Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

Green Prophet

A Nader Khalili -inspired earthen eco resort in southern Oman designed by SSH International won first prize in the Future Projects – Leisure led development category of this year’s World Architecture Festival.

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

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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.

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Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

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In addition to a heightened awareness of the environmental impact of the fossil fuel industry, the main drivers for change are economic. An increase in domestic energy consumption is also driving the exploration of economical alternatives to the fossil fuel industry.

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GE Energy Shows MENA Region How to Reduce Gas Flaring

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GE Energy demonstrates its Jenbacher gas engine at the Gas Arabia Summit 2011 in Oman today. So – on Gas Flaring Reduction Day in Oman today, GE Energy is making a presentation of its technology to solve it.

2011 87

The State of The Middle East’s Oceans – A Report

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The index scientifically compares and combines all dimensions of ocean health – biological, physical, economic and social, in order to generate an objective and accurate snapshot of the health of the ocean controlled by every coastal country.

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Middle Eastern Green Traditions Hold Key To Future – A Case Study

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The event brought cases from Jordan, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, that showcase community adaptation practices and explored the challenges of integrating traditional knowledge with other modern adaptation tools and approaches. Case Study 2: Oman’s Aflaj Water Channels.

2012 109

Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

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The UAE’s commitment to diversifying the energy mix is central to our long-term economic growth and sustainable development objectives,” said H.E. Solar-assisted enhanced oil recovery in Oman is also expected to contribute about 1 gigawatt-thermal (GWth) in 2019.

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Have a little faith? How Islam dealt with its first plague, the Plague of Amwas

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Different pandemics were sometimes turning points in human history when they caused economic losses, depopulation, political instability, and the collapse of the state. The site of Emmaus-Nicopolis, called ‘Amwas’ by the Arabs.

2020 96

Gulf Orders Piling Up For Fuel-Efficient 787 Dreamliners

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At the Dubai Air Show last week, Oman placed an order for six of them. Gulf carriers are ready for the new EU carbon regulations, with 70 orders pending for the 20% more energy-efficient Boeing Dreamliner.

Energy Experts Tell Arab World ‘Solar is the Future’

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This week’s announcement by energy experts during a World Economic Forum event that regional governments need to shift to clean, renewable energy resources should, however, go some way to rectifying the situation.

2011 86

Guide To Durban Climate Talks and The Oil-Rich Middle East

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Saudi Arabia was criticized for its attempts to delay progress and Kuwait, Oman and Qatar were awarded the ‘Fossil of the Day’ title for holding up the talks. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman share the same concerns about the economic impact of a climate deal.

Luxury Underwater Discus Hotel Close to Anchoring in the Gulf

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“As a result of the campaign,” the joint company announced in a recent press release, “specific projects are under consideration and preparation with locations in the United Arab Emirates, Maldives, Oman and Martinique.”

2012 89

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

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JinkoSolarco, Sun Edison, Tata Power, and First Solar are among the firms that will send representatives to meet up with governments from Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, among others along with Ministers of Utilities, Academic and research institutes and Public sector bodies.

Sudanese Invents Artificial Pancreas to Eradicate Arab World Diabetes

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Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman rank among the top eight countries worldwide for the disease. Baloola’s goal is to make his invention economically accessible with a retail price approximating $55: roughly the same cost as the obligatory glucose meter in every diabetic’s bag of tricks.

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

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“Unfortunately the Arab and Islamic countries have political and economic problems,” said Adham Hassan to AP. 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.

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Climate Change Cracks Down On Middle East Nuts

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Oman is among the countries that has already shown major losses in winter chill, which is expected to drop further still. Climate change will disrupt every aspect of life in the next few decades, including the kernel of Middle Eastern culture.

Gulf Interconnection Electrical Grid Could Save Billions in Energy-Hungry Gulf

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An analysis by Richard Tabor at Charles River Associates found a compelling economic case for the huge interconnected grid that, once complete, will link the power systems of the six Gulf countries. But the economic benefits are skewed. Six Gulf states hook up for profit.

2011 99

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). Their primary mandate is to increase coordination and cooperation among all members and across all fields, including: Economics and finance.

2012 81

The Holy City & The Windy City To Form Historic Environmental.

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The municipality of Jerusalem and the city of Chicago will forge a partnership similar to Sister Cities International , a non-profit organization that fosters cultural and economic cooperation between international communities at the municipal level.

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Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet

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But economics are a significant factor in the food movement as well.

2011 112

Supersized Boys and Girls in Gulf States

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Born in an economic boom, kids in oil-rich Arab Gulf States use their silver spoons to up caloric intact. Their Gulf nations’ cousins in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar are just as hefty.

2012 99

Arab World Revolutions Make Space for Green and Social Activism

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While changes in political landscape across the Middle East and North Africa continue to pose immediate security and economic challenges for the region, can the environmental movement find a voice through wider political participation and the development of a functioning civil society?

2011 97

Water Farmers get fresh with aquaponics for food in Toronto

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The company has also built commercial-scale projects in Oman and Pakistan. Bell picked up on the idea of aquaponics while studying economics and statistics at Waterloo University in Kitchener where he joined the UWAQ aquaponics club. Dream of fresh organic food?

2014 105

Ghandi, Michelangelo, and God: A Tale of the Environment

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Storms usually do not make it to Arabian cities on the Gulf; they jump on summer monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean only to break on unfortunate shores of Oman. On March 9, Abu Dhabi city has witnessed its most intense rain storm in recent memory.

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Going Green In Your Home

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Rafael Reuveny Says Ecomigration Drastic Measure to Survive Climate Change Why would a prominent Israeli-born professor at Indiana University decide to change his research emphasis from economics and political science to climate change and ecomigration?

2011 91

The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change – A Book Review

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One of the author’s real strengths is being able to weave a story about how these countries operate socially, economically and also environmentally.

Israeli Study: Smog Bad For Wall Street

Green Prophet

These findings lend support to the relationship between air pollution and mood established by psychologists, and the relationship between mood and economic consequences established by economists,” they note.

2011 82

Israel Approves New Licenses For Mid-Sized Solar Fields.

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Saving electricity And here’s some more good news: Three environment-friendly regulations were approved this week by the Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee, the Jerusalem Post reported.

There's More To Lebanese Tourism Than Bars And Beaches

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In the meantime, she believes that her facility, which draws scores more tourists to the region than before, has helped to improve the economic standing and emotional well-being of the women who work there.

2011 75

Can CO2 Mobilise Cairo?

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They also groups in Oman and Egypt’s Mansoura, and launched programs promoting sustainable transportation and biking in the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia. 350.org proves that Egypt has an enormous reservoir of young and engaged people.

2012 93

Take a time machine through culture to understand climate change

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Storms usually do not make it to Arabian cities on the Gulf; they jump on summer monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean only to break on unfortunate shores of Oman. This past March Abu Dhabi city has witnessed its most intense rain storm in recent memory.

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

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Today, more than a fourth of our gas production is shale gas,” said the Dutch energy expert, a former adviser to Oman’s Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals. “We How relevant will OPEC be 10 years from now?

The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change – A Book Review

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One of the author’s real strengths is being able to weave a story about how these countries operate socially, economically and also environmentally.

Interview With Abu Dhabi's Most Innovative Design Couple

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2011 111

Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

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Karim Elgendy, one of the founders of Carboun which is a sustainability consultancy, told GreenProphet : “Our research found that increased energy use in resource-rich countries of the Arab world is not a result of growing economic activity.

THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak | Green Prophet

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On a commercial front, Is the miswak economically viable?

2011 111

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has projected that Australia’s black coal exports will increase at an average rate of 2.6% years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8).

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

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However it is possible to quantitate the Climate Debt incurred by profligate high polluters such as the US Alliance countries and the Climate Credit allowing low polluters to advance economically on a path to eventual zero emissions in circa 2050. 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.

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

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However these same countries have no problem with continuing to run up huge national debts, with demanding debt repayment by vulnerable countries (as in the current Eurozone crisis) or with crippling Third World countries with massive debt (for a damning account read John Perkins’ “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”). Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

Everyday Acts of Sexual Violence?Why it's Important Not to Dismiss.

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Perhaps because it was a sheltered and protected sort of town, rape happened more to women who came from economically lower backgrounds, while people in bigger houses refused to assist. Want to stay in touch with elephant?

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Cracking the Egg. | elephant journal

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I'm 58 years old and childless, in large part due to a difficult family of origin whose circumstances, physical and mental handicaps and traumas 'trapped' me, along with some economic realities – until it was 'too late' to have children.

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Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from studying our.

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Claire Varian-Ramos: I think there is often a conflict between economic development and conservation biology. It often comes down to whether more value is placed on human economic wellbeing or environmental wellbeing. Want to stay in touch with elephant?

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The Yogi Muse on Choosing Teacher Training, Certification and.

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But once again the economics of TT rears it’s head. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call. Together, we can make mindful independent reader-created media powerful! Video.