Public Transportation Takes Flight In Dubai

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Will more people in Dubai catch on to merits of metro-riding, ditch the car, and reduce their carbon footprint? We’ve already established that the Emiratis are not the most enthusiastic walkers; this can be attributed to the region’s crippling heat, as well as a simple cultural phenomenon. This has led to one of the world’s […]

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Israel's Best and Brightest Debate Climate Policy

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What will Israel do if the Nile Delta becomes submerged from climate change? Brainstorming at the Climate Change Mitigation Policy Workshop today at Ben-Gurion University. (Image courtesy of Ophir Shoham) In his opening remarks at the Climate Change Mitigation Policy Workshop at Ben-Gurion University today, Prof. Alon Tal, one of Israel’s most revered environmentalists, referred […]

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Israel prepares to combat greenhouse gas emissions

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(Image via go-green.com) Israel’s cabinet approved a joint proposal by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Finance on Sunday to formulate a national plan on greenhouse gas emissions, the Globes newspaper reported. An inter-ministerial committee will be formed to study a range of issues, including energy efficiency, green construction, and the ramifications […]

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Join the Campaign to Get Facebook to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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For the next week, your friends’ profile pictures might look a little different on Facebook.  A little greener.  Don’t worry, they’re not sick – they’re just concerned.  They’ve joined Greenpeace’s campaign to get Facebook to use 100% renewable energy and you should too. Starting tomorrow, Facebook protesters will be changing their profiles to icons such […]

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Haifa Chemicals and Citi To Sell Carbon Credits

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Haifa Bay is lovely, but it’s extremely polluted. Chemical giant there now producing carbon credits with Citi bank. What would induce a significantly environmentally polluting company like Israel’s Haifa Chemicals to make an agreement with an international banking institution like Citi to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Haifa Chemicals has long been a […]

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Workshop on Renewable Energy, Clean Tech, and International Carbon Markets in Tel Aviv Tomorrow

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Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Ady Kaplan & Co. (ZAG/S&W)– a US-Israeli law firm with offices in Tel Aviv – is committed to helping Israeli and American companies succeed in doing business with each other.  Including doing renewable, clean tech business with each other. Tomorrow morning ZAG/S&W will be hosting a workshop reflecting that interest, called […]

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Architect Gil Peled Strives for a 'Carbon-Free House' in Stephen and Rebekah Hren's Book

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Carbon emissions from the building environment are globally one of the major contributors to climate change. On average up to 50% of all carbon emissions are related to domestic use of energy – our household consumption. How then will our personal conduct have any influence on the global climate? The answer to that is it […]

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Designing from Nature at Jerusalem's Green Design Seminar

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Green Design – From Theory to Practice (see preview post here), a major international architectural seminar took place this week here in Jerusalem, bringing together leading experts from the worlds of architecture, design, and integrated studies. Despite the recent war in the south, all but one of the international practitioners came, and by doing so, […]

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EasyBike Makes it Easy to be Green

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As far as air pollution and carbon emissions go, transportation is usually a pretty major offender.  Ranging from airplane transportation (which is the worst) to your run-of-the-mill daily transport via automobiles, transportation has a big negative impact on the environment and is, unfortunately, one of the most difficult habits to change since it’s so integral to people’s […]

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