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  • Cross-border science in the Middle East – Nature, Ecology and Evolution, a specialty journal of Nature
    Interview with David Lehrer about the Arava Institute for Environemntal Studies https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0635-y.epdf?shared_access_token=Vq6NWkYtiUOlk0fVKyDNSNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Ptum8RqnAmHflCeomUE38Libw6COWEuzStX84B4KREP8WYENlZ3sej1ErZaf5jHG2QBMQ1644qIeYOkO-T_LWfWvybDBRbDqIjImAZMUU0zHUoSH1vRw78QafxgLfpdy4%3D Global environmental change is largely indifferent to political boundaries, but meeting the challenges they pose in the future will inevitably require cross-border cooperation. We talk to David Lehrer, Executive Director at The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, about...

  • EcoPeace Workshop on Middle East Water Security and Environmental Peacebuilding
    Please consider applying: EcoPeace Workshop on Middle East Water Security and Environmental Peacebuilding, EcoPeace will hold the first of its kind Workshop on Middle East Water Security and Environmental Peacebuilding, which will take place from 10 to 15 December in Jordan, with the possibility to continue on a 2 day...

  • Hebrew University’s disgrace and the occupation – Haaretz
    The institution has a strange way of hosting conferences that further the settlement project – the latest a hypocritical one on ‘environmental quality’ Ilana Hammerman | Aug. 3, 2018 On Thursday July 27, in the Senate Hall at Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, a conference was held called “Environmental Quality...

  • 5-year drought raises questions over Israel’s water strategy – YNET
    Despite large investment in desalination plants, a 5-year drought is taking its toll as water sources shrink, farmers face limits; Kinneret water no longer pumped into national water carrier; Critics say water conservation has been sidelined in favor of desalination. Associated Press |Published: 08.05.18 , 19:27 For years, public service...

  • Gaza Sea Barrier Will Harm One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in Israel – Haaretz
    The Ministry of Environmental Protection has sent a brief warning that the newly-erected barrier north of the Strip will reduce the width of Zikim beach by up to 50 meters for one kilometer Zafrir Rinat | Aug. 9, 2018 The sea barrier erected by the IDF north of the Gaza...

  • Solar tree structure brings renewable energy topic to Jordan University – Jordan Times
    Suzanna Goussous – Aug 06,2018 AMMAN — The University of Jordan (UJ) is finalising the preparation for the launch of an off-grid solar energy tree, which aims to raise awareness on renewable energy and the involvement of university students in project implementation, a university official said. Director of Water, Energy...

  • Palestinians turn to the sun to reduce their power shortfall – Environment and Development
    From orderly rows of solar panels in a field in the West Bank to the chaotic rooftops of Gaza, Palestinians are hoping that harnessing the energy of the sun can reduce their dependence on Israel for electricity. The West Bank only gets around three-quarters of the power its 3 million...

  • Egypt set to open its first solar farm – and it’s the largest in the world – Environment and Development
    Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy...

  • Jordan and Egypt sign deal to renew flow of natural gas – Jordan Times
    Aug 09,20180 AMMAN — Jordan and Egypt on Thursday signed amending agreements on the sale and purchase of natural gas, under which Amman will import from Cairo 10 per cent of its needs of natural gas to generate electricity. In a press statement, following the signing ceremony and a meeting...

  • A Goodwill Gesture over Electricity Sows Discord in Lebanon – Naharnet
    A Goodwill Gesture over Electricity Sows Discord in Lebanon It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey. This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at below-market rates to help ease the strain on the country’s woefully...

  • State Ministries ‘Confront’ Private Generator Owners – Naharnet
    Lebanon’s ministries of interior, energy and economy stressed on Tuesday that efforts will be “coordinated” and electricity meters will be installed next year to prevent “fraud” by private generator owners. In a joint press conference on the recent crisis, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said the main goal was to “protect...

  • Poisoned Cups: Dealing With The Iraqi River Where Sewage And Drinking Water Mix – niqash
    Dashty Ali Every day litres of waste water and even sewage end up in the rivers and lakes, that are the main source of drinking water for one of Iraqi Kurdistan’s biggest cities. 18.07.2018 | Sulaymaniyah It is as if the government was bombing Halabja with chemical weapons every day,...

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