An Unwelcome Colony? Ring-necked Parakeets Threaten Biodiversity in Jerusalem

A “beautiful nuisance” infiltrates Jerusalem’s German colony. On a recent walk through the German Colony, I was treated to a stunning sight. Filling a tree with their flapping green wings was a flock of eight parakeets, calling raucously to each other and pecking at fat red berries with gusto. Residents of the German Colony (in […]

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Where Have All The Iranian Leopards Gone?

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Persian Leopards are hurtling towards extinction. While creating promotional mugs and Ts can raise awareness about biodiversity in general, The Iranian Cheetah Society takes on the leopard for measurable results. High vehicle fatality rates and rubbish in the national parks is not all that threatens Iran. That country stands to lose the remaining populations of […]

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Green Prophet Flies To “The Ornithological Society of Kuwait”

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A weekly Green Prophet series that looks at the Arabic “green” blogosphere and online communities. After looking at a personal environmental blog from Lebanon , at a Syrian environmental blog that raises environmental awareness among the Syrian public, and at a personal Iraqi environmental blog, we are flying this time to Iraq’s neighbor, Kuwait. Here, we […]

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Iron-Rich Whale Poop Essential in Middle Eastern Marine Habitats

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Big recyclers and important for carbon storage: New evidence explores how important this large mammal is for regulating nutrients in the sea. What does whale excrement, or poop, have to do with enriching the world’s marine environment? Plenty,  according to a recent  article on Greenbang. The “poop” the article is referring to is that contributed by […]

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A Genetically Engineered Lab Rat Spares Animal Suffering

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Genetically engineered animal tissue could spare millions of animals from the cruelty of experimentation. Image via likecool We green types are sensitive to animal suffering. We can’t stand it when we read that animals are going extinct (like tuna). We get excited to see videos about animal behavior (read about Isabella Rossellini’s new Green Porn […]

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