Iraq and Libya For Eco-Seeking Bravehearts

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But if you are looking for really unusual travel destinations in today’s politically changing Middle East, consider places like Iraq or Libya, where archeological sites intermingle with unfinished ecological projects started by the country’s former strong man, Muamar Gadaffi. As for Libya, the overthrow and elimination of Muamar Gaddafi’s 42 year reign there has left the country in a state of gross uncertainty.

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Libya’s “Great Man Made River Project” Could Stop Flowing

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The project is now be endangered from ongoing warfare that could be at the expense of several environmental projects that were put in place by Libya’s strong but eccentric dictator. Business & Politics Water environmental planning Libya power of waterUS F-18-C Hornets preparing to “visit&# Libyan military forces.

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Libya’s Post-Revolution Trash and Traffic Problems

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Clear Libya’s street of trash and traffic for a brighter and more democratic future says expert. S ecurity concerns in Libya may be top of the political agenda, but more goodwill could be earned if socio-economic problems such as traffic and trash are tackled says Rhiannon Smith, who is an economic development expert in Libya. Post-revolution , Libya is struggling with pressing security concerns, disunity and division along religious and ethnic lines.

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Environmental Economics: Four paragraphs that explain how Libya.

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Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Picture of the day | Main | Green vs. Green » February 24, 2011 Four paragraphs that explain how Libya affects U.S. Libya produces less than 2 percent of the world’s oil, and exports little to the United States.

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Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts

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The UN organization is alerting North Africa’s Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. Prevailing winds and historical precedents make it likely the swarms, once formed, will fly to Algeria, Libya, southern Morocco and northwestern Mauritania,” said Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer.

Libya’s Oil Reserves Pale in Comparison to Solar

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Libya has long relied on its crude oil resources for revenue, but the country possesses a natural resource far more abundant and hardly tapped at all: sun. Match this with solar irradiation that far north countries would die for, and Libya is sitting on a veritable gold mine. percent of Libya with solar panels could produce the energy equivalent of seven million gallons of crude oil. Libya and DESERTEC.

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Libya’s Oldest Mud City is Critically Endangered

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Built in the seventh century and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986, this clustered clay settlement in Libya epitomizes everything that makes earth architecture so worthwhile. Each house in the ancient settlement, which sits in Libya’s dusty southwestern corner, has multiple levels. And after the last wave of violence that ended in the deaths of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and five others , nobody is likely to book a fast flight to Libya any time soon.

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SIWA Oasis Near Libya to Get Solar from the Gulf

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Just 30 miles east of the border of Libya, the oasis is remote, but its curious earth architecture, productive olive groves, and vibrant cottage goods – not to mention the nicest, friendliest people you could ever wish to meet – makes it a fairly popular destination among tourists intrepid enough to visit Egypt. For outsiders, SIWA oasis in Egypt is a wonderful place to visit precisely because “civilization” has been so slow to arrive there.

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Libya’s Gaddafi is Finished: What Happens to His Green Projects?

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As for the Great Man Made River, and for everyone’s sake in Libya, hopefully the water will continue to flow. :: Sky News. Read more on Gaddafi’s now uncertain green projects: Will Libya’s Unrest Trash Their Historical Sites? Libya’s Pivot Irrigation in the Sahara Proves Money Can do Anything. Business & Politics Gaddafi Libya Middle EastMuamar Gaddafi’s compound goes up in smoke. Are his environmental projects next?

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At War with Libya- what's the real reason?

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Eight years to the day after the US invaded Iraq, a Coalition of the US, UK, France, Italy, Canada and Qatar has effectively gone to war with Libya with a semblance of support from the UN Security Council. Gadaffi says that these countries have declared war against Libya. So despite the UN resolution explicity excluded ground forces, this group struck Gadaffi's regime on the ground with Tomahawk Missiles. Libyan TV reported that 48 people were killed and 150 were injured.

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Peak Oil accentuates the Libya Effect

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CBC News reports the views of David Hughes, a retired geoscientist that the rise in the price of oil is because of peak oil and not the tumult in Libya. What is peak oil? Peak oil is when oil production stops rising. It can be measured globally or nationally. The U.S. had its peak oil in 1970 and oil production there has dropped ever since, forcing it to be more reliant on foreign oil. Experts debate when world peak oil will occur. Estimates are between now and 2030. Hat tip: CBC News. "If

Debate Blocked on the Undeclared War in Libya

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forces to a military conflict with Libya. President Obama committed U.S. He did so without without following the basic dictates of the Constitution, which requires that wars be declared by Congress, or the War Powers Act, which outlines requirements and timelines for cooperating with the House and Senate after a war has begun.

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The Invasion of Libya - Was it More than Oil? Water as well ?

Celsias

It’s been hard to justify the US, British and French invasion of Libya in a way that is consistent with those countries’ foreign policy.

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So Libya is not a War Because No US Soldiers are Being Wounded ?

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We have wondered for weeks why the Americans were invading Libya under the branding of NATO. It's a strange thing, war! The first rationale we were given was the protection of the civilian population and that it had UN backing. But we find this to be selective and we remain suspicious. So many other regimes are killing demonstrators or other sections of the population and NATO and the US have looked away.Not just recently, but for years.

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One Third of Republicans Vote to Finish the War in Libya that Makes No Sense

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The war in Libya has never made sense from any point of view. And it’s interesting to see that Republicans in Congress are starting to think that it makes no sense either. Seldom known as the peaceniks of the world, Republicans may just be seeking to make political capital out of a war that Obama has willingly pursued rather than inherited. The vote in the Congress where 87 Republicans voted to support Ohio Democrat Rep.Dennis Kucinich’s anti-war resolution is fascinating.

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So Libya is not a War Because No US Soldiers are Being Wounded ?

Celsias

We have wondered for weeks why the Americans were invading Libya under the branding of NATO. It's a strange thing, war! The first rationale we were given was the protection of the civilian population and that it had UN backing. But we find this to be selective and we remain suspicious. So many other regimes are killing demonstrators or other sections of the population and NATO and the US have looked away.Not just recently, but for years.

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Libyan Revolution Will End Gaddafi's Green Visions

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Prior to all the present confusion that is occurring in Libya, Colonel Gadaffi involved himself in a number of unusual “green&# projects, including a project to construct the largest artificial river which Gadaffi himself acclaimed as being “the 8 th natural wonder of the world.&# The fact that this money is partially what is causing the near civil war that is currently occurring in Libya today.

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Tripoli’s Doshma Creative Hub Has a Recycled Shipping Container Core

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So many countries in the Middle East and North Africa rely way too much on concrete for their building needs, but Libya Design bucks the trend with Doshma – a new creative hub built in part with a used shipping container. In addition to reusing a material that would otherwise languish at port, Libya Design , Allabina and HudHud have infused their cultural icon with an idealism rarely seen in contemporary North African architecture.

Refugee Relief: Firsthand Accounts of Shipwrecked Migrants in the Mediterranean.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga EU greece Lesvos libya Mediterranean migrants refugees survivalI have been deeply moved by the courage and tenacity of the people risking their lives in desperate conditions as they have allowed me to accompany them to Molyvos, the coastal town where they are first registered by the coast guard. They give new meaning to the words "survival" and "justice.".

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Gaddafi Dead: Will the Great Man Made River Follow?

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The Great Man Made River: 70 percent of Libya’s fresh water comes from it. Muammar Gaddafi, the eccentric strongman of Libya for more than 42 years and often referred to as the Mad Dog of the Middle East, wound up dying like a dog at the hands of his own people. With Libya now being a state of transition, and a centralized government still not yet in place, the future of these green projects appear to be very much in doubt.

Climate Change Contributing to Mali-Algeria Conflict

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Climate Algeria conflict Drought environment Libya Mali political conflictAccording to experts, climate change and rising food insecurity are major contributors to the recent destabilization of Mali and southern Algeria. Over the last couple of years, there has been a growing link between climate change and political issues in the Middle East.

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Was the Arab Spring Good for Renewable Energy?

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Geopolicity published “ The Cost of the Arab Spring ” back in October 2011, the same month as the war in Libya ended, and concluded that “Oil exporters were winners and oil importers were losers.” ” – with the exception of Libya, where revenues had dropped by 84 percent. ” According to the same report, Egypt, Syria and Libya paid the highest financial price as a result of the Arab Spring.

MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

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Agricultural growth in Libya. With among the least renewable water of the North African countries, Libya relies on groundwater to meet 95 per cent of its water needs. In the 1960s, the discovery of water in deep aquifers under Libya’s southern desert inspired an enormous water transfer scheme — the Great Man-Made River Project, one of the largest civil engineering enterprises in the world.

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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. Business & Politics Water Comoros conflict Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Libya mesqas Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria United Arab Emirates water Yemen

“War-Waste” of Rockets, Shells and Morters Facing Local Libyans

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There is so much ammunition and unexploded ordnance scattered across eastern Libya that local people will face a serious threat when they return home, reports the United Nations. Since conflict broke out in Libya in mid-February, various reports have emerged of the use of anti-vehicle mines, anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions and other ordnance by both sides to the conflict. Business & Politics conflict Libya

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All Eyes On Libya As Oil Prices Rise

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Radio Groovalizacion Communicates Middle East Migration Through Music

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In terms of music, what does emigration mean for the MENA region, particularly the Maghreb countries such as Morocco, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia – where many young people are leaving their homeland and perhaps foregoing their own traditional lifestyles, practices and rituals for more “westernized” ones? . Lifestyle & Culture Algeria art Libya Morocco Tunisia

Will Gadaffi Trash Libyan Historical Sites – Along With Everything.

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Gaddafi Promises Long War, Oil Up To $103 Per Barrel

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After four decades of power, Gaddafi continues to drool over Libya’s oil. Unlike the former presidents of Egypt and Tunisia, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi has no intention of relinquishing control of his country. Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) responded to his defiance over the weekend with a fractured Operation Odyssey Dawn, which resulted in an attack on Libya’s military control center.

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We Won't Trouble Saudi While We Crave Their Oil

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Did we miss it, or do they believe that change is less necessary in Saudi Arabia than it is in Libya? The democracy index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit places Libya 158th out of 167, and Saudi Arabia 160th. At least in Libya, for all Did you hear it? The clamour from western governments for democracy in Saudi Arabia ?

Desert Locusts Swarm West Africa Following Gaddafi’s Fall

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Desert locusts traveling southwest from Algeria and Libya threaten to decimate crops in Niger and Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “How many locusts there are and how far they move will depend on two major factors – the effectiveness of current control efforts in Algeria and Libya and upcoming rainfall in the Sahel of West Africa,” said Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer.

Libyan Violence Dampens Great Man-Made River Project

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This pipe was slated for use on Libya’s ambitious man-made river project. The Omar Mukhtar Reservoir in Libya’s southern desert is the second largest in the world, and an integral component of the $20 billion Great Man-Made River project (GMMR). Begun in 1984, the mammoth pipeline designed to transport water from the south to Libya’s dry northern cities has experienced huge setbacks as a result of Gaddafi’s power struggle with rebel forces.

Gaddafi Could Use Water As A Weapon In Conflict

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Libya’s government forces could use their control over enormous water reserves as a weapon in the current conflict between Gaddafi and rebels trying to overthrow his regime. The ‘Great Man-Made River’ , a great civil water works project dubbed by Gaddafi as the 8th wonder of the world , was built to resolve Libya’s severe water scarcity problems. For more on Libya and water see: Libyan Violence Dampens Great Man-Made River Project.

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Interdependence & Immigration: Drawing on Buddhist Principles could Save Migrant Lives.

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Smugglers continue to take advantage of the anarchy in Libya and the calm sea, packing vessels in attempts to score $90,000 a vessel on average. This is a high-risk voyage over 1,300 migrants have died in the past month! Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Editor's Picks equality EU human rights immigration Mediterranean migrants refugee

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CBRN Threats and the Arab Spring

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Instability in Libya and Syria creates a dangerous security situation. Is there a danger of proliferation in Syria and Libya? Autocratic governments in Tunisia and Libya have been overthrown, the Egyptian president was forced to resign and whilst new elections have been held in Tunisia and Egypt, the internal situation in Libya remains unstable. This report focuses on two Arab countries: Libya and Syria.

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Oil and Trouble

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Did we miss it, or do they believe that change is less necessary in Saudi Arabia than it is in Libya? The democracy index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit places Libya 158th out of 167, and Saudi Arabia 160th( 1 ). At least in Libya, for Did you hear it? The clamour from western governments for democracy in Saudi Arabia?

U.S. Department of Energy Frees Up 30 Million Barrels of Oil

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The DOE reports that the disruption in Libya alone is responsible for a loss of about 1.5 It was announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) along with the International Energy Agency would be releasing 60 million barrels of oil over the next month. The U.S. will be contributing half of the oil as the two groups attempt to offset the drain on available oil caused by all the conflict in the Middle East. The U.S

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After America’s fossil water goes dry, will the Middle East follow?

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This has resulted in the need to tap into prehistoric underground aquifers , such as North Africa’s Nubian Aquifer under Libya; and the the Disi and Wasia aquifers Jordan and Saudi Arabia. If prehistoric aquifers like Ogallala are in danger of being depleted in non-desert regions, it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what will be fate of fossil water in desert aquifers like those under Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Libya.

The Tragic Story Behind Haunting Plane-Shaped Memorial in the Sahara Desert

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18 years later, family members built a memorial shaped like a plane in Niger, to which Libya contributed $170 million.UTA Flight 772 was flying from Brazzaville in the People’s Republic of Congo, via N’Djamena in Chad, to Paris CDG airport in France. Libya is said to have ordered the bombing to take revenge against the French for supporting Chad against the expansionist projects of Libya toward Chad.

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Middle East Deserts as Seen From Space: Far-Out Photos!

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The Sahara Desert comprises most of Libya, leaving only 6% of its land suitable for agriculture. Libya has no permanent rivers or natural inland water bodie. Water saturated subsurface sandstone, penetrating as deep as 4 km, forming the enormous underground water basins that now supply Libya’s water. The Al Jawf oasis (pictured above) in southeastern Libya lies deep in the Sahara.

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Libyan Artist Turns Weapons of War Into Amazing Sculptures

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Indeed, this chance for more open and democratic Libya is already leading to creative projects. He adds that hopefully the Arab Spring and the revolution in Libya will inspire others to fight and overcome their very own ‘dinosaurs.’ For on Libya see: Iraq and Libya For Eco-Seeking Bravehearts. Libyan sculptor Ali Al-Wakwak has transformed the charred remnants of war into inspiring creations.

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Are European news media trying to incite a civil war in USA?

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I know it worked so well in the Ukraine, in Egypt, in Libya, and in Syria, didn't it, to create failed states which can then be taken over by the neoliberal elite in Europe and elsewhere with one particular person and his organizations in the forefront. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the United States – so writes the German magazine Der Spiegel – people are faced with a dilemma: either to conform or to resist.

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Post-Revolution Libyan Kitesurfers Reclaim Their Turf

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For years, anyone who wanted to kite surf in Libya had a real challenge: beaches were under government control and many sports were outlawed. Jalal Elwalid is largely responsible for making kitesurfing such a popular sport in Libya, where the former regime outlawed certain sports, Brownbook Magazine reports. ” Albeit predominantly a man’s sport in Libya, there were two women on the trip from Tripoli to Farwa Island that Elwalid arranged.