The region’s largest manmade forest is coming up in Qatar’s desert

October 28, 2016 11:34 am1 comment
The region’s largest manmade forest is coming up in Qatar’s desert

The biggest manmade forest in the region is being created in the middle of the desert north of Doha. The wood, which will cover an area of 8.3 square km, will feature 95,000 trees with 28 different species, all of which have been chosen to withstand the local climate. To read more, […]

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Hundreds of mosques are going green in Morocco in a renewable energy push

September 9, 2016 11:58 am2 comments
Hundreds of mosques are going green in Morocco in a renewable energy push

Morocco’s mosques are going green in an effort to improve efficiency, promote renewable energy and create business opportunities around energy-efficient technologies. The first phase of a government-led,four-year project is expected to install energy-saving lights, and to use solar panel systems to generate power, heat water and provide air-conditioning in places […]

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Saudi Arabia looking to attract visitors for adventure and nature tourism

September 2, 2016 4:15 pm1 comment
Saudi Arabia looking to attract visitors for adventure and nature tourism

Saudi Arabia is aiming to develop its eco-tourism potential to boost numbers visiting the middle eastern kingdom. It has designated three sites for this investment. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) says it will emphasize environmental and adventure tourism. To read more, click here.

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For Egypt’s entrepreneurs, Going Green Makes Business Sense

June 24, 2016 2:10 pm0 comments
For Egypt’s entrepreneurs, Going Green Makes Business Sense

As young people across the Middle East grapple with a lack of employment, a growing number of Egyptian entrepreneurs are learning that eco-friendly businesses can solve environmental problems and boost their bottom line. The region’s burst of innovation is driven partly by greater access to technology and a youthful population, […]

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This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

June 10, 2016 4:23 pm1 comment
This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

Cairo’s Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms. Plastic shopping bags, as useful as they are for the 12 minutes when they’re in use, are a curse on our planet. While it can be simple enough to […]

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Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future

May 21, 2016 2:53 pm0 comments
Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future

Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are betting on solar to power their future, now the oil that has fueled their electricity plants for the past century. The decision to invest in solar […]

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