Ghost Merchant Marine Fleet In Malaysia An Echo Of What's Happening In Haifa

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They sit anchored off the sea ports of Singapore and southern Malaysia; virtual “ghost ships” with no crews or cargos, and nowhere to sail. The ships, all kinds of merchant cargo vessels, come in all sizes, including mammoth tankers and other bulk carrier vessels, container vessels without their usual number of 40 foot “high cube” cargo […]

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BrightSource Solar Energy Teams up with Bectel to Build Large California Solar Energy Facility

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  Following a previous agreement made between the BrightSource solar energy  company and California’s PG&E utility company,  a recent article in Israel’s financial newspaper, Globes (9.10.2009)  noted that  the American-Israeli solar energy giant is now partnering with the American Bectel construction contracting company to build a 440 megawatt solar energy power plant in southeastern California. Involving […]

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Qatar Plans Environment Program With Syria For Turning Deserts Green

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The UAE Emirate state of Qatar is planning to launch an environmental program to turn desert areas into usable pasture lands and other green areas by findings ways such as desalination. They also plan on replenishing the country’s rapidly depleting ground water resources, and using scientific innovations for growing of grass and other plant life […]

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Green Ramadan Org Plans to Focus on the Environment During Ramadan

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A new NGO, known as Green Ramadan, plans to make Muslims and non-Muslims more aware of protecting the environment. Daniella touched on the new Ramadan project earlier.  Meanwhile the organization is so new that its website, www.greenramadan.org is still in the development stages. Yet, the message being given will hopefully bring a new awareness among Muslims, […]

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Sulha's Environmental Message: If Jews, Muslims and Christians can Live Together, the Environment Will Benefit too

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 A year ago, James wrote an article on Green Prophet about a unique organization known as the Sulha Peace Project and its role in reconciliation among peoples of different religious faiths and cultures, which is what the word sulha or reconciliation  in Arabic is supposed to be about.   The Sulha Peace Project was founded in […]

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Tshuva's Yam Tethys Gas Company Wins In Natural Gas, But The Environment Loses

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 He’s interested in Dead Sea development. Now Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva appears to have done it again after his Delek Energy subsidiary Yam Tethys won a $1 billion contract recently to furnish natural gas to the Israeli Electric Company (IEC). The gas, according to the Jerusalem Post, will power new electric power plants instead of […]

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Global Warming Effects in India Hit Jordan and Israel's Dead Sea Potash

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 A recent article in Israel’s Globes financial newspaper, explores how Israel’s valuable exports of Dead Sea mined potash to India will be reduced this year due to the weakest monsoon season in India in five years. The article Weak Monsoon Dries up Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) Potash Exports may result in a reduction of Israeli potash exports […]

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Israel Railways Teams Up With Better Place To Refuel Electric Car Commuters

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 Refueling newly developed electric cars in Israel may be one step closer to being commonplace with an agreement reached between Israel Railways and the Better Place electric car and energy terminal company.   Better Place, which we’ve covered in depth currently in the process of developing practical electric powered cars, as well as recharging stations for them, […]

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Jordan, Israel and Palestinian Reps Meet to Jumpstart Controversial Red-Dead Canal

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Representatives of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority met last week to study ways to undertake a project known as the “Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program, according to Globes. The meeting, hosted by Jordan, was headed by representatives of the World Bank, with the purpose of forming a committee to study ways in […]

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Israelis and Investors to Benefit from Feed-in Electricity Tariffs

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The Israeli Electric Corporation, otherwise known as Hevrat HaHashmal, has agreed to  participate in what are known as feed-in tariffs for electricity supplied by independent private suppliers. It’s part of Israel’s bid to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.  Feed-in tariffs apply to electricity that is supplied by renewable or “clean” sources such […]

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Lots of Sunshine Power in the Holy Land as China and Israel Complete Solar Plant

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Israel’s northern town of  Katzrin is the first town in Israel to receive its electricity from solar energy with the installation of a 50 KW “rooftop” solar power plant. The solar installation was installed by a cooperative agreement between the Chinese Sun Tech Power Holdings, based in Wuxi China, and Ramat Gan based Solarit Doral, […]

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Israeli Tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva Sees Red-Dead Canal As A Money-Maker

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Billionaire entrepreneur Yitzhak Tshuva, a man whose parents couldn’t afford to buy him a watch for his Bar Mitzvah, is now planning to undertake an even greater project on himself. The self-made Real Estate and business wheeler dealer is now planning to become fully involved in the construction of the proposed “Red-Dead” canal, that is […]

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Jordan Explores The Nuclear Option, Despite Alternative Plans For "Clean" Fuel On The Go

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 Jordan, a country with both an acute energy and water scarcity problem, is on the verge of building its first nuclear power plant, in a barren desert region in the eastern part of the country. According to a recent article in Ynet News, the plant will be built by Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Corporation, and follows […]

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