Palestine’s First Solar Thermal Plant at Talitha Kumi School in Beit Jala

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The prospects of solar energy are heating up in Palestine. Rachel reports on a new solar thermal plant at Beit Jala school. The Talitha Kumi school in Beit Jala, Palestine just became home to Palestine’s first solar thermal plant for warm water supply and central heating, Green Prophet learns. The 200 square-meter plant, which went […]

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Friends of the Earth Middle East Joining Forces with 350.org to Organize Climate Change Protest

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is an Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian environmental organization that has been doing a lot of good since 1994.  The organization focuses on promoting cooperative efforts in order to solve communal environmental problems in the Middle East and improve relations between the people in the region. Now they are […]

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Jordan, Israel and Palestinian Reps Meet to Jumpstart Controversial Red-Dead Canal

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Representatives of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority met last week to study ways to undertake a project known as the “Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program, according to Globes. The meeting, hosted by Jordan, was headed by representatives of the World Bank, with the purpose of forming a committee to study ways in […]

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Biofuels Spark Regional Cooperation Between Israel, Palestinians and Germany

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Being oil-poor may be more of a blessing than a curse for both Israel and Jordan. A joint Israeli-Jordanian project-based on the production of biofuel from agricultural waste-will take center stage at Israel’s Water Technologies and Environmental Control Exhibition, WATEC this November. Biofuels received a great deal of negative publicity last year after they were […]

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Palestinians Repair Crumbling Infrastructure to Weather Water Crisis

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(A view of flood water in an olive grove in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, last October. The filthy water killed about 30 olive trees. Photo from Ma’an News). The regional water crisis has hit the West Bank and Gaza hard, and the Palestinian Water Authority is rushing to repair crumbling infrastructure to maximize the little […]

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Council for a Beautiful Israel Trains Palestinian Teachers on Environmental Education

As we’ve mentioned often here at Green Prophet, nature knows no boundaries.  The environment, therefore, can provide a powerful incentive for collaboration amidst conflict. Last week, in yet another example of cross-border environmental cooperation, the Council for a Beautiful Israel brought 25 Palestinian teachers and educators to their educational center in Tel Aviv for special […]

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Second International Conference on Water to Commence in Ramallah, Palestinian Authority

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With the regional water crisis weighing so heavily on everyone’s minds, it’s no wonder that the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology and the Palestinian Water Authoirty have teamed up to host the 2nd International Conference on Water: Values and Rights. The conference, to be held in Ramallah from April 13-15, will bring together academics, […]

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Interview With Elad Orian: Building Wind and Solar Energy for Palestinians With COMET

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Rachel interviews Elad Orian, co-founder of COMET – Community, Energy, and Technology in the Middle East. He’s creating solar power for Palestinian villages. Through sustainable energy development for off-grid villages, the project aims to socially and economically empower Palestinian communities of the South Mount Hebron region, one of the poorest and most marginalized areas within […]

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