Environment and Climate in the Middle East

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Palestine skips signing ceremony of Middle East energy forum – WAFA

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine today skipped the virtual signing ceremony of a new Middle East energy established to promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and other markets. A well-informed Palestinian source confirmed to WAFA that the Palestinian Authority (PA) skipped the virtual signing ceremony of the charter […]

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New Mediterranean energy forum launched with Israel as member – Jerusalem Post

The forum includes Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy. By LAHAV HARKOV   SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 14:32 Energy Ministers of seven countries, including Israel’s Yuval Steinitz, attended an event launching the new East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) in a virtual event hosted in Cairo on Tuesday morning. “The blessing of gas […]

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Chevron’s Purchase of Noble Energy: Accelerating the Eastern Mediterranean’s Gas Revolution? Tel Aviv Notes (Dayan Centre, Tel Aviv U)

Author Joshua Krasna September 7, 2020 The American multinational energy company, Chevron, announced the purchase of Texas-based Noble Energy on July 20, 2020, paying $5 billion in stock, and assuming $8 billion of debt.[1] Noble, while not a major player in the global energy market (with a market capitalization of $4.6 billion versus Chevron’s $163 […]

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207 water theft cases detected in northern Jordan Valley – Jordan Times

Sep 12,2020 AMMAN — The Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) at the Water Ministry has detected 207 violations on the King Abdullah Canal in the Northern Ghor area. A JVA official in a statement on Saturday said that the violations included large-scale water theft that have affected the portions allocated to farmers and citizens across the […]

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Draft water law stirs public anger – Jordan Times

Tax is not new, it is part of Buildings and Establishments’ Law, says Water Ministry By Maram Kayed – Sep 09,2020 ‘All existing and new buildings in the Kingdom shall be subject to paying an annual contribution of 10 per cent of the net value of the estimated annual rent for buildings,’ stipulates Article 11 […]

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Aquaculture survey kicks off in Lebanon, aiming to support the growth of the sector – Environment and Development

18/9/2020 In an effort to assist in relieving the crisis currently shaking the country, Lebanon is partnering with the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support the sustainable development of Lebanese aquaculture as one of the sources of employment and food security […]

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MIRRA, UNICEF join hands to improve wastewater treatment, reuse – Jordan Times

[please note, ed.:] (MIRRA contributed this article to The Jordan Times) Sep 21,2020 AMMAN — Being one of the driest countries in the world, Jordan faces many pressing environmental difficulties. Water scarcity affects every aspect of Jordanian life and poses a great challenge to economic growth and development. Factors such as population growth, climate change, […]

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Smart Water: How Mekorot handles increasing cyber threats – YNET

Digital revolution is sweeping water infrastructure industry, and Israel is one of most prominent leaders; unfortunately, as field enters digital world, water systems are exposed to increasing cyber threats, but here too Israel – and Mekorot – are not falling behind Meital R. Fishman | 09.06.20 [please note, ed.:] Promotional content in cooperation with Mekorot […]

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Chemicals Plant Taken to Court Over Southern Israeli Stream Ruined by Pollution – Haaretz

Local residents’ class action lawsuit reveals extent of damage to the Zin Stream, where instead of clear spring water, yellow and foul-smelling sewage water flows regularly. Zafrir Rinat 12.09.2020 A class action lawsuit filed on Sunday reveals the scope of pollution caused by a phosphates production facility in southern Israel, which has damaged the Zin Stream in the […]

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Reminder: The Power of Deserts – Dan Rabinowitz, Virtual Book Tour

Subscribers and friends are invited to register (see below) for the virtual book tour webinar with Dan Rabinowitz, the author of the important hew book, The Power of Deserts, Monday Sept 14, noon Eastern Standard Time. Climate Change and Solar Potential in the Middle East Dan Rabinowitzof Tel Aviv Universityon his new book The Power […]

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Renewable Energy in Palestine – Special Issue, This Week in Palestine, editor’s introduction

Message from the Editor By: Bettina Ezbidi The case numbers are rising in Palestine, yet apparently, we fear COVID-19 much less than we did at the beginning of the pandemic. It seems that we respond more to novelty than to actual danger. The same can be said about global warming. We are becoming increasingly careless […]

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Renewable Energy in Palestine – Special Issue, This Week in Palestine, Table of Contents

Issue: 269, Sep 2020 Readers are encouraged to follow the links to each article. The entire issue is available on the This Week in Palestine website for downloading into pdf format. (ed) Renewable Energy in Palestine Article: ABAAD Contracting Company Article: Cultivating Hope | By: Courtesy of CARE Palestine West Bank/Gaza Article: Green Energy… A […]

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The Case for Scaling Up Solar Power in Palestine – This Week in Palestine

an example of the articles in the Special Issue By: Courtesy of Massader, a PIF Company The installation of over 578,500-megawatt (Mw) globally and 5,500 Mw of solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity in the Middle East represents nothing less than a breakthrough for energy security and sustainable development in the world.*1 Located in a region that […]

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Green Energy… A Passage to Life – This Week in Palestine

an article in the special issue on solar potential in Palestine By: Hasan Abu-Libdeh Thirty-plus years ago, I visited Geneva for the first time. Aside from the magnificent scenery, I was impressed by the spread of gardens and pools on rooftops across town. At the time, I thought that this should be among the seven […]

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Ethiopia faces series of challenges on international and domestic fronts – Egypt Independent

Al-Masry Al-Youm September 8, 20 Ethiopia’s government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has found itself in a quagmire of rising domestic and international tensions, raising fears for the survival of the government in question. Africa’s second-most-populous nation now faces ongoing riots in the Oromia and Wolayta regions, and a standoff with the Tigray regional […]

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What will happen to the trees of Israel? – Jerusalem Post

By DOMINIK DOEHLER, ZAVIT/SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT NEWS AGENCY SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 10:01 In hardly any other country has planting trees changed the landscape and living conditions as much as it did in Israel last century. The question now is how to preserve the forests for the future. In its early years, most of the State of […]

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Sea of Galilee Reaches Highest Level in 27 Years, While Heat Wave Breaks Records – Haaretz

Israel’s Water Authority reports slightly stronger flow from the Dan stream in July, for the first time since 2003 Noa Shpigel Zafrir Rinat 03.09.2020 Lake Kinneret’s water level in September measured the highest for the month in 27 years, reaching 209.535 meters below sea level. In September 1993, the previous record for that month, the […]

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Citing Coronavirus, Israeli Cities Delay Plan to Ditch Disposables in Schools – Haaretz

Despite assurances by health authorities that reusables are safe if washed properly, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv renege on commitment to greener, safer utensils Nir Hasson 02.09.2020 The move to stop using disposable utensils in schools and preschools in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other major Israeli cities has been halted due to the coronavirus crisis. Last […]

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Environment Ministry seeks removal of plasticware from govt. offices – Jerusalem Post

The idea was promoted by the Green Procurement Forum, a group of government ministries which is led by the accountant-general and the Environmental Protection Ministry. By DANIEL NISINMAN   SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 The Environmental Protection Ministry and the Government Procurement Administration have recently joined hands in an effort to find alternatives to for using plastic […]

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The Power of Deserts – Dan Rabinowitz, Virtual Book Tour

Subscribers and friends are invited to register (see below) for the virtual book tour webinar with Dan Rabinowitz, the author of the important hew book, The Power of Deserts, Monday Sept 14, noon Eastern Standard Time. Climate Change and Solar Potential in the Middle East Dan Rabinowitzof Tel Aviv Universityon his new book The Power […]

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