Israel Commits Itself To More Desalination


Desalination is an expensive and energy-intensive way of removing salt from water to make it potable – Israel hopes it will provide 75% of its drinkable water by 2013 Despite several problems with the use of desalination (such as high costs and energy usage) and calls from experts to consider other options first, the Middle […]

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WikiLeaks: Former Aramco Head Warns US About Saudi’s Strained Oil Production


WikiLeaks show the Saudis overestimated their oil reserves by about 40% –  the US is worried. As the largest exporter of crude oil, Saudi Arabia has kept international oil prices reasonably steady. Until now. The recent instability in the region coupled with overambitious estimates and slowing production has cast serious doubt on the country’s ability […]

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