Now Masdar Brings Solar Power to Tonga

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The tiny kingdom of Tonga in the south pacific has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi based company Masdar for a 500 KW solar project to be built on the island of Vava’ in Tonga. Like many isolated Pacific Islands Tonga’s electricity consumers have long been dependent on diesel generators. During the oil price spike in 2008, Tonga’s economy screeched to a halt” says Climate Progress.

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In news reports Climate Change blamed for Samoan tsunami

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The tsunami that struck Samoa and Tonga in the South Pacific in the last days of September 2009 has been blamed by some on Climate Change. I have to say that now I have about heard it all. Tsunamis are not triggered by Climate Change or Global Warming but by undersea earthquakes. But some forces are trying to make this out to be a result of Climate Change as well.

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Greek oil spill creates black plague on Israeli beaches

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Read more about EcoOcean: EcoOcean’s Director Andreas Weil Goes Swimming With the Whales in Tonga. A tanker from Greece dumped its bilge and catastrophic amounts of tar and oil are clogging Israel’s beaches.

Masdar Blows a Fresh Breeze to the Seychelle Islands

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But like many island nations, they currently depend on expensive imports of traditional diesel and heavy fuel oil to run generators for electricity, (see why Masdar just brought solar power to Tonga ) leading to an unexpectedly heavy carbon footprint. Not content with their ambitious achievements in Abu Dhabi, now Masdar is spreading clean energy worldwide.

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Largest African Photovoltaic Solar Plant Online Courtesy of Masdar

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The government-backed company is already building a wind farm in the Seychelles, owns part of the world’s largest wind farm in England, the London Array, and recently confirmed plans to take solar energy to Tonga. Situated even deeper in the desert than Morocco and prone to locust swarms , Mauritania’s topography consists of the “ mostly barren, flat plains of the Sahara ” – as the CIA puts it.

Heart-wrenching Video of Two Hyenas Rescued from Lebanon

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Before the two ladies could be moved to Tonga Terre d’Accueil sanctuary in Saint Martin la Plaine, France, a host of measures had to be taken beforehand. Animals Lebanon rescued two striped hyenas that had been captured as pups in the wild and they are now safe in their new home in southern France. Five year old Rita was living in the Ansar Zoo, which was bombed in 2006 and left to ruin. Sara, just two, spent her entire life in a cage the same size as her in a private garden.

String of Earthquakes Urelated, Scientists Say

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A day later, two powerful earthquakes struck the South Pacific nations of Papua New Guinea and Tonga. On Sunday, a day after the Indonesia earthquake, the South Pacific nations of Papua New Guinea and Tonga were rocked by two separate quakes—6.2 SINGAPORE (AP)—The Asia-Pacific rim is rumbling.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

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Members: Australia , China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Union, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

Interview With Environmental Filmmaker Zeina Aboul Hosn

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EcoOcean’s Director Andreas Weil Goes Swimming With The Whales in Tonga. We speak to the Zeina Aboul Hosn, an environmental filmmaker based in the Middle East about sharks, working on the Age of Stupid and the challenges she faces in her work. Shortlisted for the Amnesty International 2008 Media Award for journalists covering human rights, Zeina Aboul Hosn is clearly passionate about the world around her and conveying important messages through her films.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Moshe Safdie Goes To China

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After looking at “The Forum of the Ornithological Society of Kuwait and at the Saudi Green Blog, we are continuing our trip through the Gulf… Read more articles » Travel & Nature » EcoOcean’s Director Andreas Weil Goes Swimming With the Whales in Tonga Green Prophet had a rare opportunity to interview Andreas Weil, director of EcoOcean.

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Israeli-Funded EVida Gets 50000 Battery Order from Mia Electric

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Virtually… Read more articles » Travel & Nature » EcoOcean’s Director Andreas Weil Goes Swimming With the Whales in Tonga Green Prophet had a rare opportunity to interview Andreas Weil, director of EcoOcean.

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