are more connected than we think in cultural terms. Lifestyle & Culture Algeria art Libya Morocco Tunisia

The State of The Middle East’s Oceans – A Report

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Algeria (162). Travel & Nature Algeria biodiversity Israel marine biodiversity marine destruction ocean OmanFind out how Middle Eastern and North African nations fared in the recent global Ocean Health Index (I’ll give you a clue – not very well).

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Top wildlife destinations in North Africa

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Ahaggar National Park, Algeria. Berber: idurar n Ahaggar) are a highland region in the central Sahara, southern Algeria, along the Tropic of Cancer. Tlemcen National Park, Algeria. At the base of Toubkal. We visited this kasbah before our hike.

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Desert Locusts Swarm West Africa Following Gaddafi’s Fall

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Desert locusts traveling southwest from Algeria and Libya threaten to decimate crops in Niger and Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned on Wednesday. Despite border trouble, both Algeria and Libya have been trying to stem the pests.

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Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

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As shown by the recent waves of protests that spread from the southern region of Algeria to the rest of the country as the government announced the beginning of shale gas extraction, a very new threat is set to destabilize the Saharan region. This is also true for Algeria and Libya.

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Algerians Mould Bricks from Sahara Sand Dunes

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In fact, roughly two thirds of Algeria is made up of sand, according to the authors of a study published in the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering.

Music Mondays: Bombino

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At the onset of the 1990 Tuareg Rebellion Bombino was forced to flee his home country into neighboring Algeria, where he spent most of his teenage years until his return to Niger in 1997. BOMBINO.

Saharan refugees learn how to spin old plastic bottles into gold

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Her Project Gold ticks all three boxes, with direct benefit to Algeria’s Sahrawi refugees. Sahrawi refugees in Tindouf, Algeria, represent one of the most protracted refugee crises in the world.

How Palestine’s UNESCO Membership Could Affect Middle East Heritage Sites

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M’Sila Province , Algeria. Sétif Province , Algeria. Algiers Province , Algeria. Ghardaïa Province , Algeria. Illizi Province and Tamanrasset Province , Algeria. Batna Province , Algeria. Tipaza Province , Algeria.

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Climate Investment Funds for Super Solar North Africa

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Revised since the Arab Spring has created new economic priorities and political realities in the region, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia will generate 1,120 megawatts (MW) of concentrated solar power (CSP) under the plan, which was originally approved by CIF in 2009.

Jordan fourth most miserable nation in the Middle East

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Among Arab states, Bahrain was rated the least miserable country, followed by Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco and Algeria. Open a newspaper in the Middle East and expect to be whacked with some bad news.

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More on the helium shortage

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Helium plants that are being built or are already operational in Qatar, Algeria, Wyoming and elsewhere have experienced a series of construction delays or maintenance troubles. This is a little too late for my principles class, but who am I not to blog in the public interest? 

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

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The report developed by the center maps out the renewable energy future of its 13 member countries and states, including the nations of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine (not yet a nation), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

Middle East Deserts as Seen From Space: Far-Out Photos!

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This image from the Ikonos-2 satellite shows the sandy and rocky terrain of the Sahara desert in western Algeria , Africa’s largest country.

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Supertankers of the Future Will Carry Water, Not Oil

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Some tankers already ply the Mediterranean, he said, bringing water from Europe to places like Israel and Algeria. In the midst of the buzz over the latest U.N. report on global warming, a related U.N.

Istanbul Municipality Knits Enormous Sweater for Energy Conservation

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Morocco and Algeria are turning to solar energy , so are Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, while Jordan seems more intent on exploiting its oil shale reserves to bridge the soaring gap between supply and demand.

Into an Uncertain Future

10,000 Birds

The crucial factor limiting the maximum baggage is the transport of the entire German population to their new home in the central Saharan desert regions of southern Algeria, Mali and Niger by camel. Thankfully, financial aspects were not an issue as the selling of Heligoland to the British birder scene alone allowed us to purchase much of southern Algeria.

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Aerodynamic ARPT Headquarters Diverts Algeriers’ Hot Desert Winds Naturally

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The same Italian design firm that designed a fleet of eco-schools for Gaza has won an international competition to design the headquarters of Algeria’s telecommunications firm ARPT (Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications).

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6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

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Perhaps what we love the most about this project is that little known Algeria is about to become one of the world’s leading producers of solar energy. ” Follow the heading to learn more about Algeria’s ambitious clean energy plans.

Message to Qatar From Arab Youth – ‘Take The Lead On Climate Change!’

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Activities and events were held in more than 13 Arab countries from Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain to Mauritania, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. AYCM Algeria host a talk and lecture on climate change and the importance of COP18.

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Canadian Jailed in Lebanon for Selling Rotten Potatoes

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A Red Notice was sent through Interpol accusing this man of selling rotten potatoes to Algeria. She told Huff Po that Algeria’s failure to either extradite Tepper or bring a civil case against him in his own country demonstrates that they probably had a very weak case.

$9 billion in 2,000 MW solar investment streams into Morocco

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Since 1979, the Algeria-backed Polisario has been recognized by the United Nations as the representative of the people of Western Sahara. The bone-dry plains of the Western Sahara may be no place to plant a garden, but their extreme solar irradiance values render them ideal for solar farming.

UNESCO to Protect Olives and Turkish Coffee as Cultural Heritage

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We love olive oil and hummus , but there is more to the Mediterranean diet than just food.

Tilmann Waldthaler Has Lived On His Bike For More Than 30 years


When I met her near Tamanraset in Algeria I saw her and the bike and the first thing I said to her was: Wow you have a nice bike!! Tilmann Waldthaler has been cycling since October 1977! So far he has visited 143 countries and cycled 462,000 km (287,000 miles).

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Toast Chateau Ksara’s Traditional Wine Making in Lebanon

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Following the footsteps of a wine trading tradition started by Phoenicians, modern Lebanese wine-making re-starts in 1857 when French Jesuit missionaries at Ksara (today the site of Château Ksara ) introduced new viticulture and viniculture methods as well as new vines, from French-governed Algeria.

Siemens Exits Desertec and China Wants to Enter

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As part of its plan to shake off its unprofitable solar shackles, including Israel’s Solel initiative , German giant Siemens has exited the ambitious Desertec project.

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Dubai’s Renewable Energy Conference To Boost Middle East Green Energy Investment

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Green Prophet has already covered a number of interesting renewable energy projects which are currently being planned, developed or in execution stage around the region including Egypt , Tunisia , Algeria , Morocco , Lebanon , Jordan and UAE.

Mediterranean Surveillance Crew Eyes Oil Spills from the Sky

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It’s hard to monitor vessels that pollute out at sea , so five aircrafts from Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco and Spain got together to keep an eye on the Mediterranean Sea in a recent coordinated aerial surveillance program organized by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Center for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC).

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Crazy heat dome will mean no one can live in Arab Gulf by 2100

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Climate Change contributing to Mali-Algeria conflict. Just when we got excited about Dubai’s solar trees , seems like innovations like this will not be enough to save the Middle East. In 85 years the region will not be fit for human habitation.

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