Solar panels driving opium trade in Afghanistan

Solar panels driving opium trade in Afghanistan

The Taliban walks between hypocrisy and holiness while trying to figure out how to profit from poppies and not damage its local economy.

This artificial e-skin feels pain in real time

This artificial e-skin feels pain in real time

An electronic skin which can learn from feeling ‘pain’ could help create a new generation of smart robots with human-like sensitivity.

Boosting THC in cannabis plant using a virus

Boosting THC in cannabis plant using a virus

Researchers have used a virus and gene editing system to boost the potent aspects of the cannabis plant

Ancient aqueduct of Jerusalem uncovered

Ancient aqueduct of Jerusalem uncovered

Learn from the Holy Land how ancient people engineered water.

What’s in season May

What’s in season May

Sour green plums the size of large marbles are in the local Middle East markets now, a seasonal favorite of the Iraqis. Eat them out of…

Coral reefs and light pollution

Coral reefs and light pollution

Coral reefs are at risk as the City of Eilat plans to illuminate its Red Sea beaches

Qanat, an eco-hotel in Iran’s desert, makes ancient tech new

Qanat, an eco-hotel in Iran’s desert, makes ancient tech new

When you go deep into a desert, whether it's Iran or Sinai, it has a similar effect of being in a forest. The stark nature of the planet…

Turkey’s all electric Togg EV

Turkey’s all electric Togg EV

Turkey launches its first EV company, an all electric car called TOGG.

Israeli Alt Dairy Startup Imagindairy Raises $15M Seed

Israeli Alt Dairy Startup Imagindairy Raises $15M Seed

Alt Dairy, Alt Meat and Alt Fish are hot trends in the food tech industry. Vegans are pushing for the conversion to non-animal sources of…

Fly net positive with Saudia

Fly net positive with Saudia

Emirates might be the world's sexiest airline (though we don't suggest joining the Mile High club on a journey to Dubai) but Saudia but be…

Saudi Aramco invests in hydroponics with Red Sea Farms

Saudi Aramco invests in hydroponics with Red Sea Farms

Saudi-owned and world's largest oil company invests in food, but is hydroponics sustainable?

Scientists call for a plastic cap

Scientists call for a plastic cap

Climate scientists call for a plastic diet, asking governments to cap production. 

Dolphin bycatch not sustainable

Dolphin bycatch not sustainable

After taking a deep dive in the fishing industry, dolphin bycatch is being ignored and not reported.

Soil health calculator

Soil health calculator

To help farmers evaluate the impact carbon sequestration and other practices might have on their businesses, the Institute is developing a…

DuPont to make synthetic salmon from algae

DuPont to make synthetic salmon from algae

DuPont, the chemicals company that makes teflon, lycra, polyester, and lucite, will now be making artificial salmon, using spirulina, a…

What’s in season April

What’s in season April

April's biggest bargain is fresh, green garlic

Masdar’s developing green hydrogen plants with Egypt’s Sun

Masdar’s developing green hydrogen plants with Egypt’s Sun

Masdar, a renewable energy company that built the net-zero energy city under its namesake, along with Hassan Allam Utilities, are investing…

Humans possess intelligence when it comes to selecting a nutritious diet

Humans possess intelligence when it comes to selecting a nutritious diet

Studies have shown animals use flavour as a guide to the vitamins and minerals they require. If flavour serves a similar role for humans,…

Tehran wins “world’s most polluted city” in April

Tehran wins “world’s most polluted city” in April

The Iranian city now passes as one of the world's most polluted cities, as smog, dust and smoke overcomes it. 

Frankincense resin could slow Covid impact

Frankincense resin could slow Covid impact

Plants from the past and used in the Bible may help us against modern ailments. Research studies to produce medicines capable of fighting…

The wild dozen and why you should care about these plants

The wild dozen and why you should care about these plants

There are wild ingredients found in your home that are now under threat. Brazil nuts, argan oil, and shea butter are now classified among a…

UN climate conference forgets faith, women and youth, say MENA groups

UN climate conference forgets faith, women and youth, say MENA groups

The UN's climate change conference, with the worst names, COP27, will happen in Egypt this year. 

Solar shade fabric to light public park in pilot

Solar shade fabric to light public park in pilot

The city of Tel Aviv has installed a pilot of LumiWeave, a flexible and lightweight solar energy shade and energy system in Atidim Park in…

New mysterious sun waves point to new theories for astrophysicists

New mysterious sun waves point to new theories for astrophysicists

These mysterious waves move in the opposite direction to the sun's rotation, which is to the right, three times faster than what is allowed…

Oman makes first electric car in the Middle East

Oman makes first electric car in the Middle East

Prototype from Mays Motors, the first electric car of the Middle East Starts production in 2023. Carbon fibre, has a range of about 350…

Make magical baharat, the 7 spice blend of Middle East cuisine

Make magical baharat, the 7 spice blend of Middle East cuisine

Baharat is an essential blend you can make at home. It's like a Middle Eastern answer to curry. But distinct.

Food in season in March

Food in season in March

If you live in the near Middle East or the middle Middle East, or are just visiting - take this handy guide with you to find and taste…

Super Adobe in Jericho

Super Adobe in Jericho

Want to make a low cost home from natural, local materials that last? Try a Super Adobe invented by Nader Khalili.

Why green potatoes are toxic

Why green potatoes are toxic

I love potatoes (especially in Moroccan cooking like mafroum) and coming from an immigrant family from Holland and Scotland, eating…

Holding back the deserts with a saxaul tree

Holding back the deserts with a saxaul tree

Africa is getting its Great Green Wall, meanwhile Saudi Arabia is also suffering from climate change-induced draught and is starting to do…

Anti-virals freshen up a woman’s eggs for IVF

Anti-virals freshen up a woman’s eggs for IVF

"Within a decade, I hope we will be able to increase fertility among older women using anti-viral drugs," shared Klutstein.

Future Crops gets $30M investment for hydroponics with substance

Future Crops gets $30M investment for hydroponics with substance

Gary Grinspan of Future Crops. Aiming to make hydroponics more closely resembling nature.

Yemen is starving, Ukraine war is making it worse

Yemen is starving, Ukraine war is making it worse

Ongoing conflict, poverty, and draught have millions of Yemenis in the crossfire. They are starving.

Iran’s going solar with half a million solar panels

Iran’s going solar with half a million solar panels

Each house will generate more than 100% of its energy needs and the rest will feed back to the household as a monthly check.

Your baby and air pollution

Your baby and air pollution

Your baby's birth weight is affected by air pollution finds a new study.

Ukrainian Waldorf friends moving to Israel? The Spring School wants to help

Ukrainian Waldorf friends moving to Israel? The Spring School wants to help

Are you are family, teacher or practitioner from a Waldorf community in the Ukraine? Are you coming urgently to Israel to settle? If yes,…

How to grow roots in the air

How to grow roots in the air

Want to learn how to grow roots in the air? This research team figured out how the plant does it.

Microplastics are pairing up with pollutants. This is bad news.

Microplastics are pairing up with pollutants. This is bad news.

More worrying is that microplastics themselves are not inert, and they have the ability to pull along other environmental toxins with them,…

Microplastics found in baby poop

Microplastics found in baby poop

But plastics - why should you care if you don't care about turtles choking? It turns out microplastics are terribly bad for you if you…

Big Data invention saves wildlife using movement, GPS

Big Data invention saves wildlife using movement, GPS

Bats, whales, bugs, fish and all creatures big and small move to stay alive. A new invention can track animal movements to avoid bird flu…

Indigikitchen shows the young and indigenous their food roots

Indigikitchen shows the young and indigenous their food roots

Mariah Gladstone’s childhood laid the perfect foundations for the work she does these days, breathing new life into Indigenous Peoples’…

Oman’s first solar energy power plant launches with $417 M USD investment

Oman’s first solar energy power plant launches with $417 M USD investment

The Ibri II solar power plant, Oman will supply power to 30,000 households. It's the first large scale solar power plant for this Middle…

Jeff Bezos’ Altos Labs to Defeat Death

Jeff Bezos’ Altos Labs to Defeat Death

Jeff Bezos founds Altos Labs so the wealthy can live forever.

The plants our ancient ancestors ate

The plants our ancient ancestors ate

Finding bones at an archeology site reveals the kind of animals our human ancestors would eat. But plants? Remains in the kitchens and pots…

Scientists say keto diet can repair broken brains

Scientists say keto diet can repair broken brains

A keto diet is based on meat. Scientists say the diet improves spatial memory and visual memory, lowers indices of brain inflammation,…

Wind powered freight and travel ship retrofits to set sail

Wind powered freight and travel ship retrofits to set sail

Want to travel and order online guilt free? A new kind of freight powered by the aims needs your funding support for eco travel and…

Offshore wind energy deal between Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan

Offshore wind energy deal between Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy and ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 240 MW wind power plant that ACWA…

Exploding star hunter on the nature of supernovae

Exploding star hunter on the nature of supernovae

Exploding stars happen more often that you might think. Turns out you just need to know how to look for them. New research on "stars" gives…

Microplastics you breath in the desert

Microplastics you breath in the desert

Plastics from dollar store products, packaging for our every day lives and industry have been a problem for decades, and the more…

Lebanon’s water problems explained in 15 minute video

Lebanon’s water problems explained in 15 minute video

Lebanon is a country naturally endowed with plenty of clean water. But unregulated industry, farming, garbage disposal along other…

Vegetable, vegan maqluba

Vegetable, vegan maqluba

Soul-satisfying makluba, an Arabic dish with our vegan twist.

Electric cars and lithium for batteries? Serbs revolt against Rio Tinto

Electric cars and lithium for batteries? Serbs revolt against Rio Tinto

But as always the case, lithium batteries that are good for your Tesla in Oakland or Montreal might be terrible in someone else's backyard.…

Solar power for 10 mosques

Solar power for 10 mosques

Muslims are also environmentalists and a group of them from a few NGOs want to help 10 mosques in the world go green. As part of the…

Abraham Accords gets real in Tel Aviv

Abraham Accords gets real in Tel Aviv

Just before the Covid-19 variant Omicron shuts down Israel's borders to foreign visitors, Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, the Minister of State…

Cook Shulbatto, a vegan Druze bulgur pilaf

Cook Shulbatto, a vegan Druze bulgur pilaf

Bulgar wheat, or burgul as it’s known in the Middle East, begins as husked wheat grains. Farmers – or more likely, their wives…

Desalination investments from unlikely business partners

Desalination investments from unlikely business partners

Just around the beginning of Covid something remarkable happened. After years of cold shoulders, the Arabian Emirati nations which make up…

Adrian Pepe’s Lebanese culture, craft and identity through local sheep

Adrian Pepe’s Lebanese culture, craft and identity through local sheep

A textile artist from Beirut explores the local sheep as culture and identity that he weaves into his creations

Dispelling the Myth That Women Behind Hijabs Are Submissive and Weak

Dispelling the Myth That Women Behind Hijabs Are Submissive and Weak

“She’s completely covered. I didn’t expect a woman wearing a hijab would be able to speak openly about these subjects for your…

Milk alt lab Imagindairy gets $13M seed funding

Milk alt lab Imagindairy gets $13M seed funding

Imagindairy imagine a future of milk without udders and methane gas.  Using fermentation, the company creates the same kind of milk…

Why your business needs a chief sustainability officer

Why your business needs a chief sustainability officer

A corporate sustainability manager is responsible with social responsibility for everything that happens in the company that may have an…

Saudi Arabia’s oily lies at COP26

Saudi Arabia’s oily lies at COP26

Saudi Arabia plans to be carbon neutral by 2060, and says it will use carbon capture and storage technologies to get it there. Greenpeace…

Slow Food rallies against fake meat and techno fixes at COP26

Slow Food rallies against fake meat and techno fixes at COP26

The same old corporate solutions of a tech fix such as hydroponics and fake meat (see Leonardo Dicaprio and meatballs) will not save us…

Your incense may be killing you 

Your incense may be killing you 

You might find yourself starting a rest asana when your yoga teacher lights an incense stick. A new retrospective study from Taiwan shows…

Muslims and COP26

Muslims and COP26

Listen to what 70,000 Muslims want from COP26

Copy wedding rings of the ancients

Copy wedding rings of the ancients

Most eco-conscious women and men know that diamonds and luxury goods are passe. They waste resources, cost money and create heartache for…

Crab legs overturn fishing industry pest into new export

Crab legs overturn fishing industry pest into new export

An invasive species introduced into the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal, the blue crab threatened the artisanal fishing techniques…

Dead Sea Museum, first renderings revealed

Dead Sea Museum, first renderings revealed

The Dead Sea is dying. A new museum is being built to hold onto what we are losing.

300 nudes pose to save the Dead Sea

300 nudes pose to save the Dead Sea

Imagine creating a garbage dump in the middle of the grand canyon or scaling the top of off Mount Everest? In effect that's what mineral…

Floating windfarm riding waves off Scotland’s coast

Floating windfarm riding waves off Scotland’s coast

The world's first floating windfarm is now fully commissioned and delivering green electricity to Scotland’s grid. It is called the…

Looking for divine intervention at COP26

Looking for divine intervention at COP26

Religious leaders of northwestern Nevada held a collective multi-faith prayer-vigil at Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Reno on…

Will climate change affect baby birth weights?

Will climate change affect baby birth weights?

Due to increasing temperatures resulting from climate change, the researchers stress that public health organizations are advised to…

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in cruelty-free meatballs

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in cruelty-free meatballs

Leonardo DiCaprio, known in his movie roles for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Titanic –– and for dating Bar Refaeli – has invested…

8 Eco-Friendly Dorm Essentials for the Sustainable Student

8 Eco-Friendly Dorm Essentials for the Sustainable Student

Tell your dorm mates you are "upcycling" an old mattress into a luxury organic mattress, one made with sustainably harvested hevea milk.

CBD oil puts Brit in Dubai jail for 25 years

CBD oil puts Brit in Dubai jail for 25 years

Forced to confess in Arabic, Billy Hood a 24-year-old from Kensington England was charged with crimes and 25 years in jail for possessing…

3 of the Best 2021 Eco-Friendly Vehicles

3 of the Best 2021 Eco-Friendly Vehicles

If were living on Mars I'd probably have my eye on the Tesla Cybertruck. But since I am still on Planet Earth here are some more…

Archeologists unearth ancient winery in Israel

Archeologists unearth ancient winery in Israel

Children and adults alike used to drink wine in the Holy Land and from this winery just unearthed in Yavne, that made at least half a…

Why men like it cooler

Why men like it cooler

My son kicks off the covers. Yet my daughter wants a thicker duvet. My husband wants the air conditioner, and I want it off. It seems that…

Green Development LLC Reviews the Social & Economic Benefits of Carbon Reduction

Green Development LLC Reviews the Social & Economic Benefits of Carbon Reduction

Green Development LLC is at the forefront of combating the social costs of carbon emissions through its large-scale renewable energy…

Sea lions and fishers battle at sea

Sea lions and fishers battle at sea

Globally, conflict between recovering seal and sea lion populations and fishing communities has been escalating.

Kids with nicotine in their hair!

Kids with nicotine in their hair!

We already know how processed food is degrading our kids' bones. And while smoking seems so 70s, people are still doing it around their…

Watch out for Frankenchickens says watchdog group

Watch out for Frankenchickens says watchdog group

KFC, Nando’s, Greggs, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose are among the 250+ companies in the UK and EU to have committed against…

Algae against IBD

Algae against IBD

IBD for inflammatory bowel disease can cripple, even kill a child or grown up. Treatments and operations are limited but researchers and a…

Ancient farmstead with winepress and chandelier found in the Holy Land

Ancient farmstead with winepress and chandelier found in the Holy Land

Along with the likelihood that the people in the area north of Tel Aviv practiced regenerative organic agriculture, the people back then…

Forging a true Nature’s Path with regenerative agriculture: interview with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path

Forging a true Nature’s Path with regenerative agriculture: interview with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path

Today we speak with Arjan about the business his parents started, Nature’s Path, and how his company is shepherding the the food…

Southern California’s largest orchid producer Westerlay sets sustainability standards

Southern California’s largest orchid producer Westerlay sets sustainability standards

Westerlay is undertaking three significant efforts in 2021 to reduce its carbon footprint by 43 percent from 2020:

We need larger buffer zones around protected marine areas, finds new study.

We need larger buffer zones around protected marine areas, finds new study.

Even protected oceans and seas are severely affected by "edge effect"

Bats also like the food diversity of cities

Bats also like the food diversity of cities

A new Tel Aviv University on bats study found that, like humans, bats living in Tel Aviv enjoy the wide variety and abundance of food that…

Dog poop DNA needed for pet license in this city

Dog poop DNA needed for pet license in this city

It was talked about in 2008 and we reported on it ––  that dog inspectors in Tel Aviv were going to track you down by your dog’s…

How to make your deck sustainable

How to make your deck sustainable

We know that the wood industry is causing deforestation, harm to animals and people and climate change. A new UN project to track illegal…

Is wood from your new deck killing monkeys and the fish?

Is wood from your new deck killing monkeys and the fish?

Up to 30% of the wood sold in markets globally is harvested illegally, according to international agreements. This deforestation causes…

Device restores the sense of touch

Device restores the sense of touch

A new device developed in Tel Aviv inspires hope among people who have lost their sense of touch in the nerves of a limb following…

EarthX and a blueprint for sustainable investing, 2022

EarthX and a blueprint for sustainable investing, 2022

Trammell S. Crow, a Dallas-based businessman and father of four, is focusing his efforts on impact investing, and media that focuses on…

Butterfly Pea Flower Latte recipe

Butterfly Pea Flower Latte recipe

This Butterfly Pea Flower Latte is a delicious alternative to coffee in the morning and can be enjoyed later on in the day to help unwind.…

This milk alternative cares about the bees, smallhold farms, and recycling from cap to carton

This milk alternative cares about the bees, smallhold farms, and recycling from cap to carton

So how do you find a brand to carry in your cafe or to drink in your coffee? I like the new environmentally fit label Better Than Milk for…

Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

More like a spiritual council than lawmakers themselves, British Lords are putting pressure on their parliament to make it illegal to boil…

Medical cannabis and children? University opens new unit

Medical cannabis and children? University opens new unit

A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has completed a first-ever meta-analysis of pediatric patients treated…

Chinless, missing “source” between humans and Neandrethals found in Israel

Chinless, missing “source” between humans and Neandrethals found in Israel

The Nesher Ramla Homo type was an ancestor of both the Neanderthals in Europe and the archaic Homo populations of Asia

International cannabis conference comes to Israel

International cannabis conference comes to Israel

Along with plenaries and presentations on a broad range of cannabinoid-related topics, including autoimmune disease, epilepsy, pain…

Egypt is protecting its people and its economy from the devastating impacts of sea-level rise

Egypt is protecting its people and its economy from the devastating impacts of sea-level rise

Children run after each other with kites flying along Egypt’s Nile Delta. Families and friends enjoy the scenery as they enjoy an…

Peacemakers save the Red Sea with science

Peacemakers save the Red Sea with science

The Red Sea is in danger of environmental degradation. Saudi Arabia is building its so called eco city Neom on the Red Sea, tourism in…

More than half of Dollar Store products contain toxins that can hurt you

More than half of Dollar Store products contain toxins that can hurt you

new report finds that 54% of all the products tested at Dollar Stores contain hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, learning disabilities…

Being happy helps you live longer

Being happy helps you live longer

Happiness might lead to better health but does it help you live longer? That’s a question that researchers at Hebrew University of…

Water investments between an oil nation and a startup nation

Water investments between an oil nation and a startup nation

A first-of-its-kind agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. The institute…

Mudhif, an Iraqi guesthouse, from reed grass connects American veterans to their trauma

Mudhif, an Iraqi guesthouse, from reed grass connects American veterans to their trauma

Mudhifs have traditionally been used for town meetings and ceremonies. At the Roxborough site, it will serve as a gathering place to share…

Avocados, pistachios. A natural Prozac?

Avocados, pistachios. A natural Prozac?

A natural food supplement found in avocados, pistachios, walnuts and canola oil can reduce anxiety, finds a new study.

Cultivated Meat Likely to Make Up 40% of Future Meat Intake, say Americans polled

Cultivated Meat Likely to Make Up 40% of Future Meat Intake, say Americans polled

Consumers envision cultivated meat to be a significant part of the meat market; Study reveals compelling support among young Britons and…

Covid’s triple threat

Covid’s triple threat

Severe symptoms of COVID-19, leading often to death, are thought to result from the patient’s own acute immune response rather than from…

Smart reason to like mosquitos

Smart reason to like mosquitos

Can a protein found in a mosquito lead to a better understanding of the workings of our own brains? Prof. Ofer Yizhar and his team in the…

Real life genie lamp found in Jerusalem

Real life genie lamp found in Jerusalem

Disney makes genies sound like fun and games but genies, or jinns, in the Middle East are serious business. Especially if one has moved…

This sweet pea is smart when choosing bacterial partner

This sweet pea is smart when choosing bacterial partner

Researchers have shown that pea plants are not only capable helping up with solar energy and making a good alternative meat burger like…

Fireflies use music as armor against bats

Fireflies use music as armor against bats

A new Tel Aviv University study reveals a possible defense mechanism developed by fireflies for protection against bats that might prey…

Man arrested in Dubai for cannabis possession – in his blood!

Man arrested in Dubai for cannabis possession – in his blood!

Cannabis use is widespread and acceptable in Canada where it is legal, and in the United States where it is legal to use in at least half…

Our kids have junk inside their bones

Our kids have junk inside their bones

Kids and the food they eat. Parents know that junk food affects their teeth, their BMI and their mood –– and now scientists see…

Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

With Covid times and one-time use more in demand, Americans consume 70 billion plastic water bottles each year on planes, at offices, at…

Oxford scientists find worrying link between COVID-19 and mental health

Oxford scientists find worrying link between COVID-19 and mental health

Sometimes you want evidence to show your friends and loved ones to help them make the decisions about getting vaccinated. A new study from…

Svenn wooden watches are the sign of our times

Svenn wooden watches are the sign of our times

Svenn wooden watches are the sign of our times

Three bacterial strains discovered on space station may help grow plants on Mars

Three bacterial strains discovered on space station may help grow plants on Mars

Artificial Intelligence is used by Karin Kloosterman in this biodome to grow bio-organic food with zero waste. Hydroponics and growing food…

Chronic constipation linked to Parkinson’s

Chronic constipation linked to Parkinson’s

Had Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox been able to go back to the future he might have discovered that constipation is an early sign…

Ocean hero killed on electric scooter

Ocean hero killed on electric scooter

Eco-entrepreneur Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, 45 and a mother of 3 girls, was killed on the streets of Tel Aviv while riding an electric scooter…

The SEC launches ESG task force for catching climate misconduct in the financial world

The SEC launches ESG task force for catching climate misconduct in the financial world

Have you invested in a company that consistently pollutes? The SEC is looking for you. New whistleblower unit seeks to penalise polluters…

Jaffa gets energy collecting devices installed at sea

Jaffa gets energy collecting devices installed at sea

Jaffa gets a renewable energy collection device installed at sea.

How bankers can invest in the ocean, new UN guide

How bankers can invest in the ocean, new UN guide

If you want to make sound investment decisions for your clients, consider the sea.

Mediterranean oil spill cleaned by EU ambassadors

Mediterranean oil spill cleaned by EU ambassadors

EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret was joined Friday morning by more than two dozen envoys from EU member states, including 10…

Iran accused of eco-terrorism as oil coats the Mediterranean Sea shore

Iran accused of eco-terrorism as oil coats the Mediterranean Sea shore

Two weeks ago one of the largest oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea washed up globs of carcinogenic bitumen tar known as dilbit onto the…

Digging into chickpea family for less pesticides in the United States

Digging into chickpea family for less pesticides in the United States

The chickpea has played a significant role in the vegetarian diet for thousands of years. It is high in protein and rich in important…

Organic date syrup via Israel and Dubai show fruits of peace

Organic date syrup via Israel and Dubai show fruits of peace

Date honey is lower on the glycemic index than bee honey,” he said. “For people watching their sugar, dates are a healthy source of…

Dubai’s dead plastic camels

Dubai’s dead plastic camels

A new scientific study showing that desert camels are dying from mistaking plastic bags for food has lead pioneering plastic pollution…

Oil tanker dumps black plague on Israeli beaches, and denies link

Oil tanker dumps black plague on Israeli beaches, and denies link

Give Israelis an emergency and you will see what kind of stuff they are made of. The recent crisis is a large oil spill which is currently…

How your home garden helps the bees

How your home garden helps the bees

Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to…

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

A town in the Faroe Islands. Rural, but pushing on urban, finds new UN study. Most of the world isn't as remote and disconnected as you'd…

Ancient coffins found with the elephants at the zoo

Ancient coffins found with the elephants at the zoo

While building a wildlife hospital at a zoo in Israel, developers came across an interesting find: two ancient stone coffins called…

The Pope supports pulses

The Pope supports pulses

Pulses can change the world for good. They are a good source of protein and are the most sustainable form of protein humans can produce. To…

Lebanese eco-activists tell Iraq to keep their stinky oil

Lebanese eco-activists tell Iraq to keep their stinky oil

Greenpeace has released a global report that the estimated average number of premature deaths in Lebanon as a result of fossil fuel induced…

See-through worm repairs brains

See-through worm repairs brains

A team of Hebrew University researchers have successfully used genetic engineering as a first step to what one day may allow scientists to…

Slaughter free ribeye steak meat grown in a lab

Slaughter free ribeye steak meat grown in a lab

Aleph Farms and its research partner at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have successfully cultivated the world’s first…

Smarties at Oxford says cycling impacts the planet

Smarties at Oxford says cycling impacts the planet

Cycling, e-biking or walking can help tackle the climate crisis – even if you swap the car for active transport just one day a week -…

We started eating olives 500  years after discovering olive oil

We started eating olives 500 years after discovering olive oil

Olives are a key component of the human diet, culinary culture, and economy of the Mediterranean region. Archeological findings and written…

Women and men in sync hormonally in January and August

Women and men in sync hormonally in January and August

Our minds may be affected by winter’s long nights or spring flowers, but what about our bodies? A new study at the Weizmann Institute of…

Bethlehem’s Patron Saint of Puppies

Bethlehem’s Patron Saint of Puppies

If you’ve traveled to India, Mexico, Amman, Jordan –– you see that dogs don’t have it so good. They are kicked, wounded, abused,…

King David’s Purple Cloth Unearthed

King David’s Purple Cloth Unearthed

“The color immediately attracted our attention, but we found it hard to believe," one of the archeologists said. 

Winter floods out Syria’s displaced

Winter floods out Syria’s displaced

Taking cues from the tiny home movement, we are sure colleges and design schools around the world, along with architects, can start…

Can bee-free honey satisfy vegans and save the bees?

Can bee-free honey satisfy vegans and save the bees?

Engineering a bee’s stomach for vegan honey? This is the latest in the foodtech trend from Israel. The idea that technology can solve any…

Make your own Bernie Sanders’ Recycled Mittens

Make your own Bernie Sanders’ Recycled Mittens

The sign appeared to me in Bernie Sanders' clunky upcycled mittens. 

Like tree rings, desalination heavy metals now mapped from seashells

Like tree rings, desalination heavy metals now mapped from seashells

Princeton grad Prof. Sigal Abramovich has a mission. She wants to convince global regulators to include regular monitoring of the…

The Emirates plan to live on Mars

The Emirates plan to live on Mars

The UAE are looking far into the future and making to colonize Mars.

Arab men get a fashion week in Dubai

Arab men get a fashion week in Dubai

The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council has pioneered the first men’s fashion week in the Middle East. But will it be eco?  Presented by…

Who was Maria, who lived an immaculate life 1400 years ago?

Who was Maria, who lived an immaculate life 1400 years ago?

Ancient Greek burial stone discovered while clearing paths for nature park in Israel's Negev Desert

Superadobe Homes Built Of Sandbags  Rise Around The Planet

Superadobe Homes Built Of Sandbags Rise Around The Planet

The SuperAdobe technique for sustainable building with the most basic materials is in use around the world.

Israeli air purifier could bring Japan’s karaoke back to life

Israeli air purifier could bring Japan’s karaoke back to life

Aura Air signs $30 million deal to supply Japanese market with air purifying system, which has proven to be 99.99% effective in killing…

Saudi women take to the skies

Saudi women take to the skies

Barely able to drive, Saudi women might be ruling a cabin near you. If we ever get to fly again.

Feijoa muffins with jelly recipes

Feijoa muffins with jelly recipes

Some spoon the flesh out to eat, some peel the fruit. It's also known as the pineapple guava.

Don’t forget us in the mountains

Don’t forget us in the mountains

A joint study found that mountain ecosystems are becoming increasingly fragile, under pressure from changes to land use and climate,…

Human’s built mass equals planet’s biomass

Human’s built mass equals planet’s biomass

We have created a concrete jungle, heavier than all the world's real, living jungles.

1 in 7 cosmetics products contain asbestos?

1 in 7 cosmetics products contain asbestos?

If you or a girlfriend is using cosmetics there is a significant chance they are being exposed to a deadly carcinogen –– asbestos.…

Seasteading: utopian floating cities or safe haven for western pirates?

Seasteading: utopian floating cities or safe haven for western pirates?

The Seastead Institute and its branch projects aim to build a new society free of government ties, on the water.

DIY Solar – Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

DIY Solar – Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

Solar panels sound like an amazing idea for a home or cottage. And it can increase the resale value. But Can I install the solar panels…

Ontario Green Savings on What to Know When Updating Appliances

Ontario Green Savings on What to Know When Updating Appliances

Is your kitchen running on energy hogs? Save money by going green. A Comprehensive Rundown of Some Things to Keep in Mind When Replacing…

Ancient grotto projects Ivo Bisignano’s human forms

Ancient grotto projects Ivo Bisignano’s human forms

The ancient caves at Beit Guvrin in southern Israel opened for the first time in 25 years with an art exhibit by sculpture Ivo Bisignano.

Shahar Livne’s minable materials from plastics and leather from waste meat

Shahar Livne’s minable materials from plastics and leather from waste meat

Israeli designer Shahar Livne creates old plastic and industrial slaughterhouse waste into sustainable materials to be exploited.

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…

$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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Flip flops take over shores of the Seychelles

Flip flops take over shores of the Seychelles

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

Middle Eastern vices

Middle Eastern vices

Middle Eastern vices are not the same that you find in America or Europe. In the Middle East it's about hashish. Americans and Canadians…

5 Ways To Use Air-Conditioner Water

5 Ways To Use Air-Conditioner Water

Air conditioners pull water from the air, literally. It's distilled so not great to drink, but useful in other ways.

Ancient wine exporting city “Elusa” unearthed in Israel

Ancient wine exporting city “Elusa” unearthed in Israel

The discovery of the name of an ancient city in archaeological investigations is a relatively rare occurrence. The name of the…

Mead: The Ancient Wine Is Back

Mead: The Ancient Wine Is Back

What do you think of when you think of mead? You might imagine Vikings with braided beards quaffing something potent out of cow's horns. Or…

Is too much coffee good for you?

Is too much coffee good for you?

Middle Easterns love their coffee and they love it string. Brew it by the spoonful in a cup or boil it in a finjan. It's a great morning…

As Trees Die, Cyprus Republic Looks to Lebanon for Water Import

As Trees Die, Cyprus Republic Looks to Lebanon for Water Import

Cyprus has one of the worst fresh water shortage than other regional countries,  including Lebanon, Israel and Syria.  The problem is so…

10 Free Ways to Feel Happier Super Fast

10 Free Ways to Feel Happier Super Fast

I’m no Pollyanna, but I usually maintain a healthy screen between my personal life and world events. Lately  I’ve been…

Is Pig-fed kosher or halal?

Is Pig-fed kosher or halal?

The European Commission (EC) approved a meat-based feedstock for farm-raised fish.  Next year, your mullet and trout might contain chicken…

Recycle Jordan’s Politicians into Purses

Voting is underway for Jordan’s Parliament.  I’m not running, but I have this one in the bag. Hundreds of posters are hanging…

Morocco solar energy deals led by Saudi Arabia

Morocco solar energy deals led by Saudi Arabia

ACWA rumored to win the contract to build a 160 MW CSP project in in the south of Morocco.

Bashing Dune Bashing

Bashing Dune Bashing

Dune bashing destroys nature. Here’s why Ajmal prefers dune walking over dune bashing in the region of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I…

Raphael Mechoulam, pioneer of medical cannabis chemistry

Raphael Mechoulam, pioneer of medical cannabis chemistry

The most advanced country in the world for "legalizing it" for medical reasons, the main reason Israelis can smoke cannabis to feel better…

Moroccan love potion Majoun, spiced with cannabis

Moroccan love potion Majoun, spiced with cannabis

Be lonely no more. Morocco's "love potion"  candy hides a secret high note in its heart.

Wudu is Islam’s sustainable water ritual

Wudu is Islam’s sustainable water ritual

Wudhu (woo-dhoo) is a Muslim's ritual wash before any act of worship. Wudhu is a control switch, a health check, a reminder of liquid…

5 Spectacular Eco Mosques Of The World – real and conceptual

5 Spectacular Eco Mosques Of The World – real and conceptual

Explore the world's five most renowned and low-key "eco mosques" - Muslim places of worship - that are either high tech or made from mud.

Make Smen: Spiced, Aged, Middle Eastern Butter

Make Smen: Spiced, Aged, Middle Eastern Butter

Every culture seems to have its ghee. This is smen, clarified butter from Morocco. It gives a flavor to all your food.

Despite Ban, UAE remains market hub for shark fins and their soup

Despite Ban, UAE remains market hub for shark fins and their soup

Green Prophet delves into the bloody and murky business of shark fishing and fining in the United Arab Emirates Following the recent…

Bull penis stew recipe

Bull penis stew recipe

People around the world eat the penises of bulls, sheep, and goats, without a quiver.

Etrog jam recipe

Etrog jam recipe

The etrog is a stunning fruit. It's also known around the globe as citron ––but it's not to be confused with the French word "citron"…

Breastfeeding and Islam

Breastfeeding and Islam

Islamic states have the highest infant mortality rate in the world thanks in large part to a decline in breastfeeding.

3 Good and 3 Bad Sunscreen Tips for a Healthy Summer

3 Good and 3 Bad Sunscreen Tips for a Healthy Summer

So summer is here and the timing is right for dancing in the street (socially distanced, maybe), but not without first considering the…

Green Muslims who break terrorism link

Green Muslims who break terrorism link

Muslims everywhere can be at "peace with the earth and be at peace with heaven" by adopting environment message from the Quran, advocates…

How to make Turkish coffee in a finjan

How to make Turkish coffee in a finjan

You can add some milk or oat milk, but typically Turkish coffee is always drunk black.

Sustainable coffee and Israel?

Sustainable coffee and Israel?

Beduin coffee in Israel. Consumption is on the rise, and in demand is the sustainable, fair trade, organic variety.

How lightning in Africa takes the pulse of the sun

How lightning in Africa takes the pulse of the sun

Could Prof. Colin Price’s new discovery become a new tool for monitoring the effects of climate change? Sunspots, which rotate around…

Syrian Beehive Houses Kept Heat Out the Natural Way

Syrian Beehive Houses Kept Heat Out the Natural Way

Way before there were electronic ways to condition our temperatures, cooling methods were built into the architecture of traditional Middle…

Coffee stops bad breath

Coffee stops bad breath

specialist Prof. Mel Rosenberg of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine finds that a coffee extract can inhibit the bacteria that lead to bad…

Coffee grounds into energy

Coffee grounds into energy

You know that great smell that tickles your nose when you walk into a coffee shop?  The wonderful aromatic smell of roasting beans? …

Organic coffee in Tel Aviv

Organic coffee in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, for those who haven't had the pleasure of visiting the city, is a city of coffee drinkers and cafes. (Some would say bums and…

How To Choose A Dissertation Topic?

How To Choose A Dissertation Topic?

Maybe you went on a rainforest cruise that changed your life? Maybe mushroom science or renewable energy are issues you are passionate…

How Tim Murawski Uses Sustainable Landscaping Around his Lakeside Home

How Tim Murawski Uses Sustainable Landscaping Around his Lakeside Home

Now more than ever, people recognize the importance of sustainability. From the types of products we buy to the food we eat, choosing to…

Going “Green” in the Workplace 

Going “Green” in the Workplace 

Going green is a path you can take to reduce air pollution and reduce your exposure to toxins. It's something you can do to not only help…

Planning a Trip to Los Angeles This Summer

Planning a Trip to Los Angeles This Summer

Kiss the Ground is a special eco-organization in Venice, LA that teaches urban farming and regenerative agriculture.

Lagoon Valley for living intentionally with nature and purpose in the Bay

Lagoon Valley for living intentionally with nature and purpose in the Bay

So what are the options for Bay dwellers? A new planned community called Lagoon Valley is being built between the Bay Area and Sacramento,…

What Is Zantac and Can It Cause Liver Cancer? 

What Is Zantac and Can It Cause Liver Cancer? 

A simple medicine to treat heartburn may be linked to cancer.

The Best Ways to Enjoy the Summer Weather

The Best Ways to Enjoy the Summer Weather

Summer staycations means saving money, keeping things simple and real. How about making your own sunscreen? It's healthier and toxin-free.

Diagnosis: Cancer – Now What?

Diagnosis: Cancer – Now What?

Ground chaga for tea is believed to be a natural protection against cancer. But what do you do when the C word happens to you? There are…

3 Pros And Cons Of Hybrid Solar Inverters

3 Pros And Cons Of Hybrid Solar Inverters

Solar technology advancements have influenced daily life and industry operations over the years. One such advancement involves…

5 Ways for Business Owners to Avoid Probate Problems

5 Ways for Business Owners to Avoid Probate Problems

Let’s say you have a sustainable business, maybe in solar energy? Or let’s say you’ve planned everything about end of…

Motorcycle Accidents – Who Can Be Held Liable?

Motorcycle Accidents – Who Can Be Held Liable?

Ebikes are not regular bicycles that you power with your feet. Some of them are very powerful machines and without helmet enforcement and…

Find a Baker’s Rack With Features You Need

Find a Baker’s Rack With Features You Need

Covid has taught us one thing. We love to cook at home and we need to have fresh, meaningful and healthy food at our fingertips. Making…

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