Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains Extreme weather conditions during Syria’s seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. Wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2 million tons, about two-thirds of 2017 levels. This was due […]
The world has been feeling the effects of global warming on food crops for a couple of decades already. Wheat and corn harvests are diminishing all over the planet, due to extreme weather changes and pests that thrive in heat. Laurie Balbo showed us some grim predictions about the future of our daily drug of […]
Traditionally, poorer or developing Asian countries imported plastic waste from developed and wealthy countries. Until this year, China was the world’s biggest plastic importer, accounting for more than 45% of the total yearly plastic import, worldwide. 2018 was the year of change for China, apparently, as it refused to buy any more plastic, due to […]
Beyond staking its claim as one of the most innovative countries in the world, Israel has made significant contributions in the realm of environmental conservation and protection. Most notably, Israel has taken the lead in water conservation solutions. From drip irrigation to desalination plants, Israel has made waves in a largely stagnant field of research […]
Tel Aviv is a relatively new city, but its older sister city next door, to which it shares the same municipality is home to dozens of hundreds of ancient trees, some which the city of Tel Aviv is hellbent on cutting down. Since 2002, the city has proposed a light rail train to traverse the […]
A holiday trip to Southeast Asia introduced an American tourist to a rich culture, delectable cuisine, and spectacular architecture. It also gave her a window into a darker side of India. Others may sleepwalk past realities that – if consciously observed – would ruin a holiday buzz. Shannon Keith chose to take notice, and more […]
Years ago, Green Prophet brought you a link to help calculate your carbon footprint, a free carbon calculator that summed up your carbon imprint in a matter of minutes, and benchmarked it against performances of the entire world. Back in 2012, nascent social media didn’t figure into the carbon equation. Come see how your digital life measures up. Your carbon footprint […]
It’s World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22. The day is about focusing world attention on the importance of clean water and how we can collectively protect and preserve water quality, and as importantly, quantity.