Oman’s Sustainable GU Tech Campus Scoops Coveted Construction Prize

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Oman is a small nation bordering Abu Dhabi on the Arabian peninsula; it has a long coastline and one of the largest populations of endangered Loggerhead turtles on earth. Architecture & Urban Arab design green design GU Tech in Oman Hoehler + Partner islamic design sustainable design

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New Arabian Humpback Whale Located in Oman

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The Arabian and Persian Gulf waters off countries like Abu Dhabi, Iran, and Oman are home to a number of different types of marine animals. Travel & Nature Abu Dhabi animals Iran Oman WhalesAn Arabian humpback whale : newly discovered and already imperiled?

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Hundreds of Dead Cormorants Found Slaughtered Near Oman Border

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Travel Dubai migratory birds Oman Ras al-Khaimah We were really troubled by this latest tip: hundreds of dead cormorants were found dead on a beach, about an hour from Dubai, according to a local photographer. A byproduct of fishermen’s nets? See the exclusive photos.

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Eco-Crusader Frees Trapped Turtle in Oman (Video)

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Most tourists who visit Oman’s Gulf coast are treated to pristine views and sparkling waters, but Ray Montoya, an American angler and art teacher living in Muskat, produces YouTube videos that show another side to the country. Terra Nex to Help Oman Build its Own Solar Supply Chain.

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Geoscientists Say Oman is Sinking and Shrinking

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Scientists discover that every year Oman loses a little bit more of its landmass to rising sea levels. Already geoscientists from the German University of Technology have noted that in certain parts of the Gulf country Oman – the landmass is sinking and shrinking, Gulf News reports.

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Communities in Oman Face Growing Risk of Floods

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Due to the threat of flooding, communities in low-lying valleys in Oman are being encouraged to relocate. It may be a hot and dry country most of the year but Oman, like Saudi Arabia , is prone to flash flooding. The year before, a tropical storm killed 50 people in Oman.

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Red Tide Blooms Threaten Gulf of Oman, Shut Down Kalba Desalinization Plants

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The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water indicates that red tide may be present in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. Travel & Nature Gulf of Mexico manatee Oman pollution red tide United Arab Emirates United States

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Following Oman Success, GlassPoint Wants to be the IKEA of Solar

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Last year Oman inaugurated a 7MW solar pilot plant that produces steam to loosen thick, stubborn oil. No details have been released but industry insiders speculate that Oman could invest a further $1.5

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Terra Nex to Help Oman Build its own Solar Supply Chain

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Fossil-fueled til 2004, Oman is now making bold moves into solar. The Sultanate of Oman, despite its small population of under 3 million, is forming an unusual partnership arrangement with Terra Nex for financing and project development of solar infrastructure capabilities locally.

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Nader Khalili-inspired Eco Resort in Oman Wins Big Accolades at WAF

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A Nader Khalili -inspired earthen eco resort in southern Oman designed by SSH International won first prize in the Future Projects – Leisure led development category of this year’s World Architecture Festival.

Inspired by Oman Caves: Take Green Prophet’s Plastic Bag Challenge!

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Swimming in Aqaba, I had to slap away submerged plastic, but a story coming out of Oman makes me want to slap something else. About a 3-hour drive out of Muscat on Oman’s Selma Plateau, a modest crack in the earth draws spelunkers, and trash, and most recently, trash-collecting spelunkers. Then try for one month, one year… Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Nature activism biodegrable bags Oman plastic bags plastic bottles recycling trash

GlassPoint Uses Solar Mirrors to Loosen Dirty Oil in Oman

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California-based GlassPoint Solar has installed an unconventional concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Oman.

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Sinbad the Sailor’s Home Threatened by Rising Seas and Bad Development

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One of the tales, the actual hometown of Sinbad, may be lost from over-development and rising seas in Oman. This not only affects countries like Oman that face oceans, but also more enclosed bodies of water like the Mediterranean Sea.

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Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!

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Design Energy Abu Dhabi flight Oman pilot solar solar plane solar power We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy.

Israel’s Captain Sunshine a CNN Green Pioneer

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Other Green Pioneers include a princess from Oman, Princess Sayyida Tania Bint Shabib Al Said who is leading efforts to preserve Oman’s nature reserves and turtle populations. “It Travel & Nature Arava Power CNN Israel media Oman Solar Energy

Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

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Cleantech, Science & Technology Arabian Sea Gulf of Aden Gulf of Oman marine Marine Drone Persian Gulf plastic pollution Red Sea Saudi Arabia SeasThis Marine Drone could clean up our dirty work. Can a wealthy Saudi fund this prototype to clean our seas?

Hunting for Fossil Rock in the Arabian Desert

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I’ve always known that much of the Arabian peninsular mountains, especially those in the United Arab Emirates and Oman were at one point in time, millions of years ago, under the ocean. Travel & Nature animals desert Oman United Arab Emirates

Browning Greens for Sustainable Golf in the Middle East

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Golfers love sunshine, warm dry air and a chance to schmooze business, and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Sultanate of Oman have developed dozens of top-flight courses to meet demand. Lifestyle & Culture carbon footprint Jordan Middle East Oman sport water

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Arab Spring May Boost Chance for Desertec Solar Power

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In an earlier Green Prophet article, the five ideal MENA countries for building solar energy plants are Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Political stability, as well as sunshine is needed for Desertec solar projects.

Interview: SolarReserve For the MENA Region?

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“We do have projects in development,” he said, “in Morocco, and Algeria and Saudi Arabia, Oman, which we’re looking at. This week I spoke to Kevin Smith, the CEO of SolarReserve, the U.S.

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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.

GE Energy Shows MENA Region How to Reduce Gas Flaring

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GE Energy demonstrates its Jenbacher gas engine at the Gas Arabia Summit 2011 in Oman today. So – on Gas Flaring Reduction Day in Oman today, GE Energy is making a presentation of its technology to solve it.

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UK hiking holiday specialist heads for Lebanon

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Ramblers Worldwide have long included Jordan, Morocco, Oman and other Middle East and North African destinations on their itineraries, although some scheduled trips to Egypt and Syria have been disrupted by recent political events in the region.

The State of The Middle East’s Oceans – A Report

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The top scorers from the region are Oman , the United Arab Emirates and Israel – they all scored 63 out of a hundred and were ranked at 26 on the global index. Travel & Nature Algeria biodiversity Israel marine biodiversity marine destruction ocean Oman

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Travellers want trains – but what is the Middle East doing about it?

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Middle East Destination Tops Ethical Tourism Sales

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She also emphasised that as well as the Egyptian and Turkish destinations which appeared in its top ten, ResponsibleTravel.com sells tours and accommodation in a range of other Middle Eastern countries including Yemen, Palestine, Oman, Iran and Syria.

Rapid Gulf Growth Wrecking Ecological Havoc – Says Canada

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Holy Cow! Omani fishermen catch cattle from sunken ship

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A cargo ship bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with about 350 cattle on board sank off the south coast of Oman mid-afternoon last Saturday. The men’s shock was short-lived, as they soon learned that the cows were survivors of a sunken vessel in Oman territorial waters.

Omani Man Turns Palm Leaf Waste into Paper

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Lacking the necessary raw materials has been a major barrier to any kind of paper industry in Oman, but that could change if a young inventor commercializes his patented palm leaf waste to paper technology.

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Loggerhead Turtles: Omani Kids Hit Masirah Island to Protect World’s 2nd Largest Population

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Oman is a small and increasingly popular country that borders Abu Dhabi , the home of Masdar City and the Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant , and it is hosts the world’s second largest population of Loggerhead Turtles.

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It feels like spring….

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It’s actually found in a wadi in the United Arab Emirates, in the mountains between Dubai and the Gulf of Oman. …so here’s a post about some birds at a spring. Okay, that’s a fairly weak way to start a post. I’m sorry.

Loggerhead Turtles: Omani Kids Hit Masirah Island to Protect World’s 2nd Largest Population

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Oman is a small and increasingly popular country that borders Abu Dhabi , the home of Masdar City and the Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant , and it is hosts the world’s second largest population of Loggerhead Turtles.

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Middle Eastern Green Traditions Hold Key To Future – A Case Study

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The event brought cases from Jordan, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, that showcase community adaptation practices and explored the challenges of integrating traditional knowledge with other modern adaptation tools and approaches. Case Study 2: Oman’s Aflaj Water Channels.

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Aflaj: Ancient Channels Keep Water Flowing In The Desert

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In the arid landscapes of Oman and the United Arab Emirates , water has always been a huge issue. It’s a tried and tested method which helps conserve water and is still used around the world today in places such as the Sahara desert and Oman.

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California Company Builds Solar-Enhanced Oil Recovery Plant in Mid East

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The company is currently building the first solar-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) plant in Oman in the Middle East.

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Could new rules finally curb shark finning in the UAE?

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Will sharks coming from Oman and other countries be slowed down because of the paperwork? The United Arab Emirates has passed resolution 500 in an effort to curb shark finning and protect endangered species.

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Egypt Is MENA’s Cleanest and Most Environmental Country

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Oman [44.00]. which places it between Morocco and Oman in the Weaker performers list. Egypt topped the world Environmental Performance Index for the Middle East and North Africa region, followed closely by Israel.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Tasteless Dried Shark Fin For Sale

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According to Van Wyk, most of the fish here come from Oman. But it is not legal to fin in Oman so they are brought to Dubai where they are processed and then shipped off.&#. Tafline in Dubai shark market: “Sharks piled up in the back of a truck along with a spade and rebar.&#.

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GlassPoint Solar Wins Huge Middle East Oil Field Contract

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His first MENA contract will be with Oman’s 60% government-owned partnership with the Shell Group, Petroleum Development Oman.

Land Rover Revs Up Omani Leopard Conservation Program

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In the Middle East, Egypt’s wild cats are in peril, Iran’s are faring no better , but Oman may just have a population of Arabian leopards that can thrive in the Dhofar mountain region.