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  • Symposium on Regional Cooperation on Reclaimed Water – EcoPeace
    Invitation Symposium on Regional Cooperation on Reclaimed Water Wednesday 18 July 2018, Handler Auditorium, Hebrew University – Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem EcoPeace Middle East cordially invites you to attend a Symposium on Regional Cooperation on Reclaimed Water. The conference will be held on July 18, 2018, at the Handler Auditorium...

  • New proposals may help resolve Israel/Lebanon oil, gas dispute – YNET / Naharnet
    Energy Minister Steinitz says new ideas proposed in US back-channel mediation of Israeli-Lebanese maritime dispute in eastern Mediterranean raise prospect of a partial deal this year. Reuters|Published: 06.05.18 New ideas proposed in US back-channel mediation of an Israeli-Lebanese maritime dispute over oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean raise...

  • Hamas, Netanyahu and Mother Nature – New York Times
    Thomas L. Friedman May 22, 2018 Princess Diana once famously observed that there were three people in her marriage, “so it was a bit crowded.” The same is true of Israelis and Palestinians. The third person in their marriage is Mother Nature — and she’ll batter both of them if...

  • 10 fires break out in Israel from Gaza incendiary kites – YNET
    Firefighters battle blazes in Be’eri, Kissufim and Nir Am, while Israeli residents on the strip’s border come together to ‘give back to nature what has been taken from it’ by planting trees: ‘They’re burning, and we’re planting.’ Matan Tzuri, Liad Osmo|Published: 06.09.18 , 18:43 Ten different fires broke out on...

  • Israel avoids purchasing Supertanker to fight mass fires – YNET
    IAF officials say purchasing mini US-developed Supertanker system will solve Israel’s inability to fight huge summer fires as well as fires caused by rockets and incendiary kites from Gaza; Prime Minister’s Office: System doesn’t provide solutions to possible scenarios. Itamar Eichner|Published: 06.06.18 The recent kite terror from Gaza on the...

  • NGO warns of ‘major pollution’ to Azraq aquifers – Jordan Times
    Cesspits spread over Azraq as municipality is not linked to sewage network, threatening major underlying fresh water basin By Hana Namrouqa – Jun 07,2018 AMMAN — The Jordan Environment Federation (JFU) has warned that a health and environment crisis is “looming” in Azraq municipality, which sits on a major basin...

  • Wasted opportunities: Recycling stalls due to sorting problems and Chinese clampdown – Haaretz
    Recycling has its chronic problems that are worsening and threatening the process worldwide; Israel, too, is now facing a challenge Zafrir Rinat | Jun. 10, 2018 Recycling garbage is now a vital part of protecting the environment worldwide. The process depends on advanced legislation that targets old industries, especially in...

  • Ministry to follow up on water supply to avoid cuts during eid – Jordan Times
    By Hana Namrouqa – Jun 12,2018 AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has created a monitoring and follow-up programme on water supply for Eid Al Fitr holiday to prevent water cuts, a government official said on Tuesday. The monitoring and follow-up programme will cover all parts of the...

  • Online database on Kingdom’s fauna and flora available to public – Jordan Times
    By Hana Namrouqa – Jun 11,2018 AMMAN — Researchers, students and the public at large have been given access to an online database linked to a web mapping application that provides facts and figures on over 2,000 species of Jordan’s fauna and flora, the Royal Society for the Conservation of...

  • Azraq Wetland Reserve opens new trail in wild part of site – Jordan Times
    Two-kilometre -long trail will offer new bird watching hideouts By Hana Namrouqa – Jun 14,2018 AMMAN — Visitors to Azraq Wetland Reserve, one of Jordan’s oldest natural sanctuaries, this summer will have the chance to explore the wild part of the reserve and observe its rehabilitation process, a conservationist said...

  • Environmental Peacebuilding Newsletter June 2018
    EcoPeace at EBRD 27th Annual meeting EcoPeace Middle East, represented by its Jordanian co-director Mr. Munqeth Mehyar, Deputy Director Ms. Yana Abu Taleb and the Water Energy Nexus project coordinator Mr. Mohammad Bundokji attended the 27th annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held in Jordan...

  • Brushfires rage in the South from incendiary kites launched from Gaza – Jerusalem Post / YNET
    Brushfires rage in the South from incendiary kites launched from Gaza – Jerusalem Post By ANNA AHRONHEIM 06/03/2018 Teams of firefighters worked throughout the day on Sunday putting out large brush fires in fields belonging to communities in southern Israel, after they had been hit by flaming-kites launched from the...

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