Monday, September 12, 2011

A lot of GOOD NEWS from the Middle East!

A lot of GOOD NEWS (all we usually hear is the bad) from the Middle East being posted on en.v :

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Forty years ago the Arabian Oryx was extinct in the wild. Today this large antelope, native to the Arabian Peninsula, is back from the brink with 1,000 animals across five Middle Eastern countries, thanks to a breeding program and series of re-introductions. It is an unprecedented conservation succe...

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Despite the tough conditions, many young entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the new-found optimism to start businesses and help build their country's economic future. Cairo's notorious traffic inspired Mostafa Elbeltagy and four friends, all aged between 23 and 30, to start Bey2ollak, a smartphones...

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A farm in the Mujib Biosphere Reserve has started producing organic crops and herbs with the aim of providing a model that encourages water-efficient techniques and the use of chemical-free fertilisers in agriculture. Spread over 10 dunums, the model farm is cultivating medicinal herbs and vegetable...

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Qatar's new mosques will be built according to environment friendly models, a special committee appointed to review designs of the religious buildings has said. The panel formed to review designs of all mosques in the country is studying 18 model designs to select the most appropriate to meet the re...

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Come September 17 you will be able to get a wide range of organic fruit and vegetables, all grown locally, at the click of a mouse or at a weekly farmers' market. Making this possible is a Dubai company called RIPE which will supply fresh produce at various points, including twice weekly at farmers ...

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More signs that the Gulf States are slowly recognizing the importance of food sustainability. Qatar has announced plans to establish 1,400 farms to improve its food production and also train more people to work in the agricultural sector to improve productivity. Existing farms were working at only ...
and more:  http://www.envearth.com/index.php

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