Guess what? Plants blink, maybe even wink

Arabidopsis thaliana. Like eye’s adjustment to sudden changes in light, plants have sensitive mechanisms to protect their leaves from rapid changes in radiation Plants have control mechanisms that resemble those in human senses. According to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study, plants adjust photosynthesis to rapid light changes using a sophisticated sensing system, much in […]

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27 new drug leads to help treat liver cancer, diabetes and obesity

Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules.  These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. News of these findings was published today in Scientific Reports, […]

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From the Euphrates to the Tigris, water matters conference in Iraq

Save the Tigris Campaign and partners announce the first alternative civil society forum for water in Mesopotamia: the Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held from 5-7 April 2019 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will involve civil society actors from the states of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria. It will be an open space to give voice to those who are marginalized […]

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Travel to Morocco

Morocco, a state thriving mainly on tourism as its primary source of foreign exchange, has manifold ventures to offer. Maintaining its place as the top vacation spot in the North African region, Morocco boasts its insights into wonderful surf and yoga facilities, a deep sense of culture and a rich history. Original Surf Morocco is […]

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Venomous creatures adapt their sting when it doesn’t work

Many animals use venom to protect themselves from predators and to catch prey.  Some, like jellyfish, have tentacles, while others, like bees and snakes use stingers and fangs to inject their prey with venomous toxins. For a long time scientists believed that an animal’s venom was consistent over time: once a venomous creature, always a […]

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Climate exodus facing the Middle East

The conflict in Syria happening now was predicted six years ago by water and climate scientists. New research from Germany says climate refugees from the Middle East will be fleeing for cover in the near future. The number of climate refugees will likely increase dramatically in future. Researchers of The Cyprus Institute and the Max […]

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Environmental studies creates crusaders for our planet

We know at Green Prophet that environmental sustainability and stewardship is a top issue in our world. With an ever increasing demand for solutions comes a huge number of job opportunities. Choosing to work in environmental science not only opens potential candidates to a secure career with longevity and much potential for progression; it gives the […]

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How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever. With an increased demand for energy supply comes an equally high demand for sustainability and environmental responsibility. In 2013 the Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report that said global energy use will grow by 56% between 2010 […]

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A mini ice-age by 2030?

The press has been flooded with a sensational prediction about a mini ice age coming our way in a few years. Sounds funny since we are also in the middle of global warming, right? A team of researchers at the Northumbria University in the UK, led by Professor Valentina Zharkova, have predicted a 60% fall […]

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Cairo subway shut down indefinitely for security reasons

Due to political unrest, Cairo’s subway had been closed for two years. Now it will be closed for an indefinite amount of time. Tahrir Square’s Sadat metro station was closed this month after Egypt’s prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat was assassinated. This is another clear example of how conflict and violence seriously impedes any environmental progress in […]

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UN: Innovation needed to feed people of the future

Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, but nonetheless, prices will likely remain at levels above those in the early-2000s, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by the OECD and the United Nation’s Food […]

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Meet the man who cooks with the sun

Here’s a story about ingenuity and creativity.  About a man who uses a solar cooker to prepare meals. If you wish, you can see it as a testament to how the human spirit prevails even under the toughest conditions.  If you’re willing, you can see it as an opportunity, a mutual interest, or a proposition […]