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.

The Tesla of E-Scooters INOKIM seeks public offering on TASE

The Tesla of E-Scooters INOKIM seeks public offering on TASE

The “Tesla of E-Scooters” INOKIM aims to file for a public offering in Tel Aviv. We interview Kfir Ben Shooshan to learn more.

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…

How is chronic constipation linked to Parkinson’s

How is 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…

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. 

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

Discovering the Natural Beauty of Dubai: A Top Activity Guide

Discovering the Natural Beauty of Dubai: A Top Activity Guide

When thinking about Dubai, images of its looming skyscrapers and glitzy cars may be the first ones that come to mind, making it difficult…

How Do You Fight a Personal Injury Case?

How Do You Fight a Personal Injury Case?

You can be hurt saving the world. But it doesn't mean you have to bear the costs if you get hurt along the way.

3 Casinos That Use Renewable Energy

3 Casinos That Use Renewable Energy

Casino developers build cities in empty deserts, they create jobs and now they are taking the lead in renewable energy.

5 Benefits of Getting Insulation Installation Services

5 Benefits of Getting Insulation Installation Services

Insulation can turn your home from an energy vampire to a more efficient homestead.

Medical Records Outsourcing Can Minimize Costs While Maximizing Patient Interaction

Medical Records Outsourcing Can Minimize Costs While Maximizing Patient Interaction

Outsourcing services can save your business time and money, making it more efficient. With extra income consider doing an environmental…

Cannabis and autism

Cannabis and autism

PhD student Shani Poleg with Prof. Daniel Offen have successfully treated autism in lab mice using medical cannabis oil. The researchers…

Lola Tillyaeva’s ‘The Droplet’ sheds light on global water scarcity

Lola Tillyaeva’s ‘The Droplet’ sheds light on global water scarcity

Lola Tillyaeva enjoys a diverse range of interests including entrepreneurship, philanthropy, film production and publishing. However, one…

Reasons To Buy a Water Softener

Reasons To Buy a Water Softener

A water softener converts hard water to soft water by eliminating the magnesium and calcium in your water system through an ion exchange…

4 Pro-Health Benefits Of Barre

4 Pro-Health Benefits Of Barre

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How To Build A Lifestyle Smartphone Mobile App Successfully

How To Build A Lifestyle Smartphone Mobile App Successfully

If the hat fits then wear it. Instagram influencers are out. App development for sustainable lifestyle brands are in.

What are the Key Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility?

What are the Key Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate social responsibility benefits are often understated outside of the business world.

How to live a healthy vegan life

How to live a healthy vegan life

We love vegan burgers but are you getting Vitamin B12?

Effortless Ways to Help the Environment and Save Money in the Process

Effortless Ways to Help the Environment and Save Money in the Process

What are Gen Zs doing? Starting your own local bee farm can help save the planet and save you money on sweet stuff: honey

Are US Online Casinos More Eco-Friendly than Land-based Casinos?

Are US Online Casinos More Eco-Friendly than Land-based Casinos?

Solar energy powering an airport in North Africa. It also powers homes, and servers to run our favorite online past-times.

6 Steps To Start A Trucking Business

6 Steps To Start A Trucking Business

There are eco companies to make trucking more efficient, and drivers safe. There are road trains, where trucks hook together to save gas.…

Productive Hobbies to Try with Your Kids

Productive Hobbies to Try with Your Kids

Instead of a Kiwi crate, try laser cut wooden toys that kids need to build on their own and which are biodegradable.

4 Ways to Grow Your CBD Business in 2022

4 Ways to Grow Your CBD Business in 2022

CBD is a natural medicine that can have a profound affect on mediating pain and anxiety.

Cooking the Healthy Way: Protein Powder Recipes for Everyone

Cooking the Healthy Way: Protein Powder Recipes for Everyone

Here are some creative recipes that turn out super tasty and are easy to combine with these supplement powders. 

The Steps You Need To Take To Incorporate a New Department in Your Business Into Your Team Communications

The Steps You Need To Take To Incorporate a New Department in Your Business Into Your Team Communications

So, you and your team are great at collaborating, but what about when you have to start collaborating with a new department? Maybe you want…

Investing in Africa’s Great Green Wall works, if not now then for the future

Investing in Africa’s Great Green Wall works, if not now then for the future

Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) programme to combat desertification in the Sahel region is not only crucial to the battle against…

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