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Does the Cannes Film Festival recycle cans?

Green Prophet - May 23, 2015
Cannes Film Festival is in full swing this week, but here in Jordan every day is a film festival thanks to vendors who hawk bootleg DVDs for a dinar apiece. That’s less than two bucks for a new...
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How do your chips stack onto the carbon footprint of gambling?

Green Prophet - May 22, 2015
Are we really having this conversation? Yup, because everything we do has an environmental cost and gambling is something that millions of people do. While Vegas US regulation severely limits the...
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5 ways to stop animal trafficking

Green Prophet - May 19, 2015
Wild animals shouldn’t live in palaces, connected to leashes and paraded around streets in the Gulf Region like they are trophies. Dolphins shouldn’t be captured to live in cramped,...
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Shocking new way to preserve dairy, without a fridge

Green Prophet - May 19, 2015
Most people in the developing world need to produce their own food, and most of these people do it inefficiently, making food security far out of reach. People buy a cow, or camels for milk, goats or...
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Floating farms may soon feed the world!

Green Prophet - May 19, 2015
World population will balloon from 7 billion today to more than 9 billion in 2050, with associated food demand predicted to increase by 70% in that same time-frame. How will the agricultural sector...
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Hookah steam stones loaded with carcinogens

Green Prophet - May 18, 2015
Hookah, shisha, or smoking the nargila is a staple of any Middle Eastern experience. But more and more research suggests that this form of smoking is more damaging than regular cigarette smoking....
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CoeLux skylights shed “sunlight” on windowless spaces

Green Prophet - May 15, 2015
What if you could turn on the sun when and where you wanted?  Lighting pioneers at a company called CoeLux developed an artificial light that accurately simulates natural sunshine.  Stunningly...
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Best avocado and grapefruit salad makes the perfect match

Green Prophet - May 15, 2015
You might have been introduced to the seemingly odd combination of watermelon and feta cheese through my Green Prophet recipe article here. Now, there’s a new food pairing in town: avocado and...
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36 golden retrievers rescued from Istanbul streets

Green Prophet - May 14, 2015
Feral dogs are commonplace in Istanbul, but a sharp-eyed American noticed a particular surge in the number of pedigreed golden retrievers on the streets. She observed that the breed was...
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Alaskans to Emiratis: we’ll all pay for UAE snow

Green Prophet - May 11, 2015
Scandinavian saunas are so yesterday. UAE trendsetters can now literally chillax in indoor “snow rooms” that create real snow using a snow-making system like that used for the interior...
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The most dangerous spots in the Mediterranean for natural disasters

Green Prophet - May 10, 2015
Threats of potential extreme geohazards against humanity became partial reality this month, following the spectacular eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile (photo above); and the 7.8...
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Canada and USA sign on to rehabilitate the Jordan River

Green Prophet - May 10, 2015
Mayors from 114 North American cities entered into an agreement to rehabilitate an endangered river halfway across the world.  Launched at the recent Water After Borders (WAB) summit in Chicago, the...
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SolarEdge and Tesla team up to tackle distributed PV storage

Green Prophet - May 04, 2015
Two leaders in renewable technologies are collaborating on a home battery solution that will enable individual solar power producers to store surplus energy at point of generation for later reuse....
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The surprising economic history of salt

Green Prophet - May 03, 2015
Oil prices have fallen considerably over the past two years. But this isn’t the first time the price of a core society resource has dropped so drastically. The economic history of salt is an...
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Always recycle, like the smart kids do.

Green Prophet - May 03, 2015
Take four minutes to get smart about what happens when you fail to recycle plastics. Emphasis intended on the word “fail” because you know better than to toss the stuff in with regular...
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Sunshine turns an Iranian mosque into a kaleidoscope!

Green Prophet - May 01, 2015
Spectacular images of a mosque in Iran have been flying around the internet of stunning Islamic architecture washed in rainbow-bright hues. The forms are familiar – pointed arches, vaulted...
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ICARDA scientists save 80% of a priceless trove of Syrian seeds

Green Prophet - May 01, 2015
A team of Syrian scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) braved the terrors of civil war to protect a critical piece of global heritage, meticulously...
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AgMania in the land of milk and honey

Green Prophet - April 28, 2015
The flux team, one of the featured companies at the Innovation Pavillion at the annual Agritech Conference. Agrivest for investors kicked off the week of “agmania”. Steve Rhodes the CEO...
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Underwater tennis and floating villas, #OnlyInDubai

Green Prophet - April 27, 2015
Want to sink some money into the latest Dubai folly? A Polish architect has served up a scheme for an underwater tennis center off the coast of Dubai, now he’s fishing for investors to make...
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Visit Israel’s Agritech and meet flux – for feeding the world on drought

Green Prophet - April 26, 2015
flux creates an operating system to power vertical, smart farms everywhere. Meet this startup at Israel’s agricultural world expo of the year April 28 to 30. The United Nations is screaming it...
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