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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

An ambitious project that aims to turn arid desert land into a green oasis took a step closer to becoming reality last week when an agreement was signed on the rights to develop a pilot system in Jordan.

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Conceptual illustration of the Sahara Forest Project that will produce fresh water, electricity and food in the desert (Image: Sahara Forest Project Foundation / Screenergy)



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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

Story contains video Source: TreeHugger, Thu January 20, 2011
An ambitious project that aims to turn arid desert land into a green oasis took a step closer to becoming reality last week when an agreement was signed on the rights to develop a pilot system in Jordan.

Her Majesty Queen Rania and UNICEF Executive Director Visit Girls’ School in East Harlem

Source: UNICEF, Mon September 21, 2009
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today met with students and staff at the highly successful Young Women's Leadership School in East Harlem to discuss the important role that quality education plays in improving children’s lives.

Solar Collectors Covering 0.3 Percent of the Sahara Could Power All of Europe

Source: Popular Science, Tue June 23, 2009
Solar power is an exciting source of renewable energy, but has so far mostly been used to power little things like homes, cars and small villages.

Owls replace pesticides in Israel

Source: BBC News, Wed May 27, 2009
Owls and kestrels are being employed as agricultural pest controllers in the Middle East.

Saudi King makes plea for new interfaith dialogue

Source: Moderate Observer, Fri April 04, 2008
RIyadh, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi king has made an impassioned plea for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews -- the first such proposal from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel and a ban on non-Muslim religious services and symbols.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Ramadan Soup Kitchens Bring Iraqis, Jordanians Together

Source: AHN, Sat October 06, 2007
Cairo, Egypt - A United Nations initiative to bring together Iraqi refugees and their hosts in Jordan is being seen as a success

New Artificial Reefs “Grow” From Mideast Peace Deal

Source: National Geographic, Tue September 25, 2007
Israel and Jordan have teamed up to construct an artificial reef in the Red Sea that is designed to draw divers away from the fragile natural reefs.

Owls unite Middle Eastern farmers

Source: USA Today, Wed August 15, 2007
Sheik Hussein Village, Jordan - For years, Ibrahim Alayyan watched in frustration as rats devoured the date palms at his lush family farm.

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