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Global warming expert fine tunes weather predictions

Green Prophet - January 26, 2015
The night before the Israel Defense Forces’ 1976 mission rescuing over 200 hostages from hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda, Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Pinhas Alpert, then head of an Israel...
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Massive Negev oil spill in Israel will take years to clean up

Green Prophet - January 22, 2015
Oil spills are bad enough themselves. When they occur in fragile ecological regions like Israel’s Arava desert, they can be catastrophic.  Such is the case of the recent Negev Arava oil spill,...
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Dubai fog and urban canyons through the lens of Daniel Cheong

Green Prophet - January 21, 2015
Winter storms hammered much of the Middle East last week with strong winds that rose seas and dropped snow from Egypt all the way to Turkey. Meteorologists claimed it was the most severe...
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Oil fracking protestors in Algeria rise up against their regime, Total and Shell

Green Prophet - January 21, 2015
Big demonstrations have spread from the Sahara to Algiers, after Algerian authorities announced the drilling of the first shale gas well in the country. With world’s oil prices plummeting...
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Making the mining industry greener: an environmentally-safe way to extract gold

Green Prophet - January 21, 2015
Cyanide – a highly-toxic chemical compound – is being used by mining companies in the extraction of gold from the soil. While the compound is safe for humans wearing protective coverings, the same...
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Solar Impulse 2 plane set to circle Earth on sun power

Green Prophet - January 20, 2015
The experimental flying lab better known as Solar Impulse 2 was launched today in Abu Dhabi.  The groundbreaking airplane will circumnavigate the world flying both day and night without using a...
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Dr. “Cannabis” Alan Shackelford puts medicine into marijuana, in Israel

Green Prophet - January 20, 2015
Thirty-five years ago an Israeli researcher documented the case for medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy. It was one of these studies by a Prof. Raphael Mechoulam that Denver-based physician Dr. Alan...
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Environmental “rights” and wrongs when you are injured at home or work

Green Prophet - January 19, 2015
  Asbestos poisoning, exposure to chemicals or dangerous situations at work which put you at risk, or worse in the hospital and out of work. In the United States laws are pretty defined on how...
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Architecture For Humanity Shuts Down

Green Prophet - January 17, 2015
I woke up to find an email from Cameron Sinclair thanking me for “designing like you give a damn.”  Sinclair is the executive director of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and, yeah, celebrities...
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10 eco-funerals let your death be ever-green

Green Prophet - January 11, 2015
Today’s another official “city-shut-down” day for government offices and many businesses in snowy Amman, Jordan; even the US embassy issued alerts to stay off the roads. My...
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Frozen Middle East needs some “global warming”

Green Prophet - January 09, 2015
A winter storm is banging around much of the Middle East.  Precip’s teamed up with gale force winds, causing first-world headaches like clogged transport, school closures, power outages and the...
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Monumental portraits of the world’s oldest trees (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet - January 09, 2015
Photographer Beth Moon spent 14 years traveling to almost every continent taking pictures of the world’s oldest trees. Sixty of the resulting photos – printed with luminous results using...
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Storms forecasted – stop energy leaks

Green Prophet - January 06, 2015
The Levante is gearing up for a massive winter storm. Laurie over in Amman, Jordan is battening down the hatch and (lucky duck!) is preparing for a snow day (see the above image from last year);...
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