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First Earth Architecture festival in Iran would make Nader Khalili proud

Green Prophet - 4 hours 6 sec ago
Iranian architect Nader Khalili, founder of the California Earth and Architecture Institute and proponent of the- dare we say- revolutionary SuperAdobe building technique, would be proud. In the...
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Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

Green Prophet - 4 hours 8 min ago
Shale gas exploitation in the Sahara is not the same as shale gas exploitation in the US. There are added complications, namely the dependence of fracking activities on a trans-boundary...
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Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered

Green Prophet - March 02, 2015
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. It’s part of a...
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3D-printing with living organisms – snack of tomorrow?

Green Prophet - March 01, 2015
Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld has developed a concept for 3D-printed snacks that sprout plants and mushrooms from edible soil housed within a pastry or pasta shell.  She envisions a day when your...
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Middle East’s first rainforest coming to Dubai

Green Prophet - March 01, 2015
Dubai developers reach a new zenith in outrageous investment with just-announced plans to build a tropical rainforest on the desert outskirts of the city.  The forest will exist within a...
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Tel Aviv is “Fertile Ground” for modern art and Bauhaus architecture

Green Prophet - February 28, 2015
Looking for a novel way to celebrate Purim in Tel Aviv next weekend? Wander over to 26 Gordon Street for a pop-up art show wrapped inside architecture that’s worth a visit on its own. Radical...
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Let’s bounce! on tires upcycled into rubber-soled shoes

Green Prophet - February 28, 2015
The tire industry is one of the largest users of virgin rubber, blending it with sulfur and heating the mix to create ‘vulcanized rubber’.  It’s a highly durable material that is...
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Israel and Jordan sign deal to save the Dead Sea

Green Prophet - February 28, 2015
Israel and Jordan have signed a historic deal to press ahead with a plan to save the Dead Sea. The ‘Red-Dead’ project will build a plant near the Jordanian tourist resort of Aqaba that will...
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100% edible coffee cups; tasty, eco-friendly, and straight to your hips

Green Prophet - February 27, 2015
Who says you can’t have your cup and eat it too? The maker of those chicken-like products sworn to be “finger-lickin’ good” is testing a range of  100% edible containers for...
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Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March

Green Prophet - February 27, 2015
Mission Control for the Solar Impulse 2 is open for business, ready to guide the solar plane’s first flight around the world.  Located in Monaco, the Mission Control Center (MCC) serves as project...
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Jordan’s special refugees: giving back to others

Green Prophet - February 25, 2015
Collateral Repair Project (CRP) is a scrappy nonprofit in Amman, Jordan that brings critical help to people commonly referred to as “collateral damage” – urban refugees, victims of...
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Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Green Prophet - February 25, 2015
Luxury usually comes at a high price, not only financially but environmentally too. But plans for a new building in the heart of Cairo hope to change this high cost to the environment, combining...
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UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

Green Prophet - February 24, 2015
Rajendra Pachauri, director of think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has resigned as chief of the United Nations...
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Green Globe Certifies Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark (UPDATE)

Green Prophet - February 23, 2015
You read that right.  An outdoor water park in shadow of the Burj Al Arab*, featuring a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines, has just been recognized...
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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet - February 22, 2015
Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable than traditional energy sources. But the problem has remained of how to use solar energy without any sun...
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Fresh food: United Arab Emirate’s unsustainable obsession

Green Prophet - February 22, 2015
Why did the carrot slap the lettuce? Because it was too fresh. A joke that gains huge laughs in the single-digit age group gets a bit more foreboding when applied to grown-up concepts like world...
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Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Green Prophet - February 22, 2015
Getting meat without killing animals is a concept that’s fast approaching reality.  Lab-grown, or ‘cultured’, meat could resolve many of the environmental and ethical problems of the modern food...
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11 Food Tech companies from Israel worth putting on your plate

Green Prophet - February 22, 2015
Food Tech, on the surface of things, sounds like something you might not want to bite into, especially if you practice permaculture and organic gardening. But dig deeper as guests from Israel and...
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Olive Oil Without Borders has a recipe for Middle East peace

Green Prophet - February 21, 2015
The olive branch as a symbol of peace is rooted in ancient Greek culture, but the link between the fruit tree and conflict resolution continues today; especially clear in a beautiful little project...
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Become an eco-warrior in 12 free, easy steps

Green Prophet - February 19, 2015
What are the worst things we do to the environment without realizing we are causing harm? As another blizzard bears down on Amman, Jordan, I’m idling online before my internet connection dies,...
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