Exciting “Stars of Science” Reality TV Show Completely Lacks Green Vision

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The Stars of Science reality TV show would be so much more exciting if it spurred sustainable ideas. Perhaps we shouldn’t begrudge the Arab World’s first serious reality TV show, particularly since Stars of Science was designed to encourage more youth in the region to pursue science and technology. But it’s hard to turn a […]

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Sustainable Architecture Saudi Style: King Abdullah Financial District

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Although the massive 3,300,000 sq m King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh will feature a variety of “green” initiatives, this is definitely sustainable architecture Saudi style. We applaud any individual or organization that seeks to green up their portfolio, and Saudi Arabia is no exception. Really, it’s difficult to blame the Kingdom’s residents for striking […]

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

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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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Saudi Arabia Investing in Nanotech for Desalination

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Saudi Arabia officials meet for nanotech desalination investment The development of nanotech membranes for use in desalination is one of the new ideas Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is considering to modernize the Kingdsom’s 80-year-old oil-powered desalination technology. Two things need to be accomplished. As peak oil continues to deplete oil production now used to generate […]

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Who’s Going Nuclear in the Middle East?

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A handy chart to plot which Middle East countries are going nuclear. Ever since oil was discovered in the Middle East around 1950 it has gas been the driving force behind the region’s transformation. But as of late a new focus has emerged based on both an ever increasing demands for electricity but also a […]

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