Ormat’s Salt Wells Among Renewable Projects Prioritized on BLM Lands

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John Edwards at Energy Prospects is reporting that five geothermal projects totaling 489 MW projects have been selected by the Bureau of Land Management to be prioritized in the Western US this year. Among the five is the 40 MW Salt Wells project being developed by Nevada’s Ormat Technologies, the subsidiary of Ormat Industries, founded […]

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Ayala Moriel’s Green, Natural Perfumes Inspired by the Holy Land

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Ayala Moriel Parums is a world-renowned boutique purveyor of sensual and inspiring natural perfumes, “crafted with passion and integrity,” that rise above the standard read-to-wear fragrances. The concept of wearing au natural scents is gaining traction among consumers around the world, and locally in the Middle East, a region rich in botanicals and natural essences. […]

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Israeli Black Globe Award Went to IEI for Oil Shale Agenda

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The Elah Valley, which IEI hopes to use as testing grounds for oil shale extraction. The annual Israeli “Green Globe” award ceremony, hosted by the environmental umbrella organization Life and Environment, took place last Thursday where recipients included Minister of the Environment Gilad Arden.  That award ceremony is not all pats-on-the-back and positive recognition, however.  […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Green Construction Potential: Insurance for a New Green Economy?

Estidama is like LEED for the Middle East. Last week, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz announced a second package of economic initiatives for Saudi citizens, including $67 billion for the construction of 500,000 housing units. As the construction industry in the Kingdom continues its fast paced growth, the government is presented with a unique opportunity […]

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“Death Ray” Dolphin Killing in Persian Gulf May be Worse Than Shark Slaughter

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Natural phenomena, HAARP experiments or an alien death ray? Some 152 dophins boiled alive with conspiracy theorists pointing to HAARP. You may think you have seen everything after Arwa’s article dealing with the slaughter of sharks in Persian Gulf waters off Dubai.  Think twice, dear readers, because you haven’t! There’s something even more sinister and […]

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Natural Gas Line Bomb Averted

A bombing attempt of the natural gas line that runs between Egypt, Israel and Jordan was averted today, according to the Associated Press. In Sinai, six gunmen targeted the natural gas pipeline that carries natural gas from Egypt to Israel and to Jordan. They overpowered a guard and planted a bomb, and then fled. Failing […]

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Japan Radioactivity in Sea Water 1,250 Times Above Normal as Radiation Levels Approach Those of Chernobyl

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Japan’s PM Naoto Kan apologizes to his nation, and to the world, concerning radiation leakage at Fukushima reactors Is the Japanese nuclear radiation crises getting better, or getting worse? It depends on who is reporting the ongoing events at the Fukushima nuclear reactors, which were heavily damaged by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami […]

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Easyecar’s Martin Thomson Says Better Place EV Plan Problematic for Denmark

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Denmark’s Thomson prefers “freedom of charge” over Better Place’s forced charging network When the EV network builder Better Place launched their electric car battery exchange network in Denmark last month, not everyone was overly enthusiastic that the company’s unique system of  stations to exchange the special lithium ion battery pack with freshly charged ones would […]

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