Watergen pulls water from air for orphanage in Uzbekistan

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Watergen, an Israel-based innovative company that creates clean water out of air is now providing a source of freshwater for over 120 children living in an orphanage in Uzbekistan’s city of Bukhara. Attending the inauguration ceremony of the GEN-350 were senior political leaders in Uzbekistan including First Deputy Prime Minister, Achilbay Ramatov; Prosecutor General, Otabek Murodov; Governor of the Bukhara region, Uktam Barnoev; and Mayor of Bukhara, Karim Kamolov.

See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

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Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is about 10% of its former size. Located in the arid plains between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, the Soviet Union had great plans to build a cotton empire and diverted water from the Aral Sea to irrigate crops. Health Travel Aral Lake Aral Sea Kazakhstan pesticides pollution Uzbekistan We’ve killed it!

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Analysis: Central Asian drought highlights water vulnerability

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Similarly, water shortages in Uzbekistan have resulted in lost harvests and rising prices for seasonal vegetables. Cows walk through the ship graveyard near the former port of Moynaq on the Aral Sea, Uzbekistan.

Are your cotton garments slave free?

Green (Living) Review

One of the biggest cotton growing area of the world is in the “Stans” of the former Soviet Union and every autumn, children in Uzbekistan are forced to work in the cotton harvest, for little pay. In Uzbekistan, summer vacation begins in mid-September, when the heat subsides. After all we need Uzbekistan's military bases from which to enter Afghanistan without having to go through Iran, which would not work, or through Pakistan which can be difficult.

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Strange Desert Kites are how ancient man trapped his kill

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Describing these enormous structures made to trap various animals by people from Neolithic period, he said that the research team recorded more than 6000 of them from Saudi Arabia to Uzbekistan in Central Asia.

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Tunisian Teacher Cycles to China for Wetland Conservation

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After crossing the Mediterranean sea from Tunisia to Istanbul, he then cycled through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and his is now in Xinjiang, China. At one point, the Pamir road which crosses through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia was closed off due to clashes with Taliban and this seriously jeapordised the progress of his journey.

Flooring Options for Ecological Weirdos

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Carpets woven in the Middle East like in places like Turkey or Uzbekistan not only last forever and look better with use, you actually help women (most of the weavers) earn a decent and stable income and you keep an ancient craft alive. Flooring means different things to different people.

Uzbeki Babies Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Diapers! (VIDEO)

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So how about mitigating all of these problems by building a Beshik cradle from Uzbekistan? Non-biodegradable diapers are not only an environmental nightmare, but they often cause terrible rashes and cost a fair sum too. Cloth diapers are one viable alternative, but washing them is time consuming, requires energy and water expenditure , and frankly doesn’t look like an awful lot of fun. Hit the jump to learn more about baby’s first bed pan. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Saudi Arabian Bukhari Rice (Vegewarian RECIPE)

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Pilgrims from Uzbekistan brought Ruz Bukhari with them long ago, as they traveled to Mecca and Medina. Known as Ruz Bukhari, this spicy rice is a traditional and well-loved Arabic dish. What’s vegewarian? It means reducing the amount of meat you eat every week, celebrating delicious food and sustainability with vegetable-based dishes. We’re sure they traveled by camel caravan, but nowadays pilgrims make their haj in all kinds of ways , even by bike.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


Mediterranean Basin, Surrounds the Mediterranean Sea Caucasus, Border between Europe and Asia, separating the Black and Caspian Seas Mountains of Central Asia, Central Asia: extends through Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.

Ancient Nabatean Wisdom to Push Back Desertification Today

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An entire community can be built around winter rain runoff, as Berliner explains when he travels around the world showing researchers and farmers in countries such as Kenya, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India and Mexico how they can fight against desertification looking to Mother Nature, the way the Nabateans did. “It’s Petra’s pink city was built by water smart Nabateans. Ancient Jewish prayers still recited today include special mention of dew in the summer and rain in the winter.

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Kazakh Children Keep Ramadan Caroling Alive

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Ultraconservative Sunni Wahabbists argue that Ramadan caroling is un-Islamic and should be forbidden, but according to Tora Mirzayev, professor of folklore at Uzbekistan’s Academy of Science, Central Asia’s caroling tradition has pre-Islamic roots. Children in Central Asia practice a tradition in the lead-up to iftar (the evening breaking of the Ramadan fast – read our green iftar guide here ) that has a decidedly Western resonance: they go Ramadan caroling.

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Green Iftar Guide – Breaking the Ramadan Fast Sustainably

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Image of Madrassah in Bukhara, Uzbekistan via Shutterstock.com :: Top image of Harira Traditional Maghreb Soup via Shutterstock.com. From vegetarian recipes to cutting out plastic, Arwa Aburawa has put together a Green Iftar Guide to make your Ramadan a little more eco-friendly. Ramadan is a time of reflection, spiritual re-focus and self-improvement.

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Turkey, Iran, Syria Top List for Worst Journalism Countries

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Bahrain = 1 Saudi Arabia = 4 Israel and Occupied Palestine = 3 Iran = 45 Syria = 15 Yemen = 1 Uzbekistan = 4 Kyrgyzstan = 1 Iraq = 1 Turkey = 49. The online ‘zine Foreign Policy posted its “worst countries for journalism” with the Middle East grabbing three of the Top Ten slots.

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The Eco-Mosque Checklist – 7 Steps To A Greener Mosque

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Image of Madrassah in Bukhara, Uzbekistan via Shutterstock.com and image of bicycle in Morocco via Shutterstock.com. From edible gardens to green bank accounts, I look at the top 7 things every eco-mosque should have. As the days creep into weeks and months, it seems that an entire year has passed and Ramadan has come knocking on our doors again. I say it every year, but every year I literally can’t believe its Ramadan again. Where does the time go?

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Overview (slide show) Case studies: Costa Rica - Egypt - Peru - South Africa - Tanzania - Uzbekistan Resources on competition research Competition law will not be broadly accepted or fully enforced unless key leaders in government have adopted market principles as the underpinning of economic development. This website demonstrates the importance of true and fair competition to sustainable development.

Question authority & think for yourself

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Oil is also the reason why the US and other NATO countries have bases in the other -stans, such as Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; both countries where human rights are trodden underfoot on a daily basis.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Good Intentions - The cultural and spiritual significance of Ramadan.

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For example, my mosque in Hendon, where cultural origins of worshippers range from India and Pakistan, Turkey and Somalia, Egypt and South Africa to Indonesia and Uzbekistan, offers a truly eye-popping feast. [link] I REMEMBER MY first fast. I was nine, and my family had just migrated from Pakistan to a bitterly cold London. My mother woke me up around four in the morning to have something to eat to start the fast. That was the hardest thing for me to do.

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UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

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MB) The Central Asia and Mongolia Bioresources and Biosecurity Network Capacity Development on Access to Genetic Resources, Benefit-Sharing, and Biosafety in Central Asia and Mongolia An updated version of a previous report presenting regional and national overviews on the state of biodiversity, access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing legislation, and the protection of traditional knowledge in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.