Lifestyle

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 Aren’t cookbooks a little outdated?...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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