Jordan’s Environmentalists Seek Seat at Government Table

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Jordan’s activists have officially petitioned to re-establish the country’s “green party”, according to human rights activist Ghandi Abu Sharar, who was also a founding member of the original Green Party of Jordan created in 2000.  After failing to meet revamped requirements in the then-temporary Political Parties Law, the nascent party disbanded in 2008.

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Egypt Is Middle East Region’s Cleanest and Most Environmental Country

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Egypt topped the world Environmental Performance Index for the Middle East and North Africa region, followed closely by Israel Every two years, Yale University in collaboration with Columbia University release the world Environmental Performance Index which ranks most countries environmental performance. This year, Egypt topped the list for the MENA region, followed closely by Israel […]

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Where Stuff Comes From And Where It Goes

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At the end of her tour, Tafline gushes about her latest presentations at Al Ittihad school for boys in Abu Dhabi. My whirlwind tour through Dubai has come to an end. The Masdar City images posted from my first visit were viewed by 30,000 people around the world, I saw sharks carelessly dumped in the […]

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Competition: Calling All Future UAE Eco-Bloggers

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UAE high school students have a chance to flex their eco-blogging muscles for Green Prophet’s writing competition. Green Prophet is launching a blogging competition for green-minded UAE students. In order to encourage students to think about environmental issues in the Emirates and the role that they play in improving them, we are inviting students from across […]

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Mohamed Kassas: Egypt’s Prophet Of Desertification

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Professor Mohammed Kassas in his office at Cairo University, photographed by Louise Sarant If Hassan Fathy is the Middle East’s father of sustainable architecture, then Mohamed Kassas is the prophet of desertification. The spry ninety year old Egyptian Professor of Botany told Almasry Alyoum that his love of nature sprouted in a fishing village along the […]

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INTERVIEW: Treehugger Blogger Jennifer Hattam Talks To Green Prophet About Turkey

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Treehugger blogger Jennifer Hattam writes about environmental issues in Turkey and the greater Middle East. Following a long career with Sierra magazine, Jennifer Hattam packed her bags and moved to Turkey. There she writes about environmental issues for Treehugger (including Turkey’s plans to install nuclear power plants despite the Fukushima disaster in Japan) and the […]

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South Korean President Receives Zayed Prize For Global Environmental Leadership

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, VP for UAE & ruler of Dubai, presented South Korean President Lee Myung-bak with the Zayed Environmental Prize. Named after the late UAE President Sheikh Zayed, the $1 million Zayed Environmental prize is awarded biannually to political leaders, scientists, and activists who are leading the way in sustainable initiatives. Najib Saab, the […]

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Tehran Residents Complain About Air Pollution and Water Quality

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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 […]

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