Essex, Brexit, Art and Fear

Essex, Brexit, Art and Fear

TweetEmail TweetEmailI normally write about environmental science and technology but I can’t help but notice when governments and …

Israel as impact tech hub despite funding setbacks

Israel as impact tech hub despite funding setbacks

TweetEmail TweetEmail Israel’s status as one of the leading tech hubs across the globe is currently on display for the world to see …

Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

TweetEmail TweetEmail Hydroponics and new, high-tech urban agricultural techniques are now growing fresh food in the middle of Manhattan …

Holy cow! Bovine burps blamed for climate change?

Holy cow! Bovine burps blamed for climate change?

TweetEmail TweetEmailIt’s common knowledge that cows destined for the meat aisle are shot up with antibiotics and fed water and chow …

Huge Dust Plume Covers the Red Sea

Huge Dust Plume Covers the Red Sea

TweetEmail TweetEmailAs if the Arabian Peninsula needs an import of desert dust from east Africa. Marvel at the image captured by …

جزيرة فرسان – تطوير لشواطئ السعودية بهدف السياحة

جزيرة فرسان – تطوير لشواطئ السعودية بهدف السياحة

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Japan rents out hydroponic gardens to busy city workers

Japan rents out hydroponic gardens to busy city workers

TweetEmail TweetEmail What do you do if you live in a cramped, workaholic country like Japan and still want to grow veggies in your …

Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

TweetEmail TweetEmailThis year’s World Environment Day (WED) put a high beam on illegal trade of wildlife. Event sponsor, the United …

This Ramadan, drop unwanted weight with mindful eating – it works!

This Ramadan, drop unwanted weight with mindful eating – it works!

TweetEmail TweetEmailEight pounds in as many weeks.  Painlessly (and surprisingly) gone. Not enough to drop a dress size, but enough to …

US supports hydroponics to revitalize Mideast food, water and security

US supports hydroponics to revitalize Mideast food, water and security

TweetEmail TweetEmail Growing crops without soil, otherwise known as hydroponic agriculture, is not a recent innovation. In fact, it can be …

Dubai learns from London’s traffic woes

Dubai learns from London’s traffic woes

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and, as with all major cities, traffic congestion is becoming …

Satellite Points finger to Arabian/Persian Gulf for Emissions Under-Reporting

Satellite Points finger to Arabian/Persian Gulf for Emissions Under-Reporting

TweetEmail TweetEmail You can run but you can’t hide. Canadian researchers have found a new, satellite-based technology that -accurately- …

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

TweetEmail TweetEmail The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last March defined a plan to create a team of refugee athletes to compete …

Has Zika virus come to Israel?

Has Zika virus come to Israel?

TweetEmail TweetEmail The sheer horror of it was understandable when the first photos of deformed infants began appearing in local …

الجوري يذبل في سوريا بسبب الحرب و تغيير المناخ

الجوري يذبل في سوريا بسبب الحرب و تغيير المناخ

TweetEmail TweetEmail الوردة الدمشقية، أو الجوري، تلك الوردة الخلابة ذات البتلات …

Deforestation quick facts for desert dwellers

Deforestation quick facts for desert dwellers

TweetEmail TweetEmail This infographic comes via eCO2

ISIS uses Tabqa Dam in Syria as weapon of war

ISIS uses Tabqa Dam in Syria as weapon of war

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dams tame wild rivers, they prevent floods, irrigate crops and generate billions of watts of renewable hydroelectric …

Roses damask’d are dying in Syria

Roses damask’d are dying in Syria

TweetEmail TweetEmail Used for perfumes, rose water; and for flavoring sweets like Turkish Delight, Syria’s famed Damask Rose, once …

EU decision will pull Monsanto weedkiller off market shelves

EU decision will pull Monsanto weedkiller off market shelves

TweetEmail TweetEmailControversial weedkillers sold by Monsanto, Syngenta and Dow face an uncertain future after a European Union (EU) …

مشروع للطاقة الشمسية لمزارعي الضفة الغربية: بأيدي عربية و يهودية

مشروع للطاقة الشمسية لمزارعي الضفة الغربية: بأيدي عربية و يهودية

TweetEmail TweetEmail تُواجه عدة مناطق تحت سيطرة السلطة الفلسطينية في الضفة الغربية …

رادار مُتخفي في حاوية نفايات في دبي يضبط 40,000 مخالفة سرعة

رادار مُتخفي في حاوية نفايات في دبي يضبط 40,000 مخالفة سرعة

TweetEmail TweetEmail من برج خليفة إلى الجزر الاصطناعية مرورا بصالات التزلج على …

Israel’s biggest green group plants a project in support of Syrian refugees

Israel’s biggest green group plants a project in support of Syrian refugees

TweetEmail TweetEmailKeren Kayemeth LeIsrael or in English, Jewish National Fund (KKL- JNF), is the Israel-based non-profit founded on …

Israel innovators build the next smart city: meet them in France

Israel innovators build the next smart city: meet them in France

TweetEmail TweetEmail In 2014, Israel was ranked first in the world in the field of innovation related to clean technology according to the …

Gaza produce on the menu at swanky American event in Jerusalem

Gaza produce on the menu at swanky American event in Jerusalem

TweetEmail TweetEmail Gaza’s ever-increasing population growth, combined with severe fresh water shortages is resulting in constant …

Australia lays off leading climate change scientists

Australia lays off leading climate change scientists

TweetEmail TweetEmail Over here in the Middle East we look to the “enlightened West” to show us the ropes –- to set the …

Pesticides may increase nervous system diseases like ALS

Pesticides may increase nervous system diseases like ALS

TweetEmail TweetEmail I don’t care about spots on my apples, leave me the birds and the bees… this was the Joni Mitchell song …

Forests could suck up world’s greenhouse gases

Forests could suck up world’s greenhouse gases

TweetEmail TweetEmail The earth warming is not a recent invention. Scientists were already alarmed 20 years ago and more as they saw ozone …

Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers

Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers

TweetEmail TweetEmail As an innovator of solar energy, Israel has been involved in a number of pilot projects in its Negev desert regions; …

Plants give biofeedback to optimize their own light levels in hydroponics

Plants give biofeedback to optimize their own light levels in hydroponics

TweetEmail TweetEmail Controlled environment agriculture is rapidly becoming an important part of the global food system. For example, …

جائزة كاتيرفا – أرفع تقدير لابتكار بيئي: تمنح لتنظيف المحيطات

جائزة كاتيرفا – أرفع تقدير لابتكار بيئي: تمنح لتنظيف المحيطات

TweetEmail TweetEmail الابتكار من أجل المال و المصلحة العامة معا – هذا ما ترنوا إليه …

Dubai trash can catches nearly 40,000 speed racers!

Dubai trash can catches nearly 40,000 speed racers!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dubai is synonymous with man-made folly. Their Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, stands over half a …

Fiery May heatwave is setting Israel ablaze

Fiery May heatwave is setting Israel ablaze

TweetEmail TweetEmailIsrael is smoking hot when it comes to tech start-ups, fashion, and vegetarian cuisine, but yesterday it showed signs …

Israeli tech start-ups are transforming our world!

Israeli tech start-ups are transforming our world!

TweetEmail TweetEmailTel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is hosting a yearlong exhibition on Israeli innovation that …

How to recycle or upcycle old mobile phones

How to recycle or upcycle old mobile phones

TweetEmail TweetEmail When a phone dies, or even when it doesn’t, as an environmentally conscious person you’ll want to address the …

Jordanian architect Hanna Salameh to eco-fix Jordan’s faulty towers

Jordanian architect Hanna Salameh to eco-fix Jordan’s faulty towers

TweetEmail TweetEmailFor five years a set of unfinished twin towers have stood watch over Amman, Jordan, construction halted – …

جفاف الشرق الأوسط هو الأسوء منذ 900 سنة: وكالة ناسا

جفاف الشرق الأوسط هو الأسوء منذ 900 سنة: وكالة ناسا

TweetEmail TweetEmail خلُصت دراسة أجرتها وكالة ناسا الأمريكية مؤخرا إلى أن الجفاف …

الهجرة الكبيرة من الشرق الأوسط و شمال أفريقيا – هروب من المناخ

الهجرة الكبيرة من الشرق الأوسط و شمال أفريقيا – هروب من المناخ

TweetEmail TweetEmail خلُص باحثون في مركز ماكس بلانك في ألمانيا و مركز قبرص للأبحاث …

Alberta Tar Sands wildfire and global warming

Alberta Tar Sands wildfire and global warming

TweetEmail TweetEmail Alberta Canada’s massive wildfire, which has now consumed an area larger than Hong Kong and threatens to reach …

How to prevent negative impacts of any paper-based system

How to prevent negative impacts of any paper-based system

TweetEmail TweetEmail It doesn’t really matter what kind of business you are in. Most businesses in the world still rely on paper. …

NASA calls Middle East drought “worst in 900 years”!

NASA calls Middle East drought “worst in 900 years”!

TweetEmail TweetEmail A recent study released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) concludes that the current …

Plant a tiny landscape on your finger with a Secret Wood ring

Plant a tiny landscape on your finger with a Secret Wood ring

TweetEmail TweetEmailWe love to report on eco-jewelry, from charms made from beach sand or breast milk to necklaces made from recycled …

UAE to build a man-made mountain to increase rainfall

UAE to build a man-made mountain to increase rainfall

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) upped the wackiness factor of its portfolio of national mega-projects, announcing plans …

The Ocean Cleanup wins Katerva –  the Nobel Prize of Sustainability

The Ocean Cleanup wins Katerva – the Nobel Prize of Sustainability

TweetEmail TweetEmail A new breed of companies are showing how innovation can be scaled for both business opportunities and global good. …

Climate exodus facing the Middle East

Climate exodus facing the Middle East

TweetEmail TweetEmail The conflict in Syria happening now was predicted six years ago by water and climate scientists. New research from …

مشروع للطاقة الشمسية بقيمة 3.5 مليار دولار في مصر

مشروع للطاقة الشمسية بقيمة 3.5 مليار دولار في مصر

TweetEmail TweetEmail أعلنت شركة تيرا سولار نيتها بناء مشروع للطاقة الشمسية في مصر …

Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!

Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!

TweetEmail TweetEmailA global consortium of engineering and renewables industry giants kicked off a project to build a suite of solar …

Landmark study:  other people’s drugs enter our bodies through veggies and fruits

Landmark study: other people’s drugs enter our bodies through veggies and fruits

TweetEmail TweetEmail Reclaimed or grey water is touted as a great means to save and reuse water where water resources are thin. A new …

“Heavily-armed” octopus escapes from aquarium!

“Heavily-armed” octopus escapes from aquarium!

TweetEmail TweetEmail An octopus at New Zealand’s National Aquarium decided he’s had enough of life in captivity and deftly devised …

البنك الدولي يتعهد ب16 مليار دولار لمكافحة تغيير المناخ

البنك الدولي يتعهد ب16 مليار دولار لمكافحة تغيير المناخ

TweetEmail TweetEmailتعهد البنك الدولي بتخصيص حصة قدرها %28 من موازنته المالية لعام 2016 …

العالم يكسر رقمه القياسي في الحرارة – مجددا

العالم يكسر رقمه القياسي في الحرارة – مجددا

TweetEmail TweetEmail كشف تقرير أعده مجلس المناخ الأسترالي أن معدل درجة حرارة …

Lions on the loose – the cost of humans on animal habitats

Lions on the loose – the cost of humans on animal habitats

TweetEmail TweetEmail Human-caused damage to the earth’s natural environment has resulted in a number of serious ecological problems, …

Take a time machine through culture to understand climate change

Take a time machine through culture to understand climate change

TweetEmail TweetEmail This past March Abu Dhabi city has witnessed its most intense rain storm in recent memory. Storms usually do not …