Lifestyle

Jordan’s Abdali Souk revives in new setting

Green Prophet - November 21, 2014
Second (and third!) – hand marketplaces offer some of the greenest shopping options available – especially in the run-up to frenzied winter holiday consumerism – but in developing...
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Measuring acid in our oceans using the bodies of small marine animals

Green Prophet - November 19, 2014
The world is warming. Glaciers are melting. Added carbon dioxide gas is causing our seas to become acidic. This in turn melts corals, and causes a host of environmental problems scientists are just...
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Printing an electric car on the world’s largest 3D printer

Green Prophet - November 19, 2014
While online hightech companies might seem to be on the money, investors are hungry for new advances in physical products. But developing them takes years, and lots of money. There is a lots of waste...
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Beirut bank gets Lebanon’s largest rooftop garden by GreenStudios

Green Prophet - November 18, 2014
From San Francisco, to Amsterdam to Tel Aviv to Cairo, and now Beirut. Rooftop gardens are growing everywhere. Fueled by a desire to suck greenhouse gases, create heat sinks, beautify the city and...
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Hanging Gardens of Babylon inspire water farming called hydroponics

Green Prophet - November 18, 2014
Growing crops by hydroponic farming, or on water, has been practiced since the ancient Babylonians planted their legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These were the world’s first vertical...
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Agrolan agtech company goes to the worms

Green Prophet - November 18, 2014
Those of you who grew up in countries blessed with ample fresh water supplies may have fond memories of going fishing as a child with paper carton filled with small, wriggly earthworms. Most people...
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Palestinians and Israelis at peace with the sea

Green Prophet - November 18, 2014
Another terror attack today in Jerusalem. Vengeful and permanent acts of aggression that leave no room for negotiation. I want to remind you that despite the horrible killings by axe and guns there...
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Urban light pollution shines bright in “Darkened Cities”

Green Prophet - November 17, 2014
What would the world’s major cities look like if they were plunged into complete darkness?  We get a glimpse during black-outs, like when New York City suffered major power outages during Hurricane...
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What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet - November 17, 2014
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...
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Beirut’s Pascale Habis cooks up a new local Lebanese cookbook

Green Prophet - November 16, 2014
In this day and age, with the superpower of Google, you can locate any recipe, and find infinite recipe ideas, online. So what’s the point of owning a cookbook? Aren’t cookbooks a little outdated?...
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Pirate3D’s 3-D printed photos help the blind see

Green Prophet - November 16, 2014
Photographs are visual reminders of past events, at least for those of us who can see. Scan a stack and stimulate long-forgotten memories. But what artifacts help the visually impaired to stroll...
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Glowing bike path gives Dutch cyclists a green starry night

Green Prophet - November 15, 2014
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created an LED-lit  glowing bike path that. The solar-powered LED lights glow at night, and give cyclers a trippy ride that looks like Van Gogh’s Starry Night...
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Israeli surfer’s make circle for Doc Paskowitz, the man who brought surfing to the Middle East

Green Prophet - November 15, 2014
The unconventional American Jewish physician and surfer Dorian Doc Paskowitz died earlier this month on November 10 at an old age. He started a surfing Odyssey with his family, a wife and camper full...
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Made in the shade with simple, cheap urban design for Tel Aviv

Green Prophet - November 14, 2014
Until you’ve cycled high noon in the Middle East summer you’ll have no idea how incredibly hard it is to live without shade. I live in Jaffa, Israel – a Mediterranean Middle East...
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Jordan fourth most miserable nation in the Middle East

Green Prophet - November 10, 2014
Open a newspaper in the Middle East and expect to be whacked with some bad news. Still, I wasn’t prepared to read that – according to the World Misery Index (the name was a tip-off to...
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Halloumi cheese kebabs recipe

Green Prophet - November 06, 2014
What’s vegewarian, anyway? Answer: it’s selecting sustainable dishes based on non-meat foods at least once weekly. Halloumi is said to have originated long ago in Cyprus. Cheesemakers...
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“Drop-a-brick” in your toilet to defer regional drought

Green Prophet - November 05, 2014
Drop-A-Brick is a clever PR campaign to cut water waste in severely parched California, a state with dwindling aquifers that is experiencing its worst drought in 500 years. It’s a project that...
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Jordan municipalities flooded with criticism following record rain

Green Prophet - November 04, 2014
Social media websites are awash with pictures of flooded underpasses and traffic snarls caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall in West Amman, Jordan. The skies ripped open late yesterday morning,...
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Sage, wormwood and lemons: November seasonal produce in the Middle East

Green Prophet - November 01, 2014
The best aromatics appear in Middle Eastern markets after the first rains. Agricultural wisdom in the Middle East says that olives and citrus fruit are best harvested after it’s rained. Olive...
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Jerusalem’s on fire, but these “enemies” put faith in ecology

Green Prophet - November 01, 2014
Jerusalem’s been boiling over with violent and deadly conflicts over the last half a year. But faith leaders intent on ecological ideals as a peace bridge have met again at the the Faith and...
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