Slipping into Morocco.

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Slipping into Morocco from India, I wondered how I would feel would it still hold the same fas. Adventure Arts & Culture Atlas Mountains culinary experience Essaouira Marrakech Morocco Peggy Markel

Martian Meteor Hits Morocco

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Mars rock rarer than gold and called Tissint falls in Morocco. Scientists have just confirmed that a meteor shower that brought a 15 pound rock hurtling into Morocco really did come from Mars. Travel & Nature Morocco weird science

$9 billion in 2,000 MW solar investment streams into Morocco

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Morocco has persuaded foreign investors to underwrite a $9 billion solar power project. Since 1975, Morocco has controlled most of the Western Sahara, one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world.

Learn from Morocco at sunny solar MENASOL conference in Dubai

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The companies Acciona and TSK will be meeting in Dubai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of constructing the Noor I CSP plant in Morocco. Join in on their panel discussion on Morocco’s CSP industry and the lessons learnt on site in Ouarzazate. Energy Morocco Solar Energy

Long Treks on Skate Decks: Longboarding through Morocco

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They documented their first 1500 kilometer trip through Peru and Bolivia and now they’re taking on 2,000 kilometers through Morocco. Click here to view the embedded video. Adam Colton, Paul Kent, and Aaron Enevoldsen are longboarding their way around the world. The videos follow their gnarly adventures through incredible landscapes, rough terrain, steep mountain passes and crazy speeds—all with a bit of humor.

How vegan demand for agar is killing Morocco’s red seaweed

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Morocco is now battling the impacts of excess demand for “red-gold” sea weed, an alternative to animal-sourced gelatins for strict vegetarians. Killing Morocco’s ecosystem and society. Lifestyle food halal kosher marine life Morocco vegans Vegetarian vegeware

Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

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But there is one thing always true about Morocco: the sun always shines. Foreign firms are eager to bank on Morocco’s attractive feed-in tariffs and catch some healthy profits from our sun. Energy Martifer Solar Morocco Portugal pv Solar Energy

Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

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A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Quite aside from the innovation aspect, the size of the project would double Morocco’s existing hydropower, rated at 1,205 MW.

World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

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Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.

Amtrak looks like a dinosaur next to Kénitra’s high speed railway station in Morocco

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The train system runs like clockwork in Morocco. Related : Stop TGV campaign challenges Morocco’s high speed rail initiative. This is really important as anyone who has ever traveled by train in Morocco can tell you. It’s fast, easy and safe.

Morocco celebrates its certified nuts in 11th annual Asni Festival!

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The factory is the first-ever organic nut-processing system in Morocco. Built by the Ministry of Agriculture and HAF, and co-managed with Idrarn Cooperative, partners who are pioneers in developing organic agriculture in Morocco.

Morocco Airport Counts Solar Power Carbon Savings

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Marrakesh also known as the “Ochre City” is my favorite place in Morocco. Read more about our adventures in Morocco: Staying at the Exclusive Kasbah du Toubkal. Morocco and Egypt Eye Eco-Tourism Markets.

Siemens Sells First 100 MW of Turbines to Morocco

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The German renewable energy giant Siemens Energy has just secured its first wind turbine orders within Africa, with orders for two new wind farms going up in Morocco. Plus - Siemens is one of the biggest backers of the Desertec Initiative – now beginning in Morocco.

Syria’s seedbank seeds sent for safety to Morocco

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Whenever I read the news about Syria’s refugee and environmental crisis I wonder how Syria’s dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s wife Asma al-Assad, once so vocal about the natural environment (even biking to the West Bank in the past), can let her husband keep this madness up.

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EneR Morocco is Window to Maghreb’s Shiny Energy Potential

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The free EneR event is a networking and investment platform for those interested in Morocco’s renewable energy markets happening later this month in Casablanca. Morocco is wild, yet for the average business or tourist traveler tame and safe. Consider investing in Morocco.

Retro biker chicks from Morocco in photos

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If you thought that women from the Middle East and North Africa all wear drab black blankets over the head and stay home to cook dinner, these colorful photos by Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj might challenge that notion.

Rocking the “Eco” Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco

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Built by a British-Berber partnership and hugged by one of the most stunning vistas you can imagine, the Kasbah du Toubkal is an absolute must, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone traveling to Morocco. The Kasbah was a highlight of my trip to Morocco.

Morocco to Welcome Solar Impulse Pilots Tonight

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” Once the pilots have visited the construction site of Morocco’s first solar-thermal plant in Ouarzazate and their trip to Morocco is complete, they will begin to prepare for the next step of their remarkable journey: to fly around the world relying only on the sun for power.

Eco Travel Morocco at Holistic Meditation Retreat in the Sahara

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Retreaters must pay their way to Morocco, but after that, the retreat is 295 euros, inclusive. Travel & Nature eco-travel meditation Morocco retreat Sahara desertThe Sahara.

Fascinating, Frustrating Morocco: a Tour in Photos

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These are just some the images and experiences of Morocco that will forever be engraved on my mind. Severed goat heads, bloody and besieged by flies, lay side-by-side on a butcher’s slab.

Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

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Morocco to invest 8 billion Euros in renewables over the next 8 years. Despite unrest in the Arab world, Morocco has remained a relatively stable environment socially and financially. Energy alternative energy Casablanca Germany green investment Morocco renewable energy Solar Energy

Poverty Group Objects to Clean Technology Fund in Morocco

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Claiming the the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund is supposed to be used to alleviate poverty, a British group is objecting to the use of World Bank funds in Morocco to deploy a Desertec solar project in Morocco that will export power to Europe.

Morocco’s Berbers Had Water Management Sorted

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International water management policies in Morocco have disrupted the Berber’s perfectly good and longstanding system. In 2009 I travelled to the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco to reach some friends that ran an eco-lodge in a very lonesome village with a wholesome lifestyle.

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

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Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. To meet Morocco’s electricity needs, the government has adopted and is implementing a three-phase strategy.

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. Food & Health Algeria food security Libya locusts Morocco pesticides

Egypt and Morocco’s Equator Prize Winners Preserves Environment through Tradition

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For example, a previous Green Prophet article “ Morocco’s Berbers Had Water Management Sorted “, reveals how water management interventions led by the Word Bank replaced traditional water systems and eventually resulted in even poorer social and environmental outcomes.

Why Solar Cookers Should Spread Like Satellites in Morocco

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Women in rural Morocco are often responsible for the grueling task of trekking miles to collect fuel for cooking, which requires not only energy but also time that might have been used developing or applying other skills. Desertec Begins: 500MW Solar Power in Morocco by 2012.

What do the U.S., Russia, Ireland and Morocco have in common?

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“Fly” Through Morocco on Three Wheels with Twike Maroc

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Twikes have been around for 15 years, but they have only now made their way to Morocco. A hybrid electric vehicle on three wheels, this ergonomic two seater can travel 10,000km on the equivalent of just 50 liters of fuel, and you can ride one yourself.

Now Morocco is Looking for Bids for 850 MW of Wind

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Morocco already has the world’s most ambitious solar target. Morocco’s ascendance in renewable development is continuing apace. Currently, Morocco has 280 MW of wind energy. Now it is starting on wind.

Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

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Their facility in Morocco’s UNESCO-protected Argan Biosphere Reserve – just a skip from Agadir’s popular beaches – has won a bevy of green accolades that distinguishes it as one of the most sustainable such eco-tourism establishments in the entire country (if not the Magreb!).

Submarine Rail Linking Morocco and Spain Gets UN Push

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is pushing to revive a thirty year old plan to build a submarine rail link between Morocco and Spain , local Moroccan press reports. Still, if the project does lift off, it could be completed as soon as 2025. :: Morocco World News.

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Dirty Rubber Recycled into Unbelievably Beautiful Decor in Morocco

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Now based in Morocco, Dole incorporated local and natural materials into the design process to soften the rubber, adding color and a grace that belies the origin of these once wasted materials. Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building in Morocco.

Morocco: Arab World Star Has A Dark Side

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The Arab World’s superstar, Morocco’s longstanding exploitation of natural resources in the Western Sahara casts a dark shadow on the country’s reputation. Why, you ask, would Morocco be interested in the Western Sahara? Will Morocco continue to look the other way.

Could Morocco be First to Get 42% Solar?

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Paris Gives Morocco’s Solar Plan a Frank Chance ). So why Morocco? Like Israel, Morocco has an energy balance heavily weighted against it by the need to import fossil fuels. With no fossil-fuel production capacity, Morocco has to import all its fuel requirements.

Government Slaughterhouse Rises as Cool Art Space in Morocco

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Spotted over on Brownbook Magazine , The Slaughterhouse is an exciting new space for artists in what has become one of Morocco’s most bustling commercial centers.

World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight Will Land in Morocco!

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The world’s longest solar-powered flight will land in Morocco. Now they have announced plans to break their own record in May or June by flying their Solar Impulse plane from Switzerland to Morocco in preparation of their round-the-world trip scheduled for next year.

Morocco University Excited Over First Wind-hydrogen System Installation

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Morocco’s renewable energy push received yet another boost last week with the installation of the first-ever wind-hydrogen system in Africa. Training, teaching and researching the wind: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane gets Africa’s first wind-hydrogen system.

Fate of Bluefin Tuna Dangles in Morocco

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Delegates from around the world have gathered in Morocco to determine the fate of a fish.

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France’s GDF Suez Jumps on Morocco’s Wind Wagon

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By the end of the decade, Morocco hopes to generate a full 2,000 megawatts of wind energy , but for now, the North African country needs all the help it can get from foreign investors. At the end of two decades, Africa’s largest wind plant to date will be owned by Morocco.