IDE Technologies aims for a fleet of floating water desalination plants in three years

IDE Technologies aims for a fleet of floating water desalination plants in three years

TweetEmail TweetEmail Barge-mounted desalination plants aren’t unique – the Saudis first deployed them in 2008 – but …

Qatar axes four of 12 solar-powered World Cup 2022 stadiums

Qatar axes four of 12 solar-powered World Cup 2022 stadiums

TweetEmail TweetEmail Qatar plans to spend roughly $200 billion to prepare for the hundreds of thousands of fans who are expected to show …

The 200 fruitarians who find this country to be their Garden of Eden

The 200 fruitarians who find this country to be their Garden of Eden

TweetEmail TweetEmail Vegetarians criticise meat eaters for giving the world cow farts (greenhouse gases) and for making animals endure …

“Driverless” Tesla electric car will test run on Israel’s Better Place grid

“Driverless” Tesla electric car will test run on Israel’s Better Place grid

TweetEmail TweetEmail In the aftermath of the demise of Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car network company,  EV car purchasers …

Abu Dhabi puts great effort in giving sea turtles their rightful home

Abu Dhabi puts great effort in giving sea turtles their rightful home

TweetEmail TweetEmail Some people make injured sea turtles human-engineered solutions like this turtle that got new flippers but most sea …

Energy-aware Dubai airports pre-empted Earth Hour – why not all year?

Energy-aware Dubai airports pre-empted Earth Hour – why not all year?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dubai International Airport (DXB) switched off all non-essential lights across its three terminals for 24 consecutive …

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar appoints new leaders

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar appoints new leaders

TweetEmail TweetEmail Masdar CEO Sultan Al Jaber is moving on to “greener” pastures, according to a statement released by Abu …

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

TweetEmail TweetEmail Many conferences end in handshakes and no action, but Powering the Middle East aims to close deals. This two day …

Retractable Mashrabiya sunscreens for secret Middle East media towers project

Retractable Mashrabiya sunscreens for secret Middle East media towers project

TweetEmail TweetEmail New York’s REX architecture studio has designed a pair of skinny media towers that feature …

Pomegranates and oranges take this cake! A recipe

Pomegranates and oranges take this cake! A recipe

TweetEmail TweetEmail Coming up on my fourth year of taste-testing my way through Jordan – where the seasonal foods of the Levant …

Phenomenal time lapse video makes Doha look like magic

Phenomenal time lapse video makes Doha look like magic

TweetEmail TweetEmail Want to see a city on “speed” grow? This time lapse video captures Doha as it expands rapidly for the …

No male escort?  Sheesha extinguished for Saudi Muslimahs!

No male escort? Sheesha extinguished for Saudi Muslimahs!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Restaurants and cafes in Jeddah have posted signs warning women that if they want to be served …

Glowing highways make it look like we’re driving through eco-fairytales

Glowing highways make it look like we’re driving through eco-fairytales

TweetEmail TweetEmail Glow-in-the-dark roads recently debuted on a 500 meter stretch of Netherlands highway!  Brought to you by the guy …

Israeli designs fashion hats good enough to eat

Israeli designs fashion hats good enough to eat

TweetEmail TweetEmail An Israeli costume designer has created a series of hats that look good enough to eat, serving up 3-course millinery …

3-D technology gives birth to lab-grown vaginas

3-D technology gives birth to lab-grown vaginas

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dubious developments allow us to print 3-D guns, grow “hamburgers” in a petri dish, …

Paraplegic sea turtle lived without flippers for 4 years, then he got these

Paraplegic sea turtle lived without flippers for 4 years, then he got these

TweetEmail TweetEmail A turtle that washed up on a beach in Israel was found with his two left flippers dangling hopelessly by his side …

Google Earth reveals 10-year impact of 39 square mile desert mangrove project

Google Earth reveals 10-year impact of 39 square mile desert mangrove project

TweetEmail TweetEmail The ‘historical imagery’ function on google earth is particularly helpful in tracking changes to …

Dubai unveils lamp-shaped ‘Aladdin City’ towers

Dubai unveils lamp-shaped ‘Aladdin City’ towers

TweetEmail TweetEmail Three lamp-shaped towers make up the new Aladdin City that is being constructed in Dubai as part of an effort to …

Sand and Salt Siege film to highlight Tunisia’s eco struggles

Sand and Salt Siege film to highlight Tunisia’s eco struggles

TweetEmail TweetEmail A Siege of Salt and Sand (trailer), a new documentary film about Tunisia, promises to be an important motivator in …

Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

TweetEmail TweetEmail Whales, the earth’s largest marine mammals, have had more than their share of ecological problems in all parts …

Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

TweetEmail TweetEmail Until you have babies, the true awfulness of diapers doesn’t really set in. But ask the modern parent, who will …

Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Decorative taxidermy reaches new heights in the United Arab Emirates!  Dubai developer Emaar has shelled out big …

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

TweetEmail TweetEmail A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine revealed that chemicals used to replace controversial plastic additive …

How Masdar joined forces in Solar CSP to energize the Middle East

How Masdar joined forces in Solar CSP to energize the Middle East

TweetEmail TweetEmail Green Prophet offers an exclusive interview with Yago Mancebo, Investment Manager, Masdar, on how to put together …

Mysterious mass fish die-off in Tunisia sparks world-ending debate (video)

Mysterious mass fish die-off in Tunisia sparks world-ending debate (video)

TweetEmail TweetEmail Earlier this month several Tunisians in Hammamet, Sphax and Mahdia woke up to their beaches infested with dead fish …

Dancing in combat boots, Jerusalem style

Dancing in combat boots, Jerusalem style

TweetEmail TweetEmail A trio of break-dancing Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers strutted their stuff in a video uploaded to Facebook on …

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

TweetEmail TweetEmail For the first time in history we have a real time, comprehensive global map of ecological conflicts thanks to …

StoreDot’s Flash Battery charges cell phones in 30 seconds flat

StoreDot’s Flash Battery charges cell phones in 30 seconds flat

TweetEmail TweetEmail StoreDot is the latest Israeli startup to wow the world with a groundbreaking new charger that takes a cell phone …

Bamboo WarkaWater tower harvests potable water from air

Bamboo WarkaWater tower harvests potable water from air

TweetEmail TweetEmail On a recent trip to Ethiopia, Italian designer Arturo Vittori discovered how collecting water is both dangerous and …

Arab Gulf super highrise lifestyle is killing kids

Arab Gulf super highrise lifestyle is killing kids

TweetEmail TweetEmail A fall from a stepladder can kill you, so what’s your chance of surviving a topple from a high-rise …