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Bernard Khoury’s rooftop penthouse overlooks ‘cannibalized’ BeirutPublished Green Prophet  8/11/2014
Bernard Khoury is one of Lebanon’s most sought after architects, and now he has built his own home – a rooftop penthouse bam smack in the middle of Beirut. Brownbook magazine recently interviewed the celebrated designer; hit the jump to find out what they learned. With so much
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ISIS captures Mosul Dam threatening floods with death and destructionPublished Green Prophet  8/8/2014
Sunni fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam on Sunday, along with three towns and an oilfield according to the commander of the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters who had been defending the facility. Facing minimal opposition, ISIS seized control
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Climate change means unexpected rain increase for Iran and Iraq?Published Green Prophet  8/9/2014
The prospect of climate change sparking food and water shortages in the Middle East is less likely than previously thought, with new research by an Australian climate scientist suggesting that rainfall will be significantly higher in key parts of the region. Recent projections from the
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Eole’s double-duty turbines wick water from windPublished Green Prophet  8/5/2014
Pull free, safe drinking water straight from the sky! The earth’s atmosphere is a huge freshwater reserve, packed with 13,000 cubic kilometers of moisture, yet over 150 million of people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Green Prophet has reported on billboards that harvest clean
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Jordan’s 52.2 MW Shams solar energy PV plant built with First SolarPublished Green Prophet  8/4/2014
Two years after passing its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Law (REEL) Jordan is moving forward with what will be the largest  largest solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in the Middle East.  Construction will begin on the 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an facility in early 2015 with completion in 2016. 
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Mysterious, possibly radioactive lake appears out of the blue in Tunisia!Published Green Prophet  8/4/2014
Tunisia offers other-worldly landscapes, fantastical and mysterious. Did you know that four of the Star Wars movies were partially filmed in the southern part of the country? (Tunisia had a starring role as the planet Tatooine). Now, adding to the Atlas mountains and Sahara desert, the tiny republic
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Design your own LEED energy efficient dream green prefab with BluPublished Green Prophet  7/30/2014
Why should affordable Dream Homes be limited to Barbie dolls? Design your own fantasy shack from the comfort of your keyboard with California-based Blu Homes – makers of fully customizable, prefab, green housing. Tap into their “Configurator” software (link here) and choose one of
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2014 brings Earth its hottest quarter-year ever!Published Green Prophet  7/27/2014
Two credible scientific datasets are suggesting that Earth, like George Clooney or Elle MacPherson, is getting hotter with age. Buckle your seat-belts and let the Climate Change debate begin! The past three months were collectively the warmest ever experienced since record-keeping began in the late
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Luxor’s 160 kW solar energy plants would make sun god Ra proudPublished Green Prophet  7/27/2014
Luxor home to some of Egypt’s greatest temples has something to solute over: the city has started its first 80kW solar energy plant, worth about $530,000 US to power lights at Luxor University and surrounding streets. A second solar power plant, with a capacity of 80kW, will be powering the
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Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanternsPublished Green Prophet  7/22/2014
If you live in the Middle East, surely you are accustomed to seeing plastic bottles lining city streets and even far-flung desert areas. While a tiny fraction of these might be recycled in some countries, most of them will languish for years in informal and formal landfills. A young firm from
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