Name this Baby Orphaned Gazelle

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His mother passed away at birth. Now zookeepers at the Al Ain Zoo in Abu Dhabi are asking the public to give this baby gazelle a name. No Splashypants please! Remember Mr. Splashypants the whale that was named during an online Greenpeace campaign? Like it or not, that’s what voters chose for the whale now […]

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Love Thy Street Cleaner, in Beirut

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A do-gooder designer in Beirut launches poster campaign to give respect to street cleaners. I aspire to see the day when we no longer need street cleaners. Citizens in the Middle East will have a moment of enlightenment and from that day forward stuff candy bar wrappers in their pocket, or place in appropriate waste […]

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Urbanites Stoned on Carbon Monoxide

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If you live in a crazy polluted Middle East city, carbon monoxide pollution is the opiate of the masses, according to new study. I dream about living in a car-less city like Vauban. But my love affair with the Middle East keeps me dreaming. Rampant with air pollution, every fall cities like Cairo get covered […]

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Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

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Traditional power plant operators have been loathe to adopt renewables for infrastructure investment. But a new Israeli hybrid invention could make solar a realistic step forward. While solar energy is the environmentally-friendly alternative of choice for power plants, it’s an expensive option because of the equipment and technology needed to harvest the sun’s rays. Now […]

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White Roofs Don’t Slow Global Warming

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Leave the white paint in the bucket. It won’t help climate change. Add solar panels instead to “green” your home. Stop the contractors! If you were thinking about painting the roof of your house white this winter, before winter rains start, leave the paint in the bucket: Environmentalists were advocating white, just like they offer […]

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World Bank Supports Turkey-Built 56.4 MW Wind Project in Pakistan

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With crippling floods every year and regular power outages, a new internationally financed wind project in Pakistan is breezy green news to us. Iran, finding itself increasingly isolated due to US-backed sanctions, has been pressing energy-deficient Pakistan to connect with Iran’s natural gas “peace pipeline“. Natural gas is better than coal (which is killing miners) […]

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Iran Forgets India and Keeps Pitching Peace Pipeline to Pakistan

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Iran, becoming more isolated appeals to Pakistan to move ahead with natural gas “peace pipeline.” Saboteurs have already had their say in the idea. Image via BSO-NA As Iran becomes more marginalized with US-backed sanctions, Iran seeks to conduct business with more hospitable partners, like Pakistan. Every year floods devastate Pakistan, this year with a […]

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