Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

All but six countries in and around the region (the Comoros, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria) face water scarcity, which is defined as less than 1,000 cubic metres of water per person per year. Water scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians.

Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

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Shark finning, in which captured sharks have their fins and tails removed for use in sharks fin soup, has been a prominent issue in many parts of the world, including the Arab Gulf region.

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Color Me Olivaceous

10,000 Birds

Cameroon boasts Olive-pigeons as well, as does Sao Tome, Comoro, and greater Africa. While green is rather common color in avian plumage, it rarely attains the flamboyance of a parrot’s chartreuse or the emerald of a hummingbird.

The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Two subspecies exist, the nominate breeds across Madagascar, the Comoros Islands and isolated parts of East Africa, whilst a more range restricted second form breeds in a narrow belt along the Cunene River which forms the border between Angola and Namibia.

Tiny Asian bird discovered as sole member of ancient family. Who’s next?

10,000 Birds

Grand Comoro Flycatcher/Humblot’s Flycatcher ( Humblotia flavirostris ). Big news about a small bird broke earlier this month when bird researchers from several nations announced that the species formerly known as Spotted Wren-Babbler ( Spelaeornis formosus ) — a tiny, secretive bird of montane forests from the eastern Himalayas to southeast China — is not a Spelaeornis wren-babbler at all.

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

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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).

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

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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.