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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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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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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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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Ship Carrying Thick Black Bitumen Sinks off Oman’s Pristine Coast

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A ship carrying thick black bitumen sank off the coast of Oman on Sunday and its contents are now floating on the Gulf of Oman – about 40km east of the capital Muscat. The coast guard transported the sailors to the Royal Oman Police Hospital for care, according to Gulf News.

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Nilofar – Oman’s New Meteorological Nemesis

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Although the tropical cyclone Nilofar has been veering away from Oman’s coast downwind towards Pakistan and India, it had inundated the infrastructure of several areas in the country, including Muzra, Dabab, Al Khabourah, Al Seeb, Al Khoud, Rusayl, Jalan, Sur and Al Ashkara.

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.

Bottom Trawlers In Oman Get The Boot

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But in Oman, they no longer have to. Bottom trawlers were forced to set sail after Oman effected its ban on this destructive “fishing&# practice. A small Gulf country that borders the United Arab Emirates, Oman is renowned for its incredible coral reefs and marine diversity.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Rapid Gulf Growth Wrecking Ecological Havoc – Says Canada

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Hydroponics in the house in Qatar!

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Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks on sharing its technology with investors in Saudi Arabia and Oman, and the technology is now being licensed for local farmers to use.

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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.

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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The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

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The GCC members, Kuwait , Bahrain, Oman , Qatar, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, initiated the installation of an inter-regional fiber optic network called FARAJ, which is ensuring telecoms will be future-proofed for many years to come.

Only Two Countries in the Middle East Protect Wolves

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But only Oman and Israel subscribe to the notion that wolves have the right to coexist with man as part of natural ecosystems by giving them legal protection. Oman and Israel.

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

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Sola Terra has a thing for the Middle East and already operates in similarly shiny places like Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Turkey, and Morocco. You might meet snake charmers in the square of Marrakech and also storytellers who tell a good tale.

Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

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A previously unknown sub-species of humpback whale, named Arabian Whale, was also found swimming in waters off Oman. More articles about whales and other marine mammals in the Mediterranean and Middle East: New Arabian Humpback Whale Species Located in Oman.

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2011 Global Water Awards Go to MENA Nations

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Two awards were won by tiny Oman. Salalah IWPP funding won for the desalination deal of the year, for its $1 billion 445 MW gas-fired power and water plant , and the Nimr reed beds in Oman won for industrial water project of the year.

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Nader Khalili-style dome home lands in Palestine

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Related: Nader-Khalili inspired eco resort in Oman wins big accolades from WAF. So much disturbing news from Israel and Palestine in the last two weeks has left me completely exasperated, and I’m sure our readers can relate.

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

Swim in the Arabian Sea and dance with the stars through organic sludge

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Read about Red Tides here that threaten desalination plants in Oman. I need to get him to Oman to see what he could light up on their shores.

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

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JinkoSolarco, Sun Edison, Tata Power, and First Solar are among the firms that will send representatives to meet up with governments from Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, among others along with Ministers of Utilities, Academic and research institutes and Public sector bodies.

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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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