Environment and Climate in the Middle East

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Environment and Climate in the Middle East

Oil spill across 150 meters of Ras Ghareb amid oil pollution warnings – Egypt Independent

Al-Masry Al-Youm Oil stains covered a distance of 150 meters in the Dai al-Qamr area of Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea governorate on Tuesday amid warnings of the spots extending to other areas and impacting beaches and maritime life on the Red Sea. The Operations Room in the Ministry of Environment decided to form […]

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VeryNile announces competition to stop plastic usage – Egypt Independent

Mira Maged July 30, 2019 Following various efforts put into place to transform Egypt into an environmentally friendly country, VeryNile in collaboration with UN Environment has launched a competition encouraging users to put forward alternatives to single-use plastics. Applicants are only required to submit two preliminary ideas or project plans through which society can stop […]

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Jreissati: Sorting Waste at Source Compulsory to Resolve Crisis – Naharnet

Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati on Wednesday stressed the need to sort garbage at source in order to resolve the waste management crisis, as he blamed the state for a looming crisis as the Jdeideh landfill is nearing full capacity. “Without sorting waste at source there can be no solution for the crisis,” said Jreissati during […]

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Do Israel’s congested roads increase cancer risks? – Jerusalem Post

By SONIA EPSTEIN 08/01/2019 Those with high exposure to nitrogen oxide concentrations (above 25 parts per billion) had a significant increase — up to 1.56 times — in their risk of prostate, breast and lung cancer. High exposure to air pollution from transportation vehicles is correlated with a 50% increase in prostate, breast and lung […]

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Israeli transportation minister proposes roads through Jerusalem Forest to ease traffic – Haaretz

Environmental authorities seek to halt plan, arguing that it would seriously harm the landscape, including ancient agricultural sites Zafrir Rinat | Aug. 1, 2019 Plans now under discussion to ease Jerusalem’s traffic jams would cause significant harm to the Jerusalem Forest, one of the city’s most important “green lungs.” Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich recently ordered […]

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Egypt considers transforming Sharm el-Sheikh into green, eco-friendly city – Egypt Independent

Al-Masry Al-Youm Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad met on Tuesday the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Foda to discuss the ministry’s plan to develop South Sinai’s nature reserves, especially the Blue Hole and Ras Abu Galoum protectorates. Fouad said that the ministry supports the governorate’s initiative to transform Sharm el-Sheikh into a sustainable, green, […]

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Gaza’s sea water desalination plant project completed, says official – WAFA

GAZA, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (WAFA) – The head of the Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim, announced today the completion of the sea water desalination plant project in Gaza City. Ghoneim said in a press release that the experimental operation of the station, which has a capacity of producing 10,000 cubic meters per day, will serve […]

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Woman bets on Moringa tree to become Jordan’s next ‘superfood’ – Jordan Times

By Johanna Montanari – Jul 24,2019 AMMAN — Entrepreneur Arwa Salem Almaqableh said she hopes a regional tree will help her grow her business in Jordan, and eventually “reach the world”. Her business “Jordanian Moringa” recently took part in the Bint Bladi Expo, a four-day exhibition held in Amman to support entrepreneurial Jordanian women. Women […]

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Israeli scientist figures out how to stop cows from killing the planet – Jerusalem Post

By REBECCA ARATEN 07/11/2019 Studies have shown that dairy cows contribute large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, caused by the organisms living in their microbiomes. Genetically modifying cows may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feed world populations, a study led by Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and of the National […]

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Grand Serail Meeting Tackles Waste Dumping at Costa Brava – Naharnet

Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired a meeting at the Grand Serail on Wednesday with several ministers and heads of municipalities where discussions focused on the options available as concerns emerge over a new garbage crisis after the closure of Costa Brava landfill. “The meeting was good and productive. Closure of the Costa Brava landfill is […]

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Lawmakers Mobilize to Address Waste Crisis in the North – Naharnet

A meeting was held at the Environment Ministry to address the problematic waste crisis that emerged in some northern districts following the closure of a local dump in Dinnieh earlier this year, LBCI TV station said on Wednesday. MPs from the northern regions of Zgharta, Dinnieh and the Governor of the North, and the local […]

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RSS, UN agency sign environmental technical cooperation agreement – Jordan Times

MMAN — The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has signed an agreement to implement the second phase of “transfer of environmentally sound technology” project. According to an RSS statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Tuesday, the EU-funded project aims at improving the Kingdom’s industrial sector […]

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Military equipment scuttled in Aqaba for museum – Jordan Times

Jul 24,2019 AMMAN — An underwater museum, comprising 19 military relics, has officially launched in Aqaba. Aqaba’s Underwater Military Museum Dive Site has opened for divers and snorkellers to explore military machines stationed along coral reefs imitating a tactical formation, according to an Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) statement. After 30 days of scanning, […]

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Industry Ministry to Shut Down Factories Polluting Litani – Naharnet

Industry Minister Wael Abu Faour declared in a press conference on Tuesday that the ministry is going to shut down 14 factories located around the Litani river and basin for failing to comply with the ministry’s environmental instructions. “Only 49 factories out of 63 have corrected their environmental violations. Those who failed to comply will […]

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Authorities uncover water theft in Muwaqqar, Qatrana – Jordan Times

Authorities face stone pelting during raid in Muwaqqar By JT – Jul 24,2019 In this undated photo, a tractor fills in an illegal well. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation’s Water Authority announced on Tuesday it had found violations in Muwaqqar and Qatrana (Photo courtesy of Water Ministry) AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and […]

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USAID committed to Jordan water sector amid increases in floods, droughts — official – Jordan Times

By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 21,2019 WASHINGTON, DC — USAID’s current allocation to support Jordan’s water sector stands at around $80 million per year, according to a senior USAID official, who said that the agency is now working with the Kingdom in two main areas: source water and non-revenue water. A major priority of the […]

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Overpopulation remains one of the greatest threats to global stability – Arab News

Arab News (Jeddah), July 12, 2019 Sinem Cengiz Thursday was World Population Day. It has been celebrated on July 11 every year since 1989, when it was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program. The day was adopted by the international community to focus attention on and raise awareness of the […]

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“Green Palestine” (thematic edition) – This Week in Palestine, July

Multiple articles of interest, linked to URL at bottom Table of Contents: Article: A Green Oasis in Increasingly Urbanized Palestine | By: Mazin Qumsieh Newly Released: Acamar Book of the Month 2: Bethlehem Record 366 Book of the Month: Companions in Conflict Article: Ecotech Recycling | By: Anton Hallak Where to Go?: Faqu’a Iris (Prickly […]

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Record Heat Wave – Haaretz / ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT / YNET

July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists – ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOMPMENT Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists. The past fortnight has seen freak heat in the Canadian Arctic, crippling droughts in […]

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Karak part of study to grow climate change resistant grains – Jordan Times

By Johanna Montanari – Jul 16,2019 AMMAN — A research team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany has recently bred a new line of barley that achieves good crop yields even under harsh heat and drought conditions. Their study was originally published in “Scientific Reports” in April, and further advertised in a press […]

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