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Environment and Climate in the Middle East
  • NGO teaches refugees to make A/C units out of plastic bottles – Jordan Times
    By Camille Dupire – Sep 09,2017 AMMAN — Despite governmental efforts to tackle the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), most of Jordan’s 2.5 million tonnes of MSW end up at dumpsites and landfills each year, according to a Jordan Green Building Council report. A little over half of the waste generated...

  • Israeli high-tech plant now consumes all of Jerusalem’s garbage – Jerusalem Post
    By Max Schindler September 10, 2017 A sizeable chunk of the city’s waste comes from disposable diapers used by large religious families. Garbage doesn’t just stink. It also tells us stories. And at Jerusalem’s Atarot’s hi-tech recycling and waste treatment plant, around 10% of the city’s daily trash consists of...

  • Local companies announce end of harming substance use in production lines – Jordan Times
    By Hana Namrouqa – Sep 14,2017 AMMAN — Local companies pioneering in the insulation and cooling industries on Thursday celebrated their shift from using gases that harm the ozone layer to more environment-friendly substances, under an ongoing national project to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances. The companies announced...

  • ‘Environmental education to enter national curricula’ – Jordan Times
    Topics like climate change, forest protection, energy consumption, waste management will be taught to schoolchildren — Environment Ministry By Hana Namrouqa – Sep 04,2017 Plans are under way to introduce environmental education to school curricula, with the aim of achieving a higher sense of public awareness towards the environment, according...

  • US politicians, European technicians stream toward Israeli-run water technology – Jerusalem Post
    ByMax Schindler September 12, 2017 20:32 “We are bringing together the heartland of America with the Holy Land, we are bringing both the Mideast and the Midwest together.” US politicians, European technicians stream toward Israeli-run water technology With nearly 90% of wastewater recycled and reused in agriculture, Israel may be...

  • Green dream start-up takes Technion to court over ‘devious behavior’ – Jerusalem Post
    By AVI HOFFMANN August 20, 2017 “The Technion’s response to the baseless allegations, leveled against it, is detailed in the defense statement submitted by the Technion as part of the court proceedings.” What started out as the dream of a nonagenarian Jewish philanthropist from Chicago to develop, in partnership with...

  • Israeli smart device firm leads to eco-boon for hotels – Jerusalem Post
    By Max Schindler September 4, 2017 One Israeli smart device firm’s creative technology is set to save a lot of money as well as make significant changes to the green industry in Israel. Israeli smart-device firm Vortex Energy’s pilot program has led to one hotel cutting its CO2 emissions in...

  • Agricultural pest threatens Israeli exports to EU – YNET
    The false codling moth, known to attack more than 70 fruit and vegetable species, is threatening Israeli exports to Europe; climate conditions in Israel make the pest hard to kill. TPS|Published: 02.09.17 The European Union has warned Israel that some agricultural exports to Europe will be cut at the beginning...

  • Vulture flies into Syria from Israel, returned by rebel fighters – YNET
    One of the few remaining vultures in the Golan Heights flies over border before being returned to Israel following intervention from animal activists as expression of gratitude for Israel’s humanitarian efforts on border. Amir Ben-David|Published: 08.09.17 One of the few vultures still remaining in the Golan Heights Gamla Nature Reserve...

  • Egyptian power lines to southern Gaza resume operation – Maan / YNET
    Sept. 6, 2017 GAZA (Ma’an) — One of the Egyptian power lines feeding the Gaza Strip resumed operation on Tuesday after being cut off for about two months, Gaza’s electricity company said. Muhammad Thabet, head of public relations at the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company, said that the ‘Gaza 2’ electricity...

  • Renewable energy production ‘to be increased five-fold by 2020’ – Jordan Times
    By Mohammad Ghazal – Sep 06,2017 AMMAN — Jordan currently produces around 500 megawatts of electricity from solar and wind energy projects, and the volume is expected to increase by around five times by 2020, according to Abdel Fattah Daradkeh, director general of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). Several...

  • Huge Tunisian solar park hopes to provide Saharan power to Europe – Environment and Development
    7/9/2017 An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisia’s government approves an energy company’s request to build it. The 4.5GW mega-project planned by TuNur would pipe electricity to Malta, Italy and France using submarine cables in the grandest energy export project since...

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Eco-Quote

"One may not dig a cistern close to the cistern of another, nor a trench, nor a vault, nor a water channel, nor a washer-man's pool, unless it is three tefahim distant from the wall of the other, and he must plaster it with lime. One must place olive peat, dung, salt, lime and rocks three tefahim away from the wall of one's neighbor, and he must plaster it with lime. Seeds, the plough and urine must be three tefahim away from the wall."

- Mishnah Bava Batra 2:1

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46% of Israel's mammals are either extinct or face a very high risk of extinction.



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