Greenpeace has released a global report that the estimated average number of premature deaths in Lebanon as a result of fossil fuel induced air pollution.
A team of Hebrew University researchers have successfully used genetic engineering as a first step to what one day may allow scientists to genetically repair damaged brain circuits.
Invasive biopsies can determine if a tumor is cancerous, when blood tests won't do. But going in and cutting up a cancer tumor, with a skin like an orange often spreads the cancer. A new test might eliminate biopsies forever.
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced that the BMW Group is the first customer for EGA’s CelestiAL aluminium, made with the power of the desert sun.
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 - according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit.
Olives are a key component of the human diet, culinary culture, and economy of the Mediterranean region. Archeological findings and written testimony shows that olive oil was used extensively for consumption, lighting, worship, hygiene, and cosmetic purposes in ancient times. However, the date when olives began to be eaten has remained a mystery. Until now.
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 Science in Israel reveals that our hormones also follow a seasonal pattern.
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 Arab Fashion Week in partnership with Facebook, Arab Fashion Week- Men’s will run from January 28 to 30. Thereafter, it will take place twice a year each January and June in line […]
Retailers and marketers everywhere can thank the Canadians for this killjoy idea that fights for the environment: instead of buying more than you can afford on Black Friday, an environmentalist from Canada in 1992 started a then radical idea: Buy Nothing Day.
Farmers, consumers, home gardeners are exposed to cancer-causing Roundup.
Adolescent men in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) are recruited by warlords because they are desperate. A new German fund will help keep farming in the family and guys like this in his father's arms. Bigger steps are needed from the top down: Investing in renewables is the answer.
At a time of regulatory and geopolitical uncertainty, investors should look for tech companies that understand how human rights standards build trust. This new report points the way.
The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector The Energy and Mines World Congress that took place in Toronto provided great insights into the recent developments of onsite renewable energy applications at remote mines. Getting power lines to remote […]
Sexy or not, even hooka (or shisha) pipes carry second hand smoke dangers. If you are having a baby, just quit please! You are at risk for gestational diabetes of you smoke ANYTHING while pregnant.
There are all finds of low cost solutions if you are like the No Money Man from the UK (keeping it simple and real), but for those with more means you might be able to afford plastic tiling made from ocean waste or other upcycled materials. A floor with a story, imagine that?
We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend. Oh, and don't buy wood from Brazil.
Certain environmental buildings can integrate landscapes and earth systems. Ecological architecture means integrating sustainable materials with eco-conscious urban and rural lifestyles. The most important thing here is that we make an investment in our and our families’ better and healthier future.
How do you make your eco-message heard in such a crowded space?
Floods in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sometimes there is too much water, then most of the time there is not enough! Both stormwater control and stream restoration are proven ways to reduce erosion along water channels and they are important to manage in cities (Tel Aviv will flood again!). Often, though, each method is managed by […]
Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. […]
Watergen, an Israel-based innovative company that creates clean water out of air is now providing a source of freshwater for over 120 children living in an orphanage in Uzbekistan’s city of Bukhara. We covered the company in 2015 and they are doing well! The technology comes in the form of an atmospheric water generator known […]
The global community faces unprecedented challenges due to climate change and unsustainable farming and land use practices. Land degradation, social disruption, inequality, depletion of natural capital . . . these are just some of the issues that need to be addressed, now. Agroforestry, the practice of trees on farms, offers one of the most effective […]
Following the biblical recounting of Lot’s Wife who was turned into a pillar of salt, Israel’s Dead Sea region is now famous for another salt phenomenon: Malham Cave, the world’s longest salt cave. Get spelunking! For thirteen years, this title was held by Iran’s Cave of the Three Nudes (3N) on Qeshm Island. Now, an international expedition led by the Hebrew University of […]
Good health is dependent on getting enough quality sleep. There are things you can do to ensure that you enjoy the benefits of a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep each night. Science Daily reports that an estimated one-fourth of Americans suffer from […]
What are the most abundant animals on Earth? How do plants stack up against fungi, animals or bacteria? How does the mass of life in the oceans compare to that on land? A new type of global census based on the total biomass of different life forms on Earth suggests that much of what we think we […]