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Jordan Railway Plans On The Right Track

Plans to expand the railway network in Jordan have been given the go-ahead after an assessment that it will cost JD2.8 million Seriously excited to hear that plans to expand the rail network in Jordan have been approved. According to news reports, the Amman-Zarqa light railway project has been announced by the transport minister who […]

Spine Bike Built to Break When Stolen

Ronen Spector has designed a bike lock so integral to the bike’s actual structure that ruining the lock would ruin the bike. With so many cool bicycle designs out there though, you may still want to sport a rocking bike without worrying about theft.  Ronen Spector, a recent industrial design graduate from Shenkar in Israel, […]

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Alon Tal Paints a Picture of Israel’s Environment Wrongs and Rights (INTERVIEW)

Joshua interviews Israel’s most influential and accomplished environmentalist, Dr. Alon Tal.  Where is Israel at in terms of environmental protection?  Get the scoop here. Israel has introduced several environmental protections in the last few years, but many problems remain.  Although massive social protests swept Israel over the summer, environmental issues were not at the fore. […]

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Dubai Does Big Bus Tours

A Dubai Big Bus passing ultra luxurious Atlantis on the Palm hotel. Green is where the money is. The futuristic city of Dubai is often hailed as the showcase of the Arabian Gulf. Dubai  has many attractions including the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and so big that it needs a huge waste disposal […]

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Coin-Covered Car in Dubai “Recycles” Nearly $6,000

 This flashy car gives a whole new meaning to recycling! Image via Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Reflecting the Emirati obsession with flashy cars, a Pakistani man has painstakingly coated a Chevrolet Camaro with thousands of “recycled” coins worth nearly $6,000. A longtime resident of the United Arab Emirates, Tarek Javaid has put 3,000 hours into the project since October last […]

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Twirling for Tripoli’s Car Free Day

Spinning for a car-free day in Tripoli, Lebanon. Though not clear of cars, the streets were considerably less congested and polluted. Like in many Middle Eastern cities, walking the streets of Tripoli in Northern Lebanon is an assault on the lungs. Battered, old taxis dart and crawl along the cramped roads, oozing billows of pungent […]

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We Almost Lost Our Green Grand Mufti?

Trying to “talk to God” a passenger tried to open plane’s emergency door mid-flight. The Grand Mufti of Egypt is considered “very green” according to our analyst Moshe Terdiman. But a mishap aboard a flight to Cairo last week could have cost him his life. Our friend Jon Jenson at the Global Post picked up […]

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Is Bicycle Sharing Coming to Beirut?

Could a bike sharing system work in Beirut? Bicycle sharing has become all the rage in certain cities in the past few years, ever since the Parisians got the trend going with the Vélib’ shared bike rental system approximately three years ago.  In the Middle East, Nicosia implemented a bike sharing system a few weeks […]

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Cypriot Law Threatens to Discourage Cycling

A new law in the works in Cyprus may deter cycling (and therefore promote more carbon-emitting forms of transportation). We’ve heard some pretty crazy stories coming out of Cyprus lately (such as some Cypriots’ appetite for pickled migrating songbirds), but this may be just as shocking: a new Cypriot law proposal wishes to fine and […]