Turkey: The World's Most Environmentally-Friendly Country? Maybe, With Water

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The Oympinar Dam in Turkey shows off one of the country’s precious natural resources: water. Image via nifortescue Turkey is trying to become “the world’s most environmentally friendly country” in order to up its chances on joining the European Union. Despite its increasing “Islamization” and friendly overtones towards less than conservative countries like Syria and […]

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Jordanian Airspace to Get Tourism Boost With Royal Jordanian Partnership Deal

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Osta, Dabbas and Mousa at sigining ceremony: will Jordan’s air industry become more environmentally friendly? Jordan’s fragile environment is threatened by a number of problems, including a severe lack of fresh water, increasing pollution of the Gulf of Aqaba, due to overdevelopment by both Jordan and Israel, particularly the effects of regional air and ground […]

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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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Help From Above As Saudi Environment Satellite-Monitored

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e-GEO satellite monitoring of Dubai’s Palm Island. Can technology protect the endangered Persian Gulf? Saudi Arabia’s fragile desert and coastal environments will now get “help from above,” thanks to an initiative by a group of Saudi Arabian and European partners (GAF AG and e-GEOS) who have completed a project to implement and provide satellite-based environmental information […]

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Iran and Qatar Align to Help the Environment

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While the world sees Iran up to nuclear arms, Qatar and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding helping to preserve the environment. Qatar’s  Gulf Times reported that a memorandum of understanding was signed on February 22 by Qatar’s Minister for the Environment, Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aboud al-Midhadhi, and by Iran’s environment head Mohamed […]

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Raanan Boral on Israel's Water Security and Sustainability Potential in Middle East

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The Arab world is in a water crisis. That much we know from this week’s news. To encourage more regional cooperation, Green Prophet has been building on a series of interviews with influential water experts from Israel. In partnership with the Strategic Foresight Group we are gathering information to understand Israel’s water industry from the […]

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Death by Sewage: Saudi Arabia's Desire to "Go Green" Spoiled by Sewage Scandal

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Sewage on the streets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, left more than 120 dead and questions about the country’s green credibility very much open to debate. Photo: Reuters. We’ve covered the recent Hajj 2009 to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Abrabian government’s desire to make future Hajj pilgrimages more environmentally friendly. All these efforts may […]

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Lebanon’s Sidon Garbage Dump More Serious Than Just the Smell

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“You smell it before you can see it,” says Mohammad who talks of Lebanon’s utterly toxic dumping ground by the sea. Image: BBC. We’ve written about Israel’s infamous garbage (sh*t) mountain and national “landmark” Hirira outside of Tel Aviv. We learn that another large regional garbage mound, the Sidon Rubbish Dump or the Saida dump is attracting […]

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Green Bloggers Conference: Environmental Awareness in Palestine “A Need to Start”

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Hiba, Tamam, and Wael (left to right) from the Palestinian Authority express their desires for environmental change at the Environment Blogger’s Workshop in Madaba, Jordan. As we’ve been saying, Green Prophet hosted a Green Blogger’s Conference in Jordan earlier this week. We’ve recapped what we’ve learned from the Jordanian activists. Now Hiba Hamzeh from Volunteering […]

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Environment Journalists, Bloggers and Activists From Israel, Jordan and the PA Unite: Let’s Meet Jordan

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Osama, Khaloud, Zein and Sawsan (from left to right) present green projects from Jordan at Green Prophet’s Environment blogging workshop. It was 20 hours we will never forget. Nineteen journalists, activists and bloggers from Jordan, the PA and Israel met at an international blogging workshop in Jordan intending to make better environment bloggers (and friends) […]

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