They were harmonious with other peoples' gods; they were nomads and travellers and master builders and expert at conserving rare winter rains. Some history of the Nabateans, forerunners alongside the major religious groups and we people we know today in the Middle East. What they teach us? Why can't we all just get along?
Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels? Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims... While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. While we might not feel it in the price of a falafel or hummus, biofuels threaten those people already food insecure.
Indonesia is a nature lover's delight, but locals still poison fish to catch them, and apply other destructive tools such as fish bombing to catch their daily livelihood. One NGO, the first on the island, is working to educate the locals and save the sea. This Green Prophet writer visited and volunteered with Manengkel Solidaritas to find out what others can learn from the process. The take home message is working with heart.
If you are part of the international jetset you probably already own your own yacht and can take it for a spin around the world. For those of us who live more modestly and in accordance with buy less, experience more, you probably never dream about owning something like a yacht which requires thousands of dollars in upkeep. Why not just rent one instead. It's easier, cheaper and DEF greener.
At setting a high fee to enter, Bhutan is able to protect its culture and wildlife. Also a trip to Bhutan might get you kick-started on a spiritual quest - the journey Green Prophets love best.
Natalie Portman was the first A level Hollywood celebrity to make us know that the rich and famous cared about being vegan. She also bought green diamonds. The Israeli-American actress inspired others. Now JOaquin Phoenix has pushed the Golden Globes to serve all vegan meals. Meat is no longer a must.
Have you ever seen a sunrise like this? A self-identified astrophotographer captured images of an annular eclipse on the morning of December 26, 2019. The dramatic picture have since gone viral, earning a nod from NASA as the Astronomy Image of The Day. Athens-based photographer Elias Chasiotis was visiting Al Wakrah, Qatar last month to record […]
Can a website dedicated to crowdfunding new green businesses make a measurable impact on our planet? Park your cynicism and take another look at Kickstarter where simple environmental innovations seek investors for affordable green products that help us make easy positive change. Meet the Pangea bamboo towel. Is Pangea the “ultimate adventure towel”? My biggest […]
The Bedouin have an ancient and fascinating history of life hacks. Here is one: crushed scorpion paste for your baby to keep the sting at bay. Recipe inside.
"We don't want to play Russian roulette with our children's health," a Haifa resident said before the natural gas purge.
Israel's natural gas well starts flowing, amid protests and fears over pollution at sea and in the air. Conflict constraints have forced well operators to build rigs closer to shore than normally recommended.
Is there a better time to turn over a new leaf and start new business ventures than the new year? We don’t think so!
It was a finding revealed sometime back and then analyzed recently. An old vaccine shows new tricks.
One of Israel's most well known publicists was killed while riding an ebike (Motti Morel) in Tel Aviv. The city puts stricter regulations on licensing, helmets, recycling and speed. But who will really enforce this? Grandmothers are walking around dazed with blood streaming down their faces. Kids afraid of walking on the sidewalk. Another joke TA?
3D printing may be one way to green cities and villages using local materials like sand.
Why is so little reported about potential danger to Israel's northern coast town from the first stages of the Levianthan gas drill operation?
Boars have come down from the Carmel mountain and are roaming the streets of Haifa.
The ideas of Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect whose views on sustainable architecture and social justice were scorned in his time, is inspiring modern opinions today.
It started with one sidewalk fridge in Tel Aviv. Now The Fridge is an Israeli phenomenon used to educate communities about food waste.
BD a non hallucinogenic molecule in medical cannabis helps with sleep. Research shows it.
The UN has decided we need more days to celebrate food and agriculture and has decided that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. “Without healthy diets, we cannot hope to end malnutrition – […]
The festive season of Christmas and Thanksgiving is a time to give gratitude, share the happy times, and give back to the community in any way possible. As the year comes to an end, you also need to reward yourself for working hard all year to earn yourself and your family a great close to […]
Not just for Israel and the tropics. Tangy star fruits or carambola can be great ground cover in orchards as an alternate crop or just a way to keep the soil healthy and vital in citrus orchards.
Alcoholism is not the biggest problem in the Middle East, where the majority of the culture there (Islam) prohibits consuming alcohol. Likely this prohibition came about from the dangers of drinking too much. If you are already out of control, consider drinking less or quitting - for your health
When two (or three bodies of different sizes and distances) orbit a center point, it’s easy to calculate their movements using Newton's laws of motion. However, if all three objects are of a comparable size and distance from the center point, a power struggle develops and the whole system is thrown into chaos. When chaos happens, it becomes impossible to track the bodies’ movements using regular math. Enter the three-body problem. Now, an international team, led by astrophysicist Dr. Nicholas Stone at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Racah Institute of Physics, has taken a big step forward in solving this conundrum. Their findings were published in the latest edition of Nature.