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Jerusalem, 3/29: TED-Inspired Environmental Peacemaking

Speakers from Israel, Jordan, and Palestinian Territories will converge to make enviro-peace in this Ted-inspired event. The Guardian emphasizes the importance of cross-boundary cooperation in order to solve the pending water calamity that could grip the Middle East in a near-permanent state of discontent and suffering. No stranger to such challenges, Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians […]

Jordan Valley Eco-Centre Opens Community Guesthouse

Palestinian youth learn about water issues at Al-Auja Eco-Centre Green Prophet has featured news about the Friends of the Earth Middle East (FOEME) Eco-Centre at Al-Auja, a Palestinian village in the Jordan Valley, on a number of occasions. Green Prophet writer Rachel Bergstein has reported on the challenges the inhabitants of Al-Auja face because the […]

Jordan’s Tribes Criticize Enviro Queen Rania

Queen Rania is the latest Middle Eastern elite to receive criticism from dissenting citizens. Like their Yemeni compatriots currently marching towards the presidential palace in Samaa, taking their cue and courage from jubilant Egyptians, thirty-six tribal leaders submitted a collective criticism of Jordan’s Queen Rania, according to an AFP report. Of Palestinian origin and born […]

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How Quick Eco Flicks Transform Clueless UAE Youth

Once ignorant youth wished they were forced to watch documentaries in school, so moved are they by their new eco-knowledge. Surrounded as they are by the glittering trappings of excess, where materialism appears to pave a golden path to happiness, convincing Dubai’s youth to care for their environment might seem like a colossal challenge. Not […]

Sharjah Launches ‘Environment Awareness Award’

Sharjah Launches the 'Environment Awareness Award’ for May with aims to increase students’ participation in environmental activities at school. With AED100,000+ in total prize money, the Sharjah Environment Award initiative will see 145 schools and 150,000 students taking part, focusing its first year on THREE R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

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Kuwaiti Sharks, Ecosystems and Exxon

What is the impact of development on the Gulf’s marine ecosystem and can oil companies really play a part in its preservation? As sharks face the threat of extinction worldwide, conservationists in Egypt have recently raised concerns over the need to protect reef sharks in the Gulf by establishing sanctuaries. Fifty years ago, the Gulf […]

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Will Iran Be Ready for the Next Tsunami?

Historical documents and a break down of a telegraph machine suggest tsunamis occurred in the recent past. Will Iran be ready for the next one? A joint workshop in co-operation of the Iranian National Center for Oceanography (INCO) and UNESCO was held in south east of Iran.  The purpose of the workshop has been to […]

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Interview: Melissa Sterry And The City That Loves Floods

A 21st Century Bionic Pioneer, Melissa Sterry talks to Green Prophet about built environments that embrace the volatile new world order. Melissa Sterry makes our spooky future full of increased flooding, stronger hurricanes, and severe drought look like a playground. By applying Resilience Theory, Biomimicry, and Living Architecture principles to every aspect of building, she […]

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Marda Permaculture Farm Plants Sustainable Seeds in Palestine

Marda Permaculture Farm shows that traditional and modern sustainable farming practices can go hand in hand. Amidst the conflict and destruction that plagues Palestine, the Marda Permaculture Farm stands out as a model of sustainability and greenery.  Founded in 2006 by permaculturist Murad Alkhufash (pictured above) who is a tenth generation farmer, the working farm […]

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Jordan To Host Islam And Environment Event

Next week leaders of various sects will discuss modern interpretations of climate change within the Islamic tradition. Next week, Jordan will be hosting a three day event on the ‘Environment in Islam’ which is the theme for the 15th General Conference of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. The event, held on the […]

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Bridging Syria’s Bio-Tech Gap

Syria’s building its environmental research infrastructure one Masters at a time In addition to de-congesting its markets, albeit at the expense of certain locals, and improving local and foreign knowledge about Syria’s extraordinary biodiversity, the country appears to be taking important steps to educating their public about environmental issues. Often the unsung heroes spend their […]