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Scientists remake 5,000 year-old brew from Pharaoh’s yeast

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 […]

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Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

Wind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions. “The negative impacts of soil erosion are ever more evident and the need to work jointly ever more urgent,” FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria […]

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EaseUS Data Recovery Software Review

They say the most valuable commodity in today’s world is data, and with the permeation of computers into every sphere of life, the claim certainly feels like a legitimate one. We use computers to store every kind of data today, from our memories to business data to even some incredible images and videos (*cough cough), […]

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Gulf oil and chem companies educate on plastic problem

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has spread awareness about the benefits of plastics and responsible resource consumption at a community outreach event supported by BASF in Dubai Festival City Mall on 28 March 2019, as part of the 7th edition of GPCA’s Waste Free Environment (WFE) campaign. Families and visitors of different age […]

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The UN asks Pope to fight for water

Writing to Pope Francis, FAO’s Director-General has pointed to the need to safeguard the world’s water resources so that they can benefit every person in every country. “Access to clean water and sanitation is essential for life, and it is the basis for maintaining a healthy life and helping millions of people out of poverty […]

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Tel Aviv City promotes phone zombies with LED catastrophe

Hey fantastic idea: instead of creating a city environment that is more welcoming and friendly for people to actually talk to each other, the City of Tel Aviv has decided to pilot phone “zombie” LED lights, those glaring headache-inducing, pineal gland disrupting lights that make you crave you were in a forest somewhere. Smart phone […]

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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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Ranked: The Most Eco Friendly Game Consoles

It may not be something that your average gamer ever considers, but video games consoles use an enormous amount of energy. With the future of the planet looking ever grimmer when it comes to excessive energy usage and climate change, it is important to consider how our gaming devices contribute to the planet’s dire state. […]

Creative Business Ideas to Make Money Online

Are you searching for online opportunities to earn money? The Internet offers several opportunities to find fulfilling careers or start your business. Hopefully you will choose to go the green and sustainable route.  The new technologies create several new business and job opportunities for you. Initiating an online business can help you to earn money […]

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Iran bans dog walking

In some Middle Eastern cities, the governments embrace dog walking, dog loving and dog everything. It seems like there are more dog parks than people parks in some areas of Tel Aviv, but if you live in Iran, watch out. Taking your dog out for a spin might land you in jail. The country’s totalitarian […]

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My Dad, the Water Witch

Not all witches get the opportunity of going to Hogwart School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to polish their skills. Take my dad for example – a water witch from Newmarket, Canada. Maybe it is because he never made it past grade 8 or because he was never confident enough in his witching powers. Known as a […]

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Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Abundant resources, together with strong enabling frameworks have led to solar PV prices of below 3 cents […]

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Get suing for your environment

A landmark law was just passed in Israel this year. The Israeli Parliament, known as the Knesset just passed a new law on January 1, that allows both public and non-profit organizations to file a civil suit against any person or organization that damages the environment in general. The law was put into effect after […]

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The state of fishing for the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Although the main commercial fish species in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are still over-fished, pressure has reduced over the past years, raising hopes – for the first time – for the recovery of fish stocks, according to new FAO-GFCM report launched today. The percentage of overexploited fish stocks decreased by 10 percent – from 88 percent […]

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NASA and FAO launch Collect Earth Online to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere

Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program  – allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape […]