Alexander River's Still Polluted – Could Improve With Help From Palestinian 'Friends'

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Better control of sewage inflow could make the Alexander River even more attractive. The Jordan River (which is dying) is not the only waterway in Israel, the PA, and Jordan, that has been in the center of environmental controversy. Virtually all of the region’s streams and rivers have their share of ecological problems, more notably […]

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Organic Waste Converter "Hands-free Food Waste System" May Work Better Than Composting

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About 50% of the waste in the UAE is organic. A new converter launched at conference aims to reduce this amount by 90% within a day. For years, composting has been considered as the environmentally best method for  disposing of organic waste material, especially ones like the NatureMill Urban Composter, we wrote about in January. […]

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Jordan's Queen Rania Says Educational Environment is as Important as Natural One

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Can Queen Rania’s educational efforts spill over for regional environmental issues as well? While many articles have been written about Jordan and its various environmental issues ,especially the most recent about the state of the Lower Jordan and Yarmuk Rivers, the Jordan Royal Family, particularly Queen Rania Al Abdullah (who’s helping Jordanian farmers go organic), […]

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Israel Joins Prestigious OECD Economic Club. What Does That Mean for the Environment?

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OECD Officials: Is Israel’s entry enough to ward off political adversaries? We hope it will advance clean tech and initiatives like Desertec into the Middle East. Israel is the only Middle East member. Israel’s dynamic economy, especially in science, information technology (IT) and now clean technology has propelled it to ascend to one of the […]

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Blame BP for Massive Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill?

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This Gulf of Mexico oil spill may make Exxon Valdez seem like child’s play. Image via MNN The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is already being referred to by many as “President Obama’s Katrina.” The ongoing spill, a direct result of an explosion on an offshore oil drilling platform has resulted in […]

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"Look Ma, No Hands": Will GM's New Self-Guided Electric Car Catch on in Macho Middle East?

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Will “no hands driving ” work in the macho Middle East? It seems the race to create the most innovative electric powered vehicles has become even more bizarre: America’s General Motors recently unveiled its new EN-V Robot car in Shanhai China. The vehicle, which uses a GPS type guidance, vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications system, is being […]

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