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. Even a small swarm of locusts can eat the food of 35,000 people! .

I Am Beautiful: 5 Examples of Beauty from Around the World. ~ Janice Blanchard

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today beauty beauty around the world cultural perceptions of beauty Kayan tribe Mauritania Mursi tribe Renaissance self image the Maori Wodaabe tribe Growing up as a young black girl in the 70’s, what television and magazines defined as beautiful was quite different from what I saw in the mirror.

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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Largest African Photovoltaic Solar Plant Online Courtesy of Masdar

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Situated even deeper in the desert than Morocco and prone to locust swarms , Mauritania’s topography consists of the “ mostly barren, flat plains of the Sahara ” – as the CIA puts it.

A Clarion Call for Sahel Drought Victims

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World-renowned Sengalese musician Baaba Maal visits drought victims in Mauritania. Some families have almost nothing to eat, and I worry about how they will feed themselves until the next harvest,” said Sengalese musician Babaa Maal during a February visit to Mauritania.

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

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To the west, hydro-meteorological stations in Mauritania registered large seasonal rainfall deficits by mid-August and remote-sensing analysis for grassland conditions in parts of the country indicated the lowest level of biomass production in the last 20 years.

Masdar Launches the Seychelles’ First Renewable Energy Plant

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Earlier this year the team delivered Africa’s largest photovoltaic plant in Mauritania. The Middle East’s leading clean energy developer, Masdar has launched the very first renewable energy plant to be built in The Seychelles – the 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm.

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


Mauritania (2013). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground.

London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

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This is consistent with the firm’s mission to spread renewable energy to all reaches of the globe – including the Seychelles and Mauritania, where Africa’s largest solar PV plant was recently inaugurated.

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

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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.

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10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Other country that has decided to enforce the country-wide plastic bag ban after suffering of negative consequences was Mauritania. Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping.

GE Opens Ecomagination Clean Tech Hub in Masdar City

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Having firmly established itself abroad with groundbreaking renewable energy projects in London , Mauritania, the Seychelles and elsewhere, Masdar has a big year ahead back at home.

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Top wildlife destinations in North Africa

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Banc d’Arguin National Park, Mauritania. At the base of Toubkal. We visited this kasbah before our hike.

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Ancient Egyptian spider art celebrating the god of weaving?

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

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SIWA Oasis Near Libya to Get Solar from the Gulf

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Masdar, for example, has built small solar and wind energy plants not only in the Middle East, but also in the Seychelles, Mauritania, and elsewhere. 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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Masdar Aims to Detect Red Algae Before Coral and Desalination Damage

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They’ve helped Mauritania, the Seychelles and may head into Egypt (if the country ever stabilizes), and have plans to extend their reach even further, but in the meantime, all kinds of very important research is taking place back home.

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Building Integrated Photovoltaics Slash Energy Costs in Abu Dhabi

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There’s Shams 1 outside of Abu Dhabi, the largest CSP plant in the world , Egypt’s hybrid CSP plant, Kuraymat , and most recently, Masdar inaugurated the largest PV plant in Africa , which is now generating a whopping 10 percent of Mauritania’s energy supply.

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

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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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The Arab Youth Climate Movement Is Born

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Youth activists from countries such Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates attended the event which helped train them in useful skills such as speaking to the media and organising actions and campaigns.

Message to Qatar From Arab Youth – ‘Take The Lead On Climate Change!’

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Activities and events were held in more than 13 Arab countries from Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain to Mauritania, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

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Swarms! Plague of locusts could be breeding near you

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FAO has been monitoring the situation in northwest Africa where unusually heavy rains fell in late October over a widespread area of northern Mauritania, the adjacent areas of Western Sahara, southern Morocco and western Algeria and southwest Libya.

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How Palestine’s UNESCO Membership Could Affect Middle East Heritage Sites

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Ouadane , Chinguetti , Tichitt ,and Oualata , Mauritania. Nouadhibou and Azefal , Mauritania. Akko in Israel is just one important World Heritage Site in the Middle East region that could suffer from the United States’ decision to withhold funding to UNESCO following the admittance of Palestine as a member state.

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

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The Organization manages the water assets in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea as a “regional common”, transcending national interests.

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

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Mauritania : a 15MW wind energy project will provide power to four coastal communities. 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.

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Environmental Protests of the Middle East Show Eco Awareness in Arab World

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Mass environmental protest movements in the local and national level have been organized all over the region, from Morocco and Mauritania to Iran and from Turkey to Somalia.

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What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

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At the other end of the spectrum were Iraq (41.1); Yemen (43.9); Mauritania (49.0) 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.

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A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

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In Mauritania there were just two dust storms a year in the early 1960s, but there are about 80 a year today, according to Andrew Goudie, a professor of geography at Oxford University.[6][7]. Earth’s dust storms and sand storms are becoming more frequent.

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

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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.

Egypt’s Position For COP18 Explained

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Last weekend the Arab Youth Climate Coalition organised a day of climate action, with conferences and marches throughout the region, from Bahrain to Mauritania.

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Travelling Without Money to Istanbul’s Travel House

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Some participants also visited Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Yemen, Congo - Brazzaville, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and other countries, spending up to 1.5 A place where you can stay for free in Istanbul, meet other travellers and exchange travel experiences?

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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Ethiopia brought its first wind farm online in 2011, and both Nigeria and Mauritania are poised to do the same in early 2012. Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

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

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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

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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).

Urban Upgrading

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View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading? What are the benefits of upgrading?

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