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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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