Lifestyle

Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai

Green Prophet - March 30, 2015
Dubai has taken a giant step forward in greening up the city with its decision to move away from ordinary Portland cement (OPC) for all new buildings.  As of April 1, OPC use is limited across the...
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Sustainable and safe fun at sea

Green Prophet - March 29, 2015
With the weather heating up more people are going to be heading to the sea for a big cool down. Boating, jetskiing, sailing, paragliding at sea. Spending the day at sea is a very low-carbon footprint...
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Yemen: More Than Its Current Events (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet - March 29, 2015
Spectacular images of the Republic of Yemen have captured its vibrant and unique culture, pristine wilderness, and well-preserved antiquities, but don’t get too excited about traveling there...
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Archeologists unearth 5000-year-old micro-brewery in Tel Aviv!

Green Prophet - March 28, 2015
Hey Brooklyn and your micro-breweries – turns out you’ve got nothing on Tel Aviv! Evidence of an Egyptian brew-house dating to 5000 years ago is being dug up in Tel Aviv. Archeologists...
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5 minutes will sell you on a Middle East visit!

Green Prophet - March 24, 2015
Travel to the Middle East has never been a better deal than now – in terms of economics (deep-discounted hotels and holiday packages), weather (blizzards have all blown by and crushing heat is...
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The Urban Death Project will turn your dead body into beetroot

Green Prophet - March 24, 2015
Finding greener ways to bury our dead is nothing new. In both Judaism and Islam, people are buried in the most simple and green manner. Along with these “basic”  burial rites, a variety...
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Ikea rolls out 10,000 flat-pack refugee shelters

Green Prophet - March 24, 2015
IKEA and UNHCR (the United Nations High Commission for Refugees) emerged from two years of research with a prototype shelter suitable for refugee families anywhere.  It features an innovative roof...
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Heat hackers breach computer systems by “breathing” data whispers

Green Prophet - March 24, 2015
How can the environment around computers be used to hack data? Computer scientists have now determined that it’s possible to send data or “steal” data by using heat transfer between...
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Worth their weight in gold: biggest losers in Dubai win coins for weight lost

Green Prophet - March 19, 2015
The Middle East is seeing the worst rising weights of obesity in the world: but a new Biggest Loser contest in Dubai, is showing that locals there, and children, are taking on the challenge for...
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An alternative to standing desks: is it on The Level?

Green Prophet - March 19, 2015
Is sitting the new smoking? Nature designed human bodies to be in constant movement throughout the day, but when modern office jobs plant us in seated positions, only our fingertips get a workout....
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Pee Power is making energy from urine in Africa

Green Prophet - March 18, 2015
It’s already well known that manure or poop can be recycled for making products like paper as well as creating biogas power from methane gas.  Turning urine or pee into electricity is another...
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Thermo-piezoelectric tires by Goodyear produces energy for your electric car

Green Prophet - March 18, 2015
Like Israel’s Softwheel for wheelchairs and bikes, Goodyear is asking: Can new ways of engineering tires extend the cruising ranges of electric cars to make them more saleable in the aftermath...
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Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

Green Prophet - March 18, 2015
Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan,  have nuclear power ambitions of their own. As the...
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‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction

Green Prophet - March 16, 2015
Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs – species once facing regional extinction – are making a robust reappearance on a desert island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahayan,...
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Today is a once-in-a-century Pi Day!

Green Prophet - March 14, 2015
Today is Pi Day.  Celebrated around the world every March 14th (3/14), the day focuses on the mathematical symbol that represents the constant ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter,...
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Caveman found living in Jordan mountains!

Green Prophet - March 13, 2015
For the past two decades a 70-year old man lived in a cave in northern Jordan, alone with no water or power or reliable access to food, exposed to the elements and wild animals. An unidentified...
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Abu Dhabi falconers think drones are for the birds

Green Prophet - March 12, 2015
Falcons have been trained for hunting and sport for thousands of years across the Middle East. Now falconers in the United Arab Emirates are turning to drone technology as a new tool to teach their...
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Now that’s impact! Investors get primer on Impact Investing in Israel

Green Prophet - March 12, 2015
What’s the social value of a new app that connects me to the best pizza in town? Or a gadget that can help me talk to a fellow gamer in China? Maybe the answer is zero, but maybe not. There is...
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Sensilize delivers chemistry lab by drone to the farmer’s field

Green Prophet - March 11, 2015
Drones, those small, unmanned remote controlled airplanes with cameras can now be ordered by anyone online. They freak some people out. Not everyone loves the idea of a drone honing in on you in your...
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What’s the opposite of green hair removal?

Green Prophet - March 11, 2015
Green Prophet fans have surely followed the greenest way to get rid of unwanted hair, using our famous Middle East sugar wax remover recipe. It’s an ancient Arabic hair removal secret! But what...
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