Spice up your summer the ancient Yemeni way!

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Pardon me, but you you pass the green s’chüg? I’m fresh from brunch with friends newly returned from Jaffa,  a feast formed from foods not easily found in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Hidden among the Challah bread french toast, steaming shakshuka (egg and pepper delection that’s my go-to Jerusalem breakfast), imported tahini, and home-cured olives, was […]

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Will U.S. leaving Paris Climate Agreement adversely affect the Middle East?

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Concern for our planet due to human caused climate change is definitely not a new subject. Even deceased arch terriorist Osama bin Ladin blamed the U.S. for causing climate change; saying that Arab countries are getting drier due to this. Climate change is also being attributed for rapidly melting Arctic ice caps that are literally rocking world weather […]

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Can the Green Party make a difference?

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The UK is facing a general election on June 8th this year. Where does the Green Party fit into proceedings? What are the odds on the Green Party gaining any seats in Parliament; online bookmakers, Sportingbet will be keeping up with any waves in popularity now that the manifestos are all ‘out in the open’. […]

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Arab Emirates wants to colonize Mars

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Build a “mini city” on Mars? A project being conceived in the United Arab Emirates plans to construct a human settlement on the Red Planet within the next 100 years. These plans are a result of environmental studies made at Abu Dhabi’s on-going sustainable Masdar City environmental project which also studies the wrath of global warming and its […]

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Green gambling – the rise of eco-friendly entertainment

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Taking care of the environment isn’t something that’s usually particularly associated with gambling. Massive lavish constructions, with bolted on hotels, retail and even residential developments don’t generally speak to an environmentalist agenda, but they certainly come up pretty instantly when you think of the gambling industry. Yet arguably the need for more eco-friendly forms of […]

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4 ways to improve your mental health at college

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Many college degree programs, for example, nursing school or an online masters in social work (or even in sustainability!), can be very emotionally taxing. As a student, you may have little experience in working with service users in these industries, and in certain situations, dealing with other people’s problems while studying towards working in these […]

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Lab grown meat is your future food

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Is test tube meat, grown in a laboratory, slated to become the future of food?  If proven to be grown from natural substances, and not genetically modified, lab grown meat products may become commercially viable enough to replace live animals and reduce animal slaughter; according to experiments now being carried out. Although laboratory grown meat cells are […]

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The price of take-away cups

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It’s so easy to be tempted to get that take-away cup when you are on the run. But every time you feel terrible about the plastics in our waterways, rivers, seas and bodies, this about this infographic below. Because the cost of styrofoam cups adds up! Our advice.   Take a cup sitting down or […]

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Ancient urban gardens in Istanbul threatened to be wiped out

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Urban farming and gardening is as old as civilization itself. The ancient hanging gardens of Babylon helped inspire the water farming known as hydroponics (see how it’s evolved into artificial intelligence with this robot Eddy!). Historic major cities, such as the Byzantine city of Constantinople, which later became Istanbul, were planting urban gardens to help feed inhabitants during […]

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