Energy is the big strand in a web of U.S.-Saudi economic ties that has grown in the six years since an American-led army rolled back Iraqi aggression in the Persian Gulf.
The relations between the Herodian Kingdom and the Nabatean Kingdom were very complex and involved political, economic and marriage ties. Through the institution of marriage with local dynasties, Herodians consolidated power in the southern Levant and later became Rome’s client state. Intermarriage between religious groups was not uncommon, people were open-minded, until they were not. Here’s […]
Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable. Part of the reason is really about raw materials and where we source them from, like graphite. Lithium ion batteries in electric cars for instance are so energy intensive and have […]
The Middle East is synonymous with good food and over-zealous smokers. The poorer the town or village and the more you will see chain smoking in younger populations. You see it in the teeth. We know smoking is a vice that is not good to start. But what if it’s too late for you? You […]
Deserts may not look like much, but there is a slow building up of life organic and inorganic in the soil. We need to preserve them from damage.
It’s now months into your hometown’s COVID-19 paralysis and you’ve exhausted ways to keep positive and productive. You need to replenish your toolkit of coping techniques, whether you’re cooped up solo, shacked up with a mate, or running a home school – slash – daycare center. Fear not! Green Prophet brings you point and click […]
My life, for the past few years, has been anything but common. So when I found out of was expecting a baby – roughly 32 weeks ago – I knew my pregnancy wouldn’t go by the book either. Any pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride of hormones and emotions, causing amazing and unexpected changes to your […]
When the average consumer thinks of seed tech, his or her thoughts usually wander immediately to GMO crops. Thankfully, today's innovators are coming up with more than just ways to genetically enhance crop plants to increase pesticide tolerances.
Even as Impossible Foods reaped the rewards of its successful fast food rollout, its major competitor, Beyond Meat, further fueled the love for everything plant-based as it went public.
There is an unprecedented global effort being undertaken to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which has forced billions of people around the world into partial or full lockdowns to slow the virus’ spread. Developing a Vaccine for COVID-19 There are at least 70 different vaccines for COVID-19 currently in various stages of […]
Should you pull the plug or keep ralliyng for hope? The sniff response can predict who will regain consciousness, and will say with about 90% accuracy who will survive for at least three years.
Jerusalem. Not a dream city for cycling. It’s many hills, random intersections, cobbled roads, virtually inaccessible Old City, I tried. I really did. I cheated on Tel Aviv and lived in Jerusalem for 2 years. But I could never get around by bike. Despite its difficulty, there are plenty of people who do like to […]
Have you been spending the last few weeks on lockdown thinking ‘Wow! My house is messy!’? It might only be natural given 50% of Brits still see April as the perfect time to get the rubber gloves on and scrub the house with natural cleaners until it gleams. If the thought of a deep clean […]
Outside of developed Western countries, many people’s health and survival depends on access wildcrafted plant medicines. In Africa, where infectious diseases and parasites are still a major threat, up to 80% of the population is are more likely to get their medicine from a tree or farmer’s market than from a sealed blister-pack at pharmacy. […]
A company that aims to reduce the inflammation caused by coronavirus is now testing its cannabis product at a hospital in Israel.
CBD. THC. Some people including myself say these words as loosely as CNN or TLC. For anyone who has been exposed to the medical cannabis industry, or the recreational one, THC and CBD are the key words that anyone who is self-medicating wants to know.
A group of young Jewish ecologists and spiritual teachers are creating a 3-day virtual workshop, starting Sunday. You will get 20 workshops for $15.
Poor political relations, business neglect, climate change. The Dead Sea is dying. Help save it by being part of an international photo competition to document its change and beauty.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Falcons on a plane. Check. Journalists silenced. Check. A new mega city on virgin turf near the sea with sparring robots and flying taxis? Check. He just tried to expel members of a local tribe there, and one activist […]
Used in medieval art and illustrations, and in Dutch cheese. Botanists in Portugal have some fun by recreating ancient blue from foraged plants in a nearby village.
Doctors are hoping to use the antiviral properties of cannabis to slow the spread of the corona virus.
Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. This is important for industries like gold mining, who need to use polluting diesel in offgrid locations.
Earth Day just passed us by on April 22 and hopefully, it sparked some interest in being more eco-friendly. All of us have habits that can be switched out for better ones, and switching those habits out for ones that are eco-friendly is no exception. Most of us go through our daily routines without even […]
When online gambling first introduced in the mid-90s, it was a huge revolution in the gambling industry. In the early ’00s, gambling sites and their desktop clients were ruling the industry as people could easily access them through computers. But we have seen many changes in the world in the last few years. Technologies are […]
Tidore: a tiny island in the Indonesian Molucca Sea and one of the last remaining sultanates in the world. Forever overshadowed by its bigger brother and long-time rival, the neighboring island of Ternate, it is known by few and visited by even less people.