Japan builds desalination plants for Bahrain and the Emirates

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Durrat artificial islands in Bahrain are fed desalinated water. Two dry Persian Gulf countries are amping up their desalination capacity : Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain, or the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf.

Bahrain Announces 5 MW Solar Power Entrance

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Bahrain , a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, has lagged behind other Gulf region countries in developing its clean energy sector. Through strategic alliances with technologically advanced partners, NOGA aims to diversify the energy supply sources that will help achieve the goals of Bahrain Vision 2030.” Image of Bahrain hand flag and sun from Shutterstock.


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Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power

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In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain. Together with the National Oil and Gas Authority, the Electricity and Water Authority, and the University of Bahrain, Bapco wants to improve the generation of clean energy using the sun – the major renewable energy resource in the Middle East. Energy Bahrain oil industry Solar Energy

Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

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Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently. Bahrain as the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of population. Cities Bahrain ecological footprint global warming Kuwait pollution Qatar recycling United Arab Emirates

Bahrain’s Artifical Reef a Success After 16 Weeks

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Rapid coastal development left its mark on the integrity of Bahrain ‘s marine ecosystems. To mitigate some of the damage, Bahrain’s experimenting with artificial reefs to enhance those areas with potential for increased productivity. Most of the structures were constructed in Bahrain by Reef Arabia using high strength marine-grade concrete. Travel & Nature Water Arabian Sea artifical reef Bahrain coral reef dredging land reclamation marine habitat

Bahrain Balances Traditional and Modern Medicine

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Bahrain’s health authority has established four directives to regulate the sale and prescription of traditional, alternative medicines. As in Bahrain, medical professionals in the United Arab Emirates are also perfecting the art of balancing traditional remedies with western medicine. This step was taken in response to concern about the credibility of some businesses.

Bahrain Souq Shops Destroyed in Isla Town Market Blaze

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Firefighters battled a blaze that erupted last week in Manama, Bahrain’s capital city, destroying hundreds of shops in the popular Isla Town Market. The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry will also inspect all of Bahrain’s traditional markets to confirm they comply with safety regulations.” Approximately 120 firemen from all of Bahrain’s fire stations, including those on leave and off-duty, were called to the scene to bring the fire under control.

Bahrain’s Temporary Market 338 Beats Out Glitzy Shopping Malls

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Which might explain why Bahrain’s Market 338 has become such a popular destination. “I think in Bahrain there is this attitude of importing art, design, music etc. We have a lot of creative people in Bahrain but they just never feel motivated enough to do it, they never get the chance or the platform to show themselves,” said Kanoo.

Bahrain Radically Overhauls Energy Delivery and Billing Systems

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Bahrain is looking to overhaul its energy management system and announced this week that it was to implement a new “radical” IT system that would help boost energy efficiency in the Gulf Kingdom. According to the Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) , the utility-based IT project will be the largest ever in the small island country.

Bahrain Beauty Shop VaVaVoom Sells Recycling to Clients

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VaVaVoom set up collection points for used lotions, potions and cosmetic cases at the Bahrain City Centre where customers can drop glass, metal and plastic containers. We couldn’t have thought of a better initiative to reward our customers for the ten great years of business we’ve had in Bahrain. Recycling is new to Bahrain. “Home waste in Bahrain reveal an alarming figure with 287,205 tons in 2007 increasing to 402,241 tons in 2009 – an increase of 29 per cent.

A Simple Piece of Fabric Transforms Bahrain Gateway (PICS)

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A new pavilion by A-Bureau takes back an area of downtown Bahrain overrun by traffic – even if only temporarily. Right in the midst of the worst government crackdowns in Bahrain last year, we interviewed Camille Zakharia – a talented photographer whose work has been shown all over the world. Recently he sent us images of A-Bureau’s new Bab Al Bahrain pavilion – a deceptively simple piece of fabric erected in the city center.

Bahrain’s Green Bar Offers Naturally Extravagant Fragrances

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” Green Bar’s products are currently sold through retail outlets throughout Bahrain, but can also be purchased online and shipped worldwide. Green Bar makes local, natural beauty products in an industry pumped with chemicals and toxic preservatives. It’s tough enough being a woman without having to worry about nasty preservatives in cosmetics , or the loads of other bad things pumped into beauty products.

Google “spies” find weir trap fishing used illegally in Iran, Qatar and Bahrain

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According to Pew, who funded the research, most of the unreported catch occurred in the coastal waters of Bahrain and Iran. By talking with local Gulf fishing scientists on amounts of fish catches reported, she estimates that weirs in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Bahrain scoop up about 31,000 tons of fish a year, or about six times the amount actually reported.

Bahrain Gives a $4 Million Post-Ramadan Gift to Famine-Struck Somalia

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Although Ramadan is now officially over, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Agency (IAA) raised $4 million for famine-struck Somalis in keeping with their “religious, moral, and patriotic duty.&#. Avoiding the unspeakable seems human enough, but Bahrain’s Information Affairs Agency (IAA) could not continue to look away from the people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia who stare down death every day. .

Bahrain Plans To Install Smoking Cabins… Everywhere

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That is the reasoning behind one company’s mission to take the smoking cabin beyond the airport and incorporate it into just about every aspect of Bahrain’s civic life (except the kindgergarten). The Bahrain International Airport has a smoking cabin in the departures lounge, but according to Gulf Daily News, arrivals will get its own too. Everywhere in Bahrain, smokers will be able to step into their own smokey zone without any kind of legal recourse.

Wikileaks, Bahrain and Saudi: Concerns over Rising Food Prices Spread

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According to the Wikileak revelations , Bahrain increased government subsidies in an effort to off-set rising prices for lower-income families in 2008 and has promised more generous subsidies recently. Bahrain, which has a population of just over 1 million, has struggled with rising food prices although generous subsidies have been promised to take the edge of the high prices.

Google Street View Goes Under Sea

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Could Bahrain’s new artificial reef be next? Travel & Nature Bahrain Egypt scuba sea waterIf you can’t afford your own private submarine , or are afraid of diving, there’s always Google: Google has already taken their street view maps to Tel Aviv , Jerusalem and many other places in many lands. Now they are venturing out into that other seventy percent of the earth, the sea. You’re weightless.

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Four of the World’s Ten Fattest Nations Are Gulf Countries

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Kuwait , Qatar , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are among the world’s top ten overweight nations , a new report by BMC Public Health has found. Rounding out the top ten heaviest nations is Bahrain. “We Lifestyle & Culture Bahrain Kuwait Qatar Ramadan United Arab Emirates United StatesRamadan period expected to add to weighty population. Eat less, and go to the gym more. Alas, easier said than done in some Gulf states, especially during Ramadan.

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Animal Abuse Horrific for Livestock Sent from West to Middle East Ports

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First with Egypt, then with Bahrain and as a result, Pakistan. Bahrain helped to bring another tragedy to the forefront of international animal-related media after they refused to allow a ship carrying some 20,000 sheep to dock on its shores, forcing the vessel to Pakistan. Food & Health Lifestyle & Culture animal rights animals Bahrain Brazil Egypt Live Export Pakistan

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Tel Aviv and Beirut Are Most Expensive City for Expatriates

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Architecture & Urban Abu Dhabi Bahrain Beirut Dubai green economics Gulf Israel Lebanon MENA sustainable cities Tel Aviv TunisiaBeirut overtakes Abu Dhabi and Dubai, becoming the most expensive city for expatriates in the Middle East region, after Tel Aviv. According to Mercer’s latest Cost of Living survey Tokyo has become the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, pushing Luanda, Angola to second place while Karachi, Pakistan is ranked as the world least expensive city.

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Travellers want trains – but what is the Middle East doing about it?

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Cars & Transportation airplanes Amman Bahrain Cairo Climate Change damascus eco-tourism Egypt global warming Gulf countries Israel Istanbul Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Mecca Middle East Morocco Oman Qatar railways Saudi Arabia Syria train trains transportation Tunisia Turkey United Arab EmiratesIstanbul – a major hub for train travel across the Middle East.

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Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier

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He also launched the innovative Smart City project in Bahrain. Energy Bahrain Iran Iraq Jordan natural gas Nuclear energy oil OPEC Petra Solar Saudi Arabia solar power United Arab Emirates wind energy How relevant will OPEC be 10 years from now? Does the rapid expansion of new technologies like fracking threaten the future of eco-friendly energy alternatives such as wind and solar energy?

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Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

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The three winners from the Middle East/MENA region are Tunisia, Bahrain and Qatar in new survey on tourism trends. Only three MENA countries are included in the top 50 rankings of leading tourism destinations and surprisingly none from the historically and culturally rich Levant region: Bahrain (2011 ranking: 40), Qatar (2011 ranking: 42), and Tunisia (2011 ranking: 47). Travel & Nature Bahrain Denmark Egypt Germany Greece green tourism Lebanon Portugal Qatar Sweden Tunisia

Will Building Catastophes Make Smarter Occupants?

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This question takes on new urgency in the Middle East: Last July, firefighters battled a blaze that erupted in Manama, Bahrain’s capital city, destroying hundreds of shops in the popular Isla Town Market. Architecture & Urban Bahrain Beirut building safety emergency egress fire safety Lebanon life safety Trade TowersLaurie escaped from the Trade Towers 11 years ago and as a building expert looks critically at standards in the Middle East. .

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Rapid Gulf Growth Wrecking Ecological Havoc – Says Canada

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Climate Energy Bahrain Gulf region Iran Iraq Kuwait oil Oman pollution Qatar resource curse Saudi Arabia the United Arab EmiratesExtremely valuable oil and parched dry sand is proving to be a lethal combination for the Gulf region, according to a Canadian report out of the University of Toronto.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

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Bahrain. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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The Gulf Co-op Council is a European Union Arab-style

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GCC is a political and economic alliance between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Saudi Arabia (KSA). The UAE and Bahrain are more open to foreign influence and, resultantly, are more socially tolerant. US free trade agreements were passed in 2006 with Bahrain and Oman: but independent actions like these threaten GCC economic unification. Bahrain faces a possible Shi’ite government with additional Sunni demand for a direct role.

Mecca’s Hajj cancelled this year

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In Bahrain, which confirmed 33 cases as of Thursday last week, the authorities stopped all flights to Iraq and Lebanon. Travel to Mecca and Medina is simply cancelled this year by Saudi Arabia over fears that the coronavirus will spread. Millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage every year.

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UK training Saudi forces used to crush Arab freedom movement

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain is training Saudi Arabia's National Guard – the elite security force deployed during the recent protests in Bahrain – in public order enforcement measures and the use of sniper rifles. Saudi Arabia pays for “all BMM personnel, as well as support costs such as accommodation and transpor”" Bahrain's royal family used 1,200 Saudi troops to help put down demonstrations in March.

The Arab Youth Climate Movement Is Born

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Youth activists from countries such Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates attended the event which helped train them in useful skills such as speaking to the media and organising actions and campaigns. First on my list is Tariq Al-Olaimy from Bahrain.

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

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Very high summer temperatures have always been a problem for human habitation in Gulf locations like Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and Dubai, with summer temperatures often surpassing 45 degrees Celsius, combined with high amounts of humidity. While the super rich in Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi can insulate themselves from wet bulb temperature effects in their glass enclosed bubbles, while doing conspicuous shopping abroad , those serving them cannot for the most part.

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Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

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Sola Terra has a thing for the Middle East and already operates in similarly shiny places like Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Turkey, and Morocco. You might meet snake charmers in the square of Marrakech and also storytellers who tell a good tale. But there is one thing always true about Morocco: the sun always shines. Foreign firms are eager to bank on Morocco’s attractive feed-in tariffs and catch some healthy profits from our sun.

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.

Jaguar’s XKX concept car goes electric


Designed by Hussain Almossawi of Bahrain based design studio Skyrill and Matin Myftiu, an Albanian designer, ther XKX is a totally new avatar of the classic Jaguar we grew up admiring. Pratima Kalra: The Jaguar XKX concept car is sure to inspire the future of the automobile industry. In many ways this concept is a revival of the brand’s glorious design, tailored around electrical elements for powering its system. Purrrrfect Jag. Picture Gallery. Purrrrfect Jag. Purrrrfect Jag.

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Fracking – Oil’s downside: Should governments invest in it?

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Even oil producing countries in the Middle East have now begun to use this method including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE. Oil and natural gas, as investment opportunities, have certainly had their share of publicity; both good and bad.

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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. Bahrain has the most liberalized electricity market with 80% of power produced by independent private producers. Bahrain has the most liberalized electricity market in the region.

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Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!

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Terra Sola combines the corporate muscle of Bahrain -based Terra Sola Ventures, Swiss wealth management company Terra Nex, RWE New Energy, Hareon Solar Technologies, and a number of German tech companies including LTi ReEnergy. A global consortium of engineering and renewables industry giants kicked off a project to build a suite of solar power generating plants in Egypt to produce 2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and valued at USD $3.5 billion.

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Great Barrier Reef won’t be listed as an endangered site just yet


Initially, the country won support from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia , both members of the World Heritage Committee, to delay the listing until 2023. The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a world heritage site in danger after consideration by the World Heritage Committee. A proposal made by scientists at UNESCO earlier this year called on the committee to list the barrier reef as an endangered site, following degradation caused by climate change and human interference.

Flying Sushi iTrays First Step to Flying Carpets

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No word yet as to whether Heathrow airport will need to hire extra air traffic controllers to manage unidentified flying sushi or whether this service will be expanded to Yo Sushi restaurants in Dubai and Bahrain. America’s bumbling fictional super spy Maxwell Smart had a good point when he would say of the villain, “If only he had used his evil genius for niceness.” ” We’ve heard far too many tragic stories of drones being used as weapons of war.

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How Big Butts Bust Chronic Illness by Trapping Bad Fat

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Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have all ranked among the world’s top 10 fattest nations with ballooning obesity rates and an explosion of associated diseases. But there’s an upside to oversize: scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford have discovered that – no buts about it! – women with larger than average backsides are increasingly resistant to chronic illness.

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Secret oil pipeline revealed between Israel and the UAE

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As the Israel-UAE peace deal opens up trade between Bahrain and soon other Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, Israel is also proposing an oil pipeline deal with Saudi Arabia. The FSO Safer is a sinking oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.

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School’s In: Turkish Teachers Learn How To Teach Ecoliteracy

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And last autumn, Bahrain University held a two-day exhibition of environmentally friendly projects designed by its students , including a water-recycling system for mosques and solar heating/cooling systems. Bahrain University Exhibits Eco-Friendly Inventions Created By Students. How should teachers incorporate environmental ethics and lessons on sustainability into their classrooms?

Billboard Extracts Clean Drinking Water from Air (Photos)

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Also like parts of this region, such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and other Gulf countries, humidity levels are extraordinarily high. Like the Middle East, parts of Peru suffer from a chronic water shortage.

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