Environment and Climate in the Middle East
Palestinian family makes use of unique power house – Jordan Times
DAHRIYA, Palestinian Territories — Power comes in many forms, but Kamal Al Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants...
Israel to open Kerem Shalom crossing on Friday to allow fuel into Gaza -Maan
GAZA (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities announced on Thursday that the Karam Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing between Israel and the besieged Gaza Strip would be opened for Friday in order to allow fuel to enter the small Palestinian territory. Gaza’s borders committee reported that Israeli authorities had said that the...
Gaza’s power authority cuts off electricity to all districts amid deepening crisis – Maan
GAZA (Ma’an) — Gaza’s power authority on Friday temporarily cut off electricity to all districts of the besieged Gaza Strip in protest of “unfair measures” imposed on the coastal enclave, as Hamas and the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority (PA) have continued to blame each other for a deepening crisis in the...
New seawater quality monitoring station installed off Aqaba – Jordan Times
by Hana Namrouqa – Apr 15,2017 Photo courtesy of the AMP’s Facebook page AMMAN — A new seawater quality monitoring station in the southern part of the Gulf of Aqaba is now disseminating constant data to specialists on sea temperature, salinity and oxygen levels as well as any polluting agents,...
Israeli start-up extracting water from air, around the world – Jerusalem Post
By SHARON UDASIN 04/08/2017 Water Gen tech works in remote locations, and where pipes are no longer safe. From the remote corners of India to the palm-lined streets of Miami-Dade County, one Israeli company is aiming to do the unthinkable – extract safe, inexpensive potable water from the air we...
Thousands join campaign to keep Kingdom litter-free -Jordan Times
By Laila Azzeh – Apr 09,2017 AMMAN – The Kingdom on Saturday witnessed the largest ever clean-up campaign targeting dozens of public and tourist sites across the country. Under the “cry of a homeland”, thousands of people descended on streets, sport centres, parks, forests, schools and universities to take part...
Natural history museum at Bethlehem University opens to the public – WAFA / Maan
BETHLEHEM, April 15, 2017 (WAFA) – The Bethlehem University-based Palestine Museum of Natural History and the botanical gardens that are part of the Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) at Bethlehem University opened to the public on Saturday, according to the founders of the project. The official opening ceremony...
Israel, European states advance plans for world’s longest underwater gas pipeline – Jerusalem Post / YNET
By Sharon Udasin April 3, 2017 15:02 The proposed 2,000 kilometer (subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy hub, Israeli and European officials signed a joint declaration on Monday to promote construction...
In First, Israel Wants to Build Power Plants in Open Areas Using Private Developers – Haaretz
Environmental Protection Ministry and Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel have come out against the plan, saying it could compromise open spaces. Zafrir Rinat Apr 02, 2017 For the first time, private developers will be able to submit plans for power plants in open areas, according to a...
Driver of growth (Editorial) – Jordan Times
The volume of Arab and foreign investments attracted by Jordan in the field of energy stands at about $5 billion, the prime minister said on Sunday at the 3rd Jordan International Energy Summit in which some 500 experts, businesspeople and officials from 40 countries took part. The volume of investment,...
Third phase of waste-to-energy project to begin soon — municipal official – Jordan Times
By Hana Namrouqa – Apr 01,2017 The methane gas at Ghabawi landfill will be collected and burned to prevent it from being released into the air to protect the environment, according to the municipality (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun) AMMAN — The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) will soon start implementing the...
ACWA Power donates 2.6MW solar power plant to King’s Academy – Jordan Times
Apr 01,2017 – Last updated at Apr 01,2017 King’s Academy Chairman Bassem Khalil Al Salem and ACWA Power Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan sign a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Headmaster John Austin (Photo courtesy of King’s Academy) AMMAN — King’s Academy has signed a memorandum of understanding with ACWA...
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