Environment and Climate in the Middle East

news, conferences, policy discussions and academic publications on environmental issues and climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean

Environment and Climate in the Middle East

Nature offenders to face aggravated penalties YNET

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3881227,00.html Nature and Park Authority rangers can now increase fines, punishments given to environmental offenders. Maximum penalty for poaching, trading natural monuments now punishable by two-year jail time Yael Darel Published: 05.13.10, 09:08 / Israel Activism Offenders harming wild animals or nature will be made to pay higher fines and receive harsher punishments – both […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Zalul Environmental Association May 2010

Zalul conferences bring together stakeholders to take strides toward environmental change Desalination: On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Zalul hosted the conference “Desalination: How Much Does it Cost the Sea?” at Haifa’s prestigious Technion Water Reseach Institute, bringing about Israel’s top desalination professors and researchers to deliberate on this important topic. In the hopes of zeroing […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Environmental Peacemaking May 2010 FoEME

FoEME is proud to report that our Jordanian Director, Mr. Munqeth Mehyar was one of 150 selected delegates from 50 countries around the world to participate in President Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC this week. The Summit highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship to fostering economic opportunity and community development and aimed to identify […]

Read the rest of this entry »

The denuding of Lachish Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/the-denuding-of-lachish-1.289269 By Zafrir Rinat The once unadulterated hills of Lachish are alive with the sound of bulldozers. One green group is bemoaning the loss of another nature area Lachish hills Bulldozers preparing the Lachish hills for housing for Gush Katif evacuees Photo by: Zafrir Rinat Until recently the Lachish hills were one of the few […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Jordan River ‘to run dry next year’ Al Jazeera

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/20105510484475825.html By Orly Halpern The Jordan River is the main source of the Sea of Galilee [GETTY] Normally on bus tours the guide will make numerous pit stops for the sightseers. But as we drove from Jerusalem out of the Judea Mountains and into the open space of the Jordan Valley, our Jordan River tour […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Desalination plant starts supplying drinking water to Deir Alla residents Jordan Times

http://www.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=26385 By Hana Namrouqa AMMAN – Pumping from the Karameh Dam desalination plant has started at a total capacity of 2,400 cubic metres per day, an official at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation said on Saturday. Following two-months of experimental operation to ensure that the desalinated water is fit for human consumption, the plant […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Three firms short-listed to build nuclear plant Jordan Times

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=26432 By Taylor Luck AMMAN – The government has notified three international companies that they have been short-listed to build the Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant, according to a senior energy official. Following the official notifications, which were sent out this week, the government will enter negotiations with the three companies, which were short-listed from […]

Read the rest of this entry »

TA mayor to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations from US firm YNET

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3885147,00.html Ron Huldai is not waiting for Shai Agassi. Coulomb Technologies, Better Place’s competitor in US, reaches agreement in principle with city of Tel Aviv. City official: We won’t allow issue of charging electric cars to become monopoly Sharon Baider Published: 05.10.10, 07:48 / Israel Business Owners of electric cars and motorbikes will be able […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Slow train to the subway Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/slow-train-to-the-subway-1.289344 Editorial Tel Aviv’s lack of a subway system (or as it is officially known, the Dan Region Mass Transit System ) is one of most grave infrastructure failures Israel has ever known. This country, whose scientists have won Nobel prizes and whose entrepreneurs shine in high-tech markets, has been unable to build a basic […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Street cats are paying the price of saving the birds Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/street-cats-are-paying-the-price-of-saving-the-birds-1.289177 Some wildlife conservationists say that street cats are decimating urban songbird populations and call for extreme measures to control them. Pro-cat charities favor sterilization. By Zafrir Rinat An opinion piece posted recently on a Jewish National Fund Web site by Prof. Yoram Yom-Tov and Dr. Eli Gefen of Tel Aviv University was removed soon […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Two new reports on the Lower Jordan River released today 2010-05-03 EcoPeace / FoEME

http://www.foeme.org/press.php?ind=77 the media release on FoEME Jordan River reports MEDIA RELEASE Two new reports released today identify the amount of water needed to rehabilitate the Jordan River and where the water must come from if we are to bring back to life one of the most famous rivers on earth. EcoPeace / Friends of the […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Parting the Waters National Geographic

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2010/04/parting-the-waters/belt-text from the special issue on water, April 2010 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-contents Published: April 2010 A source of conflict between Israel and its neighbors for decades, the Jordan River is now depleted by drought, pollution, and overuse. Could the fight to save it forge a path toward peace? By Don Belt For a biblical stream whose name […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh initiative needed Jordan Times

editorial on the FoEME report on the Jordan River http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=26336 It does not come as a surprise to hear that the Jordan River is destined to run dry by next year due to overexploitation and pollution. What is surprising is the fact that environmentalists waited for so long to reach this conclusion. A report of […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Steady as She Goes Syria Today

from the special April 2010 issue on the future of Syria’s oil and gas sector http://www.syria-today.com/index.php/focus/7687-steady-as-she-goes By John Dagge Photos Carole al-Farah & Adel Samara This month the Syrian government will auction off the exploration and production rights to eight blocks located in the north-east, east and south of the country. The auction comes hot […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Israel helps African farmers fight desert YNET

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3881669,00.html Having ‘conquered the desert’ at home, Jewish state ready to share technology and skills with African countries struggling to sustain agricultural output due to increasingly unreliable rains Reuters Published: 05.04.10, 07:50 / Israel Activism Having “conquered the desert” at home, Israel is ready to share technology and skills with African countries struggling to sustain […]

Read the rest of this entry »

How long will Tel Avivians wait for the light rail? Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/how-long-will-tel-avivians-wait-for-the-light-rail-1.288840 Finance Ministry to cancel contract with consortium that won Tel Aviv light rail tender. Work on the train lines has been delayed time after time. By TheMarker The Finance Ministry has decided to cancel its contract with the consortium that won the Tel Aviv light rail tender. Channel 10 news reported last night that […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Top economist: Bio-fuels may lead to land shortages Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/HealthAndSci-Tech/ScienceAndEnvironment/Article.aspx?id=174810 By EHUD ZION WALDOKS 06/05/2010 05:29 Hans Werner Sinnas warns of “serious conundrum” embodied by energy production vying with food yields. Creating large amounts of bio-fuel raises a serious conundrum not felt since the Middle Ages, noted German economist Hans Werner Sinn told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday. The president of the Ifo Institute for […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Li Ka-shing may tap Israel for oil-sands technology Jerusalem Post

Li Ka-shing may tap Israel for oil-sands technology http://www.jpost.com/Business/BusinessNews/Article.aspx?id=174736 By BLOOMBERG 05/05/2010 09:04 Hong Kong billionaire tells Steinitz he’s keen to invest in means of reducing pollution. Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing may invest in Israeli oil-sands companies to expand his interests in energy production. Li’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. is keen to invest in oil-sands […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Middle East Report: Special Issue on Water no. 254, April 2010

http://www.merip.org/mer/mer254/mer254.html   See website for articles. Running Dry MER 254 — Spring 2010 Editorial ARTICLES Speaking of Water George R. Trumbull IV Waking the Red-Dead Lizabeth Zack Turkey’s Rivers of Dispute Hilal Elver Iraq’s Water Woes: A Primer Saudi Alchemy: Water Into Oil, Oil Into Water Toby Jones Water Conflict and Cooperation in Yemen Gerhard Lichtenthaeler […]

Read the rest of this entry »

AL-BIA WAL-TANMIA / ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT May 2010

http://www.mectat.com.lb/ Volume 15, No.146, May 2010 CONTENTS 7 Environment needs vision before money (editorial by Najib Saab) 10 When hell opened in Iceland     18 Recycling electronic wastes: a health and environment hazard (cover story) 26 Conservation agriculture: the Lebanese experience 29 Alexandria Dialogue: scarce water, rising seas 30 Africa’s food basket covered by sand desertification […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Page 238 of 244:« First« 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 »Last »