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Pork-Flavored Goose Coming To Israel Soon

Organic feed gives a surprising taste to geese. Kosher-keepers can thank the organic market for a new taste sensation: flesh that tastes exactly like pork, only  kosher. Pork-flavored goose, from Spain, that is. The  phenomenon is attributed to a particular organic feed that the geese eat. It would be interesting to know if Halal authorities […]

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Green Hannukah and Save Energy on Lights

The Festival of Lights gives spiritual and historical messages. This year, add a green message to the lights. Hannukah falls on December 20th this year. Among the laws of lighting the menorah – one of the Hannukah traditions that Jews follow for eight days – is one that requires placing it where the lights can […]

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Saudi Acts as Oil Cheerleader at COP 17 Circus

Saudi is pulling out the pom poms to protect OPEC oil-producing nations from losing money as climate change negotiations start at the COP 17 circus in Durban. It’s that time of year again, when delegations suit up for the circus that has come to typify the United Nations Climate Change Conferences. Rich, polluting countries unwilling to […]

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Coin-Covered Car in Dubai “Recycles” Nearly $6,000

 This flashy car gives a whole new meaning to recycling! Image via Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Reflecting the Emirati obsession with flashy cars, a Pakistani man has painstakingly coated a Chevrolet Camaro with thousands of “recycled” coins worth nearly $6,000. A longtime resident of the United Arab Emirates, Tarek Javaid has put 3,000 hours into the project since October last […]

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Hydropolis Underwater Hotel in Dubai Still Sunk

Dutch designer once planned for outer space, but this closer to home Hydropolis never got off the ground in Dubai. There have been some pretty crazy Real Estate projects built in the United Arab Emirates, like the world’s tallest building the Burj Dubai. Most of the hair-brained construction projects over there are unsustainable – Burj […]

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Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest

Join a design contest and network with Jordan’s LEED-minded professionals. Sometimes a simple link with like-minded souls can jump-start connection to fascinating places. As an American architect with a strong environmental bent, recently relocated from Dublin to Amman, it’s taking some time to find my professional sea-legs in Jordan. Idle Google-ing, fueled by cups of […]

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The Stunning Water Murals of Gaza (PHOTOS)

Water murals in the Gaza Strip explore the daily struggle with water shortage and water contamination The Gaza Strip is known to indulge in political murals but water murals are definitely a new thing. Over the summer months, US activists along with local artists, teachers and school children got together to paint 8 murals exploring […]

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Giant Infrared Human Dryers Slash Carbon Emissions

Residents of Sharjah – the Emirate just north of Dubai – enjoy drying off in giant human dryers like these pictured above, which reportedly slash carbon emissions by half in some situations. With average temperatures of 104 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months, you’d think residents of Sharjah – an Emirate just north of Dubai – […]