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. megawatt capacity; the oil refinery plant, with a 3 megawatt capacity; and at the University of Bahrain, with a 0.5

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.

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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 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.

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.

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).

Bahrain’s Radiation Contingency Plan for Travellers from Japan

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Bahrain (A) will screen Japanese travelers (B) at airport if radiation levels rise. Now Bahrain authorities, a collection of 33 islands in the western Persian Gulf is bracing for radiation threats from Japan, according to Gulf News Daily.

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.

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.

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. A Kuwaiti in Canada uses Google Earth to uncover how a banned method of Middle East fishing is being used to trap an estimated 31,000 tons of fish per year. .

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.

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. Image of Bahrain hand flag and sun from Shutterstock.

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. Architecture & Urban Bahrain fire safety Isla souk traditional markets

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. Travel & Nature Bahrain Denmark Egypt Germany Greece green tourism Lebanon Portugal Qatar Sweden Tunisia

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?

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.&#.

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.

Rapid Gulf Growth Wrecking Ecological Havoc – Says Canada

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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.

Bahrain on the spot-camera in hand (3)

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Realizing that reforms within the old government structure ministries would be very difficult (80% of those Bahraini employed are employed in the ministries) the King appointed his son, the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman as the head of the Economic Development Board and the EDB has systematically set about reforming the labour, education, health, legal transport, civil service and works ministries.

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.

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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.

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

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The GCC members, Kuwait , Bahrain, Oman , Qatar, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, initiated the installation of an inter-regional fiber optic network called FARAJ, which is ensuring telecoms will be future-proofed for many years to come.

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.

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.

Google Street View Goes Under Sea

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Could Bahrain’s new artificial reef be next? Travel & Nature Bahrain Egypt scuba sea water

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.

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

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Many conferences end in handshakes and no action, but Powering the Middle East aims to close deals.

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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.

Earth breaks it’s own world temperature record, again.

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The feels-like temperature reached 53°C (128 °F) in Bahrain.

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

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Can you believe earth is running out of sand?

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So Bahrain and other Persian gulf countries began to restrict the export of sand. British economist Milton Friedman once warned that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years you’d have a shortage of sand.

Objet Geometries 3D Prints Electric Car Dashboard

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Hobbyists such as these in Bahrain are only beginning to experiment with the possibilities of home replication. 3D printing technology could lead to a greener product manufacturing and consumption. We were about 15 kilometers east of Limerick, Ireland when our tire blew out.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

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The new ruling responded to a petition filed by villagers charging that the foreign affairs ministry had allocated different districts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan to dignitaries of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar for hunting protected animals.

Online And In Dubai Ekotribe Caters To The Green-Minded

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The couple have plans to expand into Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Qatar and to get supermarkets to get on board. Where there’s a green will, there’s an eco-way, and Anu Agarwal will be leading the fray.

Turkey’s First Green Lifestyle Website Ye?ilist, Now Bilingual

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Bahrain’s Green Bar Offers Naturally Extravagant Fragrances. Living in Turkey and curious about where to find your nearest organic market? How to recycle? Where to take yoga classes?

Doha and Tel Aviv Launch Two-Wheel Options for Urban Transportation

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Activists at COP18 in Qatar: Islam and the Arab-world Not Eco Enough

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Young Arabs in Doha are telling the Arab world it’s time to take a lead on climate change during the first climate change talks to be held in the Middle East.

We Won't Trouble Saudi While We Crave Their Oil

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The howls of outrage from the White House and No 10 about the shootings on Thursday, the suppression of protests on Friday, the arrival of Saudi troops in Bahrain on Monday? Did you hear it? The clamour from western governments for democracy in Saudi Arabia ? Nor did I. Did we miss it, or do they believe that change is less necessary in Saudi Arabia than it is in Libya? If so, on what grounds?

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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.