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Turkish locals displaced coal, new report by 350.org

The global climate crisis, mainly generated by the biggest fossil fuel corporations in the world, is seriously aggravating the already extensive and heavy set of human rights violations caused by this same industry, warns a report released this Friday, February 7th, by 350.org. The whole report can be found here (links to PDF) and offers […]

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Hundreds of Disney style palaces lay in ruin in Turkey

It’s every little princess’s dream and an environmentalist’s nightmare: a little palace for everyone. Well some developer in Turkey had their own dream and build a complete suburb of hundreds of palaces, Disney-style, that now lay abandoned in what’s more like a ghost town nightmare. Drone footage and Google Earth reveal the extent of the […]

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What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

WASHINGTON — Israel is the best-prepared country in the Middle East for climate change, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, according to data released Nov. 5 by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). Publication of the 2014 index was followed only a week later by the signing of […]

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Pomegranates should be your new year resolution

Pomegranates and their ruby-like seeds are one of the fruits that define the Middle East, or at least the Levante side of the Middle East. Even though suspect pomegranate seeds were traced to an outbreak of hepatitis this past summer in the United States (organic fruit at that!), we have to let bygones by bygones.