Muslims Should "Waqf" for Water Because It's Good for the Environment

The video is a bit slow to start and speaks to a somewhat unsophisticated audience, but it introduces an important concept of charity in Islam (sadaqah jariyah), and why Muslims should support “Waqf” –– for the environment’s sake. Or at the very least political stability (see Doc’s Talk doomsday prophecy on what could happen by 2025 […]

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Environment Artist Ran Morin And How He Relates to the "Nature" of the Middle East

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Famous for his Orange Suspendu sculpture in Jaffa, I had the pleasure to interview environmental artist Ran Morin. Rarely granting interviews with the press, Morin spoke with me a little about living and working in Israel, and man’s place in the environment. Earlier this week Ran Morin sent me an invite to the launching of […]

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Israeli Heiress Shari Arison Says Goodbye to Wasted Water With Miya

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According to Forbes (2006), she is the richest woman in the Middle East, with assets totaling $5.5 billion. Today she has found a way to merge business and do-gooding for the planet, setting an example for future environmental philanthropists and clean technology experts. Shari Arison, who inherited the Carnival Cruise Line’s fortune and her late […]

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Solar Technologies FZE Plans To Build Middle East’s Largest Solar Panel Plant in Dubai

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Israel touts some of the world’s best solar technology advances (see our extensive solar energy company guide here), but its Middle East neighbor Dubai, says it is planning to set up the region’s largest solar energy manufacturing plant. They are expected to start producing by the last quarter in 2010, and will manufacture photovoltaic panels […]

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Eyal Hadas from Cukierman & Co. Investment House Talks Green Investment Shop

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Today Green Prophet speaks with Eyal Hadas, managing director and head of renewable energy at Cukierman & Co. Investment House Ltd. (CIH) in Tel Aviv. We met Eyal at a renewable energy conference at Tel Aviv University several months ago (when Al Gore was in town), and were impressed by his experience in the international […]

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VC Pick-Up Lines for Cleantech Entrepeneurs

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  Great ideas for changing our planet won’t be implemented overnight, especially if it’s a technology solution like solar energy air con or the fabulously Sci-Fi vortex machine that could suck up greenhouse gas (if investors would only build a pilot plant!). Green Prophet sees great clean technology ideas every day. People email us trying […]

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Ingestible Sunscreen by LycoRed's Based on Tomatoes So You Don't Become One

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Lycored has been in the natural food coloring business for some time and realized the amazing anti-oxidant properties found in tomatoes could be used in the cosmetics business. The company has recently developed an alternative sunscreen that you ingest. This is good news for bleaching corals, transexualizing fish, and for our health — it is […]

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