Israel’s Polluters Face New OECD Rules

Israel’s entry into the OECD will mean more stringent pollution standards for industries, but it comes with a cost – especially for smaller businesses Frequently people argue that it’s pointless to curb one’s personal habits when the big industries are most at fault for driving up greenhouse gas emissions. What difference does it make if […]

Swab A Frog For Good Health – But Not At Home

Swab A Frog For Good Health – But Not At Home

UAE scientists have found that chemicals on frog skin can produce antibiotics for otherwise resistant “superbugs” Frogs eat annoying, disease-carrying mosquitoes that we’re so eager to get rid of, as well as other insects and pests, and despite being a tasty snack for various omnivores, including humans, have survived 300 million years of earth’s onslaughts. […]

Top 5 Arab Sustainable Designers

Top 5 Arab Sustainable Designers

From New York to Egypt, Arab architects and designers show that it’s possible to be cool and environmentally responsible. At Green Prophet, we are always happy to celebrate talented designers who care about the environment and nothing gets us more excited then when they are from the Middle East/North Africa region. So, I have put […]

Turkey’s Smart New Connection to Europe

Turkey’s Smart New Connection to Europe

While Turkey’s clean, smart energy solutions and its pending grid connectivity to Europe are praiseworthy, can we cut back demand too? Critics of GE’s Ecomagination program – which is said to offer cleaner, smarter power solutions – claim that GE is simply airbrushing an unsustainable model, perpetuating the very consumer culture that needs to be […]

One State. One Environment

One State. One Environment

As peace talks resume, can environmental issues create bridges and links between opposing sides? JERUSALEM – Every few years, the idea of establishing one state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea rises and falls like a phoenix; a dream of a state where both Palestinians and Israelis live in peace with no borders, […]

UAE Scholars And Imams Speak Up For The Environment

UAE Scholars And Imams Speak Up For The Environment

Littering and lack of moderation violates important Islamic tenants, according to prominent scholars With businesses in the UAE slowly beginning to take the environment message seriously, it seems that  scholars and imams are now doing the same. During a Ramadan seminar titled ‘Islam and Environment’ organised by the Emirates Environmental Group, the renowned Islamic scholar […]

Your Pee Could Power Ecobot III

Your Pee Could Power Ecobot III

Bristol scientists hope to build an autonomous robot that runs by digesting energy-rich waste products As we begin to consider alternative sources of energy for the Middle East, where even oil-rich Saudi is developing its solar sector, diversifying our portfolio will take pressure off any one source and generate further safety nets. Technology developed for […]

US Leaves Iraq With A Legacy Of Waste

US Leaves Iraq With A Legacy Of Waste

$5 Billion couldn’t put their country back together; will Iraqis be able to pick up the pieces? What is more wasteful than war? Bomb a place, destroy its infrastructure so that ordinary citizens lack basic services, topple a few monuments important to the national identity targeted, kill several thousand people, including approximately 100,000 civilians according […]

Art and Spirituality: The Antidote to Bigger, Better, More

Art and Spirituality: The Antidote to Bigger, Better, More

Gentle artists and prophets inspired by nature offer a cure against environmental destruction This post takes its inspiration from two different stories. One by Mike Shanahan, an environmental journalist whose work we admire, and another published in Al MasryAlyoum. The first proposes that incorporating religious principles into our daily lives will heal our relationship with […]

Intel Israel Is LEED’s Golden Child

Intel Israel Is LEED’s Golden Child

Think of Israel and high tech, and the first word that pops into most minds is…Intel. Since setting up shop in the country in 1974, Intel Israel has been responsible for developing the Pentium and Centrino chips which power most PCs around the world. But in the future, if you put together Intel and Israel, […]

Yortanlı Dam To Flood Turkey’s Ancient City Alliaoni

Yortanlı Dam To Flood Turkey’s Ancient City Alliaoni

Environmentalists are losing the battle to protect Alliaoni from drowning beneath the Yortanlı Dam’s floodwaters Despite certain fits and starts between secular and conservative residents, Turkey is moving and shaking, establishing itself as a firm democracy. Nor is the country short on natural and historical bounty. Recently, we described how Turkey is helping Syria revive […]

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