Jordanian Environmentalists to Fight Ajloun Forest Construction

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Jordanian environmentalists have launched a new campaign against planned construction in a nature reserve. Jordanian environmentalists have launched a new campaign against plans to build a military academy at Bergish, in the Ajloun Forest nature reserve in north-western Jordan. The plans will, says campaigners from Halt Ajloun Deforestation, destroy an estimated 2,200 trees – some […]

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Will OECD Conf. Compel Israel To Solve Dead Sea Problem?

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Before calling its tourism industry sustainable, Israel should first solve its Dead Sea problem. When Israel was invited to join the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) earlier this year, dissident voices condemned the move, citing its dubious human rights record. Israel’s contribution to science and technology sealed its inclusion in this elite group […]

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Jordan Hopes For The Gulf And Levant’s First “Mixed” UNESCO Heritage Site

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As both a cultural and natural marvel, if Wadi Rum’s candidacy as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is approved, sustainability will be easier to achieve. Concerned organizations have taken huge leaps towards preserving Jordan’s culture and wild heritage. The Royal Society for the Protection of Nature have set aside an additional nine protected areas in […]

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Climbing God’s Mountain in Sinai

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The ultimate “spiritual” and ecological experience – climbing the mountain where Moses was believed to have received the 10 commandments. In the heart of the Sinai Peninsula lies the biblical mountain that Moses supposedly received the Ten Commandments from God thousands of years ago. When Moses went to traverse the sharp edges of the mountain […]

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Daridere Resort and Camping Area a New Turkish Eco Tourist Spot

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Enjoy Turkey a little bit more naturally at Daridere Resort and Camping Area near the northwestern town of Altinoluk. Turkey, like many areas of the Middle East, is endowed with beautiful natural landscapes. Landscapes that you may not enjoy viewing the gas-guzzling, wasteful hotel, standard way. Instead, you may enjoy taking in these landscapes in […]

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Egypt’s Long Path to Nuclear Power

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US President Nixon offered to build eight nuclear power plants for Egypt during the Cold War; Matt questions whether the first such plant will finally be built by 2019? How long is its worth waiting on your country to build its first nuclear power plant? If you are Egyptian, the answer is 45 years. That […]

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And The Green Globe Goes To…. Park Inn Muscat, Oman

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Park Inn Muscat receives the Middle East’s first internationally recognized Green Globe standard certification Creating quality tourism options in the environmental context has only been popular since the early 1990s. Now there are all kinds of opportunities to enjoy a relaxing holiday without causing harm to the surrounding environment: from bio tours in Israel, to […]

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The Difficulties of Developing Cycling Routes in Iranian Cities

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Tehran has bikes routes in place, but people aren’t using them because they’re needed in dense urban cores. We all know about the importance of cycling for health and for creating sustainable cities and communities (like Vauban the German car-less city) that encourage carbon-free transport. Traditionally Iranian cities have had a rich culture of bicycling […]

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5 Israeli Fresh Food Markets – Traditional, Farmer's and Organic

Tel Aviv Carmel Market. Above image via esme Visitors to Israel’s best fruit and vegetable markets already know the country’s two most famous landmarks: The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which winds down from trendy Sheinkin Street right down the Mediterranean the Sea. And Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market, which anthropologically speaking, is most interesting on […]

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Egypt's Bahariya Oasis Trampled By Tourism

Some locals fear that too much environmental regulation will imperil crucial source of income [image via neiljs] Prior to the installation of an asphalt highway connecting the once peaceful region of Bahariya to Cairo, the oasis was mostly hidden from the greater world. Then archaeologists re-discovered the Valley of the Golden Mummies and tourism in […]

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Enjoy EcoBike’s Eco-Friendly Cycling Tours of Israel with a Cold Beer (Or Clean Conscience)

Bikes, beer and maybe even babes part of EcoBike: bringing eco-friendly cycling tours to a whole new demographic – the beer lover. Cycling, as fellow Green Prophet Karin has pointed out, has become very popular in Israel.  Despite the dangers of braving streets shared with temperamental Middle Eastern drivers, cycling has evolved to fulfill a […]

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