Yes, we know. This is a site where we delve into issues facing the western east. The region that the world knows as the Middle East but which we are rebranding as something less archaic, more in tune with what the near East is about. Like the rest of the world, we look to America […]
What do you get when you top a typical focaccia with olives and za'atar? A flavorful flatbread.
For years the debate of which sex reigns supreme in sport has waged on, with most nods, in most sports going to testosterone-fueled males. Men are bigger, men are stronger. Recently this trend is starting to see some upheaval however, with women competing in ultra-distance endurance events.
Ethiopia has been building Africa's largest hydro-electric dam since 2011. $4 billion later and it is about to go online. It could drain Egypt's Nile so that life in Egypt as they know it (at least since the 70s) will never be the same again.
As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to […]
It seems counter-productive, but getting your employees on a retreat in nature, forest bathing, meditating, silent retreats... they return happier and more productive, we mean doing more in less time, in a more positive workplace.
The majority of UK road traffic is made up of cars, but that’s only part of the story. An increasing reliance on home delivery and a greater need for services has increased the number of vans on the road. In fact, in 2018 vans made up nearly 16% of total traffic on Britain’s roads. Light […]
Sensible precautions and natural treatment can help you stave off flu.
The global climate crisis, mainly generated by the biggest fossil fuel corporations in the world, is seriously aggravating the already extensive and heavy set of human rights violations caused by this same industry, warns a report released this Friday, February 7th, by 350.org. The whole report can be found here (links to PDF) and offers […]
You got to love New Yorkers. They are real, and they are often serious. And they like to walk the walk. So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. Great talk, but what are locals doing really?
Medical CBD is also good for pets. You know that we love medical cannabis and its products on Green Prophet. No reason why it can't be good for cats and dogs when dosed responsibly.
If you grew up in the 70s or 80s no one was talking about climate change: they were talking about nuclear war and acid rain. Acid rain made Kimberly’s hair turn green in the TV show Different Strokes; Canada’s environmental minister called it the “malaria of the biosphere” and it kept me away at night […]
A startup from Israel is making a business creating raw materials for the dairy industry, well, we mean, the alternative dairy industry but the one that wants to mimic products that come from cows and animals.
CBD is all the rage- from anxiety to stopping inflammation. But how do you dose?
It’s expected that companies like Shell or BP get jittery are faced with pressures from the world to curb their greenhouse emissions and pollution. They are, in fact, largely responsible for the mess we are in. But like that old saying that came around the internet more than 10 years ago when you find yourself in LA gridlock: you are the traffic.
So a plague of biblical proportions or worse has started in East Africa and it's moving rapidly toward the Middle East and affecting parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Food forests for the short term and mitigating climate change for the long-haul is the only way to stop this kind of devastation that will most likely lead to more conflict.
Science is getting closer to proving what gardeners have always known: handling dirt reduces stress and even depression.
Travelling slow is the opposite of In and Out for the Instagram picture. There are no bus tours or itineraries. Or "we did this" and "we did that". Travelling slow is a way of life, and it might change yours and others'.
Mushrooms are vulnerable to climate change, but it seems that fungi are working to store more carbon than usual as our planet heats up.
The Nabateans were like the Mayans of the Middle East. The ancient people were developed in agriculture, spirituality and architecture. Archaeologists dig into how they dealt with drought in Jordan, one of the driest countries on earth.
An Israeli startup can dramatically reduce water and air pollution from the fashion industry with a new technology for dyeing thread.
An increasing number of countries are banning the sale of e-cigarettes. To date, over twenty countries have banned the sale of e-cigarettes and most are Middle Eastern, South American, and South-East Asian countries. Canada, Australia, and Norway have imposed many restrictions on the usage of vapes. And India has banned the production, sale, and import […]
The Jordanian army working to protect the environment - a water source. The enemy isn't always obvious and the job not always clear. Every army and soldier in any country of the world faces challenges with migraines and PTSD. It can strike at any time.
There’s a very long way to go if the world is to become eco-friendly, but there are some notable triumphs across many industries that should be applauded for the work currently being done.
Know your civil rights. You can make climate change, greenhouse gases and the earth burning a persona issue. Find out how.