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Archives for October, 2017

Environmental Peacebuilding Newsletter October 2017

5th Regional Teachers Seminar For the 5th consecutive year, EcoPeace held a Regional Teacher’s Conference, gathering together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli educators, teachers and environmental activists to create a platform for teachers to connect across borders, to celebrate the work they are doing, and to learn best practices for incorporating environmental education into the curriculum. […]

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Egypt’s population stands at nearly 95 mln, according to latest census – Al Arabiya

Cairo Saturday, 30 September 2017 Egypt says its population stands at nearly 95 million, in addition to an estimated 9.4 million who live abroad, according to the latest census figures. The figures were announced during a televised ceremony on Saturday in which the findings of the country’s latest census were read by Abu-Bakr el-Gindy, head […]

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Greenpeace launches “Morocco – Harnessing the Power of Solar” (VIDEO) -= Environment and Development

Greenpeace Arab World and North Africa launched its short documentary “Morocco – Harnessing the Power of Solar” which highlights the incredible potential of decentralised solar energy in improving the daily life of Moroccan citizens, especially the most vulnerable ones. The film tells the story of the people of Morocco, from the harsh reality of their […]

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Historic electricity theft discovered in eastern desert – Jordan Times

Oct 04,2017 AMMAN — The Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO), the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) and a joint force of public security and Gendarmerie departments’ personnel have put an end to the “biggest electricity theft” in the history of the Kingdom, which included installations worth JD300,000. A JEPCO source told the Jordan News […]

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Experts discuss upscaling of sustainable energy in buildings – Jordan Times

Oct 01,2017 AMMAN — A group of 30 international experts on Thursday convened in Amman to discuss ways to upscale sustainable energy investments in community buildings in Jordan, according to a joint statement from the West Asia — North Africa (WANA) Institute, Chatham House, EDAMA, and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Citing the increased energy […]

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Energy efficiency fund promotes use of solar water heaters – Jordan Times

Sep 25,2017 AMMAN — Ten thousand solar water heaters were installed under a programme for homes implemented by the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund in various governorates. The Executive Director of the Fund Rasmi Hamzeh on Monday said that the fund seeks to raise the number of households benefiting from the programme from […]

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‘5,000 alleged water violations stopped since start of year’ – Jordan Times

Sep 30,2017 AMMAN — Authorities stopped more than 5,000 alleged violations on water mains and networks since January, government officials said on Saturday, indicating that court rulings on 22 water-related cases were also issued. Under an ongoing campaign to end all forms of violations on the water networks and resources, the Ministry of Water and […]

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Lassen Discusses Waste Management with Shehayyeb – Naharnet

September 30, 2017 Ambassador Christina Lassen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, met with the Head of the Environment Parliamentary Committee, MP Akram Shehayeb, and discussed with him the urgent challenges that Lebanon is facing in managing solid waste, particularly in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, a press release said. Lassen addressed […]

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Grassroots business recycles trash into furniture for ‘a greener Jordan’ – Jordan Times

By Camille Dupire – Oct 08,2017 AMMAN — Alarmed by the realisation of how much waste people throw out in the street of Amman, Alaa Ziadeh decided to take action and beautify the city by turning the garbage into unique home-made furniture at his Ziadat4recycling workshop. In a promotional video that calls for more citizen […]

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Israeli park rangers go after the big bad wolf – Jerusalem Post

EIN GEDI – The eyes of a predator prowling through the Judean desert are easily seen in the park ranger’s spotlight from 100 meters (yards) away. Normally this would mean a smaller animal, a fox or the occasional coyote, is after a midnight snack. But since the start of summer, when the natural order got […]

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