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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. For the figures on the Green Deal visit DECC''s website.

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Court rejects Northants wind farm plan

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reacting to March 8, 2013's High Court ruling against plans to build a wind farm on farmland at Barnwell Manor in Sudborough, Northamptonshire, Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "It's understandable that changes to our much-loved green and pleasant land will often cause controversy, but the biggest threat by far - to people and nature - is climate change.

Fracking will not get economy growing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In response to the announcement the British Geological Survey on the quantity of shale gas underneath Lancashire on Thursday, June 27, 2013 Greenpeace said, and rightly so, that it could lead to a surge in exploration activity across the UK, bringing increased traffic, noise and flaring to communities, while threatening house prices. From the tune being played we can see only too well as to who is paying the piper.

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. A team of pollution-weary Palestinians and Israelis are injecting environmental education into East Jerusalem schools, teaching young Palestinians new “green” habits.

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. The new report says that the world’s current efforts to combat global warming are not sufficient if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change.


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. The year 2011 has been a year like no other in the Middle East. Disclaimer: Inji El Abd writes for Green Prophet.

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. Friends of the Earth is calling for the Government's Energy Bill, currently being debated in Parliament, to make sure tackling climate change is a core responsibility for every council.

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 . It’s wisdom that’s also increasingly being challenged these days — most recently during a lively debate last month in London sponsored by Intelligence Squared in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

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. The project which aims to revive the Dead Sea, which is shrinking one metre a year, by tunnelling water from the Red Sea has faced serious criticism.

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. Residents, represented by Friends of the Earth's Rights and Justice Centre, took the council to court in November last year after it decided to allow a 50 per cent increase in flights. "Fight the Flights is currently taking legal advice as to whether to appeal."

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

Green Prophet

As an innovator of solar energy, Israel has been involved in a number of pilot projects in its Negev desert regions; in particular, one with Arava Power which resulted in a solar energy plant being put in place in the Arava region near Kibbutz Ketura.

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. Joining the ranks of influential green organisations such as Bustan and the Arava Institute is the newly formed East Jerusalem Environmental Center.

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

Green Prophet

Nothing cures the green blues better than spending a weekend with talented, wholesome folks who love building cool art and architecture projects as much as they love nature. and it was exactly what the green doctor ordered. Five Things a Green Writer Wants for Christmas.

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&#. Allotments and licenses for the production of solar energy devices (to be held by the Economic Committee).

Radical approach needed to secure green energy future

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on reforms to the UK's electricity market, on which the Government launched a consultation on December 16, 2010, Friends of the Earth's Senior Climate Change campaigner Tony Bosworth said: “Our failure to significantly cut climate-changing carbon emissions in the last 15 years means we need a radical new approach to create a secure, clean power supply fit for the 21st century.

Interview With IFEES – The Leading Green Islamic Organisation

Green Prophet

We speak to Fazlun Khalid who set up The Islamic Foundation For Ecology And Environmental Sciences about the highs and lows of over two decades of work. I caught up Fazlun Khalid who established the charity to talk more.

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. The musician is urging people to email their MP their own stories about living in a cold home at It comes the week before parliamentary discussion of legislation to help insulate the nation's homes begins.

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. The Government must make it cheaper and easier for communities to save money by generating their own green electricity locally.

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. "Planning reform is essential - but these proposals will not deliver the greener, fairer planning system we so urgently require."

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. Previous concerns have been raised about the [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Beware of Silver Nanoparticles in Consumer Products.

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. It seems that it is not only Dubai that harbours ridiculous dreams of artificial islands - Israel does too.

“Irresponsible” World Bank Says Red-Dead Canal Feasible

Green Prophet

It was about a decade in the making: without much fanfare the World Bank has released a report stating that the Dead Sea – Red Sea Canal project (also called the Red Dead Conduit) will work. This was a wasted 10 years for the Dead Sea.

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. A number of councils are reported to be exploring ways of preventing people throwing out unlimited quantities of rubbish - and charging those who throw away more.

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. The tour which runs from 24 February – 5 March 2012 , will arrange meetings with grassroots-level campaigners, politicians and experts on water and the environment.

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Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

UK, June 2013 : The Government is being urged to take urgent action on pesticides after laboratory tests, published on Thursday June 13, 2013 by Friends of the Earth and GM Freeze found traces of the weed killer glyphosate in the bodies of people across numerous European countries, including Britain.

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. Making drinking water from sea water has been touted as a solution for water shortage in the Middle-East and elsewhere. The excess material is then pumped back to the sea.

UK fracking moratorium fails to pass Parliament vote

Green Blog

Members of the UK Parliament group, the Environmental Audit Committee, have in a report released last Monday called for a moratorium on the controversial shale gas extraction technology; fracking.

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

Green Prophet

Some good news out of the Middle East region for a change: It was announced at the Israel Business Forum that Israel has signed an historic water-sharing agreement with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. 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. The eco-park in Jordan also comes equipped with ten eco-lodges so you enjoy the full beauty of the park over a couple of days stay.

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

Green Prophet

We speak to Gidon Bromberg (left) about the challenges of working with the first and only regionally focused environmental organisation in the Middle East. We face condemnation from people in Jordan, Palestine and Israel for the work we do,” explains Bromberg. “We

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. I recently spoke with Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in the field?

Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Fourteen authors from around the world share their stories about how they came to the conclusion that reducing their air travel was necessary to avoid playing their part in climate change, and how they changed values and attitudes to businesses and personal 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. The environment charity is calling on the Government to reduce the UK's resource use to cut our impacts on other countries, slash waste and save money. times the UK's surface area.

'Rotten' Apple told: come clean on Bangka tin

Green (Living) Review

Apple is still refusing to admit to customers that its products contain tin that''s destroying tropical forests, killing coral and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth revealed on June 6, 2013.

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. Friends of the Earth says it must play its part in shaping a safe, wildlife-rich and low-carbon future for the UK.

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. Those that can't afford to draw up a plan will be at risk of unchecked development in their area. There does not seem to be much of an appeals process against any such objections.

Big ideas change the world - starting with the city

Green (Living) Review

What are the Big Ideas that will change the world? Friends of the Earth is inviting your answers as part of its new project, which launches online on June 24, 2013 with a series of provocations, starting with the future of the city.

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. The rehabilitation project will span 3 km on either side of a security fence that separates the Israeli and PA territories.

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. Today, the locals are getting ready for the guest of honor: American Consul General to Palestine, Daniel Rubinstein, is set to arrive in the next hour.