Saudi Arabia Hit Peak Oil?

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If you hadn’t already heard, the Wikileak du jour is that the US believes that Saudi Arabia has hit peak oil, or in other words, the maximum rate of oil extraction has been reached. This is due to the claim that Saudi Arabia has less oil beneath its sands than it has been making out. Government / Industry electric cars peak oil saudi arabia Tesla Motors

Bizarre phenomenon about women mapped in Saudi Arabia

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We’ve laughed and we’ve cried over stories in Saudi Arabia and women drivers. Let’s face it: what’s happening in Saudi Arabia is not about driving it’s about women’s rights. Transportation Crash Saudi Arabia

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 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.

Car drifter king goes to prison in Saudi Arabia

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This is more likely the reason why women in Saudi Arabia don’t drive. But in all seriousness, offenders caught drifting in Saudi Arabia were rarely punished until now. Transportation drifting 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&# ?

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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

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.

Why Finnish Tap Water Is Shipped to Saudi Arabia

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In addition to the UAE, Lebanon (31 gallons per resident) and Saudi Arabia (28 gallons per resident) are in the top 20 in per capita bottled water consumption. million bottles of Finnish tap water 4,300 kilometers from its bottling plant in Helsinki to Saudi Arabia.

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.

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).

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.

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.

$109 Billion Solar Plan to Power a Third of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has finally noticed it has twenty centuries of solar reserves and has made plans to tap them. Solar Reserve, which is constructing the largest 24 hour solar CSP project worldwide in Nevada has already been in talks with the Saudis.

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.

SARS-like Mystery Virus Appears in Saudi Arabia, Alerting Haj Pilgrims

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There have been two recent cases of a mysterious SARS-like virus linked to Saudi Arabia. It killed one of its victims from Saudi Arabia. This latter isolate was obtained from lung tissue of a fatal case earlier this year in a 60 year-old Saudi national.

SARS-like Disease Claims Another Life in Saudi Arabia

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A SARS-like respiratory illness has claimed the life of a second person from Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced.

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.

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.

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?

Report confirms North Sea as ‘Saudi Arabia of wind’

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As an association we have long been saying that the North Sea will become the Saudi Arabia of wind energy, and today’s tonne of oil and employment comparisons amply bear this out.

Saudi Arabia’s Green Construction Potential: Insurance for a New Green Economy?

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Last week, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz announced a second package of economic initiatives for Saudi citizens, including $67 billion for the construction of 500,000 housing units. Architecture & Urban Estidama green building Saudi ArabiaEstidama is like LEED for the Middle East.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saudi Arabia & Iran Are Overexploiting Their Groundwater Supplies

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The areas that the research showed were under most stress include Saudi Arabia, Iran, northern India and parts of northern China. According to scientists from Canada and the Netherlands, the world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished.

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.

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.

Ebola virus, out of control in Africa, may be in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi health official Dr. Khalid al-Marghalani said that that the man arrived to Saudi Arabia from Sierra Leone last Sunday night.