Why Not Use Biofuel for Heating Syrian Refugees? Green Prophet Reports from Jordan Camp

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Egyptian model for the Zabaleen could help heat Syrian refugees. Green Prophet’s Joseph reports from Jordan.  Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan: Walking through the vast expanse of white tents, dirt “roads” and masses of families huddled closely together for warmth, if you ask what they most need, the answer, without pause, is simple: blankets. In […]

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Egypt and Morocco’s Equator Prize Winners Preserve Environment through Tradition

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The Medicinal Plants Association in Egypt helps preserve biodiversity and is one of the 25 winners of the Equator Prize 2012. Policy making within the realm of “development” is often burdened by an excessively westernized design resulting in unintended consequences on the welfare of local populations. For example, a previous Green Prophet article “Morocco’s Berbers […]

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Israel’s Animal Abuse Story in Tnuva Meat Plant Causes Furor

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Caught by Kolbotek’s hidden camera: a former dairy cow gets shocked on the way to being slaughtered Following the TV exposure of severe animal abuse in Israel at the Tnuva Adom Adom livestock slaughterhouse  a public outcry has been raised among Israel animal rights activists over the cruel tactics used on livestock brought there for […]

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Israel’s Cruel Meat Industry Exposed by Watchdog TV Show

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With no where to run, undercover cameras expose the cruelty to animals in the Israeli meat industry. An Israel TV commercial about the Adom Adom (Red Red) meat packing company’s products seems pleasant enough.  A smiling butcher shows a well dressed matron the wonderful meat cuts being offered by this company which claims to sell “real […]

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Organic Farming Boom in Palestine

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A back-to-the-land movement is blossoming in the Palestinian Authority, the United Nation’s newest nonmember observer state. “The Palestinian future is in the land.” Farmer Khader Khader said, standing in his organic olive grove in the northern West Bank village of Nus Jubail. Many Palestinian farmers are switching to organic farming methods, and selling their oil to […]

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Water Portraits – Making A Splash For Water Conservation (PHOTOS)

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In a bid to highlight our water use and waste, photographer Peter Holmes has created a series of memorable portraits of water use in different countries.  “Statistics about water consumption are difficult to comprehend and are un-relatable to everyday life – this project attempts to make water consumption visible in a meaningful way.” Well, that’s […]

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‘Rain’ and Qatari Folktales of Nature

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A community project in Qatar explores local folktales and what they can teach us about nature in the Middle East Whilst every corner of the world has a strong storytelling tradition, the Middle East is blessed with its own unique strand of folktales exploring nature. Water scarcity, rain and drought feature heavily due to the […]

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Angry Cow Murders Its Gazan Slaughterer During Muslim Eid Festival

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Amateur slaughterers are often injured on the job. Should slaughtering be left to the professionals? The annual Hajj pilgrimage, on which we wrote about efforts to make it more green, has also become an event in which animals are being slaughtered inhumanely for the accompanying Ein al-Adha  or the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice holiday.  […]

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