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  • Burning garbage a major cause of Israeli air pollution – Haaretz
    Garbage fires were source of 60 percent of all emitted substances known or suspected to be carcinogens in 2018 Zafrir Rinat | Oct. 8, 2019 Garbage fires have become one of the main causes of air pollution in Israel, and last year they were the source of 60 percent of...

  • Ghabawi landfill turns waste into bio-gas – Jordan Times
    By Maria Weldali – Oct 10,2019 AMMAN — Ghabawi landfill project has been generating electricity since the end of May by converting waste into bio-gas, according to an official at the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). The “non-hazardous” Ghabawi landfill, located some 25km east of Amman, was established in 2003 and...

  • Jreissati Replies to Criticism over Trash Sorting Plants – Naharnet
    Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati on Thursday responded to criticism after telling citizens not to complain if they do not embark on sorting waste at home. “Sorting from source has become a law according to law 80 and is enshrined by decree 5605/2019 like the traffic law,” said Jreissati in a...

  • UJ joins EU waste management project – Jordan Times
    AMMAN — The University of Jordan (UJ) has announced that it will participate in the co-financed EU project CEOMED, which is working towards the sustainable management of open market waste. The project, which involves six partners from five different countries — Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan and Tunisia — with a...

  • DAWAR: Waste collection app allows citizens to manage and report trash – Egypt Independent
    Mira Maged October 1, 2019 In a collaboration between the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and the Egyptian company Environ Adapt, the first waste collection app in Egypt, called DAWAR (recycle), launched in Cairo to facilitate garbage tracking across governorates, according to a statement issued by Minister of Environmental Affairs Yasmine...

  • 13,747 electricity theft cases detected in first 9 months of 2019 — EMRC – Jordan Times
    AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Wednesday said that it has document a total of 13,747 electricity theft cases during the first nine months of this year. EMRC Chief Commissioner Farouq Hiyari said that 2,636 electricity theft lawsuits were filed during the January-September period, with courts...

  • State panel rejects wind turbine project in Israel’s Lower Galilee – Haaretz
    It is the first time since the committee’s inception 17 years ago that it turned down a plan submitted for its approval Zafrir Rinat | Oct. 2, 2019 National Infrastructure Committee last week rejected a plan to install 20 wind turbines at Ramat Sirin in northern Israel’s Lower Galilee region....

  • Israel’s Golan Druze see a blow in wind energy plan – YNET
    Israel has made it goal to veer its energy production increasingly toward clean means, but turbines present slew of concerns for local Druze population Associated Press|Published: 10.04.19 Towering wind turbines may soon jut up from the picturesque patchwork of Druze farmland on the Golan Heights, angering villagers who see the...

  • ‘Shapes of Water’ exhibit traces flow of precious resource in different cultures – Jordan Times
    By Johanna Montanari – Oct 08,2019 AMMAN — As part of Amman Design Week’s 2019 events, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts on Monday opened an exhibition titled “Shapes of Water” showcasing social design projects and products related to the use of water. The exhibition, run in cooperation with...

  • ‘Adaptability, creativity key to surmounting climate change’ – Jordan Times
    AMMAN — The significance of the environment lies in its connection to human security and the socio-economic development of Islamic peoples, HRH Princess Sumaya stated. Princess Sumaya made these remarks while participating in the eighth edition of the Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers on behalf of HRH Prince Hassan, ISESCO...

  • The Heschel Center Sustainability Updates, September 2019
    Israel at 2050 The Ministry of Environmental Protection in conjunction with an inter-ministerial committee has embarked upon an ambitious process for a low-carbon economy for Israel 2050, in compliance with its obligation to the Paris agreement. Towards this goal, the Ministry has partnered with the Heschel Center and the Israel...

  • Ecopeace Peacebuilding Newsletter , September 2019
    EcoPeace in the Media: September 7, 2019, Morocco World News The Climate Crisis Could Help Fuel Peace in the MENA Region by Perri Huggins September 12, 2019, MENAFN – The Peninsula Advocates propose solutions to water scarcity crisis in Cape Town edition of Doha Debates September 15, 2019, The Times...

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