Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

The MENA region is most at risk, with the most water-stressed countries being Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3), Libya (4) Djibouti (5), UAE (6), Yemen (7), Saudi Arabia (8), Oman (9) and Egypt (10), according to the Maplecroft Water Stress Index 2012.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

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Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

It’s hitting Ethiopian, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Eritrea – Horn of Africa countries and it’s threatening the Middle East. The locust outbreak in Yemen. There is a real life plague of biblical proportions happening now in East Africa.

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Has the World Grown Immune to Mass Starvation in the Horn of Africa?

Celsias

People in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia are affected , actually devastated by this event. No rain for two years and the prolonged drought is causing the severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa. And its already affecting about 10 million people. Has the world grown immune to the problems of starvation? This year's wet season has officially ended and there is now very little prospect of rain or relief for the next few months.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

Green Prophet

” Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya , Syria , the UK, the US and northeastern Brazil have all faced droughts this year. .

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Yemen Running Dry As Water Shortage Reaches Extreme Levels in Africa and the Middle East

Green Prophet

For years now, Green Prophet has been reporting on the growing water shortage situation in Africa and the Middle East and its economic and geopolitical implications.

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Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

Green Prophet

UNICEF in this news piece has announced that although a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have made considerable progress towards improving the health of mothers and children, disparities within these countries persist, making this progress inequitable.

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Wall of Trees Hopes to Stand Ready Against the Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The planned wall of trees would extend from Senegal to Djibouti. A green barrier could be the only defense against the marching sand dunes of the Sahara. It is a fact that trees are the best cure for soil erosion, soil shifting and water retention.

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

and Djibouti (49.6). WASHINGTON — Israel is the best-prepared country in the Middle East for climate change, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, according to data released Nov. 5 by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

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Saudi’s Parrot Fish Festival Undermines Red Sea Conservation

Green Prophet

An archaic Saudia Arabian practice of trapping parrot fish in the Red Sea has to stop.

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

For example, Djibouti, Scotland, and the small-island state of Tuvalu all aim to derive 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C.

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How can the Arab World Benefit from Climate Change Negotiations in Qatar?

Green Prophet

However the risk is that Gulf state constituencies may drown out other frameworks and issues that are more relevant to a larger majority of non-oil rich countries from the MENA such as the alternative energy sector in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt , Tunisa, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco and Israel. The last international climate change negotiation (COP17) took place in Durban in 2011 and the outcomes were pretty disappointing given the urgency of the matter in hand.

Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

Green Prophet

“In 19 out of 22 Arab countries, the annual urbanization rate exceeds the rate of population growth with the exceptions of Djibouti, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates (countries with over 75% urban populations).

MENA Mayors Put Heads Together to Build Stronger Cities

Green Prophet

Countries like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, and Djibouti will see their urban population doubling over the next 20 years. Middle East city heads want to make their cities more sustainable.

The Horn of Africa Famine: A Cautionary Tale for MENA

Green Prophet

Aid workers are battling to reach certain drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa, where tens of thousands of people have died. Tens of thousands of people, many of them children, have already died in Somalia – the seat of what is being called the Horn of Africa famine.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

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).

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