Environment and Climate in the Middle East

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Environment and Climate in the Middle East

Red Sea oil spill nothing new [BikyaMasr]

Red Sea oil spill nothing new – Bikya Masr June 22nd, 2010 http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=13992 CAIRO: Watching the news pour out of Egypt over the oil slick that has already hit some 100 kilometers of beaches on the Eastern Red Sea coast is shocking. Where were they last summer when oil spilled out of an offshore oil […]

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Arava Power leasing land from Bedouin for solar fields [Haaretz]

Published: 22.6.2010 By Avi Bar-Eli Source: Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/arava-power-leasing-land-from-bedouin-for-solar-fields-1.297570 Arava Power Company has signed deals leasing land from Bedouin in the Negev for the construction of three giant solar-power fields. The company has earmarked NIS 400 million for the photovoltaic projects, which are supposed to produce 20 megawatts. The company signed agreements with the Tarabin and […]

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ECOWEEK 2010: Young architects forum in the Middle East

http://ecoweek.netfirms.com/ecoweek.gr/ecoweek2010_BJ/index.html International Conference and Interdisciplinary Workshops for Young Architects, Designers and Planners gives young professionals and graduate students the opportunity to learn from and cooperate with expert professionals through discussing, planning, and even constructing “green” projects for communities in Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Negev Desert, and the Biennale of Bat Yam. Participants work side […]

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New publication: Population growth and land development in Israel

Population and pavement: population growth and land development in Israel Daniel E. Orenstein and Steven P. Hamburg. Link to article Published in: Population & Environment Volume 31, Number 4 / March, 2010 Abstract: This research examines land use change in Israel––an intriguing but understudied setting with regard to population–environment dynamics. While Israel is fairly unique […]

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Polluted beaches result of insufficient state funding

Coast was clean just 60% of the time in 2009, Environmental Protection Ministry says. Jerusalem Post By EHUD ZION WALDOKS 15/04/2010 http://www.jpost.com/HealthAndSci-Tech/ScienceAndEnvironment/Article.aspx?id=173167 As the swimming season opens today, those planning to hit the beach must ask themselves: How clean are the beaches? How many times will the beaches be closed this summer because of pollution? […]

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