• Infestation of locusts are a danger for croplands in Mali and Niger

    The United Nations warned today that croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya. “How many locusts there are and how far they move will depend on two major factors – the effectiveness of current control efforts in Algeria and Libya and […]

    Updated: 05 June, 2012

  • Libya: water emerges as hidden weapon

    Libya’s enormous aquatic reserves could potentially become a new weapon of choice if government forces opt to starve coastal cities that heavily rely on free flowing freshwater. With only five percent of the country getting at least 100 millimetres of rainfall per year, Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Historically, coastal […]

    Updated: 30 May, 2011

  • Libya to build carbon-neutral city

    A British architecture firm has drawn up plans for a carbon-neutral city in the mountains of eastern Libya. Edward Cullinan Architects was commissioned by two Libyan government bodies to develop a master plan for the new city, which will be called Madinat Hadaek Shahat, or Shahat Garden City, and be located in the country’s Green […]

    Updated: 14 September, 2010

  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project

      The 1st of September marks the anniversary of the opening of the major stage of Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project. This incredibly huge and successful water scheme is virtually unknown in the West, yet it rivals and even surpasses all our greatest development projects.   Up until recently, Libya’s supply of water came from […]

    Updated: 01 September, 2010

  • Libya’s Pivot Irrigation in the Sahara Proves Money Can Do Anything

    Libyan pivot irrigation at Al KHufrah Oasis: These are not crop circles or part of an Alien movie plot! Libya, in North Africa, now drilling for oil with BP is a country that is not exactly known for having ample  quantities of fresh water let alone enough water to be used to any extent in agriculture. […]

    Updated: 30 June, 2010