Environment and Climate

Pomegranate Afghan
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As Afghanistan has lurched from conflict to conflict, one institution has stood strong: pomegranates, perhaps the country's most delicious export. However, climate change threatens this rare bright spot in the struggling Afghan economy.
Sand dunes
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As the most prominent representative of the Arab world in the international community, can the Arab League yield major results for a region struggling with desertification, water scarcity, and other environmental issues?
Gaza's port and its surrounding ecosystem are often the unforeseen victims of Israeli bombardments [Getty Images]
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Gaza's reliance against Israel's bombardments is well-known, but human costs of the Israeli blockade are prolonged by a environmental landscape struggling to be revived. As arguably Gaza's most reliable life-source, what will happen next?
Water scarcity, desertification, pollution, and rising sea levels threaten the GCC's environmental security [Getty Images]
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Despite discussions among GCC members to formalise an action plan to tackle climate change, there are certain unavoidable truths that the Gulf states must face. With water scarcity, pollution and sea levels on the rise, what lies ahead?
With the finality of the UAE's oil reserves increasingly evident, the Gulf state has begun the process of diversifying its energy sources [Getty Images]
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With the scarcity of the GCC's oil reserves increasingly evident, Gulf states have begun diversifying their energy sources. In a region where sunshine is abundant, solar and 'green hydrogen' energies have been identified as the way forward.
After the destruction of the Tabqa Dam during the Syrian Civil War, residents in Raqqa have turned to solar energy to subsist [Getty Images]
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After the destruction of the critical Tabqa Dam in the Civil War, residents of Raqqa have turned to the alternative of solar energy to power their city. In the face of adversity, Raqqa's ingenuity has guaranteed the return of some form of normalcy.
Sunset over the River Nile in Sudan's capital, Khartoum [Getty Images]
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With the 2019 Revolution bringing about systematic societal upheaval in Sudan, another encouraging by-product has been Sudan's newfound enthusiasm for environmental protection & conservation. We analyse their progress in enacting sustainable change.
Society Austin Bodetti
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Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.
Yemen Safer tanker
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A Yemeni petroleum tanker has spent several years anchored in the Red Sea, but a buildup of gases could cause the ship to explode, sparking an ecological crisis.​
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Political violence has led to frequent blackouts, forcing the country's residents to innovate. To meet the ever-increasing demands of energy consumption, a growing number of Libyans have adopted solar power.