With Swordsmen in Short Supply, Saudi Considers A Greener Execution Solution

With Swordsmen in Short Supply, Saudi Considers A Greener Execution Solution

Can executions be green? Laurie answers this tongue in cheek. Tardy executioners have prompted Saudi Arabia to re-evaluate their centuries-old practice of public beheadings.The use of capital punishment in Saudi Arabia is based on a hardline interpretation of Sharia (Islamic) law. The practice attracts international scorn because of the wide array of crimes which garner[.....]

Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions. According to a report entitled Indicators of Sustainable Development 2011 released by Qatar’s statistics’ authority, the state has experienced a 27% annual increase in[.....]

How to Get to Israel by Boat Part II

How to Get to Israel by Boat Part II

Here’s what Lianna got up to on her carbon cutting voyage from London to Israel. You can find out why she wanted to avoid flying in How to get to Israel by boat – Part 1. Day 1: Departure Today, we sail! Confirmation came this morning that the Grande Europe freight ship will arrive at[.....]

Medical Tourism Boom in Jordan and United Arab Emirates

Medical Tourism Boom in Jordan and United Arab Emirates

Catch some healing sun with your operation? The Middle East’s healthcare industry is booming. Rising healthcare costs in the United States and increased waiting periods for specialized treatment in Europe are fueling rapid growth in the numbers of medical tourists pouring into the region. Medical tourism, the practice of crossing international borders to obtain healthcare,[.....]

Cement Returns to Its Sustainable Roots

Cement Returns to Its Sustainable Roots

Chemists bring one of the oldest materials in building history back to its green roots.  Cement is one of the oldest building materials cooked up by humans, but it’s so misunderstood. It’s not what paves your cement sidewalk, that’s concrete.  And it’s not concrete, although cement is a main ingredient. Modern advances in production and[.....]

Are Women The Globe’s Green Giants?

Are Women The Globe’s Green Giants?

A growing body of research shows a split down gender lines when we make environmental choices. Men may be from Mars, but women are the greener creatures, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Women in industrialized countries buy most of the eco-friendly household products.  Women also load up on organic foods.[.....]

Dubai Launches Arabic Carbon Calculator

Dubai Launches Arabic Carbon Calculator

A carbon calculator in Arabic will help Dubai residents track everything from food, travel to energy consumption The carbon emissions of Gulf nations in the Middle East are notoriously high. The UAE has one of the largest carbon footprints per capita in the world and the average citizen in the Gulf produces between two to[.....]

Formula One Is Going Green. Ish.

Fans of formula one racing claim that energy saving techniques will ruin all the fun because cars won’t be as noisy! Just yesterday we reported on a floating Olympic stadium that could offset the sometimes heavy environmental costs associated with what we almost all love: sport. In preparation for 2022, Qatar will have to build[.....]

Interview With Dubai’s Most Innovative Design Couple

Interview With Dubai’s Most Innovative Design Couple

Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian working in their Abu Dhabi Studied Impact Design studio. Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian have made the United Arab Emirates their home, for which we are very grateful. Their teachings, their design studio Studied Impact, and their public initiatives such as the internationally-acclaimed Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) have coincided[.....]

Meat Free Mondays at Tel Aviv University

Meat Free Mondays at Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University students join Paul McCartney’s and Yoko Ono’s international effort to raise awareness about the impact of meat on our health and environment. [Photo credit: Erez Katsav] A couple of weeks ago, Tel Aviv University students joined others at Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, and many other universities worldwide in a campaign – Meat Free[.....]

Breastfeeding and Keeping Up With "Supply and Demand"

Breastfeeding and Keeping Up With "Supply and Demand"

Breastfeeding involves no processing and no waste, and helps protect the environment, as we’ve been exploring here on Green Prophet’s breastfeeding series. Even though breastfeeding is a natural continuation of pregnancy and birth, mothers still worry about producing enough milk. An understanding of  how milk production works can help mothers avoid problems and know when[.....]

"Greenchange" – A new Israeli social network

"Greenchange" – A new Israeli social network

In an overwhelming world of  online social networks a new Israeli/Environmental network has emerged called “GreenChange“ using the Ning.com platform. The organization behind GreenChange is the “Heschel Center for Environmental learning and leadership“, which celebrates it’s 10th anniversary today. Its goal is to create an online environment where environmentalists can meet, share ideas and information[.....]

The Jaffa Orange Gets The Carbon Label

The Jaffa Orange Gets The Carbon Label

With America’s and the world’s financial markets going belly up, it will be interesting to see what happens to the carbon market. Smart CEOs will realize that a less carbon intensive business is better for the bottom line, as most companies can kick a lot of wasteful carbon habits, simply by doing a carbon audit.[.....]

Are Green Activists Devoted, or Suffering from Disorders?  You decide.

Are Green Activists Devoted, or Suffering from Disorders? You decide.

Sunday’s New York Times featured an environmental article (“Extreme Approaches Toward Living a Green Life”) with an interesting twist.  After describing what many everyday Americans, such as fellow green bloggers Sharon Astyk (of Casaubon’s Book) and Colin Beavan (of No Impact Man), do in their daily lives to alleviate their negative impact on the environment[.....]

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