Abu Dhabi and Israel cooperate to save the birds

Abu Dhabi and Israel cooperate to save the birds

Such studies will include monitoring wild populations to assess survival, dispersal, and breeding success. 

Refugees code their way to assylum

Refugees code their way to assylum

A new project by the City of Tel Aviv is offering a coding course to selected refugees, giving them a jumpstart to a new career path. And…

Are steak growers on Mars out to lunch?

Are steak growers on Mars out to lunch?

Aleph Farms creates non GMO steak by cultivating and replicating bovine cells in the lab. The company has started building its BioFarm but…

Ticks bite back humans for warming the planet

Ticks bite back humans for warming the planet

A small rise in temperatures and ticks prefer human legs over our dogs.

The Zamzam Well is Mecca’s Holy Water

The Zamzam Well is Mecca’s Holy Water

Drinking holy water from the ancient Zamzam well is considered an essential part of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Urban gulls adapt to when we lunch

Urban gulls adapt to when we lunch

Fitting birds with GPS backpacks on their legs reveals what we’ve long suspected: urban gulls know when & where to forage for human…

Avocado and Persimmon: November’s Seasonal Produce

Avocado and Persimmon: November’s Seasonal Produce

November in the Middle East offers a colorful spread of fruit and veg, including some heritage varieties.

$8 million fine and 10 years jail for cutting a tree in Saudi Arabia?

$8 million fine and 10 years jail for cutting a tree in Saudi Arabia?

The kingdom announced the launch of 'Let’s Make it Green' - a plan that seeks to plant 10 million trees across the country by April 2021.…

Japan builds desalination plants for Bahrain and the Emirates

Japan builds desalination plants for Bahrain and the Emirates

Two dry Persian Gulf countries are amping up their desalination capacity: Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Both have access to…

Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

When you know the spiders are going to be there in advance, you will have less fear for them when you see them. They offer some advice…

The blueprint for Noah’s Coral Ark

The blueprint for Noah’s Coral Ark

If Noah would have had the challenge, this is what his living ark might look like to save the coral reefs.

Computers now understand how to print smell

Computers now understand how to print smell

The scent of a woman? From being able to realistic flower or sea aromas to your vacation pictures on social media, giving computers the…

Infarm raises $170 million to add “farm” to cities

Infarm raises $170 million to add “farm” to cities

Infarm, a company that grows fresh produce inside supermarkets, has recently announced a $170 million USD funding round to help the company…

Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

The niece of a Hungarian chemist, Estée Lauder, nee Mentzer, was trained in the art of face creams at an early age. She founded what is…

Hard Kombucha,  The New Eco-Cocktail

Hard Kombucha, The New Eco-Cocktail

Hard kombucha, a healthy alternative to beer and wine.

Student exposes fake news propaganda machine in Macedonia

Student exposes fake news propaganda machine in Macedonia

One student goes to the heart of the Macedonian fake news industry. She is asked to pay for her research interview in sex or money. 

Israel approves 30% renewables goal for 2030: Revolution or low bar?

Israel approves 30% renewables goal for 2030: Revolution or low bar?

Israel lays down a plan to produce 30% of its energy by 2030 by renewables. Energy experts say this aim is too low.

Ultra white paint will put air conditioners out of business

Ultra white paint will put air conditioners out of business

Scientists invent a new paint that will put air conditioners out of business. And bypass greenhouse gases.

Clunker cars are choking Africa

Clunker cars are choking Africa

Re-using and finding new homes for second hand bikes is one thing, but when it comes to old cars, it's another. America, Japan and Europe…

10 Soups For Winter 2020

10 Soups For Winter 2020

Here are 10 comforting soups to get you through the winter. One or two may be a pleasant surprise.

Landmine detection using lasers and engineered glow bacteria

Landmine detection using lasers and engineered glow bacteria

Glow bacteria are engineered and activated to sniff out nitrogen oxide, a gas emitted from old landmines

Secret oil pipeline deal revealed between Israel and the Emirates

Secret oil pipeline deal revealed between Israel and the Emirates

A new deal in the wake of a blooming love story between Israel and the UAE has led to a landmark oil deal allowing UAE crude oil to be…

Covid-19 survives sewage treatment, finds new study

Covid-19 survives sewage treatment, finds new study

Wastewater must be treated beyond conventional methods used today in Israel in order to eliminate Covid-19, report scientists from…

The hijab is the bombshell sportswear in this Afghan gym

The hijab is the bombshell sportswear in this Afghan gym

While some women may dream of going to a post-workout Starbucks in Lululemon hot pink workout pants  - in Afghanistan women are fighting…

This ancient Arab irrigation system invented before Rome’s aqueduct

This ancient Arab irrigation system invented before Rome’s aqueduct

An ancient water management system engineered 3000 years ago is still keeping farms and oases green in the UAE and Oman.

Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

Israel is known as a solar energy pioneer, but wind in some locations, is not lacking in the small Middle East nation. But after seeing the…

The Cedars of God are dying

The Cedars of God are dying

Greenpeace is promoting a new film about the trees, the ‘Cedars of Lebanon’. This is the second film that was produced to document and…

At the Four Seasons Casablanca? Learn about desert oases at risk

At the Four Seasons Casablanca? Learn about desert oases at risk

You are having an adventure of a lifetime.  But if you weren't at 5 Star Four Seasons Casablanca or Marrakech - what would you know about…

Calling all Angels? A $100m OurCrowd fund to unite Arab Gulf and Israel businesses

Calling all Angels? A $100m OurCrowd fund to unite Arab Gulf and Israel businesses

A new fund is launched to create peace and hopefully cleantech investments between the Gulf and Israel.

Getting cadmium out of my chocolate through the roots

Getting cadmium out of my chocolate through the roots

Simran Sethi is a writer and activist who writes about protecting food we love like chocolate and wine. Scientists too are working to food…

Vegan cheesemaker eyes IPO

Vegan cheesemaker eyes IPO

It's a sign of the times: a vegan cheesemaking company in Israel is considering listing on the TASE - or Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Two meat…

Finding Covid outbreaks in your street sewers

Finding Covid outbreaks in your street sewers

Kando sends sensors into a sewer find Covid-19 hotspots in your towns and cities. Should we bring one into the White House?

US oil giant Chevron buys Israel’s natural gas

US oil giant Chevron buys Israel’s natural gas

Israeli offshore gas fields are now under control of one of the world’s biggest energy companies, Chevron. It irks activists, but might…

Dubai’s Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2021 revealed in real

Dubai’s Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2021 revealed in real

Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 in 2021. We show off first look of the Sustainability Pavilion.

Plastic packaging from W-Cycle tastes sweet

Plastic packaging from W-Cycle tastes sweet

Plastics are the bane of our existence. We all want to use less without changing much about the convenience or ordering Chinese take-away.…

Nature study: Bacteria could be best vaccine against Covid-19

Nature study: Bacteria could be best vaccine against Covid-19

Bacteria can be added to fashion, as living eco-couture, those working with Eshel Ben-Jacob discovered. A team at an Israeli university…

Eco Bible gives ethical green compass to the woke generation

Eco Bible gives ethical green compass to the woke generation

A pair of eco-rabbis in Jerusalem have taken the Bible, also known as the Torah in Hebrew, and found hundreds of passages in it relating to…

Investing in green bonds with RE Royalties and Peter Leighton

Investing in green bonds with RE Royalties and Peter Leighton

How fast countries support businesses and award tenders for solar power plants and wind turbines depends not only on governments but the…

Iconic island pays for our cans of tuna and flip flops

Iconic island pays for our cans of tuna and flip flops

Your tuna is contributing to more than 80% of the plastic waste clogging up the Seychelles Islands. It would make David Attenborough cry. 

Ancient Date Palm That Lived 2000 Years Ago Bears Fruit Again

Ancient Date Palm That Lived 2000 Years Ago Bears Fruit Again

Date pits from 2000 years ago have born viable fruit in Israel.

Beirut design studio repairs people and culture after the blast

Beirut design studio repairs people and culture after the blast

Lebanese designers from the much-loved embroidery collective Bokja in Beirut have offered to suture and repair home furnishings damaged in…

It Rained Cannabis In Tel Aviv Today VIDEO

It Rained Cannabis In Tel Aviv Today VIDEO

Hundreds of 2-gram bags containing marijuana dropped out of the sky over Rabin Square, for the comfort and delight of the population…

Banks burning the Amazon

Banks burning the Amazon

The list of banks supporting damaging practices to the Amazon include Banco do Brasil, Rabobank, and JPMorgan Chase.

A new energy future fueled by Emirati and Israeli peace

A new energy future fueled by Emirati and Israeli peace

Experts talk about the opportunities in energy, water, and a great big amount of peace for the world through the UAE-Israel alliance,…

Plants going extinct faster than we thought

Plants going extinct faster than we thought

Plants: They seem more resilient than we are. And there are so many wild places in the world that they can take over. But a new study…

Oxford data study: 90% of electricity companies are blocking investment in renewables

Oxford data study: 90% of electricity companies are blocking investment in renewables

We all want renewables, but the companies controlling our power, many of them government-owned are in fact maintaining and investing in…

Recipe: Tahini and Chocolate Popsicles with Maple Glaze (Vegan)

Recipe: Tahini and Chocolate Popsicles with Maple Glaze (Vegan)

Make your own tahini popsicles flavored with chocolate and that Middle Eastern flair.

Catholics in Virginia finance solar energy for churches and schools

Catholics in Virginia finance solar energy for churches and schools

In Virginia Catholics put their values for renewable energy in their collection plate.

Ancient Buried Treasure Unearthed In Israel

Ancient Buried Treasure Unearthed In Israel

A treasure trove of ancient Islamic coins was discovered in an Israeli archaeological dig.

Regenerative agriculture the solution, says Woody Harrelson

Regenerative agriculture the solution, says Woody Harrelson

Building on what was before now, a new film narrated by Woody Harrelson offers a solution to the pickle we are in - or the pickle we think…

Environmental psychologist creates ready-to-wear “jump” fashion from hemp

Environmental psychologist creates ready-to-wear “jump” fashion from hemp

Parkour, singing and dancing-- all ready for Haptic Path’s hemp-based, slow fashion  for men and women

Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Not your dad's houseboat. A movable home that can plunge its support deep into the water against hurricanes, or be brought on land to live…

Misconceptions about Solar Power

Misconceptions about Solar Power

Residential use of solar energy systems is catching on fast as more homeowners seek better energy sources to reduce the cost of energy…

How can air filters control indoor pollution?

How can air filters control indoor pollution?

One Particle at a Time: An Examination on How Air Filters Can Control Indoor Pollution

Cards and Poker Nights for Environmental Charities?

Cards and Poker Nights for Environmental Charities?

People, including celebrities like to gamble. Some hold charity nights and donate all profits to a good cause, like climate change.

6 ways to reduce bunion pain naturally

6 ways to reduce bunion pain naturally

Barefoot shoes can help relieve pressure on toes squeezed into conventional shoes. They've helped me when I run. Like these ones from…

What to Do If Someone Is Harassing You Via Your Cell

What to Do If Someone Is Harassing You Via Your Cell

Imposters can prey on your vulnerabilities, hopes and dreams. They might speak like a suave sustainability consultant saying they want to…

Relaxation, yoga and CBD oil 

Relaxation, yoga and CBD oil 

CBD oil and yoga have a natural connection, as both the cannabidiol and the relaxation techniques strengthen the mind and body.

Green Planet: How Nations From Around the World Are Working to Save the Planet

Green Planet: How Nations From Around the World Are Working to Save the Planet

Sometimes, US citizens have a hard time thinking globally. We get caught up in local politics and are less likely to read sources of world…

Nature as Therapy: Does it Help?

Nature as Therapy: Does it Help?

Forest bathing is a kind of therapy called for in some cultures like Japan.

Can Weight Loss Supplements Really Help You Burn Fat?

Can Weight Loss Supplements Really Help You Burn Fat?

Keto, paleo, vegan, gluten- and sugar-free, or intermittent fasting? How does a sustainabilist choose how to diet for health or weight loss?

Alternative Health Treatments Are More Popular Than Ever

Alternative Health Treatments Are More Popular Than Ever

Most people trust their doctor’s advice. However, in the United States, many doctors feel beholden to certain pharmaceutical companies or…

Anxiety, Depression, and Full Spectrum CBD: A True Story

Anxiety, Depression, and Full Spectrum CBD: A True Story

CBD helps with sleep. Research shows it. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who has been helped by THC and CBD. 

How to Remove Scratches from Eyeglasses

How to Remove Scratches from Eyeglasses

Maybe they are made from sustainably sourced bamboo or handmade wood. Whatever the source you need to protect those glasses so they last…

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