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. Climate Algeria conflict Drought environment Libya Mali political conflict

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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. Algeria’s leading international renewable energy trade show is organized by the fairtrade Messe and will take place at the Palais des Expositions d’Alger – Safex. According to Algeria’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program some 22,000 MW of power generating capacity will be installed from renewable sources by 2030.

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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. Prevailing winds and historical precedents make it likely the swarms, once formed, will fly to Algeria, Libya, southern Morocco and northwestern Mauritania,” said Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer.

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. What makes Algeria such a potent site for solar investment? Algeria’s utility serves a fast-growing customer base that lurched 3.9% Algeria is poised to make a significant contribution to the world’s future climate.

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. It threatens scarce water reserves and provides a new rent for the authoritarian Algerian regime that oppressed and imprisons the Algerian people,” says Hamza Hamouchene, President of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC) that signed a collective solidarity statement by more than 80 organisations worldwide.

Algeria to Invest $20 Billion in Clean Energy

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Algeria sets plans to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2030. and Egypt ( Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential ) following their progressive renewable energy plans, now Algeria has announced an investment of more than $20 billion in renewable electricity over the next 20 years. 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. In response to its own food riots in early January, Algeria has launched a range of projects to improve its agricultural self-sufficiency and food security. As the world fourth largest importer of wheat, Algeria is slowly reducing its dependency with wheat imports falling by 8.5%

Algeria’s Controversial Love Lock Bridge Rebrands Suicide

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Algeria’ s version is too new to rate a mention on that website, but the bridge in the Telemly area of Algiers marks the Middle East’s first foray into the phenom. ” Criticism has also been directed towards Le Département du Renseignement et de la Sécurité (DRS), Algeria’s secret information service, who are believed to stir up public fear of reprisal over citizen actions viewed as menial in other nations.

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 CarbonMorocco’s zero-carbon car factory opening earlier this month, via NY Times.

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. The 3rd such deal to date, Algeria has pledged to derive as much as 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, on which it is willing to spend a whopping $20 billion! 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. Algeria’s Sonelgaz is already a pioneer in solar/gas hybrid power in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

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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. He told me that among other projects Solar Reserve is looking at in Morocco, and Algeria and Oman, they are also looking at a possible Saudi Arabian project too. 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 ArabiaFunds for mitigation projects and the CDM saved in “Hail Mary pass” at climate talks.

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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. Olive oil prices have hit a 10 year low , severely impacting producers in Spain, Italy , Greece and Protugal- which produce more than 60 percent of the world’s olive oil. However, Middle Eastern Farmers in Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Libya, Israel and Palestine will also be severely affected.

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Radio Groovalizacion Communicates Middle East Migration Through Music

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In terms of music, what does emigration mean for the MENA region, particularly the Maghreb countries such as Morocco, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia – where many young people are leaving their homeland and perhaps foregoing their own traditional lifestyles, practices and rituals for more “westernized” ones? . 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). With a recent Greenpeace report urging action to tackle the toxicity of Lebanon’s water s due to trash, now seems the perfect time to look into the health of the region’s oceans.

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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. “How many locusts there are and how far they move will depend on two major factors – the effectiveness of current control efforts in Algeria and Libya and upcoming rainfall in the Sahel of West Africa,” said Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer.

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. Although the Sahara desert used to be a green retreat for giraffes and hippos 5,000 years ago, it is now a giant, sometimes rolling landscape of sand. A lot of sand. And they believe it can be used to produce a sustainable building material for a limping construction industry.

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. The NWSAS extends over a surface twice as large as France and straddles three countries; Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. Tunisia imports 60% of its cereal needs, 70% in Algeria and 90% in Libya.

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. The Northwest part of Algeria is home to this park and lies near the city of Tlemcen, from where it got its name. At the base of Toubkal. We visited this kasbah before our hike.

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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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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. Welcome to Madelaine’s Music Mondays , soon to be one of your favorite WEND Magazine blog features. Today, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite world artists — Tuaregian guitar sensation 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. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum just wrapped a stunning show of Arab-influenced artwork from ten contemporary artists selected as finalists for year’s Jameel Prize – 3.

More on the helium shortage

Environmental Economics

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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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. Hotter than heck and bone dry, the Middle East and North Africa have an abundance of sun, and leaders across the region are striving to make the most of it.

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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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. Still, I wasn’t prepared to read that - according to the World Misery Index (the name was a tip-off to what was coming) – Jordan (where I live) is the fourth most miserable country in the Arab world. Regionally, only people in Syria, Sudan, and Egypt are more dejected.

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. Morocco and Algeria aim for 42% and 40% share of energy from renewable resources by 2020 and 2030 respectively. Algeria has comprehensive regulatory framework, but needs to enhance its implementation capacity.

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. Major oil and natural gas deposits lie beneath the desert, which comprises 90% of the nation’s landmass, underpinning Algeria’s position as one of Africa’s wealthiest countries.

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Supertankers of the Future Will Carry Water, Not Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

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. study, scheduled for release in April but leaked early to the press, may prove to be just as important. The report predicts that between one and three billion people could be afflicted by water shortages by the end of the century, with China, Australia, and parts of Europe and the U.S.

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. All over the Middle East and North Africa, governments are feeling the energy pinch, and each has a different solution.

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).

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. The newly formed Arab Youth Climate Movement held a successful ‘Day Of Action’ which called on the Arab world to take the lead at the upcoming climate negotiations.

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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. image via Vancouver Sun. First of all, a Canadian man named Henk Tepper was accused by Algerian officials of selling rotten potatoes.

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. We have listed 6 big and small solar-powered projects in the MENA region that have inspired us in the hopes that it will do the same for you.

$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. Morocco has persuaded foreign investors to underwrite a $9 billion solar power project.

UNESCO to Protect Olives and Turkish Coffee as Cultural Heritage

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” Other rituals from the region include the annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi And el-Qader Ben Mohammed , a trip that nomadic and settled Sufi communities undertake a pilgrimage beginning each year on the last Thursday of June, as well as practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger. 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

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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). His tours have been full of adventure, including crossing the Himalaya mountains, being shot at in Iran and meeting his wife in the middle of Sahara.

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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. Jesuit brothers at the Ksara wine press in 1910: Lebanon’s oldest wine growing domain.

Siemens Exits Desertec and China Wants to Enter

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But that doesn’t seem to have deterred the strength of the initiative, which is designed to enable Europe to import one fifth of its power by 2050 from renewable energy plants scattered across Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and other North African and Middle Eastern countries, as firms in China and other countries make moves to get involved.

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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. With more than $20 billion worth of renewable energy projects currently being developed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the upcoming Mena Renewable Energy conference in Dubai will look at boosting investment in this sector.

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).

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. Extreme Middle East weather patterns as a result of global warming and climate change have become commonplace for some time in many parts of the Middle East.