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 …

World Bank pledges $16B to climate change projects

World Bank pledges $16B to climate change projects

TweetEmail TweetEmail The World Bank, the biggest provider of public finance to developing countries, has earmarked 28% of its 2016 budget …

Scientists discover bacteria’s natural sunscreen

Scientists discover bacteria’s natural sunscreen

TweetEmail TweetEmail ‘Everything in moderation’ is good advice, especially when it comes to sunshine. Humans know this, …

Watch a Green Prophet become a lean, green, health machine…or die of internet embarrassment!

Watch a Green Prophet become a lean, green, health machine…or die of internet embarrassment!

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe weeks that girdled Christmas and New Year’s had me living like a fois gras goose, endlessly stuffed with food …

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid dead at 65

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid dead at 65

TweetEmail TweetEmailZaha Hadid, the first female architect (and first Muslim) to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize, died yesterday in a …

When it comes to water cooperation,  where is the Middle East?

When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

TweetEmail TweetEmailUnited Nations-sponsored World Water Day was celebrated this week in a series of events around the world ranging from …

Shipping containers morph into urban food miracle machines

Shipping containers morph into urban food miracle machines

TweetEmail TweetEmail Leigh Ofer and her company Seed Street in Harlem gives new meaning to the term circular economy: We meet over the …

Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

TweetEmail TweetEmail Despite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East, oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia …

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

TweetEmail TweetEmailEarth Hour is upon us. It comes every year on Saturday 19 March, as the clock strikes 8:30 PM around the globe. …

Heavily polluted Israeli stream cuts beach in half

Heavily polluted Israeli stream cuts beach in half

TweetEmail TweetEmail The world’s increasingly polluted seas and oceans, as well as rising sea levels, are now becoming a sad reality …

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Some 795 million people worldwide are food insecure: they do not have enough food to lead a healthy life, and with …

World’s 25 biggest innovators are not from Silicon Valley!

World’s 25 biggest innovators are not from Silicon Valley!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Silicon Valley’s has its hoodie-wearing tech entrepreneurs as the poster kids of innovation. You can find a …

Those smiling Irish eyes originated in the Middle East!

Those smiling Irish eyes originated in the Middle East!

TweetEmail TweetEmailJust in time for St. Paddy’s Day, scientists from Dublin and Belfast have evidence that stone age Irish settlers …

6 hotels from the movies you can totally stay at

6 hotels from the movies you can totally stay at

TweetEmail TweetEmail We’ve travelled to Casablanca to see where Bogart gave his favorite lines, to learn the movie wasn’t …

Stateless “Team Refugee Athletes” cleared to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics!

Stateless “Team Refugee Athletes” cleared to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics!

TweetEmail TweetEmail The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced yesterday the formation of a new, nation-less team of athletes …

It’s not the tide. It’s not the wind. It’s us.

It’s not the tide. It’s not the wind. It’s us.

TweetEmail TweetEmail When former US Vice President Al Gore warned about the consequences of global warming and climate change and was …

Heads up! A look at Iran’s fantastical ceilings (PHOTOS)

Heads up! A look at Iran’s fantastical ceilings (PHOTOS)

TweetEmail TweetEmail Instagram photographer “m1rasoulifard” has been creating a visual catalog of Iranian architecture, …

Teaching children about the environment

Teaching children about the environment

TweetEmail TweetEmail So, you care about the environment and ensuring that you play your part in preserving the beauty of nature but how do …

World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

TweetEmail TweetEmailMorocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in …

Brilliant IKEA dinner table outsmarts mealtime smartphone users!

Brilliant IKEA dinner table outsmarts mealtime smartphone users!

TweetEmail TweetEmailSit four people around the dinner table, and at see that least three are tethered to their smartphones (well, …

The “wearable habitat”: a refugee coat that turns into a tent

The “wearable habitat”: a refugee coat that turns into a tent

TweetEmail TweetEmailInterior Design & Textiles students from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) have designed a piece of …

Neglected animals turn to cannibalism in Egyptian zoo

Neglected animals turn to cannibalism in Egyptian zoo

TweetEmail TweetEmailThings have gone terribly wrong in an Egyptian zoo where a group of baboons turned on one of their cage-mates, …

Dubai designer uses nano-tech to turn a traditional black abaya green!

Dubai designer uses nano-tech to turn a traditional black abaya green!

TweetEmail TweetEmail A Dubai-based abaya fashion designer has come up with a way to take the traditional black cloak into the future by …

Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked

Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked

TweetEmail TweetEmailChina’s state-owned ChemChina tendered a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta today as …

Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

TweetEmail TweetEmailGoogle did a doodle marking the 151st birthday of the pharmacist who helped us navigate the chili peppers, the tiny …

The real Paleo Diet included turtle meat

The real Paleo Diet included turtle meat

TweetEmail TweetEmail It’s all the rage. Eating Paleo, or like Paleolithic man has benefits, adherents to the New Age diet claim …

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

TweetEmail TweetEmail In a region where the renewable energy market is still small, despite a natural and seemingly perpetual gas shortage, …

Earth breaks its own world temperature record, again.

Earth breaks its own world temperature record, again.

TweetEmail TweetEmailA new report from the Climate Council of Australia revealed that last year’s global average temperature was the …

Cattle slaughter as “entertainment” in Gaza (Warning: graphic content)

Cattle slaughter as “entertainment” in Gaza (Warning: graphic content)

TweetEmail TweetEmail It goes without saying that life in Gaza is bleak. But for domesticated animals for slaughter, it is living hell. …

Sharjah wins Arab Tourism Capital award 2015

Sharjah wins Arab Tourism Capital award 2015

TweetEmail TweetEmail According to a recent report, Sharjah – a city named after its state, one of the seven emirates of the United …

Kuwaitis drive social change with new fund. N-mu?

Kuwaitis drive social change with new fund. N-mu?

TweetEmail TweetEmail A few years ago, Jordan launched an initiative called BADIR to support budding young entrepreneurs, eager to …

3 Arab architects worthy of being called sustainable builders

3 Arab architects worthy of being called sustainable builders

TweetEmail TweetEmail Green is sort of a buzzword nowadays. People will say they are going green (like Zaha Hadid), but are they as good as …

Electroad to electric the bus systems in Israel, then the world

Electroad to electric the bus systems in Israel, then the world

TweetEmail TweetEmail“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” Fans of the 1985 film “Back to the …

منازل صديقة للبيئة .. أحدث تقنيات العقارات الجديدة للحفاظ على كوكبنا

منازل صديقة للبيئة .. أحدث تقنيات العقارات الجديدة للحفاظ على كوكبنا

TweetEmail TweetEmail أصبح سوق العقارات من أهم الأسواق التجارية في العالم في السنوات …

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

TweetEmail TweetEmailAnyone who has used their smartphone to make an online purchase or to make a video call knows that recent advances in …

6 best Middle Eastern cities to visit for a staycation

6 best Middle Eastern cities to visit for a staycation

TweetEmail TweetEmail In these days, when jet setting around the globe is becoming less popular due to environmental concerns, it’s …

Israeli architects grow a “tree” to get us playing outdoors

Israeli architects grow a “tree” to get us playing outdoors

TweetEmail TweetEmail An old pine tree in the courtyard at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem inspired architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah …

Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups

Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups

TweetEmail TweetEmailCould you be in Tel Aviv next week?  Can you follow a focused and fast-paced discussion delivered in Hebrew? Then …

Soup for Syria: feed your belly and your soul

Soup for Syria: feed your belly and your soul

TweetEmail TweetEmail Soup for Syria is a beautiful new cookbook of delicious and easy-to-make recipes guaranteed to fill your belly and …

Free wonder drug available now. No prescription needed.

Free wonder drug available now. No prescription needed.

TweetEmail TweetEmailDoes nature have a marketing problem?  Headlines about climate change, extreme weather, and their catastrophic …

Syrian refugee women take to the stage

Syrian refugee women take to the stage

TweetEmail TweetEmail For Syrian refugees, seeing light at the end of the tunnel is a whole lot to ask. The Syrian civil war is reaching …

Morf shirt transforms to 24 shirts in one!

Morf shirt transforms to 24 shirts in one!

TweetEmail TweetEmail There’s a movie called 27 Dresses about a woman who finds love and finally gets to wear a wedding dress after …

The new Seabin will vacuum ocean pollution

The new Seabin will vacuum ocean pollution

TweetEmail TweetEmail Sea garbage’s days may be numbered, thanks to a new invention by a pair of Australians, Andrew Turton and Pete …