UAE Tests Produce for Pesticides

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Protecting food security in Abu Dhabi. A press release from the United Arab Emirate’s Ministry of Environment and Water states that in the past year, 8000,000 fruit and vegetables were tested for safe levels of pesticide residues. It seems that the scandal in Egypt over illicit pesticides resonates all over the Middle East.

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Field Notes: Spain Still Big on Green

I see that solar panels are now commonplace on rooftops in Barcelona European countries, especially Spain are becoming stronger on green projects like renewable energy and recycling. This was the impression I received while on a recent trip to the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona, where recycling efforts and water conservation are widely practiced and […]

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Gulf Recycling Machines Convert Waste into Advertising Opportunity

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A new recycling program in the United Arab Emirates makes recycling easy, and potentially profitable for the country’s top brands. At one time aluminum (used in pavement signs, advertising boards) was more valuable than gold according to Averda – an environmental services company, that has recently launched an ingenius recycling program in the United Arab […]

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Environmental Minister Chooses Greening Israel Over UN Post

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Israel is fortunate to have an Environmental Protection Minister who is passionate about his job. So passionate, he gave up an opportunity to work as ambassador to the UN. Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan turned down an opportunity to represent Israel as ambassador to the United Nations, according to a Jerusalem Post report. He […]

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500 Solar-Powered Recycling Units Promote Abu Dhabi’s Conservation Culture

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The municipality in Abu Dhabi is sponsoring 500 solar-paneled recycling containers. A whole host of constructive ideas are being generated in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi. A pair of cousins on segways educate visitors to the Corniche about waste management, and the municipality’s turn-it-off campaign encourages moderate energy and water use. The most recent plan, […]

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Israel Arbor Day Concentrates More on Green Development Projects

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Is Hiriya Israel’s national eco-symbol? It looks more that way Although the just completed Tu Bishvat celebration in Israel included many tree planting ceremonies, especially on the site of recent disastrous Carmel Forest wildfires, Israel’s annual Arbor Day for 2011 had more emphasis on “greening” former landfills, such as the Hiriya garbage mountain, east of  […]

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Dubai Gets Its First “Green” Gas Station

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Enoc collects fuel vapors and incorporates other green elements into Dubai residential filling station. Last September, Dubai ran short on gas, while other Gulf countries re-evaluated their long term energy plan as a result of looming peak oil. Now The National reports that Dubai has installed a “green” petrol station that not only captures and […]

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GE Partnership With Kinrot Ventures Takes Clean Water Innovation Global

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GE has just announced a partnership agreement with Kinrot Ventures, the internationally recognized Israeli trailblazer in VC funding for advanced water technologies. Hot on the heels of reaching out to international innovators with the Eco Imagination Challenge, GE is now making a strategic move into the water innovation business, as countries around the world begin […]

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