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Tag Archives: Middle East

KAUST Research: Rebuilding Marine Life

The ability of the ocean to support human wellbeing is at a crossroads. The ocean currently contributes 2.5% of the global GDP and provides employment to 1.5% of the global workforce, with an estimated output of US $1.5 trillion in 2010, expected to double by 2030. Yet, as attention focuses on the ocean as the last frontier to support further …

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The West Bank’s fate is unknown as Netanyahu stalls on annexation

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Philip Leech-Ngo, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa It’s mid-July, two weeks after what many in the international media believed was Israel’s start date for the annexation of large parts …

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There’s no shortage of players in Libya’s conflict. But few champions for peace

The peace process is at an impasse in Libya’s protracted civil conflict. Hazem Turkia/Anadolu via Getty Images Jacob Mundy, Colgate University The year-long battle for Tripoli has been heating up in recent weeks despite widespread calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan and the coronavirus pandemic. As the violence escalates and the number of foreigners involved in the fighting multipies, the …

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How the dimensions of human inequality affect who and what we are

A Black Lives Matter protester in Senegal. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

A Black Lives Matter protester in Senegal. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images Göran Therborn, University of Cambridge What does it mean to be human today? It is an excellent starting point for thinking about human inequality. To be human, in an elementary sense, means three things. First, you are a sexed living organism, capable of feeling pain and pleasure and …

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KAUST Research: Dust keeps the Red Sea cool

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered how dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea. Based on satellite data, scientists have found that the amount of dust over the Red Sea is greater than over the land, with the largest radiative cooling effect of the …

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Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Scientists discover dust from Middle East cools the Red Sea Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered dust from the Middle East has a positive cooling effect over the land and the Red Sea KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) VIDEO: RESEARCHERS AT THE KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) …

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