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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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

The IOC creates an Olympic Forest

A Greener Life

It has announced the details of a project in which they set out to plant what they call the ‘Olympic Forest’ in Mali and Senegal which they say will be part of their climate-positive strategy. Photo credit: IOC. By Anders Lorenzen.

Sustainable homes from invasive plants

A Greener Life

Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania have all struggled to contain typha, which creates all kinds of problems. By Jeremy Williams. Typha is an invasive species in much of West Africa. It’s a fast-growing reed, like a cattail, and when it gets established it can choke rivers and waterways.

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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Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

According to Haugwitz, the bank is currently considering funding hybrid hydro-solar power plants in Pakistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Mali and the Ivory Coast. The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Photo credit: Alamy. By Fred Pearce.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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.).

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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 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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Dozens Of Nations Come Together To Push For Climate Agreement Within Year; Major World Players Oppose Timing

Eco Friendly Daily

The LDC represents forty-eight countries, which includes Bangladesh, Tanzania, Nepal, Ethiopia, Mali and Bhutan. Prior to the opening of the climate summit in Durban, South Africa, many nations were already arguing over the timing and details of a legal agreement. So it comes as no surprise that the gap between nations has not lessened within the last four days of the summit.

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.

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.

Abu Dhabi gives 6 rural communities $41m for off grid power

Green Prophet

Mali : a 4MW hybrid solar and diesel plant will improve energy access for approximately 30 rural villages, help schools to grow, and provide homes, schools and health facilities with clean water and lighting. IRENA announced the first six recipients of concessional loans for off grid renewable energy projects that are “ready for the shovel,” as Director General Adnan Z. Amin put it in a press conference yesterday.

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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.


Green (Living) Review

The LMDC is comprised of several developing countries including the following: Bolivia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela) This press release is presented for your information only.

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Trade of Endangered Animals

Eco Friendly Daily

Botswana and Nambia will be pushing for increased exports whilst Kenya and Mali want a total ban for the next 20 years. Animals are under the constant threat of extinction whether it be from man or from nature. As we continually use and destroy natural habitats we make it harder for a species to be successful – but this isn’t the only mechanism for the depletion of a species that we cause, we often also hunt them directly.

Islamic New Year – Staying Green Since 622CE

Green Prophet

Further awarded eco-mosques have risen across the globe from Cambridge’s community garden mosque , the first eco-mosque in Europe, to a mud brick mosque in Mali , and the more recent plans for Qatar’s eco-mosques , fully installed with water savers and solar panelling. Another year has passed of the Islamic calendar. Over a thousand years since the first eco-mosque , but are Muslims any more greener at the end of it?

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