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Libya faces many environmental concerns related to its energy industry and vulnerabilities due to its dry climate. Libyaâ's gas and oil industries have been sources of pollution and contamination within the country. Recently, Libya has begun to adopt efforts to promote sustainability largely due to the fact that many foreign companies now mandate some degree of environmental protection.1 Libyaâ's lack of freshwater sources is a source of concern for the environment. Libyaâ's water scarcity causes near perpetual water shortages. In an effort to combat further desertification, Libya has undertaken reforestation efforts in Western Libya.2

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1http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wikileaks-files/libya-wikileaks/8294826/OIL-AND-GAS-RELATED-POLLUTION-IN-LIBYA.html
2http://www.countriesquest.com/africa/libya/land_and_resources/environmental_issues.htm
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Libya News

Aljazeera.com 
"The Libyan coastguard boarded the two tankers, one flying the Ukrainian flag, the Ruta, and the other, the Stark, flying the Congolese flag," said General Ayoub Qassem. "The coastguards had monitored them from afar and waited until Friday morning to ... See more..
CNBC 
Wracked by civil war, terrorism and political instability, Libya is now grappling with the resurgence of a pernicious old problem: an active slave trade that sees countless migrants forced into a life of exploitation and abuse. On a yearly basis ... See more..
MaltaToday 
Together with its Mediterranean and European partners, Malta stands ready to engage in doing whatever it takes, in consultation and cooperation with Libyan authorities, to help re-build the fundamental components of the Libyan State, minister for home ... See more..
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Bloomberg 
Libya's crude production rebounded to more than 700,000 barrels a day as the OPEC member's biggest oil field and another deposit in its western region resumed pumping after a halt. The Sharara field is currently producing 216,400 barrels a day, while ... See more..
The Independent 
Libya is the main launching point for migrants streaming into Europe from across a broad swath of the globe, and whose numbers this year are again surging. Under the plan, Italy would train and equip Libyan guards to scour coasts and deserts to stop ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Now a brigadier general, he has been given a top position within Libya's new Government of National Accord. Last week, the United Nations-backed Presidential Council named Tuhami as Deputy Chief of Intelligence Agency for Security Affairs and also ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
FILE PHOTO: Migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) in the central Mediterranean in international waters off the coast of Sabratha in Libya, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File ... See more..
Libya Herald 
NATO is to send a team to Libya to help re-build state institutions, according to Jens Stoltenberg, the organisation's Secretary-General. He made announcement at a press conference following talks in Rome this week between himself and Italian premier ... See more..
The Independent 
Libya's latest request was revealed by a parliamentary question from the opposition Die Linke party, with broadcaster ARD reporting vessels equipped with machine guns were among a total of 130 boats of varying sizes and capacities called for. See more..
News24 
Khartoum - The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum on Sunday for talks on the conflict in the North African country, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria
Area

Total 1,759,540 sq km
Land 1,759,540 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean along coast; dry, extreme desert interior
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, gypsum ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dust-laden ghibli is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall; dust storms, sandstorms
Current Environmental Issues

desertification; limited natural freshwater resources; the Great Manmade River Project, the largest water development scheme in the world, brings water from large aquifers under the Sahara to coastal cities

Demographics

Nationality
Libyan
Population
6,002,347 (July 2013 est.)
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Libya's economy is structured primarily around the nation's energy sector, which generates about 95% of export earnings, 80% of GDP, and 99% of government income. Substantial revenue from the energy sector coupled with a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, but Tripoli largely has not used its significant financial resources to develop national infrastructure or the economy, leaving many citizens poor. In the final five years of QADHAFI''s rule, Libya made some progress on economic reform as part of a broader campaign to reintegrate the country into the international fold. This effort picked ...See More up steam after UN sanctions were lifted in September 2003 and after Libya announced in December 2003 that it would abandon programs to build weapons of mass destruction. The process of lifting US unilateral sanctions began in the spring of 2004; all sanctions were removed by June 2006, helping Libya attract greater foreign direct investment, especially in the energy and banking sectors. Libyan oil and gas licensing rounds drew high international interest, but new rounds are unlikely to be successful until Libya establishes a more permanent government and is able to offer more attractive financial terms on contracts and increase security. Libya faces a long road ahead in liberalizing its primarily socialist economy, but the revolution has unleashed previously restrained entrepreneurial activity and increased the potential for the evolution of a more market-based economy. The service and construction sectors, which account for roughly 60% of GDP, expanded over the past five years and could become a larger share of GDP if Tripoli prioritizes capital spending on development projects once political and security uncertainty subside. Climatic conditions and poor soils severely limit agricultural output, and Libya imports about 80% of its food. Libya''s primary agricultural water source is the Great Manmade River Project. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$78.63 billion (2012 est.); $38.45 billion (2011 est.); $101.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

40.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 8.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 33.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans; cattle
Industries

petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement