Lebanese Prefer "Green With Envy" Maseratis Over Eco-Friendly Hybrids Cars

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Inside view of Maserati MC Sport: worth 300 grand? Maybe for some wealthy Lebanese who are more interested in “green” of the envious variety. Will eco-friendly cars ever become popular in a country that prefers status symbol models like BMW’s, Mercedes Benz and even Maserati’s? Not according the AFP which reported on the country’s annual […]

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Honda’s U3-X Electric Unicycle Could Outrace the Dying Segway, Sideways

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Not a car, not a bike, not a buggy, not a lawn mower. Check out Honda’s one-wheel unicycle. Middle East readers want to know: Does it do dunes? We’ve written about electric cars, electric motorcycles and scooters, and even electric powered skateboards for an environmentally clean way to get travel short distances. But now, something new […]

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Turkey: The World's Most Environmentally-Friendly Country? Maybe, With Water

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The Oympinar Dam in Turkey shows off one of the country’s precious natural resources: water. Image via nifortescue Turkey is trying to become “the world’s most environmentally friendly country” in order to up its chances on joining the European Union. Despite its increasing “Islamization” and friendly overtones towards less than conservative countries like Syria and […]

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Japan and Saudi Arabia Plan Giant Desalination Equipment Plant to "Freshen Up" Regional Water Supplies

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Revese osmosis membrane equipment will help quench thirst of oil rich, but water-poor Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot in regards to building desalination facilities, on which the Kingdom depends for most of its fresh water supplies. This includes what has been hailed as the worlds’ largest desalination facility in […]

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David De Rothschild Sails Plastiki With Environmental Lessons to be Learned

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David de Rothschild finally sets sail on his recycled bottle boat, Plastiki. Image via earthfirst. English banking family scion David de Rothschild and his crew are already 8 days out to sea in the much heralded Plastiki sail boat made almost entirely out of recycled plastic material, including 1,200 gas filled plastic bottles. And David […]

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Jordanian Airspace to Get Tourism Boost With Royal Jordanian Partnership Deal

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Osta, Dabbas and Mousa at sigining ceremony: will Jordan’s air industry become more environmentally friendly? Jordan’s fragile environment is threatened by a number of problems, including a severe lack of fresh water, increasing pollution of the Gulf of Aqaba, due to overdevelopment by both Jordan and Israel, particularly the effects of regional air and ground […]

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I Pee, You Poo, We All Need Peepoo (Emergency Sanitation Bags That Grow Crops)

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The Peepoople people have invented the Peepoo bag to solve sanitary problems. Good for disasters like Haiti, Maurice argues it could solve emergency sanitary problems in Gaza. Finding solutions to sanitation problems in the developing world may get a big boost with the advent of a the Peepoo, a special biodegradable toilet bag plugged by […]

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SolarEdge and Flextronics Create Solar Energy Products – and Jobs

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Israeli startup SolarEdge partners with NASDAQ-traded Flextronics (FLEX) to ramp up solar energy harvesting systems. Solar energy projects in Israel’s northern sectors are sure to get a boost from a signed agreement between SolarEdge Technologies Ltd and   Flextronics Inc to produce  systems for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic panels at Flextronics’ plant in Migdal Ha’Emek […]

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The Middle East Will Remain "LEAF" – Less as Nissan Puts Electric Car Efforts Elsewhere

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Nissan’s all-electric LEAF gives a run for Volt’s and Better Place’s money. Nissan has no plans, however, to target infrastructure-poor Middle East. The battle over which company will market the first practical electric car is becoming more intense with the introduction of Nissan’s new total electric LEAF model. The Japanese carmaker is marketing this new entry […]

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Help From Above As Saudi Environment Satellite-Monitored

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e-GEO satellite monitoring of Dubai’s Palm Island. Can technology protect the endangered Persian Gulf? Saudi Arabia’s fragile desert and coastal environments will now get “help from above,” thanks to an initiative by a group of Saudi Arabian and European partners (GAF AG and e-GEOS) who have completed a project to implement and provide satellite-based environmental information […]

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Persian Gulf "Mermaids" Face Manmade Environmental Threats

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The rare and beautiful dugong inspired “tails” about mermaids. This strange creature faces extinction in the Middle East. Image via Christian Haugen. Can you believe that between six and seven thousand “mermaids” still live in the shallow, saline waters of the Persian Gulf? Better known as dugongs or sea cows, these slow moving, gentle herbivores […]

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