Climate Change Contributing to Mali-Algeria Conflict

Green Prophet

According to experts, climate change and rising food insecurity are major contributors to the recent destabilization of Mali and southern Algeria. Now, experts state that global warming is also playing a role in the destabilization of Mali and southern Algeria which has hit the news. According to a report released October 2012 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on food security in Mali , things look set to get worse.

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The war in Mali

Green (Living) Review

In Afghanistan the story if less about oil – although it has to do with it to a degree and with putting Iran into a pincer – but about rare minerals and earths, in the same way as with regards to Mali. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Does it really have something to do with defeating AQ in the Maghreb? Personally I doubt.

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Mali’s Life Changing Mobile Solar Lamps are Made From Bicycle Parts

Green Prophet

A suite of mobile solar-powered lamps have completely changed the lives of hundreds of villagers in Mali. Ferroni spent two years studying Mali’s villages and came up with a plan to help illuminate Mali villagers in a way that would be sustainable. Applying the same tricks and tools used to construct the carts, the villagers crafted these wonderful solar-powered lamps out of bicycle parts and plumbing pipes that can be sourced from just about any Mali village.

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Belgian MP makes stand against war in Mali

Green (Living) Review

Belgian MP Laurent Louis stands against war in Mali and exposes the international neo-colonial plot by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recently the Belgian MP Laurent Louis made the following statement in the Belgian parliament where he took a concerted stand against the war in Mali and the involvement of the Belgian government it this. What Mr. Laurent Louis forgot to mention as regards to Mali is that “ thar is gold in them thar hills ”.

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What Are Your Sexpectations?

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy Joe Dunn love Mali Apple Moniqe Darling Reid Mihalko Robin Williams sex sex education Soul Mate Lover workshopsI invite you to name and claim your own sexpectations.

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Solo Act.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Co-dependence Edie Weinstein Joe Dunn Mali Apple relationships The Soulmate Experience When Harry Met Sally For the first five years after his passing, I remained celibate by choice; not ready to take another leap into love at that point. When I opened my heart again, it was with timidity and not vigor.

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Finding birds in Deliblato Sands, part 3/3: along the eastern edge of the reserve

10,000 Birds

The upper two arrows: Mali Pesak grazing pasture. Mali Pesak grazing pasture , Karas-Nera Reserve (greater Deliblato Sands area). Mali Pesak grazing pasture represents the easternmost dunes of the Deliblato Sands dune system.

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Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom


Rock legend Paul McCartney recently wrote to the president of the Philippines, urging for Mali the elephant''s release into a sanctuary. Read More The post Paul McCartney Speaks Up for Elephant’s Freedom appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News paul mccartney

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

Green Prophet

Swarms of adult locusts are currently forming in Chad and are about to form in Mali and Niger following good summer rains that provided favourable conditions for two generations of breeding and which triggered a 250-fold increase in locust populations in those countries. They could also pose a threat to harvests in Chad, Mali and Niger.” Mali is particularly short of equipment after more than 30 pickup trucks were looted in the northern part of the country.

Stunted Growth Linked to Malnutrition and Climate Change


Scientists recently discovered that malnutrition and dry hot living conditions are linked to stunted growth in Mali, West Africa. USGS research found that Mali was becoming substantially warmer and a little bit drier. Scientists also knew that farmers and those who make a living raising sheep, cattle, goats, or camels were poor, and that stunted growth was occurring throughout Mali. USGS research is helping to identify the impacts of a changing climate on Africa's people.

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Malian ‘H’ blocks make A/C unnecessary at the Falatow Jigiyaso orphanage

Green Prophet

In the middle of the summer with no shade, the Sahelian region of Mali is hot. Related: Mali’s life-changing mobile solar lamps are made of reused bicycle parts. In their design brief published on Architizer , the designers said this about their experience building the orphanage in Mali. Blistering hot. So how did F8 Architecture build an A/C-free orphanage 50km south of Bamako without endangering the children? It’s all in the design.

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Climate change should be top foreign policy priority, G7 study says

Green (Living) Review

Citing conflicts in Syria and Mali and land grabs in Ethiopia, it warns that problems exacerbated by climate change – such as food insecurity, competition for water and land, migration and displacement – could leave fragile states unable to provide for their citizens.

Birding Where St. George Killed the Dragon

10,000 Birds

The next site is grazing pastureland called Mali Pesak and there, while having coffee among the snowy dunes, we observe the hunting attempt of one beautiful Hen Harrier male. Half past six, barely one degree Celsius, but the snow is melting fast. East, down the Danube we go, to the Labudovo Okno Ramsar site (Serbian for “swan lake”).

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The surprising economic history of salt

Green Prophet

Adjusted for inflation, the wealthiest person in history was king Mansa Musa I of Mali who cornered the world’s salt market in the 14th century. Photo of King Mansa Musa I of Mali via wikimedia. Oil prices have fallen considerably over the past two years. But this isn’t the first time the price of a core society resource has dropped so drastically. The economic history of salt is an interesting lesson for our time.

Music Monday: The Secret

Wend Magazine

From the Bio portion of Touré’s website; an explanation of this album in some of his own words: “To make this album I had to dig deep into the secrets of my own history and my country’s culture in order to move the music forward,” Vieux said, back in his native Mali. Click here to view the embedded video. His name, Vieux Farka Touré , may be hard to pronounce, but the music on his newly released album is smooth, subtle and powerfully easy to listen to.

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Radio Groovalizacion Communicates Middle East Migration Through Music

Green Prophet

He has been involved in various activities in relation with music, immigration, identities and integration collaborating with several NGOs and associations in Argentina, Spain, Senegal, Morocco, Turkey, Portugal and Mali. For example, in Mali I started a radio-show called “Mundo Mali” in partnership with a communitarian radio called Radio Kayira , and a video-series called Bamakosmos.

Into an Uncertain Future

10,000 Birds

The crucial factor limiting the maximum baggage is the transport of the entire German population to their new home in the central Saharan desert regions of southern Algeria, Mali and Niger by camel. This may come as a surprise and it is sure to rock the stocks, yet it is an inevitable consequence of recent developments and a logic step to those familiar with European affairs: The Germans are preparing to leave the European Union. No seriously.

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Desert Locusts Swarm West Africa Following Gaddafi’s Fall

Green Prophet

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. FAO also worries that political instability in Mali could hinder pest control efforts in that country, which would be a open invitation for desert locusts to pay a destructive visit.

UNESCO to Protect Olives and Turkish Coffee as Cultural Heritage

Green Prophet

” Other rituals from the region include the annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi And el-Qader Ben Mohammed , a trip that nomadic and settled Sufi communities undertake a pilgrimage beginning each year on the last Thursday of June, as well as practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger. We love olive oil and hummus , but there is more to the Mediterranean diet than just food.

5 Spectacular Eco Mosques Of The World

Green Prophet

The Great Mosque in Mali is just one of the world’s hand built mud buildings that are increasingly considered as options for low-carbon and low-cost construction. Green Prophet loves to cover where eco meets faith and the Middle East. Zaufishan puts together a handy list of five of the world’s most beautiful eco-mosques.

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Armed Islamists Destroy Timbuktu’s Mud Architecture

Green Prophet

The Djingareyber Mosque designed by Abu Es Haq es Saheli (who received 200kg of gold for his efforts) in 1327 is a famous learning center in northern Mali. UNESCO’s world heritage fund committee has discussed plans to help Mali conserve their natural heritage amid the conflict between Ansar Dine and Tuareg separatist rebels. Recently I made a tiny film clip to raise awareness about the pollution surrounding the Giza Pyramids.

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IKEA and UN Unveil Prefab Solar-Powered Refugee Shelters

Green Prophet

million refugees in countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, South Sudan and Syria have adequate housing (not to mention food, clothing and access to fresh water.).

Crazy heat dome will mean no one can live in Arab Gulf by 2100

Green Prophet

Climate Change contributing to Mali-Algeria conflict. Just when we got excited about Dubai’s solar trees , seems like innovations like this will not be enough to save the Middle East. In 85 years the region will not be fit for human habitation. Extreme Middle East weather patterns as a result of global warming and climate change have become commonplace for some time in many parts of the Middle East.

Learning from the Bees, Levi Touts Stronger Jeans

Green Home Blog

It also held seminars with the farmers of cotton-growing nations – Brazil, India, Mali and Pakistan – from which it sourced its raw material, denim. Learning from the Bees, Levi Touts Stronger Jeans. Choose green blue jeans. In a print media full of hype, one or two articles stand out. One is the Denny’s Restaurant chain, which plans to capitalize on the mesmerizing little hobbits of J.R.R. Tolkien fame in their new movie – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – to peddle Middle Earth meals.

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

” In the Middle East, civil unrest, at least partially caused by drought and other serious weather problems, is now being felt in many regional countries; including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Mali and Algeria. Climate Change Contributing to Mali-Algeria Conflict. The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. It does not look bright.

Proud Mary Textiles: Prints and Color for Sustainably Sexy Summer Style

Eco Chic

The company works in Mali, West Africa, Guatemala, Morocco, Peru, and Niger with both women’s cooperatives and male artisans who hand paint, pattern, and weave their specially made baskets, pillows, dresses, and bottle openers. Photo courtesy of We are a very polyester loving society, and though the synthetic fabric isn’t inherently evil (it dries faster than almost anything else!),

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World’s First ‘Tablet Cafe’ Circumvents Chronic Power Cuts

Green Prophet

Bordered by Mauritania and Mali in West Africa, Senegal battles with frequent power outages and sluggish internet connections that cut into any cyber cafe’s bottom line, but tablets circumvent both problems. The world’s first tablet cafe has opened in Dakar and already Google’s latest experiment is turning out to be a major game changer.

African Farmers Forced to Adapt to Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

Seyni Nafo of Mali is the Group's spokesperson. Work needed by UN on preparing farmers for impacts BONN, GERMANY : As negotiations continued at UN climate talks, the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) emphasised that there must be a greater focus and support for farmers in poor countries to adapt to the impacts of an already changing climate.

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. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

Fair Emission Cuts - the key to moving climate talks forward

Green (Living) Review

Mr Seyni Nafo of Mali is its spokesperson. BONN, Germany , May 17, 2012 : African countries attending the opening of the 'Durban Platform' climate talks in Bonn worry that there has been no change in proposed emission cuts, even though the current inadequate pledges risk 2.5-5C of warming.

Earth Architecture All The Way To Timbuktu

Green Prophet

Located near the Niger River Delta in Mali, Timbuktu is the gateway to the vast Sahara desert. South African architects chose mud as the main building material for an $8.36 million Islamic Research Institute project in Timbuktu. Using the name Timbuktu in a phrase denotes a sense of something that is far, far away. And it is. But it is also, perhaps surprisingly, the seat of a long tradition of Islamic scholarship. ( See the 5 Spectacular Eco-Mosques of the World ).

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Three Great Fall Reads: Natural Page Turners

Nature Conservancy - Science

Then, in 2012, Al Qaeda militants stormed Timbuktu and much of Mali. When I chose my summer book picks this year, I wrote that nature books have never been this fun. That continues with my fall selections, but with a twist. For summer, I picked light-hearted (and scientifically rigorous) titles, perfect for relaxing at the beach.

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The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Sierra Club Compass

The World Bank’s Lighting Africa program is currently piloting such an approach with mini-grids in Mali. How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that’s the question many are now asking. This record investment is building markets, starting with pico solar products like lanterns, from the bottom up.

Chocolate to Fuel Roadtrip From UK to Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

Two British men began a roadtrip with a difference this month, as they set off from their home on England’s southern coast in a cargo truck powered by biodiesel made from waste chocolate – their aim is to reach Timbuktu in Mali, and help raise awareness of climate change and bio-fuels along the way. As an offset, they intend to deliver a small biodiesel processing unit to a Mali renewable energy charity that specializes in developing enterprise through environmental projects.

Zebra Stripes, Disease-Fighting Owls, and Jellyfish for Lunch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists and locals in Mali work together for a healthier environment. Zebra stripes serve as fly protection, not camouflage, evidence suggests. Kenneth K. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff every week on the Internets — now we’re sharing some of the best with you every week in The Cooler: Wildlife. Ten cool facts about velvet worms.

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Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks. A recent study by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Oxfam reveals that developing countries are going to contribute more to cutting greenhouse gases than developed countries.

The war on Islamists in North Africa will go on for decades

Green (Living) Review

However, there is but one other reason, aside from keeping the “War Powers Act” alive in the UK, for any wars in those countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, etc., by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The war on Islamists in North Africa will go on for decades said British PM Cameron in a statement after the attack on the gas plant in the Algerian Sahara. Sure it will. They will make that it will for it gives the authorities the means to oppress the people at home for decades to come.

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Iraqi Mud Architect Wins Prestigious Sustainability Award

Green Prophet

From the stunning mud mosque of Djenne in Mali to the clay tower homes of Yemen , earth architecture has been used to create some stunning and sustainable buildings. Iraqi architect Salma Samar Damluji has won the ‘Global Award for Sustainable Architecture’ for her mud-brick renovation work in Yemen. Earth. Call it what you like – it’s the stuff of life and also of sustainable architecture.

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Furnishing your home just got fairer

Green (Living) Review

Fairtrade offers a positive alternative to thousands of cotton farmers in India and in countries as widespread as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Mali in West Africa, Peru and Egypt. In Mali, farmers have been able to fund the building of storage units for cotton and grain, enabling them to store food all year round and better control the sales of their cotton over the seasons, bringing them a more consistent income.

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The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

Sierra Club Compass

The World Bank’s Lighting Africa program is currently piloting such an approach with mini-grids in Mali. How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that’s the question many are now asking. This record investment is building markets, starting with pico solar products like lanterns, from the bottom up.

When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The Organization manages the water assets in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea as a “regional common”, transcending national interests. United Nations-sponsored World Water Day was celebrated this week in a series of events around the world ranging from races to speeches to demonstrations of how individuals could conserve consumption of this most-critical of natural resources.

A Clarion Call for Sahel Drought Victims

Green Prophet

The internationally renowned artist who regularly campaigns to improve the lives of African citizens launched an appeal to the international community to act before the food crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger reaches emergency status. “We World-renowned Sengalese musician Baaba Maal visits drought victims in Mauritania.

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

Sierra Club Compass

This includes leaders from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, and most recently Kenya. Photo credit: SolarAid. What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty?  A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like solar lanterns and solar home systems.