Shimon Tal, Israel’s Former Water Commissioner

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As we introduced yesterday, Green Prophet and the Strategic Foresight Group have been interviewing key water leaders from Israel’s water industry to understand what contributions the country can make for sustainable solutions in the region. Today we interview Shimon Tal, the former Water Commissioner in Israel and the president of the Israeli Water Association. As […]

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Environment Journalists, Bloggers and Activists From Israel, Jordan and the PA Unite: Let’s Meet Jordan

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Osama, Khaloud, Zein and Sawsan (from left to right) present green projects from Jordan at Green Prophet’s Environment blogging workshop. It was 20 hours we will never forget. Nineteen journalists, activists and bloggers from Jordan, the PA and Israel met at an international blogging workshop in Jordan intending to make better environment bloggers (and friends) […]

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Michigan Looks to Israel to Rev Up Automotive Battery Business

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Automotive companies in Michigan are looking to Israeli battery and electric car innovators, like Better Place, to help revive their ailing car industry. Michigan meet Israel, Israel meet Michigan: In actual fact, the state of Michigan and the State of Israel don’t need an introduction. In some ways the automotive heart of America has been […]

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The UN Tells Israel to Produce More Solar Power

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Aora fires up its “sun” flower in the desert. But Israel is not doing enough for itself, says UN. Despite successful companies like Solel and BrightSource, Israel itself is not producing enough power from solar energy, says Cristophe Bouvier, the regional director for Europe at the UN Environment Program, who recently summoned an Israeli delegate […]

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Lebanon's Going Ahead With $8 Billion Cedar Islands Project, Despite Dubai Debt

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We reported earlier in the year that a Beirut-based property developer has designs to build a Dubai “World”-like set of islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Modelled after Dubai’s The World and Palm Islands, developers in Lebanon report that its $8 billion development project will not sink. This is all despite […]

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Arabs Are More Than Oil, Says Lebanon's IndyACT Before Copenhagen Climate Meeting

In a pretty radical move, Lebanon’s IndyACT organizes protest against what it calls Saudi obstructionism in climate change talks. Watch this vertigo-inducing video of their silent protest at Barcelona, a pre-Copenhagen climate meeting last month. In the last week of November activists from the Global League of Activists, IndyACT, carried out a peaceful action in […]

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Meet Noam Dolgin of the Green Zionist Alliance

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Jewish religious values can help green The Holy Land. Noam Dolgin is a Jewish environmental educator and the executive director of the Green Zionist Alliance (GZA). Based in Vancouver, Canada, he travels regularly around North America teaching about Jewish environmental values and Israel’s environment. Green Prophet sits down with Noam to learn a little more […]

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Leading TransBioDiesel as a Catalyst for Change in the Middle East

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Israeli-Arab Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel: using his experience with enzymes to replace conventional polluting practices. Many people today know that science can make biofuel from organic waste. But what a large percentage of people don’t realize is that the biofuel process actually creates pollution and waste. Looking to minimize the damage, and set an […]

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