Lifestyle

Freak algae blooms and how they can “fix” as much carbon as a rainforest

Green Prophet - 10 hours 2 min ago
Weird, wonderful and sometimes toxic algae blooms at sea attract attention. But algal blooms, known as harmful algal blooms or HABS, can actually be a living carbon sink, a good thing for the sea and...
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Abu Dhabi investors looking for water tech innovators!

Green Prophet - 11 hours 12 min ago
Want to make a splash with your water tech idea, vie for a chance to get funded and earn customers right away? In an X-factor style, water innovators are being called on to submit their company ideas...
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Vegan Israeli soldiers have a beef about army grub

Green Prophet - October 21, 2014
A battalion of vegan soldiers dissatisfied with military menus have fired off a complaint to Israel Defense Force (IDF) ombudsman Brigadier General (res.) Yitzhak Brik. The soldiers claim...
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Stopping energy leaks in the Middle East

Green Prophet - October 21, 2014
Winter has rolled around again in the Middle East. The colder fronts have moved in, the winds are blowing, and the rains have started – again. After 105 degree heat in summer, it’s hard...
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Haunting dragon trees from Yemen bleed when cut

Green Prophet - October 20, 2014
If I were in charge of promoting tourism in Yemen, I’d be using the native dragon tree, or Socotra tree, as my mascot. Native to the Socotra Island these unusual trees have evolved in isolation...
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Middle East plants won’t migrate during climate change

Green Prophet - October 20, 2014
Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. In an area known for its water scarcity, rainfall is expected to decrease even further in the near...
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Something fishy about new iridescent fashion?

Green Prophet - October 20, 2014
Leading fashion houses are turning to schools in search of new materials for high-end handbags, shoes, and accessories. We’re talking fish schools, as designers troll seafood industry waste...
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Tentsile treehouse tent cocoon for palm trees and attention seekers (review)

Green Prophet - October 19, 2014
Want to take camping to a higher level? Tentsile, a UK company has developed a novel treehouse tent that is bound to attract attention. Slung between three trees, and hanging a yard or two off the...
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Europeans try to save storks, then this happens over Lebanon (warning graphic images)

Green Prophet - October 18, 2014
There is no fighting chance for migratory birds when they fly over Lebanon: Hunting laws may be in place in the Middle East, but who’s enforcing them? From storks and pelicans to hoopoes to...
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Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

Green Prophet - October 18, 2014
On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup! While it’s not the first Disco Soup to hit the Middle East (Tel Aviv had its...
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Genetically engineered plants to replace airport security checkpoints?

Green Prophet - October 18, 2014
Imagine if passing through airport security could be as pleasant as a stroll through a park. Scientist June Medford is working to harness the innate sensing abilities of plants, genetically...
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Walk like an Egyptian using Google Street View

Green Prophet - October 16, 2014
If you’re familiar with Google Street View, you might have used it to see the Burj Khalifa up close and personal or spanned the sweeping expanse of the Liwa desert (mapped by a camel!) from your home...
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Syqe marijuana inhaler syncs your medical cannabis dosage using 3D printed technology

Green Prophet - October 13, 2014
Newspapers like Bloomberg are calling the newly “legalized” cannabis business in the United States the next gold rush. If legalized throughout the US, the cannabis business will eclipse...
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Hunter Green: a biodegradable watch for a planet living on borrowed time

Green Prophet - October 12, 2014
You’ve got open eyes. You’ve read the reports, like this one from the WWF on how polluting we’ve become. Yet we can’t get enough of consuming stuff on planet earth. Pick up...
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Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet - October 12, 2014
Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report (download the PDF here), published...
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Ultimate organic coffee smoothie that will nourish your body and taste buds (recipe)

Green Prophet - October 12, 2014
We loved the feedback from the latest gadget for coffee lovers: a hybrid alarm clock that tells you to rise and shine by brewing a fresh cup of joe on your bedside table. I’d like to present you with...
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Could global warming trigger new ice age?

Green Prophet - October 12, 2014
The Wrath of global in arid regions like the Middle East is a major issue affecting present day life on earth. Global warming has also been attributed to unusual “polar vortex” cold...
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Lego ditches deal with Shell over Greenpeace oil spill video

Green Prophet - October 09, 2014
Lego announced a break in its 50-year partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, a split sparked by an anti-Arctic drilling video produced by environmental activists Greenpeace. The clip – which capitalized...
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Google Street View uses camels to map UAE’s Liwa Desert

Green Prophet - October 09, 2014
Google, bastion of cool-tech, has gone Throwback Thursday in a major way – resorting to camels to capture its latest addition to Google Maps. Thanks to their “camel-cam”, you can...
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Dishwashers: the greener solution for clean plates

Green Prophet - October 09, 2014
Is it better to plunk dirty dinner plates into the automatic washer, or go retro and wash them by hand? The spouse thinks it wiser (and greener) to clean messes as they occur.  I like how the...
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