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Environment and Climate in the Middle East

‘More water for nature, conservation for residents’ Jerusalem Post

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS 17/03/2010 06:51 Coterie of environmental organizations crafts its own vision of how the water economy should look by 2030. A coterie of environmental organizations led by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) has crafted its own vision of how the water economy should look by 2030. In […]

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It’s not a floral shirt Haaretz

By Nehemia Shtrasler Today at noon, Jerusalem will hold its breath. The second Israeli branch of Swedish fashion retailer H&M is opening at the Malha Mall. Oh what a celebration there will be, not to mention the lines. But the Jerusalem opening has no chance of overshadowing the insanity that swept Tel Aviv last Thursday. […]

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State: Tamar group wants to stream gas at dangerous pressure Haaretz

By Avi Bar-Eli The state is worried that the pressure at which the partners intend to supply natural gas from the offshore Tamar field will be too high for safety. The partners in the Tamar drilling site, which is some 90 meters offshore, and the state are facing off over the issue. The present plans […]

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AFED Announces its Annual Conference on 4-5 November 2010 in Beirut AFED

AFED Announces its Annual Conference on 4-5 November 2010 in Beirut Water: Sustainable Management of a Scarce Resource Beirut, 4 March 2010 The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) announced that its Annual Conference will convene in Beirut on 4-5 November 2010. The conference will debate a comprehensive report on water, being prepared by […]

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Ending Israeli Occupation Makes Palestine Participate in Endeavors on Global Warming WAFA

Date : 15/3/2010 Time : 20:09 RAMALLAH, March 15, 2010(WAFA)-Local in a workshop participants agreed that ending the Israeli occupation of will make the future Palestinian state contribute in the international endeavors on solving global warming problem. The Participants were answering a question raised by Representative of Denmark to the Palestinian Authority Lars Adam Rehof […]

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Gaza university students produce biofuel Ma’an

Published Saturday 13/03/2010 (updated) 14/03/2010 11:37 Gaza – Ma’an – Two Gaza science students are using municipal waste to produce biofuel that could replace domestic gas amidst a shortage as the Israeli imposed siege continues. Atiyya Al-Bursh and Mahir Al-Jamal said they put 70 kilograms of municipal waste into a sealed barrel and collected the […]

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Office-cleaning firm switches to green products Jerusalem Post

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS 16/03/2010 22:52 Team 3, which maintains 700,000 square meters of office space per day, will be switching to a system of Ecoline Ecocaps ampoules. Team 3 Cleaning, the fourth-largest cleaning company in Israel, has become the first one to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, it said this week. Team 3, which […]

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Farmers guard loquat crop from natural hazards Daily Star

By Mohammed Zaatari Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Farmers guard loquat crop from natural hazards SIDON: The ski season was not the only sector hit this year by Lebanon’s unusually unstable weather. The agricultural sector was affected and the loquat trees, known locally as “Aki Dini” trees, grown in the south seem to be fighting a […]

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Beirut set to sign accord to protect endangered species Daily Star

By Dalila Mahdawi Wednesday, March 17, 2010 BEIRUT: Lebanon looks set to join a key international convention protecting endangered species and plants, a local animal welfare organization has said. Agriculture Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan traveled to Qatar to discuss with Willem Wijnstekers, the secretary feneral of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild […]

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Beirut aucton looks to raise awareness of need for biodiversity in planting trees Daily Star

By Patrick Galey BEIRUT: Think of Lebanese trees and there’s a good chance the mighty cedar will automatically spring to mind. Mentioned in the Bible, its wood has been used for centuries by some of the world’s greatest civilizations. There’s even one on the Lebanese flag. But flora in Lebanon goes way beyond the cedar, […]

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Ormat swings to profit, and gets sued for past results Haaretz

sraeli geothermal energy producer Ormat Industries yesterday reported swinging to a profit in the fourth quarter due to a rise in the value of its investment in oil sands company OPTI Canada. Ormat, which is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and is the parent company of the Nasdaq-listed Ormat Technologies, reported a quarterly […]

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