With water shortages and air pollution posing increasingly grave threats to the Middle East, artists in the region are working to make environmental issues more visible, both at home and in international
Recycled denim insulation and programmable thermostats are all well and good (really good), but people 4,500 years ago managed to keep their homes appropriately warm and cool without high technology -- and without wasting energy. How did they do it?
When soldiers are engaged in battle, either foreign or domestic, they expect a certain amount of risk. Death by environmental exposure, though, isn't really one of them. This week Indiana National Guardsman Lt. Col.
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons...
Iraq has a lot of oil (the world's third largest oil reserves), that's a well known fact. But there's something else that Iraq has a lot of: rotting dates. The country used to produce about 900,000 tonnes of dates per
Austria, Germany, and Switzerland have pulled the plug on funding for a 1,200-megawatt hydroelectric plant that Turkey wants to build on the Tigris River, saying Turkish plans to resettle towns and safeguard cultural treasures are insufficient.
In ancient times, Iraq was called Mesopotamia, which means 'between the rivers' in Greek. But today, the life-giving Tigris and Euphrates rivers are not providing enough water, and Iraqi officials are pointing the finger squarely at neighboring Turkey.
Among the other green advocates at yesterday's Earth Day festivities in Times Square, Matthew Modine made an appearance. You may be more familiar with his films, but he's also the founder of Bicycle For a Day and an
In Iraq, where rolling blackouts and severe electricity restrictions plague the nation, a reliable power supply can mean the difference between life and death. Without it, important medical centers can't provide the necessary
Camel soldiering, a very old British military tactic in the Middle East, is not a a real option for modern armies.. Apologies in advance, though, to Joseph Conrad and T. E. Lawrence for the metaphor. The [Army's] goal is to bring Army emissions of
Baghdad may not be able to provide city residents enough electricity from the grid to keep the lights on in people's homes and businesses for more than half the day, but the streetlights may soon may have a more reliable source