Alon Tal Paints a Picture of Israel’s Environment Wrongs and Rights (INTERVIEW)

alon-tal.jpg

Joshua interviews Israel’s most influential and accomplished environmentalist, Dr. Alon Tal.  Where is Israel at in terms of environmental protection?  Get the scoop here. Israel has introduced several environmental protections in the last few years, but many problems remain.  Although massive social protests swept Israel over the summer, environmental issues were not at the fore. […]

Read more

Jenin Playground to Get Green Makeover

German-Palestinian society NIJMAH is working on renovating a kid’s playground using natural materials and setting up a permaculture garden Permaculture may be new to the Middle East but with Jordan hosting the recent permaculture world conference and various organic farms sprouting up, the region is slowly catching up. In Palestine, there is already a permaculture […]

Read more

It’s Official- Iran Has The Most Polluted Cities In The World

5265457966_c8f9c7fb7c_z.jpg

According to a report by the World Health Organisation, Iranian cities are the world’s most polluted with some cities registering air pollution 20 times over the recommended upper limit Iran is certainly not scoring a lot of ‘greenie’ points this month. First it hits international headlines for its brutal treatment of environmental activists campaigning to […]

Read more

Tehran Residents Complain About Air Pollution and Water Quality

Tehran-pollution.jpg

The biggest environmental concerns of the residents of Tehran are air pollution and water quality. The public awareness of environmental problems is of great importance in today’s societies. It is somehow more important than the governmental privileges. In Iranian society, this awareness is in shadow of political, economic and social issues, which look more substantial […]

Read more

Israeli Study: Smog Bad For Wall Street

depressed_traders.jpg

Two Israeli researchers have discovered a link between air pollution and stock returns. Days with poor air quality may be hurting more than merely your asthmatic nieces and your uncles and aunts with emphysema and your descendants. Now its even hurting your Wall Street stock traders, by affecting their ability to deal with risks.

Read more

Egyptian Strikes Clear The Air – Temporarily

One unexpected consequence of the riots is cleaner air, because fewer factories are running. Amid the turmoil and disappointment of Egyptian President Mubarak’s refusal to leave Egypt despite ongoing and increasingly desperate protests, an unexpected consequence has emerged. Infamous for its stultifying smog, Cairo is packed with factories and cars that create an unhealthy breathing […]

Read more

Israeli Clean Air Act Goes into Effect

air-pollution.jpg

Passed in the summer of 2008, Israel’s Clean Air Act went into effect this month. As with its neighboring Middle Eastern countries, things can be slow moving in Israel sometimes.  Maybe its a regional thing.  But better later than never.  While it would have been great if Israel’s Clean Air Act went into effect back […]

Read more

Middle East Airlines Wait for the Volcanic Ash to Settle

Dubai-International.jpg

The Icelandic volcano has both environmental and economic effects. Some Middle East passengers are stranded in Europe and wonder if it’s time to think about less polluting modes of travel. By ship? As a massive volcanic ash cloud hovers over most of Europe, Gulf-based airlines are increasingly concerned over the potential effects the Icelandic volcano […]

Read more

Masdar "Greens" Egyptian Sugar Co. With Fuel Switch from Mazut Oil to Natural Gas

kenafeh-dessert-arabia.jpg

If you enjoy sweet treats from Cairo, they are about to get sweeter: Cairo sugar co is now greening its emissions by switching to natural gas. Abu Dhabi’s Masdar energy and development company is helping to further make the Middle East more green by signing a 10 year CO2 Emissions Control Agreement with Egyptian Sugar […]

Read more