saudi arabia

Breeders Inject Camels With Botox for Beauty Pageant

Breeders Inject Camels With Botox for Beauty Pageant

More than 40 camels have been disqualified from the popular beauty pageant of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia after judges found that the camels’ appearances were altered with fillers, injections (like Botox) and facelifts, among other artificial enhancements. The camel beauty contest is serious business, with around $66 million in prize money […]

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    World’s Biggest Oil Exporter Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal

    World’s Biggest Oil Exporter Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude oil exporter, is launching an ambitious renewable energy program to transform its power sector. The kingdom is pledging between $30-$50 billion to develop 30 solar and wind projects over the next 10 years to boost electricity generation and curb oil consumption. Saudi Arabia wants 10 percent of its electricity […]

    U.S. Expected to Be World’s Largest Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas This Year

    U.S. Expected to Be World’s Largest Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas This Year

    U.S. Energy Information Administration The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that the U.S. will be the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2013, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia. For the U.S. and Russia, total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production, in energy content terms, is almost evenly split between petroleum and […]

    Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Squash Renewable Energy Age

    Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Squash Renewable Energy Age

    TomDispatch By Michael T. Klare When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems. Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded by the Age of Renewables, just as oil had long since superseded the […]

    Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

    Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

    Lester Brown Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We can produce food without oil, but not without water. We drink on average four liters of water per day, in one […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]