“Worst Case Scenario” Realized as Three Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Melt Down

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Areal view of damaged Fukushima reactors – another Chernobyl? In what is being considered as a “worst case scenario” Japan power company authorities have now confirmed that three of the Fukushima nuclear reactors have actually melted down. The news follows onsite investigation by volunteer plant workers who were able to observe the damage from the […]

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Despite Solar Innovations, Israel Lags Far Behind Europe and the US in Results

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Israeli solar energy ingenuity is involved in solar plants like this one in California, but not so much in Israel Despite being a world leader in the innovation of renewable energy systems, including solar energy with companies like Arava Power, (launching next Sunday),  wind energy projects on the Golan Heights, and even ocean wave generated […]

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Gaddafi Could Use Water As A Weapon In Conflict

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Libya’s government forces could use their control over enormous water reserves as a weapon in the current conflict between Gaddafi and rebels trying to overthrow his regime The ‘Great Man-Made River’, a great civil water works project dubbed by Gaddafi as the 8th wonder of the world, was built to resolve Libya’s severe water scarcity […]

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Saudi Adds A Splash Of Green To Royal Weddings

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Green is the new gold: Saudi solicits sustainable designs for its Royal Wedding Hall. Known worldwide for their obscene oil wealth, Saudi Arabia has invited international architects to submit sustainable designs for Riyadh’s new royal wedding celebration hall. The brief calls for a regal building that props up the country’s historic legacy without creating a […]

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InnoSave Greens Big Electric Motors to Save Energy Costs

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Large public escalator systems, like this one, can operate “greener” by using InnoSave’s energy saving systems. Electric motors, running on both direct and alternating electrical current have made our lives much easier, ever since they were invented by such people as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The use of sophisticated electric motors are also being […]

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Middle East Countries Prepare For Natural Disasters

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From earthquakes to water scarcity, the Middle East faces its fair share of natural disasters but countries are only now starting to take disaster risk reduction seriously Over the last 25 years, the Arab region has suffered 276 disasters in which 100,000 people died, 1.5 million were left homeless and 10 million affected – yet […]

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Turkish Scientist Could Be Jailed For Publishing Report on Poisonous Metals in Babies, Mothers’ Milk

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Professor Onur Hamzaoğlu could face jail time for publishing a report that found poisonous metals in the systems of Turkish townsfolk. But he is “not afraid,” he tells Green Prophet in an exclusive interview. Earlier this week, officials from the Turkish province of Kocaeli filed a complaint against Hamzaoğlu for inciting “fear and panic” amongst locals. Hamzaoğlu […]

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Climate Change Cracks Down On Middle East Nuts

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Climate change will disrupt every aspect of life in the next few decades,  including the kernel of Middle Eastern culture. A Middle East without nuts is like Belgium without chocolate: virtually impossible to imagine. But a recent report published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE (hat tip to Grist) shows that warm (and warming) countries […]

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Squirming Worms Found In Sharjah Easter Egg

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Indianmeal moth larvae are frequently described as “worms” found in pantries and grocery stores. Biting into a chocolate Easter egg full of squiggly insects is high on the list of experiences no consumer ever wants to have. Sharjah Municipality in the United Arab Emirates recently responded to a consumer complaint that an Easter egg purchased […]

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Lion Cub Shot Dead In Egypt

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A lion cub belonging to a suspected criminal was shot dead during a police raid in Egypt The Egyptian police officers who raided the house of wanted suspect in the village of Kafr Essam in north Cairo were probably expecting some resistance but they definitely weren’t expecting a lion to be unleashed on them.  According […]

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10 Delicious Ways to Eat Lentils

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What’s tasty and vegetarian today? Why, lentils. Of course. I once saw a weight-loss article that began with one word: “Lentils.” I had to smile, but must say I agree. At 230 calories (cooked) per cup, full of protein and dietary fiber, they’re a natural for weight watchers. But for anyone who likes to eat […]

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Egypt May Survive Climate Change Thanks to AUC Students

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This beautiful solar-powered home could usher in Egypt’s period of healing, sustainably. Last year when I visited Egypt, it felt heavy. For three decades, Mubarak’s forces succeeded to subdue the once innovative Egyptian people. But in his absence, a palpable sense of hopefulness has returned. While many challenges remain, including rising temperatures, pollution, and insufficient energy […]

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17 Lost Egyptian Pyramids Found With Infra Red Technology

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New infrared technology allows archaeologists to zero in on buried settlements, and 1,000 tombs. Seventeen mud brick pyramids are among the buried buildings revealed by infrared imagery over the past year. Dr. Sarah Parcak from the University of Alabama in Birmingham used satellites that hover 260km above earth to photograph once thriving Egyptian settlements engulfed […]

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Palestine’s Geothermal Pioneer Shares Expertise Online

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The University of Madaba’s geothermal system, the largest in the Middle East Khaled Al-Sabawi, founder and president of Palestinian green energy pioneers MENA Geothermal, was one of the speakers at this spring’s much-publicised TEDx Ramallah conference. In an engaging and humorous speech, Al-Sabawi detailed the many benefits that geothermal energy has to offer his native […]

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Make Greener Teens Through Composting

Composting with your teens in an educational family project. Waste not, want not is something that can be taught by making compost. I’ve confess I’ve never much cared whether my vegetables are organic or bought at the neighborhood supermarket. I’ve always thought that the term “organic” is just a marketing ploy targeting a particular group […]

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New Rx For Growing Your Brain: S.E.X.

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New research suggests that certain activities including making love and exercising regenerate key areas in the brain. It’s understandably a bit confusing to keep up with all the differing sexual health news. Recently, we reported on the mind-blowing effects of coffee, blowing your nose and making love: turns out these are just a few of […]

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Bosphorus To Become Center of Hydrogen Energy Production If Second Canal Is Built

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The proposed canal has been slammed by Turkish environmentalists. But authorities at Turkey’s center for hydrogen energy technology see a silver lining: the canal could enable Turkey to become one of the world’s most important producers of hydrogen energy. When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his self-termed “crazy project” last month – a […]

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Herbed Baked Eggs on Toast Recipe

In early summer, mornings are still cool and soft sunlight comes streaming into my room. I wake up feeling energized and optimistic, and ready to start the day really well.  If I feel like spoiling my family or just treating myself to an excellent breakfast, I fetch a pre-cooked mushroom sauce from the fridge – […]

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