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Qatar Challenges Way of the Desert

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Circle of Blue's director J. Carl Ganter and senior editor Keith Schneider find that, in this country of just under 2 million, desert extremes meet a high-octane economy, testing both the limits and responses to the competition between water, food, and energy.

The Stream, November 27: Doha Climate Talks Commence

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Monday marked the first day of talks among the in Doha, Qatar…

The Stream, April 24: New Estimate of the Niger Delta Oil Spill

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Water Pollution Shell's oil spill on the Niger Delta was at…

The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…

The Stream, September 27: Water (In)Efficiency Around the World

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There is enough fresh water in the world to meet the soaring…

The Stream, February 23: The Strategic Power of Water

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Some 50 million environmental refugees will flood the global…

Japan Considers Wastewater-for-Gas Trade with Qatar

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The wastewater would be used as ballast for returning tankers.

Water Scarcity, Food Security Concerns Prompt Global Land Grab

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

Qatar Food Company Signs $1 billion Deal to Use Sudan Farmland

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Sudan-Farmland-290Qatar furthers the trend of Gulf Arab Countries off-shoring their agricultural production to secure food supplies for its citizens and other populations in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Qatar’s Hassad Foods signed a deal last week, worth potentially $1 billion, to develop 20,000 acres of land in northern Sudan, Reuters reports. Cultivation could expand to 250,000 acres.