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For the Love of Bees, Take Action Against Bee-Killing Pesticides.

Elephant Journal

Do you love bees as much as I do?

Green Deal flop - new figures released

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the release on Thursday, June 27, 2013 on the first official statistics of take up of the Government''s flagship Green Deal scheme for energy efficiency, Friends of the Earth''s Warm Homes Campaigner Dave Timms said that the figures are a disaster but not unexpected.

Court rejects Northants wind farm plan

Green (Living) Review

" It might be good to check as to who paid the piper in this fight against the windmills. Large turbines are not the general answer. They stretch as far as the eye can see but in nicely spaced intervals and thus do not become a blot on the landscape. Don Qichote definitely was not involved.

Fracking will not get economy growing

Green (Living) Review

According to Greenpeace research almost two thirds of England has been earmarked for potential fracking, and local opposition, particularly in Conservative constituencies, is expected to be fierce. There’s a huge difference between the amount of gas in the ground and how much fracking companies will be able to commercially extract.

Palestinian Schoolkids Green-Up Jerusalem’s Holy Valley

Green Prophet

It’s a revolting image and annual reality: those pools are fantasy, but the waste is not. Image of Old Jerusalem from Shutterstock.

Peter Kareiva on “What’s Good for Nature is Good for Business”

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Bob Lalasz, director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy . Then let us know in the comments what you think.

IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday. Read that again.

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Green Prophet’s 11 Eco Heroes of 2011

Green Prophet

Our VIP list of 11 environment heroes for the Middle East 2011. If you don’t know these people already, now is the time to start.

Voluntary approach to tackling climate change locally is failing - new survey

Green (Living) Review

A voluntary approach to tackling climate change locally is failing, Friends of the Earth warns today with new research revealing less than a third [28 per cent] of councils have an effective plan for slashing carbon emissions this decade and beyond. " Source: Friends of the Earth

Jews and Arabs turn on Mideast solar project for West Bank farmers

Green Prophet

There are some innovators also turning to geothermal energy in the West Bank. Garden of Auja irrigated by treated greywater.

Environmentalists: “Explore Alternatives to Red-Dead Canal Project”

Green Prophet

Following the Israeli Minister’s green light for the Red-Dead Canal project, Friends of the Earth Middle East are calling for alternatives to the project to be fully explored. Since the very start, the Red-Dead Canal project has been fraught with controversy.

Dismay as High Court gives London City Airport green light

Green (Living) Review

January 2011: Local people and green campaigners reacted with disappointment today after a High Court judge refused to overturn Newham Council's decision to expand London City Airport. Reacting to the decision, Chair of local campaign group Fight the Flights Anne- Marie Griffin said: "We are desperately disappointed by this judgement.

East Jerusalem Environmental Center To Green The Neighbourhood

Green Prophet

From recycling to water conservation, the East Jerusalem Environment Center  is on a mission to improve the city and its neighbourhoods.

Reporter’s Notebook: Woodland Building in Wales Cures the Green Blues

Green Prophet

and it was exactly what the green doctor ordered. When I do, the inspiration derived from this wholesome experience will travel with me.

Beware of Silver Nanoparticles in Consumer Products

Green Living Ideas

We’ve been taught to be afraid of germs, and consumer products are full of promises of protection.   One of the recent advances in antimicrobial technology is silver nanoparticles, aka nano-silver. Nano-silver is found in a variety of consumer products, from washing machines to dishwashers. 

Israeli Government Officials Prepare to Paint the Knesset Green

Green Prophet

Five governmental committees and eight scheduled discussions plan on painting the Israeli Knesset green tomorrow during “Environment Day&#.

Radical approach needed to secure green energy future

Green (Living) Review

These proposals could provide the route map to a safe, green future - but Ministers mustn't get led astray by lack of ambition or vested interests. Capping polluting carbon dioxide from new coal and gas-fired power stations is not enough - the Government must also tackle those already belching out climate- changing emissions.”

Bat for Lashes joins Warm Homes campaign

Green (Living) Review

January 2011: Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes has spoken out about living in a cold, slug-infested student house as part of Friends of the Earth's new Warm Homes campaign, launched today. It comes the week before parliamentary discussion of legislation to help insulate the nation's homes begins.

Interview With IFEES – The Leading Green Islamic Organisation

Green Prophet

The organization has also campaigned to end dynamite fishing in Zanzibar and encourage tree planting in Indonesia through Islamic teachings.

Government must seize once-in-a-generation chance to green UK electricity

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reforming the UK's electricity market is a once-in-a-generation chance to avoid locking us into a dangerous, high-carbon future, warns Friends of the Earth, on the day before Government published a consultation on the proposed changes. European super-grid will not do it.

Give people a voice in Localism Bill planning proposals

Green (Living) Review

January 2011: Major changes to the Localism Bill are needed to allow people have a meaningful voice in new Government planning proposals and to ensure the new system tackles climate change, says Friends of the Earth. The Bill was being debated by MPs in Parliament for the first time on January 17.

Q&A with Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

In this ongoing series , I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. How Money Really Does Grow on Trees.

“Irresponsible” World Bank Says Red-Dead Canal Feasible

Green Prophet

The World Bank report is irresponsible as the conclusions drawn ignore the environmental risks and the high economic price to pay.”

Israel Considers Building An Artificial Island Off Gaza Coast

Green Prophet

Environmentalists condemn Israeli plans to build an artificial island off the coast of Gaza to house a port, an airport and to encourage tourism.

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

Urine tests of 182 volunteers in 18 countries across Europe, found that on average 44 per cent of samples contained traces of glyphosate.

Government must act on household waste mountain

Green (Living) Review

Limiting the amount of waste that households can throw out for nothing could be good news for council tax-payers and the environment, provided recycling schemes are improved, Friends of the Earth said today. This must include food waste.

Green Tours Across Palestine (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

The Siraj Centre is offering walk and bike tours across the West Bank as well as an environmental-focused trip in 2012.

UK fracking moratorium fails to pass Parliament vote

Green Blog

On Wednesday the council said that they would need to defer the decision for eight weeks in response to legal advice.

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Going Green Ends With Water from the Sea

Green Prophet

Desalinated water is costly for Israel, and practically no one is talking about the hidden costs.

Jordan, the PA and Israel trade water from the Red and Sea of Galilee

Green Prophet

But not all parties are happy with political manoeuvrings around the announcement. Image of water question from Shutterstock.

New Eco-Park Opens In Jordan

Green Prophet

After six years of hard work, Friends of the Earth Middle East have opened an eco-park in Jordan dedicated to preserving biodiversity.

‘Joint Green Projects Can Help Create Lasting Peace’- Israeli Director of FoEME

Green Prophet

The other strand of FoEME’s work is bringing communities together on a grassroots level.

Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

These are the stories of how these remarkable people found easy and better ways of living and working in a globalized world with less air travel.

UK land footprint one and a half times the size of nation

Green (Living) Review

The UK uses over one and a half times its land size to provide the nation with products such as food, clothing and biofuels, a new report by Friends of the Earth has revealed on Thursday, March 7, 2013. times the UK's surface area.

'Rotten' Apple told: come clean on Bangka tin

Green (Living) Review

This comes as activists from the environment charity plan undercover visits to Apple stores to raise awareness among customers this weekend.

Government planning reform must lead to green, safe and prosperous future

Green (Living) Review

A greener and fairer planning system must be at the heart of reforms reported to be published next week says Friends of the Earth. Planning reform is expected to form a prominent part of the Government's Decentralisation and Localism Bill.

Big ideas change the world - starting with the city

Green (Living) Review

What are the Big Ideas that will change the world? And we ask whether grassroots democracy might hold the key to city living.

Localism Bill fails vital green test

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Local democracy and action to tackle climate change will be undermined, not boosted, by the Government's much-heralded overhaul of the planning system, published on Monday December 13, 2010 so Friends of the Earth has warned.

Israel and Palestine Join Hands Again to Build a Restorative Eco-Park

Green Prophet

Putting political differences aside, Israelis and Palestinians unite to restore a section of the Kishon River – one of the region’s most polluted. Yet another joint Israeli and the Palestinian Authority eco-project challenges the mainstream notion that it’s all war and friction between Jews and Arabs.

A “Fresh” Arab Spring Flows Through Auja, Palestine

Green Prophet

A visit to Auja, Palestine can open the world’s eyes to sustainable peace through water. The excitement in the air was more than tangible.