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 …

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

TweetEmail TweetEmail إحتفاءا بيوم البيئة العالمي، القائم في الخامس من يونيو من كل …

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 Persian Gulf for Emissions Under-Reporting

Satellite Points finger to 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 …