Modular Loop Chair Serves a Twelve-Fold Function

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The seven modular folds of the Loop Chair grant it a twelve-fold function. Modular: constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use. It’s the “flexibility and variety in use” part that makes modular design so sustainable, because if one item can be modified and serve a range of functions then you […]

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Eco-Map To Combat Chemical Pollution in Jordan

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A database of all the chemical industries in Jordan and their risk to the environment has been mapped Following recent revelations that chemicals dumped in landfills maybe disintegrating into toxic cocktails, it’s great to hear that Jordan has finalized an eco-map which will monitor industrial pollution in the country. Funded by USAID, the project has […]

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Finally, Eco Friendly Shoes for Men

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Finally, some eco-friendly shoes for the fashionable green men out there. We’ve seen an abundance of eco-friendly shoes here on Green Prophet of late – from Sharon Golan’s mix-and-match Shell 256 shoes to Daniela Bekerman’s “ze o ze” shoes that let you change the heels to fit your mood.  But what’s an eco-friendly man to […]

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Breathtaking Jaffa Flat by Pitsou Kedem Celebrates Israel’s Creative Side

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In times of political madness, we have to remind ourselves of the many Israelis who pursue peace and beauty, like Pitsou Kedem. We don’t usually comment on Israeli politics because there is already so much rhetoric floating around the media machine, but Thursday’s attacks and counterattacks in Southern Israel and Gaza really make us wonder […]

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Do Fluorescent Chicks and Bunnies in Qatar Alienate Kids From Nature?

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Science journalist Mike Shanahan took these pictures of dyed chicks while attending a conference in Qatar. He questions  how antics like this impact children’s understanding of nature. Sometimes we come across a story and think “this can only happen in the Middle East.” Renowned science journalist Mike Shanahan, who previously inspired us to consider the […]

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Black Sea Female Artists’ Association Brings Organic Paint To The Masses

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The FEMİN-ART Women Artists Association from Trabzon, Turkey, one of the regions worst affected by the Chernobyl meltdown, has been awarded funding to produce root-based paints and distribute them for free. Chemical-based paints have long been known to cause adverse health effects, from reduced sperm counts in men to raising the risk of miscarriage or […]

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Greenpeace Lebanon’s “Generation C”: Young, Connected, and Making a Difference

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From a small office on Bliss Street in Beirut, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, a small team of young Lebanese activists are busy trying to expose environmental injustices, change attitudes, recruit volunteers, lobby and fundraise, in a country where every day politics often comes in the way of any environmental reform. Fresh out of college, Campaigner […]

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Bats Get Wired With GPS

Blind as a bat? New research from Israel shows how Egyptian fruit bats navigate in wide areas with internal compass. If you ever watch nature shows, it might strike you as funny that the ones who apparently love the animals most are causing the most suffering. At least that’s how it appears on camera. Sharks […]

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Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

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Jordan is now months away from announcing the company they have selected to construct the country’s first nuclear reactor Despite growing protests against the country’s nuclear plans from residents and environmentalists, the Jordanian government is pressing on with its nuclear programme. According to the local press, the government is expected to announce the name of […]

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Invitation for a Permaculture Tour in Israel

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See how permaculture is spreading across Israel during an international tour at the end of September. Permaculture, or the sustainable use of land and agriculture, has thankfully been spreading across the Middle East in recent years.  Permaculture farms have sprouted seeds in Palestine, grassroots permaculture initiatives have popped up in urban settings such as Jerusalem, […]

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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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