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Analysis Climate Change: The Earth Is Cooked, the Question Is if We’re Done – Haaretz

No more planet as we know it? Unless world abolishes carbon emissions a lot faster, temperatures are 90 percent likely to rise by 2 to 5 degrees Celsius by 2100, new study warns Ruth Schuster Aug 03, 2017 links to: Last month ties record for Israel’s hottest July in a century Opinion A warmer Israel […]

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Environmental Peacebuilding Newsletter, August 2017

Dear Friends, We are delighted to publicaly announce that the Board of Directors of EcoPeace Middle East accepted the recommendation of a select committee to appoint Ms Nada Majdalani as the new Palestinian co-director of the organization. Nada joins us with many years of experience as an environmental expert and a long-standing commitment to the […]

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‘Face the sun, and the shadow falls behind you’ – Jordan Times

Ali Kassay Jul 30,2017 In 1894, the Times of London predicted that in 50 years (i.e., by 1950) London would be “buried three metres deep in horse manure”. The problem of horse manure was so severe in all major cities that the world’s first urban planning conference met in 1898 to discuss specifically this problem, […]

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In Jerusalem, an interfaith effort at addressing climate change – Jerusalem Post

By ISABEL FEINSTEIN 07/27/2017 The leaders found common ground on the issues through their religions. A rabbi, a priest and a kadi came together on Wednesday to discuss an issue equally affecting us all: climate change. The event, which was organized by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club, […]

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Israel Launches Its First Environmental Research Satellite – Haaretz

Data provided by the satellite will provide policy makers and businesses involved in agriculture information on what to grow and where Ido Efrati Aug 02, 2017 The first Israeli satellite for environmental research was launched early Wednesday morning from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite is a joint effort by the Israel […]

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Israel’s Only Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant Set to Close – Haaretz

Owner of Aviv Recycling says company is being undercut by Turkey’s lower wages and more lenient regulations Noa Shpigel and Zafrir Rinat Aug 01, 2017 srael’s only plastic bottle recycling plant is about to close and has already cut down on its number of employees and their work days. The Knesset Finance Committee has asked […]

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Diversion of water, not climate change, cause of dropping Dead Sea levels — Jordanian geologist – Jordan Times

By Saeb Rawashdeh – Aug 03,2017 AMMAN — The drop in the level of the Dead Sea is causing grave concerns among environmentalists and planners in the region, with most of the drop caused by diversion in the headwaters feeding the sea, a geologist has said. Geology Professor Nizar Abu Jaber from German Jordanian University […]

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Smugglers eye ‘prize’ of 1,000-year-old tree – Jordan Times

Olea Europaea olive tree is tracked down for its financial and symbolic value By Bernard Ellouk – Aug 02,2017 AMMAN — “Imagine the financial value of a 1,000-year-old tree,” said Mohammad Al Rababah, professor of natural resources ecology and management at the University of Jordan. Unfortunately, some already have. Large construction equipment, often used for […]

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Alleged illegal pipelines removed in Wadi Al Seer – Jordan Times

By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 31,2017 MMAN — Authorities have removed eleven allegedly illegal pipelines, which were diverting water from a spring in Wadi Al Seer to underground reservoirs, an official said on Monday. The suspected violator had also reportedly diverted water from the Wadi Al Seer stream to fill up tankers and sell water […]

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Authorities analyse video showing ‘hunting’ of endangered Nubian ibexes – Jordan Times

by Hana Namrouqa – Jul 25,2017 AMMAN — Authorities are analysing a recent video which appears to show Nubian ibexes being killed in the Mudawarra area in the south of Jordan, in an effort to track down those responsible, a conservationist said on Monday. The video, which shows at least two dead ibexes placed alongside […]

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Israel builds pipeline to absorb sewage from Gaza – YNET

Due to reduction of electricity to Gaza, its sewage treatment facility has been shut down, causing overflow into Israel; to prevent an ecological disaster, Israel’s Water Authority builds pipeline to absorb strip’s wastewater. Matan Tzuri|Published: 27.07.17 After the sewage treatment facility in Gaza was shut down due to the electricity crisis, and waste water started […]

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After acid spill, experts uncertain they can fully restore Israeli desert stream – Haaretz

Environmentalists trying to save wildlife, improve water quality, at Nahal Ashalim after massive acidic wastewater spillage on June 30 Zafrir Rinat Jul 25, 2017 Nahal Ashalim in southern Israel is still suffering the aftereffects of last month’s acidic wastewater spill into the stream. Freshwater had to be pumped into the stream this week when environmentalists […]

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Drop in water levels in Israel’s Sea of Galilee basin hurting agriculture, tourism = Haaretz

Water flow in sources of Jordan River is 40% lower than average this year Zafrir Rinat Jul 24, 2017 The continued decline in the amount of water in the Lake Kinneret basin area is causing serious damage to the tourism industry, in particular rafting and kayaking on the Jordan River, as well as harming agriculture […]

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All water resources, facilities to be fully monitored by 2019 — ministry – Jordan Times

By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 21,2017 AMMAN — By the end of 2019, the Kingdom’s 500 water resources and facilities will be monitored by cameras and control systems to safeguard the water infrastructure from violations and sabotage, according to a government official. The plan is part of an ongoing effort to monitor the country’s strategic […]

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Authorities uncover suspected water theft in south Amman – Jordan Times

Alleged violation diverted 1,000 cubic metres of water to villa, private farms daily — official By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 26,2017 Authorities on Tuesday uncovered a suspected major water violation which diverted around 1,000 cubic metres of water daily from a main carrier to private farms and a villa in south Amman major water violation, […]

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All septic tankers to be equipped with electronic tracking system – Jordan Times

By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 18,2017 Work is now under way to instal electronic tracking systems on all of the country’s septic tankers to prevent random dumping of wastewater, according to officials (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun) AMMAN — Work is now under way to instal electronic tracking systems on all of the country’s septic tankers […]

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Mulki inaugurates wastewater treatment plant in south Amman – Jordan Times

Jul 27,2017 AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Wednesday inaugurated a wastewater treatment plant in south Amman to irrigate crops. The opening of the JD11 million project was also attended by minister of water and irrigation, Hazem El Nasser, alongside a number of other ministers, MPs and officials, according to the Jordan News Agency, […]

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Households in Naour to be connected to sewage network by next August — Water Ministry – Jordan Times

By Hana Namrouqa – Jul 29,2017 – AMMAN — Households in west Amman’s Naour District are scheduled to be linked to the sewage network by August next year under a new project, an official said on Saturday. The project seeks to link areas in western Amman, which are not currently covered with sewage services, to […]

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Request for proposal to be issued for Red Sea-Dead Sea water project – Jordan Times

Jul 22,2017 AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation will distribute the request for proposal (RFP) of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project to the five shortlisted consortiums in two weeks, a senior official has said. The project’s studies, blueprints and tender documents are all ready, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazim El […]

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Yarmouk Water Company cuts water supply to 369 subscribers – Jordan Times

Jul 24,2017 AMMAN — The Yarmouk Water Company on Sunday said that it has cut water supply to 369 subscribers during June and July in Irbid, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The cut came after reports of alleged wasting of water at 63 buildings. After collecting information that included names, contacts of subscribers and […]

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