Saudi Arabia Goes “Green” To Celebrate National Day

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Saudis raise flags and wear green to celebrate 81 years of their eco-kingdom. Almost a hundred years ago, somewhere between 1900-1930, the tribes and sheikhdoms of the Arabian Peninsula were consolidated into the modern-day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia Sinks $26 Billion in Green Buildings

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Saudi Arabian investment in 76 new environmentally savvy construction projects is estimated to exceed $26 billion, according to Faisal Al-Fadl, Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGB Forum). Over half of those projects are based in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

37 Lions and Tigers Confiscated in Saudi Arabia

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Officials have confiscated 37 lions and tigers in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab News. “Trading our planet to extinction.

Saudi Arabia Insists On Financial Assistance In UN Climate Agreement

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Saudi Arabia is said to be insisting on financial assistance once nations begin reducing fossil fuel use, as they are expected to after an agreement is made. Saudi Arabia has claimed that they are financially vulnerable due to their dependence upon their high oil profits.

‘Wadjda’ – A Saudi Girl & Her Green Bicycle

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There may have been a public battle to allow Saudi women to drive but an award-winning film explores the sensitive issue of women’s rights through a young girl and her green bike. For more on Saudi Arabia see: Saudi Spring for Women Drivers Begins Now!

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How Muslim Families Use Breastfeeding to Make Adopted Babies Their Own

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In countries such as Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law is the rule, breastfeeding an infant or child under the age of two years gives the adopted child the rights of birth making them a mahram. Muslims who breastfeed save the planet.

Catching CO2 the Saudi Way?

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Saudi Arabia has a lofty goal of storing CO2 by increasing oil recovery and reducing waste. . Chief Technologist at Aramco’s Carbon Management and Hydrogen Production Team Mohammed Al-Juaied said the country hopes to launch the Saudi Arabia Carbon Capture System (SACCS).

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No, Canada – There is No Ethical Oil

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Lobbying group EthicalOil.org is challenging Saudi Oil on the basis of women’s rights. Now, I am as feminist as they come, but the civil rights of women living now in Saudi Arabia are insignificant, ethically, compared with destroying the climate our civilization depended on.

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Radioactive Church in Tokyo Dangerous as Chernobyl Dead Zone

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Just after the disaster Tafline interviewed nuclear activist and scientist Dr. Helen Caldicott on the Japanese nuclear crisis, which affects not only the Japanese but the health of our planet. Cleantech, Science & Technology Japan Jordan nuclear Saudi Arabia

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10 Green Prophets for 2012

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A sight for sore eyes would be to see Saudi’s millions-strong faithful walk it to Mecca next year, reducing their flying carbon footprint, and enabling people from this fast-paced world to tread a little lighter on this planet. The year in retrospect has been a positive one.

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Details Emerge of Saudi’s $109 Billion Solar Plan

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Saudi Arabia could be running one third of the planet’s CSP plants by 2030. The first of a planned 25 GW of CSP (Concentrated Solar Power: mirrors to heat liquids to drive turbines) and 16 GW of PV (PhotoVoltaic: direct electrical conversion, like on rooftops) to supply Saudi Arabia with a $109 billion plan to solar-power a third of the Kingdom have been put out to bid now. Saudis are investigating hybrid plants.

Case Study: We Measure One Family's Hajj Carbon Footprint (Part 1)

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They fulfilled one of the five pillars of Islam and went to Hajj which is a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Also how can we ‘green’ Hajj to make its impact on the planet gentler?

How Green Are the Olympic Games?

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A number of Olympic athletes, including a group of 12 American “green” athletes who are themselves environmental activists and have brought their ideas towards helping to save the planet along with them to the competitions.

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A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

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In the recent decade, sand storms of historical proportions have affected Texas, Arizona , Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan, China, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Earth’s dust storms and sand storms are becoming more frequent. How does that affect your health?

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Gulf gluttony and global hunger: How long can the party go on?

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kabsa mandi from Saudi Arabia. Diabetes is growing faster here than anywhere else on the planet , yet they’re in a water-scarce region — and it’s oil wealth that allows them to mask this problem.”.

Fracking – Oil’s downside: Should governments invest in it?

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Even oil producing countries in the Middle East have now begun to use this method including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE. Oil and natural gas, as investment opportunities, have certainly had their share of publicity; both good and bad.

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Saudi’s 1km high Kingdom Tower needs 500,000 cubic meters of concrete

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Saudi Bin Ladin Group (SBG) recently commissioned a Lebanese consulting firm to test the materials necessary to build the world’s next tallest building in Jeddah. Related: Architecture Pornography – Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower.

Science Replaces Moon-spotting as Ramadan Predictor

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Islamic nations defer to astronomers in Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Turkey (depending on political affiliation) to determine when the new crescent moon harkens the Holy Month of Ramadan.

"Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts"

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A series of scientific reports have concluded that as the planet warms, melting polar ice will drive up sea levels two to four feet by the end of the century, threatening the very existence of some of those islands.    Also paying close attention will be Saudi Arabia, which has sought to block global action on climate change. Which Monday? Yesterday? This coming Monday?

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Ancient Nabatean Wisdom to Push Back Desertification Today

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The Nabateans settled the lands of present-day Israel, Jordan (where they built the glorious pink city of Petra), Saudi Arabia and Syria. Petra’s pink city was built by water smart Nabateans.

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Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE

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National Geographic Magazine is one of the most exciting magazines on the planet. To date, the National Geographic Society has awarded 9,000 research grants that enable scientists to continue uncovering our planet’s sacred wonders.

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Moussa Beidas’ Art Installation Powered By The Sun?

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A young Dubai designer wants to install the world’s largest perpetual public art installation to send a message around the planet using the power of the sun.

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Green Adoption

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Fortunately for the planet, one person also dies every 13 seconds, but that still leaves a net gain of one human every 15 seconds, one of which will become an international migrant every 44 seconds. Green Adoption.

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Sharjah air pollution as bad as Beijing

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Like we always say, it is usually the west that brings attention to the environmental woes our planet faces –– especially in the Middle East where awareness and concern is low. The pollution may be coming from the petrochemical industries in Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

NASA lettuce grown in space heading to Dubai salad bars?

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Consider that the moon is more than 225,000 miles away and Mars is a 140 million mile journey ; a round-trip to the Red Planet could take three years. “We It’s technology that could be applied to Gulf nations from Qatar to Saudi Arabia.

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Water Shortages Force Countries Outside Their Borders

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Saudi Arabia wishes to grow crops in the Horn of Africa or Pakistan, China wants to grow crops in Southern Africa and South Korea is looking to grow crops in Madagascar. This is akin to what happened to Saudi Arabia in 2008 when they stopped being able to fully provide their own wheat.

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.

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Climate change has its soundtrack! Concrete organ makes music from rising seas

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They’ve also declared 2011 to 2015 the hottest recorded time-span, linking our warming planet to stronger storms, more severe droughts and rising sea levels.

Eco-Sexy Nutrition: An Apple a Day Increases Lifespan by 10.

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Eco-Sexy Nutrition for Men Sex Up Sustainability: Five Ways to Make Love to One Another and the Planet in 2011 Tinamarie is a regular contributor to Greenprophet.com. Saudi water desalination plants like this one to be powered by the sun.

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Why Starving Bald Eagles Are Dropping From the Sky

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France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

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Smaller scale efforts in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait encourage clean-up campaigns in seas, deserts and cities, but do not deter usage of disposable plastics. France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic.

Jordan Plunges Itself into a Giant Pit of Oil Shale Hell

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Compared to Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production, Jordan’s oil shale ambitions are silly: whereas Saudi produced 9.2 Jordan has recently signed on with a Canadian company to plunge the Kingdom into a giant pit of oil shale hell.

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Jordanian Company Buys 25% Of Congo Forest

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Egypt has bought up land in Sudan , Saudi Arabia has staked a claim on land in Ethiopia and the UAE has farms in Sudan, Morocco and Algeria. Saudi Star Agriculture Development was one of the companies implicated in this forced displacement.

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The Water Behind Middle Eastern Woes | Green Prophet

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Whether it is… Read more articles » Travel & Nature » A Day on Our Planet (Interactive Virtual Tour of Planet Earth) See Virtual Tour of Earth at night.

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This Desalination Infographic is Like Taking Climate Change Advice from Shell

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And yes, our planet is comprised of 96.5 Of course it would be criminal to completely abandon desalination where nations have little to no freshwater – like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf countries.

Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?

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If we could somehow harness even just a couple of hours worth of sunshine falling across the Earth then that would provide the planet with enough energy for a full year. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) or that import LNG (Dubai and Kuwait). Egypt and sunshine. The two go hand in hand.

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Solar Impulse 2 plane set to circle Earth on sun power

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So they presently plan to fly from Spain or Morocco across Saudi Arabia on their return to the United Arab Emirates. The project aims to be interactive and incite support and raised awareness of the need to wean the planet off fossil fuels.

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Hayat Sindi: The Saudi Scientist Changing The World

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Born in Saudi Arabia, Hayat Sindi’s path into science may be rather untraditional for a Muslim women but it is there she has excelled and developed technologies which could improve the health of people living in the developing world.

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The care of the Earth

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The Earth does not need us but we need the Earth regardless of what Prof Hawkins in the UK says who advocates that we find another Planet where we can live. Or does he mean another Planet that we can ravish? Man in his greed and pursuit of profit has ravaged the natural resources of the Planet and many of which can never be replenished, such as coal, oil, gas, and minerals.

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Say Goodbye To Cheap Oil (if you didn’t already know…)

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In order to sustain our levels, albeit as a band-aid solution, humanity would need another Saudi Arabia that could produce seven million barrels per day to make up for the shrinking oil fields of today.

Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet

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Saving the planet is no longer sexy. Yes, especially for activists expecting political force to rescue the environment and the peoples of the planet. With less long-distance transportation, the planet’s carbon emission overload would ease.

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Islamic New Year – Staying Green Since 622CE

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In this sense a lunar year is more in tune with the natural order of the planet. With this need for efficiency and accuracy, the Saudi government is pushing for a standardised Islamic calendar, beginning with its unsightly clock tower. Another year has passed of the Islamic calendar.

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All Eyes On Libya As Oil Prices Rise

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If unrest moves into other oil-producing countries such as Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, it is not inconceivable that pump prices could go as high as $5 a gallon, according to Darin Newsom, senior analyst for energy tracker DTN.

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