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Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns
Published 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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LEED-seeking eco mosque recycles precious ablution water in Dubai
Published Green Prophet  7/21/2014
A new “eco-mosque” that seeks LEED silver certification has recently opened in Dubai. Designed to set an example for other mosques and local residents, the Port Saeed mosque can accommodate 3,500 worshippers. Let’s face it – aside from a few great initiatives here and there,
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After America’s fossil water goes dry, will the Middle East follow?
Published Green Prophet  7/20/2014
Ample fresh water supplies for agriculture and drinking by the world’s burgeoning population are becoming more and more scarace these days due to over-consumption and the ravages of global warming and climate change. This has resulted in the need to tap into prehistoric underground aquifers,
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Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power
Published Green Prophet  7/17/2014
In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain. Together with the National Oil and Gas Authority, the Electricity and Water Authority, and the University of Bahrain, Bapco wants
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Project Jewel: Moshe Safdie designs a massive indoor bio-dome for Singapore
Published Green Prophet  7/15/2014
 Nearly half a decade after his famous Habitat ’67, architect Moshe Safdie is still going strong. Born in Israel, Safdie strives to incorporate sustainability in his firm’s designs, but Project Jewel may be his most flamboyant effort yet. Hit the jump to learn more about this interesting
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NOMADD robots clean Saudi solar panels without using a drop of water
Published Green Prophet  7/11/2014
Saudi Arabia is a desert country with no freshwater resources. Every day the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) produces more than three million cubic meters a day of potable water, which requires a great deal of precious energy, so every drop must be conserved. Cue NOMADD. Very similar to
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Always wanted to help heal Palestine? Help Mashjar Juthour
Published Green Prophet  6/27/2014
Mashjar Juthour is a living museum of what little wild fauna and flora still exist in Area C, a portion of Palestinian territory controlled by Israel, but it’s struggling to get by. Aiming to create a sacred green space for the Palestinian people and supporters, a place to heal and regenerate, 
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Radical recycling: a chicken is now a lamp
Published Green Prophet  6/26/2014
Imagine you’re at an old taxidermy museum and you go out back and find one of their broken ducks in the trash. You see it and you say “hey, that would make a great lamp!” People might think you’re weird. But Sebastian Errazuriz doesn’t really care. He found such a thing
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Drones monitor flamboyances of flamingos in this Arab country
Published Green Prophet  6/26/2014
“Drones are the future of conservation,” said Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri when commenting on his team’s plan to use drones to monitor flocks of flamingos at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in United Arab Emirates. Dr. Al Dhaheri is executive director of Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity at the
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PV solar bridge for breakout net-zero Falcon Island development
Published Green Prophet  6/24/2014
Some projects that cross my desk are blatantly not as “green” as their investors want us to believe, yet have many redeeming qualities. Take Al Hamra Real Estate’s breakout mega-development, Falcon Island. It’s slated for construction in Ras-al-Khaimah, the emirate north of
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