Qatar Sends UN Proposal To Bury Carbon And Export More


Submitted to the UN, Qatar’s carbon capture program protects the Emirates’ LNG exports. Despite branding itself as an environmentally-friendly Emirate, the dubious World Cup bid demonstrates a tremor in Qatar’s overall eco-heartbeat. Qatar is also the world’s largest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which emits almost half as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere […]

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Clean Rivers and 8 Israel-Related Headlines, Week of June 8, 2010


Clean rivers in Israel, youth environmental projects, Israel’s upcoming greenhouse gas registry and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Image by Or Hiltch. During the week of June 8, 2010, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism announced that it will be investing $30 million into making Israel a top cycling destination for tourists. Würth […]

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Arabs Are More Than Oil, Says Lebanon's IndyACT Before Copenhagen Climate Meeting

In a pretty radical move, Lebanon’s IndyACT organizes protest against what it calls Saudi obstructionism in climate change talks. Watch this vertigo-inducing video of their silent protest at Barcelona, a pre-Copenhagen climate meeting last month. In the last week of November activists from the Global League of Activists, IndyACT, carried out a peaceful action in […]

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The "Flash" Before the Flood Uses Lightning to Predict A Common Killer


Flash floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and a big killer in the Middle East too (see Relief Web’s report on Yemen). And OneWorld blog here on the Yemen flash flood which recently displaced more than 20,000 people. Because of the unpredictability of flash floods, they’re a leading weather-related cause […]

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Going Green? Why Bother?


The noise about the importance of fixing our climate has been growing louder and louder over the past few years. We can only hope the the damage we have caused to our planet is not irreparable. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. To say: “What can I do?” and just give up. […]

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At Buddha Burgers, I'll Have the Veggie Burger, With a Whopping Side of Green Karma


You wouldn’t think that a vegan burger joint would be able to draw a crowd in a city where shwarma stands, hamburger restaurants, and steakhouses run rampant.  But Tel Aviv’s Buddha Burgers proves that theory wrong. And the name “Buddha” is right on – this place has karma like you wouldn’t believe.  Green karma, that […]

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Israeli Scientists to “Freeze” Global Warming


“At a time when steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, coupled with the acidification of the ocean’s waters, precipitate the ongoing process of global warming, the importance of following long-term changes and trends in aquatic photosynthesis increases dramatically,” say Dr. Ilana Berman-Frank and Prof. Zvy Dubinsky, of Bar-Ilan University. This is important since about 50% of […]

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