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 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, 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 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).

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’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’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.

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. Recycling is new to Bahrain.

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.

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. 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.

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. .

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.

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.&#.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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?

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 Emirates

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

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 Emirates

Tons and tons of them (I like birds)

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v=Cvm4G9i0hAc But how about these Socotra Cormorants ( Phalacrocorax nigrogularis ) in Bahrain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeF-2QIR3-A Now that there are 7 billi0n of us on this planet, it seems appropriate to look at and appreciate other great big collections of creatures.

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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 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.

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.

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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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.

The Endless War:Saudi Arabia vs Iran

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Ongoing Disorders in the island kingdom of Bahrain since February of 2011 have set off alarm bells in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests.

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.

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.

Global oil consumption hit record high in 2010

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If it was human rights we were concerned about why are we not intervening in the former Rhodesia, now referred to as Zimbabwe, or Syria or Bahrain.

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Who rules the world?

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With the exception of not being permitted to criticize the monarchy in some countries, such as in Thailand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and such like, one nation and group we all, apparently, are not allowed to criticize – and we seem to do so at our peril – especially in the USA, UK, Germany, etc.,

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?

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.

Saudi Arabia’s Fast Food Boom is Finger Lickin’ Awful

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Franchise consultants report a steep increase in inquiries from firms eyeballing store openings throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Sultanate of Oman.

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.

Solar Bridge in Pakistan Replaces One Swept Away by Floods

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As if they didn’t have enough trouble on their hands, residents of 15 towns and 45 villages in Pakistan’s Swat Valley have been completely stranded since a bridge linking them was swept away by last year’s floods.

Will the Arab Revolt Challenge Big Oil?

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With Bahrain, the anchor of the US military presence in the gulf, wobbling, and with the seeds of revolt planted in Kuwait, the revolt in Libya could provoke a burst of Arab nationalism aimed at taking control of the Middle East oil resources. The Arab revolution is circling around the region’s oil, and there’s talk of nationalizing or strengthening state control of industries in Egypt. So far, the Arab revolt has been mostly non-ideological.

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