Saudi Arabia to grow world’s largest crescent-shaped Garden of Eden

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Saudi Arabia is building the world’s largest botanical gardens on nearly 2.5 Lifestyle biodiversity Riyahd Saudi Arabia sustainable design million square meters of desert land near Riyadh.

Desert tourism gets hot in Saudi Arabia!

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For Saudi Arabia, largely covered by desert, the possibilities soar. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is looking to transform Saudi deserts into cash machines by attracting adventurous people with a love for exotic nature and extreme sport.

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Architectural Pornography: Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower

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Saudi Arabia announced its Kingdom Tower, a skyscraper aiming for a new world height record of over 1 kilometer high in the sky. And performance brings us full circle back to Team Saudi who just commissioned the project delivery team for their kilometer-high Kingdom Tower.

Saudi Arabia to become more insulated than ever!

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will soon require increased insulation in all new buildings across 24 major cities that, in total, account for 80 percent of the country’s population.

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.

Can Israeli Oil Shale Outsize Saudi Arabia?

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Business & Politics Energy Israel oil Saudi ArabiaAn oil shale trial plant in Colorado. Does Israel want its Negev and Galilee regions torn up for “black gold&# ?

Could Saudi Arabia Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar

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A report from international energy consultants AT Kearney , quoted in the The Saudi , said that the oil-rich Middle East has the potential to become a solar “boom center&# within ten years, creating 100,000 jobs and able to export $90 billion a year from solar projects.

Zaha Hadid Wins Bid for Futuristic Metro Station in Saudi Arabia

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Public transportation is not wildly popular in Saudi Arabia since fuel is so cheap and many households have private drivers to escort them from place to place, but the government is trying to shift public perception of this mode of movement by developing a brand new metro system.

The Top 7 Environmental Movers and Shakers of Saudi Arabia

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not particularly known for its commitment to conservation of environment. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). Saudi Gulf Environmental Protection Company (SEPCO). Saudi Environmental Society (SENS).

Look Out Germany! Saudi Arabia to Overtake You as Solar World Leader

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Installation of a planned 20 GW of solar over the next 20 years will catapult Saudi Arabia to world leadership in solar. kWh per sq meter per day Saudi Arabian is much more suited to solar than Germany. Related stories: Has Saudi Arabia Seen The Renewable Energy Light?

Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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Plans to build a Red Sea bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been revived but there are some serious environmental concerns. The proposed bridge would run 50 kilometres from the Tabuk region in Saudi, across the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba in Egypt.

Barriers to Solid Waste Recycling in Saudi Arabia

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Excellent at recycling oil, what are the barriers to Saudi Arabia in recycling other valuables? There are significant barriers that hinder the wide application of reverse logistics in some industries of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s Climate U-Turn?

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Once the region’s climate skeptic, Saudi Arabia is slowly shifting towards a more progressive stance ahead of the climate summit in Qatar. In Saudi Arabia , the notoriously climate skeptic Mohammed Al-Sabban has been replaced by the well-respected Khalid Abuleif as the leading voice at the climate negotiations for the country. At Durban, Saudi was equally dubious about the talks and feared being singled out as an environmental culprit.

Saudi Arabia Nanomaterials Inspired by the Lotus

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Cleantech, Science & Technology clean water drinking water Egypt KAUST nanotechnology Saudi Arabia Solar Energy water Lotus flowers were once considered sacred in Egypt and parts of Asia. They hold a secret to a clean nanotechnology.

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.

Biomax to Launch First-ever $40 Million Biofuel Plan in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia and Indian company will erect a biofuel plant based on used cooking oil. Biofuel is coming to Saudi Arabia. At present, we use feedstock supplied by the Saudi Arabian firm for our Vizag unit. Falafel anyone?

DESERTEC Power Launch in Saudi Arabia Ushers in Clean New Era

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Morocco found its own way to proceed with Ourzazate and Saudi came on board. But of one thing we are certain: both Saudi and DESERTEC are very serious about laying the groundwork for a cleaner future.

Dangerous Drifting Driving Now a Sin in Saudi Arabia

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In other Gulf news, a young Saudi was sentenced to 150 lashes for “drifting” his car after police repeatedly caught him driving like a maniac. Drifting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a misnomer. There’s nothing for Saudi young men to do with their time, they tell me.

Saudi Arabia Dumps Oil in Time for US Election Season

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A fleet of oil tankers is heading from Saudi Arabia to the US in order to drive down “unjustified” oil prices of $127 per barrel. Saudi Arabia’s current capacity of 9.9 Saudi Petroleum minister Ali Naimi said production could go up another 25% to 12.5

Masdar Looks to Make Good on Solar Power in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is looking to continue to ensure their promises of bolstering the Gulf Kingdom’s alternative energy is maintained. “We will proactively seek true partnerships in Saudi Arabia,” he was quoted by Construction Week Online as saying.

Depressed and Malnourished Caged Bear in Saudi Arabia Needs Rescuing

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Imported into Saudi Arabia five years ago in contravention of CITES regulations, the bear’s owner never came to collect according to Fayfa’s management. A black bear in Jeddah has been trapped in a pet shop cage for the last five years.

How Saudi Arabia Plans To Win The Food War

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Saudi spends billions to win the food war. Without its oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s 27 million inhabitants would eventually starve. As long as it continues to earn money from oil exports, Saudi will not get left behind. Why Finnish Tap Water is Shipped To Saudi Arabia.

World’s Largest (Gargantuan) Solar Thermal Plant Opens in Saudi Arabia

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The world’s largest solar thermal plant – nearly double the size of the original largest in Denmark – is now online in Saudi Arabia, reinforcing the notion that this Gulf country has the potential to maintain its current oil wealth by exporting solar power for the next twenty centuries. More Saudi Cleantech: Saudi Could Export Solar for the Next Twenty Centuries. Saudi to Make Desert Sands into Solar Polysilicon.

Current Carbon Offset Model Won’t Work For Saudi Arabia, 3 Reasons Why

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Carbon offsetting is still a relatively unknown concept in Saudi Arabia but a few foreign carbon offset companies have stated to speed up their marketing efforts in the Kingdom. Consumers and companies in Saudi Arabia need to discover their environmental stance before they rethink it.

“No Woman, No Drive” Video by Saudi Comedian Hisham Fageeh, With Lyrics

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This is the best pro-women’s rights stuff we’ve seen out of Saudi Arabia, ever. Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh has posted his excellent “No Woman, No Drive” video to bring attention to the plight of women in the Middle Eastern country.

Saudi man’s charity fridge reduces food waste and helps the poor

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A charitable man who wishes to remain anonymous recently installed a refrigerator outside of his home in Hail, Saudi Arabia. Food makes up the largest proportion of the waste entering Saudi Arabia’s landfills.

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Woes Solved by Red Sea Drilling?

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Gas is 15 cents a liter (60 cents a gallon) in Saudi Arabia: the government is fighting to keep both high standard of living and long-term energy security. Saudi Arabia has been aggressively looking for anything and everything that can provide energy.

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Deadly MERS virus spreading fast out of Saudi Arabia, raising panic before Hajj

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Deadly and debilitating viruses are no strangers to the Middle East; especially following the discovery of a SARS-like mystery virus in Saudi Arabia back in 2012. But Saudi doesn’t seem to be able to cope with the problem. Health MERS Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Fast Food Boom is Finger Lickin’ Awful

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) fast food market is expected to reach $4.5 Established chains will likely spearhead growth, accounting for nearly 20 percentof Saudi foodservice transactions in the next three years. Food & Health consumerism fast food obesity Saudi Arabi

Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

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Despite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East , oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia have continued to keep oil production at high levels. Read more on oil: Saudi Arabia dumps oil in time for U.S. Solar rich Saudis running after nukes.

Sneak Peak at World’s Largest Women-Only University in Saudi Arabia

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Most westerners imagine that Saudi women are completely deprived of opportunity, and in some cases that may be true, but the world’s largest women-only university in Riyadh , Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), may steer the kingdom in a more egalitarian direction.

Friday’s Green News Snippets- Corals, Aviation and Saudi Arabia

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From super corals in the Arabian Gulf, basil planting in Palestine to aviation and Saudi Arabia’s mixed climate message. Saudi Arabia’s Mixed Climate Message. After impressing the international community by ditching its climate-skeptic climate negotiator (yes, the irony), Saudi Arabia takes a step back. It’s been another busy week here at GreenProphet and we hope you’ve been enjoying our news offerings.

New Petition Calls for End to Animal Cruelty in Saudi Arabia

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A new online petition has been created to curtail animal cruelty in Saudi Arabia. It calls for ending the use of violence against animals for human pleasure and currently needs around 1200 signatures in order for the petition and letter to be sent to the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture.

‘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!

Deep Sea Mining the Next Frontier for Sudan and Saudi Arabia?

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Sudan and Saudi Arabia are targeting to start deep-water mining of a Red Sea basin, rich in zinc, copper, silver and gold, by 2014. Malouf said he would like to work with the university to create a training programme for Saudi and Sudanese scientists and workers.

What the Kony 2012 Video Can Teach Saudi Arabia’s Greens

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Looking at the video and following the ensuing responses, both good and bad, I believe that Saudi Arabia ‘s movement for environmental conservation and green living can take some rather valuable lessons from the epic success of the Kony Video.

Saudi Arabia HungerStation: Fast-food Convenience or Obesity Enabler?

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HungerStation.com in Saudi Arabia is a new online platform where customers can order food from a lengthening list of restaurants for delivery right to their doorstep. Food is central to Saudi social life. Especially appealing to Saudi women forbidden to drive.

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. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Morocco renewable energy Saudi Arabia Solar Energy Tangiers wind wind farm

Big Oil’s Saudi Aramco Builds LEED Certified Homes in Riyadh

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The irony here is clear: the first international LEED certified housing complex is built by an oil research facility in Saudi Arabia. Architecture & Urban Estidama HOK King Abdullah Petrolum Studies and Research Center LEEDS oil Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco

Water Desalination in the Gulf is Necessary, But Not at Any Cost

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IBM builds a solar power desalination pilot plant in Saudi Arabia. Business & Politics Water desalination Saudi Arabia solar power