New U.S. Climate Change Study is a drastic warning. Will President Trump listen now?

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Following US president Donald Trump’s announcement that his country will pull out of the Paris climate change agreement, scientists and governments the world over have been wondering if agreed goals of reduced world temperatures are now attainable. This apprehension is particularly high in the Middle East, where summertime temperatures in countries like Iraq now surpass 50 […]

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Are UN sponsored climate change goals attainable?

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The ravaging effects of global warming and climate change appear to be rocking on unabated. These include monster typhoons and other adverse weather patterns; and severe Middle East drought conditions that NASA says to be “the worst in 900 years”. The important issue now is what the major world bodies can do to slow down the affects […]

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Cutting energy costs of landmark lights

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A recent infographic from Festive Lights reveals the cost of lighting the world’s most famously lit landmarks and the energy expended in doing so. From the infamous Las Vegas Strip to the illuminations of Blackpool, landmarks around the world have always stunned visitors by lighting themselves spectacularly to highlight their best features. Indoor and outdoor […]

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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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