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20 Arabian Oryx Released in Shumari Wildlife Reserve in Jordan – Environment and Development

28/2/2022 The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently completed a successful project in Jordan, transferring 20 Arabian Oryx to the Shumari Wildlife Reserve.   The Arabian Oryx release is part of a memorandum of understanding, signed between EAD and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), on a project to develop a vital herd […]

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Illegal pipeline fixture detected, removed — Water Ministry – Jordan Times

AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and the Jordan Water Company Miyahuna have detected a breach on the Zara Maeen water pipeline.  A ministry statement revealed that the ministry’s staff in cooperation with security personnel detected an illegal fixture to a pipeline from a main carrier to supply farms and water tankers.  The ministry added […]

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With focus on water cooperation, ‘Blue Peace Days’ opens at Expo 2020 Dubai – Jordan Times

Prince Hassan calls for trans-boundary water cooperation By Hana Namrouqa – Feb 27,2022 Guests pose for a group photo at the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday on the sidelines of the launch of the Blue Peace Initiative (Photo courtesy of Swiss Pavilion Twitter account) DUBAI — Although the Middle East is one […]

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Workshop held on improving energy efficiency in buildings in Mediterranean region- Jordan Times

By JT – Feb 26,2022 AMMAN — The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) participated in the joint Euro-Mediterranean workshop: “Innovation & impact: Good practices in energy efficiency for buildings in Mediterranean cities”.  The workshop was organised by the three European projects SEACAP 4 SDG, MeetMED and Efficient Buildings Community, according to an RSS statement.  The online […]

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Seminar held on climate change, water challenges – Jordan Times

By JT – Feb 28,2022 AMMAN — The Japanese embassy in Jordan and Al Balqa Applied University on Monday held a seminar on climate change and water challenges. Koike Toshio, director of International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Public Works Research Institute in Japan, delivered the keynote address that covered the impact of […]

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National workshop tackles water sector challenges -Jordan Times

By Batool Ghaith – Feb 26,2022 Water Minister Mohammad Najjar and experts take part in a workshop, as part of the National Economic Workshop, focused on water sector challenges on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Awal Taweel) AMMAN — The first meeting of the National Economic Workshop was launched on Saturday at the Royal Hashemite Court […]

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Workshop held on improving energy efficiency in purification stations – Jordan Times

By JT – Feb 28,2022 AMMAN — The Water Ministry seeks to increasingly rely on renewable energy by “treating sludge resulting from sewage stations”, Water Minister Mohammad Najjar said on Monday. Inaugurating a workshop on improving energy efficiency in purification stations project, in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW), Najjar said that the ministry […]

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Tel Aviv’s Central Shopping Mall Is Now an Amusement Park for Environmentalists – Haaretz

A colossal composting machine that looks like a big worm, care for the fruit bats who live in the basement, a hydroponic rooftop greenhouse – Dizengoff Center is a playground for tree huggers. But how does all this fit in with consumerism? Shira Makin Dec. 29, 2021 Dizengoff Center is unique. Israel’s first shopping mall, […]

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Eilat-Akaba cooperation renewed – Jerusalem Post

The mayors of Eilat and Akaba renewed cooperation and considered a proposed “peace terminal” at the Israel-Jordan border and operating a “peace park”. By LAHAV HARKOV Published: FEBRUARY 17, 2022 Eilat and Aqaba renewed cooperation on Wednesday, in a further sign of warmer relations between Israel and Jordan. The mayors of Eilat and Aqaba decided […]

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Farmers toil amid water scarcity, trade challenges – Jordan Times

‘Immediate gov’t interference needed to remedy sector woes’ By Imke van Smoorenburg – Feb 16,2022 A vegetable vendor at his roadside stall in the Jordan Valley in this recent photo (By Imke van Smoorenburg) JORDAN VALLEY — Jordan’s agricultural industry has a significant impact on the country’s water crisis, placing the financial situation of farmers […]

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Tel Aviv ranks 2nd in global cleantech ecosystems report -YNET

Beating the like of London, Stockholm and L.A. in development of technologies that aim to improve environmental sustainability, Tel Aviv dubbed ‘leader in Cleantech innovation’ i24NEWS | Published: 02.14.22 Tel Aviv ranks second in a new report ranking the world’s top cleantech ecosystems, coming only after Northern California’s renowned Silicon Valley. According to a report […]

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Ashkelon Municipality says company tried to hide oil leak – Jerusalem Post

The Environmental Protection Ministry found a leak in a tank holding 20,000 liters of oil. By TZVI JOFFRE Published: FEBRUARY 15, 2022 An oil leak was reported from a tank belonging to the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) near Ashkelon on Tuesday after residents of the city reported a bad smell, according to the Environmental […]

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Israel Convicts Pipeline Company, Former CEO in 2011 Oil Spills – Haaretz

Europe Asia Pipeline Company, former CEO and two executives are convicted of water pollution in two incidents in which pipeline leaks spilled thousands of liters of fuel into a stream in the Negev Nati Yefet Feb. 15, 2022 An Israeli court has found the Europe Asia Pipeline Company, the firm’s former CEO and two other […]

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Oil leak occurs in Eilat – report – Jerusalem Post

In a Twitter thread, Globes reporter Shani Ashkenazi notes the dangers of such an oil spill, such as the impact it could have on marine life living in the area of the spill. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Published: FEBRUARY 9, 2022 The Environmental Protection Ministry received a report from the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company on […]

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‘Palestinians’ cruel West Bank hunting practices leading to animal extinction’ – YNET

Israel Nature and Parks Authority says hundreds of Palestinian hunters routinely kill wildlife as part of a cultural activity, while local authorities struggle to fight brutal practices, often accompanied with dead animals being showcased on social media Ilana Kuriel | Published: 02.18.22 Israel’s nature organizations have warned that many rare animal species are facing the […]

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120,000 trees to be planted in Yarmouk Forest Reserve — RSCN – Jordan Times

By JT – Feb 16,2022 The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature announced plans to plant 120,000 seeds of deciduous oak trees in Yarmouk Forest Reserve (Petra photo) AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) announced plans to plant 120,000 seeds of deciduous oak trees in Yarmouk Forest Reserve.  These […]

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Editorial | Save Israel’s Green Lungs / Israel Suspends Plan to Build on Northern Nature Site – Haaretz

Editorial | Save Israel’s Green Lungs Haaretz Editorial Feb. 20, 2022 Last week, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked decided to prevent construction in the Peace Valley nature reserve by annexing it to the nearby town of Yokne’am. The decision is specific, but it has broad implications for the future of construction in Israel, as there are […]

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Egypt discusses ESCWA participation in organizing COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh – Egypt Independent

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad discussed with the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western (ESCWA) Asia Rola Dashti and her accompanying delegation the possibility of the ESCWA committee providing support to Egypt in organizing the COP27 conference. Fouad welcomed the request of the ESCWA Committee to provide […]

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Solar Power to the Rescue? Leveraging the Resilience of Farmers in Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries to Achieve the SDGs – Environment and Development

Abdulrahman Al-Eryani 08/02/2022 In the past decade, food security conditions have substantially deteriorated across conflict-affected countries in the Middle East. Wars have damaged key infrastructure that supports the agricultural sector, such as transportation, water, and sanitation. As a result of conflict, food prices have increased, incomes diminished, joblessness soared, and lack of equitable access to […]

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Church Leaders’ Outcry Succeeds to Halt Plan to Expand National Park on Mount of Olives – Haaretz

Representatives of the three largest churches in Jerusalem warned the plan was an attempt to ‘minimize, not to say eliminate, any non-Jewish characteristics of the Holy City’ The Associated Press Nir HassonFeb. 21, 2022 Following vociferous outcry, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said on Monday that it was backing down from an expansion plan that […]

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