Is this staple salad Moroccan or Turkish or Sephardic? Any way you chop it, it’s divine.

Is this staple salad Moroccan or Turkish or Sephardic? Any way you chop it, it’s divine.

TweetEmail TweetEmail Tomatoes are full of lycopene, the cancer-busting carotenoid responsible for the reddish colorations in vegetables …

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

TweetEmail TweetEmail France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. It’s …

Skittles, Risk and Statistics

Skittles, Risk and Statistics

TweetEmail TweetEmailI’m going to thank Donald Trump Jr. for providing a simple way to visualize our decisions regarding human …

Want to picture nature? Here are 5 camera choices for beginners going pro

Want to picture nature? Here are 5 camera choices for beginners going pro

TweetEmail TweetEmailDo you coo over pictures of baby animals, become indignant when we see images of pollution running into rivers, and …

Internet of Things – From Smart Fridge to Smart City

Internet of Things – From Smart Fridge to Smart City

TweetEmail TweetEmail Like Cloud, Big Data and other technological buzzwords, the definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is often …

The Silicon Valley for agriculture to be built in Denmark

The Silicon Valley for agriculture to be built in Denmark

TweetEmail TweetEmail We all need better food in our lives. Now Denmark is putting its stake in the ground and ploughing ahead with new …

Meet the Mad Men for urban and small-scale farmers

Meet the Mad Men for urban and small-scale farmers

TweetEmail TweetEmailUrban farming. High-tech farming. Modern farming, or maybe it’s traditional farming? However you call it, …

World deforestation: we’re losing a forest the size of NYC every 2 days!

World deforestation: we’re losing a forest the size of NYC every 2 days!

TweetEmail TweetEmail This is an issue of global concern. Climate change, urbanization, and resource depletion (more mouths to feed, burn …

Sustainable technology trends in sun, wind and air

Sustainable technology trends in sun, wind and air

TweetEmail TweetEmail Technology is a driving force of innovation. Everything we build, adapt and refine, generally has the express purpose …

Jordan gets its first craft brewery, causing ire among Muslim clerics

Jordan gets its first craft brewery, causing ire among Muslim clerics

TweetEmail TweetEmail If you’ve ever visited a Middle Eastern country, one noticeable difference to Europe is restriction on alcohol. …

Food Tech, it’s a battleground. Come pitch your startup at Google

Food Tech, it’s a battleground. Come pitch your startup at Google

TweetEmail TweetEmail Israel! You are so good at so many things beyond technology. And food, as locals and tourists know is becoming …

Linear actuators on solar trackers and what this all means!

Linear actuators on solar trackers and what this all means!

TweetEmail TweetEmail In the recent past, renewable energy has been in the limelight of most of the countries and global corporations. …

Full moon hike with consciousness about water in Auja

Full moon hike with consciousness about water in Auja

TweetEmail TweetEmail Our favorite eco-organization EcoPeace Middle East are arranging a full moon hike in the West Bank this week with a …

Gambling cities like Vegas move toward being family friendly

Gambling cities like Vegas move toward being family friendly

TweetEmail TweetEmailLas Vegas has always been the greatest chameleon city in the US. Ever since its foundations were laid, it has been …

Byblos, Lebanon is best Arabian city to visit this year

Byblos, Lebanon is best Arabian city to visit this year

TweetEmail TweetEmail I remember that when I visited Byblos, in the Jbeil district of Lebanon, in the summer of 2011, I felt like a true …

Amman Design Week spotlights Jordanian creativity

Amman Design Week spotlights Jordanian creativity

TweetEmail TweetEmail Three public spaces in downtown Amman have been temporarily re-purposed as platforms to promote contemporary design …

رفيقة الصباح تواجه خطر الانقراض بحلول العام 2080

رفيقة الصباح تواجه خطر الانقراض بحلول العام 2080

TweetEmail TweetEmail لرُبما الشمس في غياب على رفيقة الصباح، إذ أن 50 بالمئة من صناعة …

Egyptian strawberries linked to US Hepatitis A outbreak; over 80 sick

Egyptian strawberries linked to US Hepatitis A outbreak; over 80 sick

TweetEmail TweetEmailIf a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? If a food worker in Egypt fails to properly wash his hands, does …

Israeli designer creates device that sterilizes milk – off-grid!

Israeli designer creates device that sterilizes milk – off-grid!

TweetEmail TweetEmailJerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design – Israel’s oldest institution of higher learning …

Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080

Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe sun may be setting on a popular morning brew. According to a new report issued by the Climate Institute, global …

Growing your own food in America is now a criminal act?

Growing your own food in America is now a criminal act?

TweetEmail TweetEmailLast week in Florida, a judge ruled on an ordinance banning front yard vegetable gardens. This allowed the upscale …

Build an ecological homestead for 1/10th the cost of a trad home!

Build an ecological homestead for 1/10th the cost of a trad home!

TweetEmail TweetEmailIt’s coming up on two years since Cameron Sinclair announced the shutdown of Architecture for Humanity, …

Israeli artist raises a ghostly bride from the Dead Sea

Israeli artist raises a ghostly bride from the Dead Sea

TweetEmail TweetEmailDip a dowdy dress into one of the world’s saltiest lakes and see what happens. Artist Sigalit Landau did, and …

Syrian children dance through tears and rubble, with “Dance or Die” hero

Syrian children dance through tears and rubble, with “Dance or Die” hero

TweetEmail TweetEmail When there is nothing left to do, you might as well do something. In Syria, where the war is five years and counting, …

This fact about figs is sure to bug you!

This fact about figs is sure to bug you!

TweetEmail TweetEmailFlavorful figs are Middle East natives. Green Prophet  Linda Pappagallo wrote about this in a swell story about the …

Who needs a maid? Houseplants are powerful cleaners.

Who needs a maid? Houseplants are powerful cleaners.

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe brainiacs at NASA conducted a long-ago study on the impact of common house plants on indoor air pollution. Their …

Tips for an eco-friendly (end of!) Summer holiday

Tips for an eco-friendly (end of!) Summer holiday

TweetEmail TweetEmail Anyone who spends a good deal of time looking for eco-friendly solutions in everyday life probably also wants to do …

DuoSkin smart tattoos turn your skin into a touchpad

DuoSkin smart tattoos turn your skin into a touchpad

TweetEmail TweetEmailMash-ups of tech with temporary tattoos are not new. Versions are currently used to measure blood alcohol levels and …

Jordanian-born chef cooks with pot. Yup, THAT pot.

Jordanian-born chef cooks with pot. Yup, THAT pot.

TweetEmail TweetEmailLegalization of recreational marijuana in American states is on the upswing, spurring entrepreneurs to devise new ways …

Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

TweetEmail TweetEmailA weightlifter from Kiribati is our favorite Olympian. After completing a move called the “clean and jerk …

Shiply innovates the moving of stuff, in the most efficient way possible

Shiply innovates the moving of stuff, in the most efficient way possible

TweetEmail TweetEmail Stuff. We’ve all got it. Unless we’re from the Nomad class, we’ve got stuff to move and ship. Lighter stuff can …

Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight

Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight

TweetEmail TweetEmail Solar Impulse, the world’s first intercontinental solar energy powered aircraft, finally touched down last …

The internet of eco-powered smart home gadgets

The internet of eco-powered smart home gadgets

TweetEmail TweetEmail With the advent of low-cost sensors and wide-spread internet connectivity, more of us are buying smart home products …

Eco-friendly motivation: 8 compelling reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle

Eco-friendly motivation: 8 compelling reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle

TweetEmail TweetEmail The thought of going more eco-friendly in your daily life may be something that has crossed your mind a few times. …

The Greatest Show OFF Earth? Catch this week’s Perseid meteor shower!

The Greatest Show OFF Earth? Catch this week’s Perseid meteor shower!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Our planet is passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a once-in-133-years-or-so event happening this …

Beirut art project pushes for preservation of public space

Beirut art project pushes for preservation of public space

TweetEmail TweetEmailBeirut art collective Dictaphone Group is combining activism with show-biz in a fight to preserve Lebanon’s public …

Amazing birdmen jet fly over Dubai

Amazing birdmen jet fly over Dubai

TweetEmail TweetEmailIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s birdmen Yves Rosset and Vince Reffet flying their jet propelled …

ثلاثاء خالي من السيارات في إيران

ثلاثاء خالي من السيارات في إيران

TweetEmail TweetEmail المدن في إيران هي من أكثر المدن تلوثا في العالم، إذ تبلغ عدد …

The Burj Al Arab and the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort offer luxury around the eco

The Burj Al Arab and the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort offer luxury around the eco

TweetEmail TweetEmail The United Arab Emirates is a favoured destination of the luxury travel for its unparalleled reputation for offering …

Beirut architect designs bulletproof Kevlar keffiyeh

Beirut architect designs bulletproof Kevlar keffiyeh

TweetEmail TweetEmailPeople are often defensive when it comes to headscarves, which have strong links to specific religious and cultural …

Arab world’s “Banksy” murals 50 buildings in Egypt slum

Arab world’s “Banksy” murals 50 buildings in Egypt slum

TweetEmail TweetEmail Green Prophet loves eL Seed, the French-Tunisian artist is the Arab world’s Banksy. He specializes in what he …

عن إسّكس، خروج بريطانيا، الفن و الخوف

عن إسّكس، خروج بريطانيا، الفن و الخوف

TweetEmail TweetEmail عادة ما تنحصر كتاباتي في مجالات البيئة من علوم و تكنولوجيا، و …

#OnlyInDubai can you get the world’s most expensive bottled water

#OnlyInDubai can you get the world’s most expensive bottled water

TweetEmail TweetEmailWater is an essential commodity, especially in the arid Gulf states where it surpasses oil in liter-to-liter price …

Naked mob photographer Spencer Tunick returns to the Dead Sea

Naked mob photographer Spencer Tunick returns to the Dead Sea

TweetEmail TweetEmailHe’s coming back!  In 2011, artist Spencer Tunick incited hundreds of people to shed their inhibitions (and …

Syrian refugees list their tent on Airbnb

Syrian refugees list their tent on Airbnb

TweetEmail TweetEmailTake empathy to a new level by living just like a displaced person. A group of Syrian refugees advertised their camp …

To stop crippling air pollution, Iranians do car-free Tuesdays

To stop crippling air pollution, Iranians do car-free Tuesdays

TweetEmail TweetEmail Cities in Iran are some of the most polluted in the world. It’s estimated that 27 people a day die in Tehran …

Iranian women “selfies” without headscarves causing rivers to dry up

Iranian women “selfies” without headscarves causing rivers to dry up

TweetEmail TweetEmail Today on the streets of Jaffa, where I live, I saw for the first time in my life a woman in hijab (helmet on top) …

Iran’s devastated Lake Urmia wins recognition

Iran’s devastated Lake Urmia wins recognition

TweetEmail TweetEmail Like Israel and Jordan’s Dead Sea, Iran has it’s own inland salty lake called Lake Urmia. Climate change …

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 …