Zaha Hadid modernizes Islamic design with winning Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan

Green Prophet

The London Design Museum bestowed upon Zaha Hadid the prestigious Design of the Year award for this incredible Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan, and there’s nothing green about it. Design Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev Center Islamic Architecture islamic design Zaha Hadid

Megalomaniac Billionaire Aims to Destroy Azerbaijan With Artificial McCity

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The plan’s biggest selling point, according to Ibrahimov, the building that is supposed to draw scores of wealthy investors to a country bordered by Armenia and Iran, is a 3,445 foot skyscraper called, rather unimaginatively, Azerbaijan Tower.

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China and Iran plan Solar, Wind and other Power Developments


The Deputy Governor-general of China's Hebei province Zhang Qingwei, following a meeting with the Governor-general of Iran's East Azerbaijan province Alireza Beigi, said that China was interested in joint venture projects with Iran in constructing solar, wind, gas and hydroelectric power plants.

Hydroelectric Dam In Turkey May Cause Environmental Catastrophe In Georgia

Green Prophet

Azerbaijan, Georgia’s neighbor to the southeast, is also heavily dependent on the portion of the Mtkvari River that flows into the Caspian Sea.

Jameel prizewinner reinvents the iconic Middle Eastern rug

Green Prophet

The Azerbaijan-based mixed-media artist redefines the visual boundaries of iconic middle eastern carpets by distorting the conventional structure of their generally symmetrical patterns.

Ski the Middle East with a natural born skier

Green Prophet

This includes ski slopes and resorts in the Middle East and nearby locations like Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. The Middle East, in spite of unusual indoor places like Ski Dubai is not exactly on the main track of international ski sites and resorts like Cortina in Italy or Aspen.

Cycling Silk: Crossing Borders, Advocating Conservation & Adventure

Wend Magazine

This trailer features Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, our first three countries out of ten total on this year-long journey to India, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal, and India. Click here to view the embedded video. From : If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth more than two thousand miles.

Deadly Lake Natron Turns Animals into Ghostly Statues

Green Prophet

The Caspian Sea, bordered by Iran, Azerbaijan , Russia, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, is both the world’s largest lake and the largest saltwater lake.

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Ethical Oil, Gas and Mining? EITI is the LEED of Fossil Fuels

Green Prophet

Roughly half of the world’s population lives in resource-rich countries , and yet the same number survives on less than $2.50 per day. How can this be? Partly, the answer lies with irresponsible resource extraction.

Iran Criticized For Response to Earthquake which Killed 306

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hit the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. Image – Rescue teams search for victims in the earthquake-stricken village of Varzaqan near Ahar, in the East Azerbaijan province, August 12, 2012. ?REUTERS/Arash

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How Will Businesses Be Structured in the Future?

Green (Living) Review

It is supported by UN organizations, multinational corporations, universities, foundations and the governments of Azerbaijan, Kuwait, South Korea, and the United States. 2012 is the UN International Year for Cooperatives.

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Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

In adddtion to Saudi Arabia, other oil income-dependent countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates are also suffering economically from low oil prices.

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Architectural Pornography: Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower

Green Prophet

Next Azerbaijan broadcast plans to top that with their own mile-high cloud-puncher. Saudi Arabia announced its Kingdom Tower, a skyscraper aiming for a new world height record of over 1 kilometer high in the sky.

Architects Embrace Iranian History at the Tabriz Bazaar

Green Prophet

Tabriz, an ancient city with Bronze Age origins, is capital of the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. Head to the heart of any Middle Eastern city and find a vibrant commercial hub, usually in the shadow of a major mosque – the bazaar.

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Iran Criticized For Response to Earthquake which Killed 360

Green Prophet

hit the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. Image – Rescue teams search for victims in the earthquake-stricken village of Varzaqan near Ahar, in the East Azerbaijan province, August 12, 2012. ?REUTERS/Arash A shortage of tents and an overseas trip taken by Ahmadinejad has sparked criticism of the Iranian government’s response following the devastating earthquake which hit the country. On Saturday afternoon, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.3

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Abu Dhabi Farms Caviar In The Desert With Gusto

Green Prophet

As a result, degradation of their habitats in Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia has left them among the world’s most critically endangered species. What’s weirder that eating slimy fish eggs? Farming them in Abu Dhabi’s desert.

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Tunisian Teacher Cycles to China for Wetland Conservation

Green Prophet

After crossing the Mediterranean sea from Tunisia to Istanbul, he then cycled through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and his is now in Xinjiang, China.

Turkey Tells Egypt to Bypass Israel and Cyprus With Long Pipeline to Europe

Green Prophet

Turkish PM Erdogan on recent visit to Egypt; more energy influence at Israel’s expense. AP photo by Maggie Michael and Lee Keeth.

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Turkish Cabinet Invokes Wartime Law To Seize Property For Hydro Projects

Green Prophet

Earlier this year, Georgia’s Green Party warned that a planned dam in northeastern Turkey could similarly impact Georgia and Azerbaijan by diverting the flow of the biggest water artery in the Southern Caucasus.

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Police Beat, Tie-Up, and Fire On Citizens Protesting Dying Ramsar Protected Lake in Iran

Green Prophet

Residents in Azerbaijan that rely on the Ramsar protected site for their sustenance claim that Revolutionary Guards are responsible for shrinking lake levels and the subsequent rise in salinity and decrease in biodiversity.

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Iran’s Mud and Clay Buildings Leading Cause of Earthquake Casualties

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on the richter scale hit the country’s east Azerbaijan province, killing at least 360 people and displacing and injuring thousands more.

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Iran’s Earth Buildings are the Leading Cause of Quake Casualties

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on the richter scale hit the country’s east Azerbaijan province, killing at least 360 people and displacing and injuring thousands more.

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Protests Over Shrinking Salt Lake Continue In Iran

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Tabriz and Orumieh are located in Iran’s Azerbaijan region, home to the country Azeri ethnic minority who campaigners state have been marginalised by the government.

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Is Pakistan Aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai With World’s Biggest Tower?

Green Prophet

Didn’t Azerbaijan just claim to be building the world’s tallest tower? . Abu Dhabi Group will construct the world’s tallest building in Pakistan. It’s the stuff of dreams. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust

Green Prophet

I’m planning tours to Lebanon, Morocco and trips to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, all with a culinary focus. Live long enough and we all know heartbreak, but what happens when a well-loved sustainable project walks away?

Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

Green Prophet

Armenia was cut off by both of its nearest neighbors, Azerbaijan and Turkey, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, so it relies on fuel imports from more distant countries, mainly Russia.

An Energy Insider for Nuclear Newcomers in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Shillito agrees that the region is diverse since it covers countries from Algeria to Azerbaijan, which, taken individually, can’t be lumped together.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

All About: Developing cities and pollution

The Green Changemakers

And if you live in Sumgayit in Azerbaijan, also on the list, where "genetic mutations and birth defects are commonplace", you have between a 22 percent to 51 percent higher chance of getting cancer than if you lived anywhere else in the country.

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