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Environment and Climate in the Middle East
  • Earth Day and the US Climate Summit
    Multiple reports related to Earth Day and the climate summit convened by President Biden are collected below. Some notable elements on the Earth Day / climate summit reports:  Israeli agencies prepared two somewhat contrasting climate change plans for the summit.  The speech that Prime Minister Netanyahu gave diverged from both...

  • Lebanese-Israeli maritime boundary dispute – multiple sources
    Multiple reports on the Lebanese-Israeli maritime boundary dispute are collected together below. Reports: Sea Border Talks to Restart Monday, U.S. Pushed for Resumption – Naharnet by Naharnet Newsdesk April 30, 2021. The suspended negotiations between Lebanon and Israel over the demarcation of their maritime border will resume next week following...

  • Opinion | Israeli-Arab Energy Deals Are Dramatic, but They Aren’t the Future – Haaretz
    Abu Dhabi buying a stake in the Israeli gas field Tamar is less important than high-tech deals David Rosenberg Apr. 26, 2021 4:46 PM From Theodor Herzl forward, few Zionist visionaries didn’t dream of economic cooperation between Zionists/Israelis and the Arabs. “The Jews have made us rich. Why should we...

  • Israel advised to remove petrochemical plant in Haifa within 10 years – Jerusalem Post
    The recommendations of the committee, headed by Prof. Avi Simhon, Head of the National Economic Council in the Prime Minister’s Office, would end Bazan Group’s oil refinery operations in Haifa. By ZEV STUB   APRIL 26, 2021 Israel must remove the petrochemical chemical plants in Haifa within 10 years, according...

  • Squabbling Among Water Officials Imperils Jordan River Rehabilitation – Haaretz
    The water of the southern Jordan River is currently not of sufficient quality to rehabilitate the ecological system in the area. Implementing the Water Authority’s plan would change that, but Mekorot has other ideas Zafrir Rinat Apr. 22, 2021 The Water Authority Commission is slated to discuss Thursday a proposal...

  • Polluted Lake Qaraoun Spews Out Tons of Dead Fish – Naharnet
    April 29, 2021 Tonnes of dead fish have washed up on the shore of a highly polluted lake in eastern Lebanon in the past few days, an official said Thursday. It was not immediately clear what caused the fish kill in Lake Qaraoun on the Litani river, which several local...

  • Lebanon Launches First Electric Car despite Crisis – Naharnet
    A Lebanon-made electric car has been launched, the first time the small country has manufactured an automobile, despite struggling amid a dire economic crisis with frequent power cuts. The red sports car — named “Quds Rise”, using the Arabic name of Jerusalem — is the project of Lebanese-born Palestinian businessman...

  • Israel’s State-owned Water Company to Provide Consulting Services to Bahrain – Haaretz
    $3 million pact may grow as Gulf emirate faces growing water shortages Israel Fisher Michael Rochvarger Mar. 29, 2021 Mekorot, the Israeli state-owned water company, has signed an agreement to provide $3 million in consulting services to Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority in the first-ever agreement between an Israeli government...

  • Good energies: Firm that reinvented the engine starts new funding round – Jerusalem Post
    MayMaan has developed an internal combustion engine operating on a mixture of water and ethanol. They are in the 1st phase of sparking a revolution in the automotive and green energy markets. By LIOR NOVIK   APRIL 26, 2021 The green energy market is in an unprecedented momentum, and not...

  • PWA condemns vandalism of water reservoir in Nablus-district village – WAFA
    RAMALLAH, Monday, April 19, 2021 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Water Authority today condemned the vandalism of the main water reservoir in Asira al-Qibliya village, southwest of Nablus city. During an inspection visit to the site of the vandalized reservoir, head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Mazen Ghneim, decried the...

  • Gulf, Middle East nations agree on ‘climate action’ after meeting with US envoy Kerry – Al Arabiya
    Joseph Haboush, Al Arabiya English Published: 05 April ,2021 Countries from the Gulf and the Middle East gathered in the United Arab Emirates and released a statement Monday committing to “accelerate climate action.” “We will work together to ensure the success of the Paris Agreement and will cooperate with our...

  • Israeli Ministries Compose Plan to Fight Climate Change Days Before U.S. Summit – Haaretz
    Amid disagreements and lack of cooperation both ministries formulate a draft to radically reduce global warming only days before the Leaders Summit on Climate begins Zafrir Rinat Apr. 19, 2021 The Environmental Protection Ministry and the National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Ministry put forward plans to drastically reduce greenhouse gases...

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