Google what’s in everything with a tiny SCiO scanner

Google what’s in everything with a tiny SCiO scanner

TweetEmail TweetEmail Want to know which cantaloupe is sweeter, whether that chicken is fresh, or what’s in that bagel? Just whip out a …

National Unplug Day 2015: on this Sabbath, tech shall rest

National Unplug Day 2015: on this Sabbath, tech shall rest

TweetEmail TweetEmail Is nothing sacred? Mealtime with family, meetings with the boss, dates with your sweetie are constantly interrupted …

Holy Cow! Omani fishermen catch cattle from sunken ship

Holy Cow! Omani fishermen catch cattle from sunken ship

TweetEmail TweetEmail A cargo ship bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with about 350 cattle on board sank off the south coast of Oman …

Judean desert goes spectacularly green in wake of winter storms (PHOTOS)

Judean desert goes spectacularly green in wake of winter storms (PHOTOS)

TweetEmail TweetEmailRecord rainfalls dumped on the region in this winter’s storms rendered a remarkable makeover of the Judean …

Organic burial pods grow live trees from dead people

Organic burial pods grow live trees from dead people

TweetEmail TweetEmail Forget coffins.  At least the traditional ones.  That was the idea we explored in a recent post on green …

First Earth Architecture festival in Iran would make Nader Khalili proud

First Earth Architecture festival in Iran would make Nader Khalili proud

TweetEmail TweetEmail Iranian architect Nader Khalili, founder of the California Earth and Architecture Institute and proponent of the- …

Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

TweetEmail TweetEmail Shale gas exploitation in the Sahara is not the same as shale gas exploitation in the US. There are added …

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered

TweetEmail TweetEmailJordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the …

3D-printing with living organisms – snack of tomorrow?

3D-printing with living organisms – snack of tomorrow?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld has developed a concept for 3D-printed snacks that sprout plants and mushrooms from …

Middle East’s first rainforest coming to Dubai

Middle East’s first rainforest coming to Dubai

TweetEmail TweetEmailDubai developers reach a new zenith in outrageous investment with just-announced plans to build a tropical rainforest …

Tel Aviv is “Fertile Ground” for modern art and Bauhaus architecture

Tel Aviv is “Fertile Ground” for modern art and Bauhaus architecture

TweetEmail TweetEmailLooking for a novel way to celebrate Purim in Tel Aviv next weekend? Wander over to 26 Gordon Street for a pop-up art …

Let’s bounce! on tires upcycled into rubber-soled shoes

Let’s bounce! on tires upcycled into rubber-soled shoes

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe tire industry is one of the largest users of virgin rubber, blending it with sulfur and heating the mix to create …

Israel and Jordan sign deal to save the Dead Sea

Israel and Jordan sign deal to save the Dead Sea

TweetEmail TweetEmailIsrael and Jordan have signed a historic deal to press ahead with a plan to save the Dead Sea. The ‘Red-Dead’ …

100% edible coffee cups; tasty, eco-friendly, and straight to your hips

100% edible coffee cups; tasty, eco-friendly, and straight to your hips

TweetEmail TweetEmailWho says you can’t have your cup and eat it too? The maker of those chicken-like products sworn to be …

Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March

Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March

TweetEmail TweetEmail Mission Control for the Solar Impulse 2 is open for business, ready to guide the solar plane’s first flight around …

Jordan’s special refugees: giving back to others

Jordan’s special refugees: giving back to others

TweetEmail TweetEmailCollateral Repair Project (CRP) is a scrappy nonprofit in Amman, Jordan that brings critical help to people commonly …

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

TweetEmail TweetEmailLuxury usually comes at a high price, not only financially but environmentally too. But plans for a new building in …

UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

TweetEmail TweetEmailRajendra Pachauri, director of think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and chairman of the …

Green Globe Certifies Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark (UPDATE)

Green Globe Certifies Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark (UPDATE)

TweetEmail TweetEmailYou read that right.  An outdoor water park in shadow of the Burj Al Arab*, featuring a heated/cooled wave pool, …

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

TweetEmail TweetEmailSolar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable than traditional energy …

Fresh food: United Arab Emirate’s unsustainable obsession

Fresh food: United Arab Emirate’s unsustainable obsession

TweetEmail TweetEmailWhy did the carrot slap the lettuce? Because it was too fresh. A joke that gains huge laughs in the single-digit age …

Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

TweetEmail TweetEmailGetting meat without killing animals is a concept that’s fast approaching reality.  Lab-grown, or ‘cultured’, …

11 Food Tech companies from Israel worth putting on your plate

11 Food Tech companies from Israel worth putting on your plate

TweetEmail TweetEmail Food Tech, on the surface of things, sounds like something you might not want to bite into, especially if you …

Olive Oil Without Borders has a recipe for Middle East peace

Olive Oil Without Borders has a recipe for Middle East peace

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe olive branch as a symbol of peace is rooted in ancient Greek culture, but the link between the fruit tree and …

Become an eco-warrior in 12 free, easy steps

Become an eco-warrior in 12 free, easy steps

TweetEmail TweetEmailWhat are the worst things we do to the environment without realizing we are causing

Israel’s epic winter storms have gold linings

Israel’s epic winter storms have gold linings

TweetEmail TweetEmailAn Israeli diving club struck gold on a recent expedition off the Mediterranean city of Caesarea, finding a priceless …

Will the next Bill Gates be from Ras Al Khaimah?

Will the next Bill Gates be from Ras Al Khaimah?

TweetEmail TweetEmail In a bid to make the future of the United Arab Emirates more sustainable Google has recently sponsored a local …

Documentary on Iran’s first surfer makes waves for women!

Documentary on Iran’s first surfer makes waves for women!

TweetEmail TweetEmail There’s been a revolution in Iran, and we’re not talking about the one that resulted in overthrowing the Shah in …

Street art mocks enviro-celebrities who eclipse their cause

Street art mocks enviro-celebrities who eclipse their cause

TweetEmail TweetEmailPosters mocking actor Ed Begley Jr. and radio-host Robert Kennedy Jr. were plastered all over Hermosa Beach, …

Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

TweetEmail TweetEmailIt might not have the archaeological marvels of Petra or the adventure of Wadi Rum, but a two-hour drive from …