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GP Exclusive Interview: Turkey Beginning to Lay Infrastructure for Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen-fueled vehicles and power systems could be feasible in Turkey by 2020, says Mustafa Hatipoğlu, managing director of the UN’s International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies in Istanbul. Since it was established  in Istanbul eight years ago, the International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (ICHET), a project of the United Nations International Development Organization, has been […]

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Bonn: The Latest Climate Talks and the Middle East

An update on the latest climate negotiations in Bonn as well as Middle Eastern countries which made the headlines during the talks Believe it or not, the latest climate negotiations at Bonn – which discussed the future of the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2012 as well financing adaptation – have come and gone without […]

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Israeli Government Officials Prepare to Paint the Knesset Green

Five governmental committees and eight scheduled discussions plan on painting the Israeli Knesset green tomorrow during “Environment Day”. Every one gets his or her day in court, and hopefully every important issue gets its appropriate representation in governmental legislation.  Tomorrow is the environment’s day, as the Israeli Knesset will be observing it’s own “Environment Day”, […]

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Iran Quit Dirty Energy Subsidies And Survived

There was life before oil. And life will go on when it’s all used up. Iran becomes an unlikely leader by ending dirty energy subsidies. Iran has done what every politician on earth secretly dreams they could do: enforced the end of dirty energy subsidies. And the country is still standing. Mr. Dominique Guillaume and […]

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World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Power Plant To Be Built in Turkey

General Electric’s design integrates a traditional combined cycle plant with wind and solar energy, allowing it to generate electricity with unprecedented efficiency. Less than 100 kilometers from the planned site for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, another alternative energy “first” has been planned. But this one promises high energy returns for low emissions without any […]

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Bicycle Activists Stop in Istanbul En Route to Palestine

“Pollinating” social and environmental justice as it goes, British bicycle activism group P.E.D.A.L. launched a 100-day trip from London to Palestine this spring. Next month in Jerusalem: that’s the goal of 22 bicycle activists who passed through Istanbul this week. The community organizers, artists, farmers and ordinary cyclists have been visiting communities across Europe where […]

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Gaddafi Could Use Water As A Weapon In Conflict

Libya’s government forces could use their control over enormous water reserves as a weapon in the current conflict between Gaddafi and rebels trying to overthrow his regime The ‘Great Man-Made River’, a great civil water works project dubbed by Gaddafi as the 8th wonder of the world, was built to resolve Libya’s severe water scarcity […]

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Bosphorus To Become Center of Hydrogen Energy Production If Second Canal Is Built

The proposed canal has been slammed by Turkish environmentalists. But authorities at Turkey’s center for hydrogen energy technology see a silver lining: the canal could enable Turkey to become one of the world’s most important producers of hydrogen energy. When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his self-termed “crazy project” last month – a […]

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Suspected of Actual Meltdown

Lava melting through the vessel? Greenpeace compares the Japan meltdown to this. As Japan’s post earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant environmental crises pass the two month mark, ongoing events have been reported at regular intervals by Green Prophet, including news that measured radioactivity in seawater near the plant indicated radioactivity up to 1,250 times above […]

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Ethiopia Gives Revolutionary Egypt A Break Over Nile River

Ethiopia has agreed to hold off on an agreement that could dispossess Egypt of its historical monopoly of the Nile River. In order to give Egypt time to elect a new parliament following the revolution that toppled President Mubarak, Ethiopian Prime Minister Melis Zenawi has agreed to postpone the Nile Basin Agreement. The agreement will […]

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Why Finnish Tap Water Is Shipped to Saudi Arabia

Rola asks why the Middle East is consuming so much bottled water. Time to fix the tap? In his recently released book, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, Charles Fishman explains that while the US has among the safest, most monitored water system in the world, consumers are still choosing […]

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Bin Laden is Dead – Will the Environment Benefit?

Killed in a hide-out in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden’s body will be transferred to America. United States President Barack Obama has confirmed that al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead. Bin Laden was killed in a hide-out in Pakistan, north of Islamabad, according to the White House. The Jihadi terrorist was the mastermind of […]

Dimona Silica To Ship The Negev Desert To China

Within the next four months, Dimona Silica plans to build a factory in Nahal Zin Wadi in order to supply China with high-quality asphalt. Since its inception, Dimona Silica Industries Ltd. has been plagued with a dodgy reputation. After its involvement with the 2004 Investment Promotions Center scandal, where it was found that then Minister […]

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Ethiopia Can’t Afford The New Nile Dam

Ethiopia insists it will build the Grand Millennium Dam, but there is no money behind the words Defiant Ethiopia is proceeding with its plan to build the Grand Millennium Dam on the Nile river, but what kind of dam can they build without cash flow? Following the formation of the Entebbe Treaty, which gives the […]