Emer wheat is one of the world's oldest cultivated grains. What about plant diversity in this species and thousands of others? How can we hold onto the past for our future? We need a world seed vault.
Mosquitoes. Those pesky creatures that suck your blood and if you are lucky, just make you scratch. They do have one major negative role, however, – as airborne carriers of serious diseases from malaria to Zika. They congregate around water, from little puddles to large lakes. Since covering our water sources in pesticides is […]
More than one hundred organisations from over forty countries worldwide will organise activities as part of the second International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October.
Toray Industries of Japan tells Green prophet that its new technology called ROMEMBRA – a reverse osmosis (RO) tech will be working for Saudi Arabia to create even more desalinated water. Saudi Arabia is looking for desalination technology to help provide drinking water for its growing population. Remember we wrote about this plan to update […]
Recently it seems like customer service at big tech companies have gotten out of control. Automated systems remind us that robots have very little idea of what we want or need. I have never met a person who says that they love speaking with a robot or automated phone system. Every one of us has […]
In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered. They are calling it the Bronze Age New York City. According to excavation directors this was among the first cosmopolitan and planned cities where thousands of people lived. Massive […]
There is something romantic about living off the grid and off our own devices. Every summer I go to Northern Canada with my kids and experiment with off-grid living ideas and applications. While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth.
In Afghanistan, 3.6 million people are reported to be in "emergency" (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity, with another 10 million at "crisis" (IPC Phase 3) levels. In South Sudan, about 6.35 million people, or 54 percent of the total population, are estimated to be severely food insecure.
Climate change is a reality. New research shows that drought-tolerant crops like sesame (the main ingredient in tehina!) is an ideal alternative in regions that have relied on cotton or sorghum.
If you look to what was brewing before the Syrian civil war, it was clear that people there were suffering from the effects of climate change. Environmentalists warned that extended droughts there would cause hunger, poverty and unrest. The conditions were right about a decade ago for the poor conditions to foment to a very unfavourable civil war with millions of Syrians displaced to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Europe and even Canada.
Although the blame of rising ocean levels and glaciers melting does not fall on the running community, there are many “runner specific” ways you can help!
Now you can see if your biological age matches your chronological one using an MRI.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project. The grid-connected project was financed by ADFD with US$15 million under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility […]
More than 1 in 10 will become demented after 60 when exposed to antidepressants, versus less than 3 in 100. A strong warning to the medical world about loosely prescribing antidepressant meds.
Today is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought celebrations, and the FAO's Graziano da Silva said: "It is quite impossible to avoid a drought from happening, but we can avoid a drought turning into famine or displacement of people."
Farming families in northern Iraq's Nineveh Governorate (the setting of the Jonah and the Whale biblical story!) will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recover agricultural livelihoods.
The annual breakdown from the international energy group, Irena, on jobs in renewable energy.
Do you use homemade pads or moon cups? There are so many alternatives to wasteful products that choke our bodies and our natural environment.
Who needs a fishing boat when you can cast out 400 yards for the Big One using your drone?
When I was looking for wallpaper solutions for my family room I came across this really neat coming in Germany. They make a sustainably sourced and fully compostable wallpaper called Veruso Lino that gives your walls a modern look that is homey, warm and easy to maintain.
If we want to create progress in the Middle East in green building, architects, planners and investors need to move away from trendy ideas to going back to relationships with local traditions and cultures.
If your knees are still young and your mind willing, running is by far the best way to keep your heart and bones strong. It’s by far the easiest way to lose weight but you need to be committed. Recent studies show that swimming and cycling may have very little positive effect against osteoporosis (and […]
So it’s summertime again. That means swimwear. When was the last time you found the perfect bathing suit? On a trip to Rome maybe in 2010 when you found that perfect bikini? Ordering on the Internet or going to some bland and somewhat vulgar shop like Bikini Bay fills me with dread; I tried both […]
Planning on living on a bowl of rice a day in India, or under the age of 25 and hostel jumping in dorms with bed bugs? This article is not for you. Mature-ish, aging hipsters read on: Artjuna is your first stop in India With the world at our fingertips, working remotely from anywhere, and […]
A 5,000 year old brew is resurrected using yeast pulled from ancient Egyptian pottery. Researchers say: “Now know what Philistine and Egyptian beers tasted like.” What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people’s daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in the ancient world, particularly for […]