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Severe Water Scarcity Could Hit Arab Region by 2015

The latest report by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) shows Arab countries could be facing a severe water crisis as early as 2015.

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Saudi Arabia's $109 Billion Solar Plan

Saudi Arabia has finally noticed it has twenty centuries of solar reserves and has made plans to tap them. For its own use.

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The Tragic Transformation of Mecca

Despite having enough solar power to energize the planet for the next 20 centuries, Saudi Arabia has instead reaped the benefits of its oil reserves for decades. This wealth has spurred a spate of massive developments in Mecca, transforming a small desert hamlet into a thriving metropolis.

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Saudis to Make Desert Sands into Solar Polysilicon

Saudi Arabia has lots of open land with sand rich in silicon needed to make polysilicon for the solar industry.

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Saudi Artist Sucks Oxygen From a Plastic-Wrapped Tree

Saudi Artist Abdulnasser Gharem is surviving on oxygen released by this tree in the Gulf.

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Prepare For Wars Over Water

According to a new report, conflicts over water scarcity and water control could threaten the stability of countries critical to American foreign policy in the next decade.

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Saudi Arabia Dumps Oil in Time for US Election Season

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.

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Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

We speak to Karim Elgendy, founder of the Middle East sustainability initiative ‘Carboun’ about what motivates his work and why green ratings for buildings aren’t a silver bullet.

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Irans Energy Minister Looks to Green Energy After Sanctions

Sanctions have backed fossil-rich Iran into a corner, which could bode well for the country’s renewable sector.

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dubai imports texas penguins at ski slope

10 King and 10 Gentoo Penguins imported from Texas are now living at Ski Dubai – an indoor ski slope in the desert.