BrightSource Applies to Build Two More Solar Thermal Plants in California

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BrightSource Energy keeps plunging forward with its solar ambitions! BrightSource Energy may well be one of the most indefatigable companies on earth. After 20 years of solar dormancy brought about by cheap oil prices, what was once Luz International rose from the ashes to pursue development of the world’s largest solar thermal plant in California. […]

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UNESCO Urges Ethiopia To Halt Gibe III Dam

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Green Prophet has followed the Renaissance Dam project for months, on which another Ethiopian dam project sheds some light. On its list of dams to be constructed, Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam project (formerly known as the Grand Millennium Dam) has drawn passionate commentary to our site. Despite the country’s inability to afford the dam and its potential […]

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Interview: Pitfalls of Environmental Journalism in the Middle East with Najib Saab

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Rola chats with Najib Saab about the pitfalls of environmental journalism and advocacy in the Middle East For those with any interest in the environmental issues in the Arab world,  “Al- Bia Wal-Tanmia” is a familiar name. Started in 1996, the only Pan Arab environmental magazine was the precursor of the Arab Forum for Environment […]

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Yale Researcher: “Desalination Should Be A Last Resort”

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When is energy-intensive desalination a last resort? One of humankind’s worst tragedies is currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa, and it is caused by the absence of water. Two years of failed rain, and subsequent drought and famine, is responsible for the daily deaths of roughly 2,000 people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. According to […]

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Better Place Denmark Hopes to Get Electric Car Venture (Finally) Going in October

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Denmark’s Better Place commercial launch may finally take place – in October Better Place’s electric car project in Denmark will finally get going in that country after all, says easyecar blog author Martin Thomson, who is an authority on several electric car models that are vying to be introduced into Denmark. Thomson, who earlier said […]

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Yoav Avinoam’s Sawdust Furniture Is Nothing to Sneeze At

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Avinoam’s sawdust benches and stools are made from the remains from someone else’s… well… benches and stools. The crunchy granola types out there may think of composting toilets right away when they hear the word ‘sawdust’, but not those eco-chic greenies out there.  Sawdust, a highly available yet often discarded material, is full of possibilities […]

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How Medicines Are Contaminating The Earth

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A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that drugs are contaminating the earth in more complex ways than previously thought The dangerous implications of chemicals on our health and the planet entered the public consciousness back in the 1960’s, and was influenced (in part) by campaigners such as Rachel Carson whose groundbreaking book ‘Silent Spring’ […]

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Qatar To Invest In 1,4000 New Local Farms

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Qatar is hoping to boost its food security by setting up 1,400 agricultural farms covering an area of 45,000 hectares Following the recent news that the United Arab Emirates is slowly embracing organic farming, are more signs that the Gulf States are slowly recognising the importance of food sustainability. Qatar has announced plans to establish […]

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Israeli Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Brings Sexy Vegetarian Cuisine to London

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“Vegetarian option” doesn’t have to be a dirty word when using one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s luscious Mediterranean vegetarian recipes. For a nation most culinarily associated with fish and chips or shepherd’s pie, a vegetarian food option may not be the most appealing to the English.  British-born celebs such as Paul McCartney might be promoting vegetarian […]

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RECIPE:Watermelon Basil Granita

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Can summer get much better than this? The good thing about the height of summer is watermelons with red, red hearts and lots of sweet juice. Green Prophet has some good ways to serve it, and here are some. Here in the Middle East they’re for sale everywhere right now.  Even the little neighborhood grocery […]

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