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Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later
Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan,  [ Read more ]
March 19, 2015
Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier
How relevant will OPEC be 10 years from now? Does the rapid expansion of new technologies like fracking threaten the future of eco-friendly energy [ Read more ]
December 8, 2013
‘Our Jordan is Not Nuclear’ Say Greenpeace Activists
Campaigners step up their lobbying for a nuclear-free Jordan as the final decision with regards to the chosen firm approaches. The Jordanian [ Read more ]
April 23, 2013
Turks Ask Their Leaders to Say “No to Nuclear”
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the Turkish government is moving ahead with nuclear power despite public opposition. [ Read more ]
March 11, 2013
Jordan Terminates Uranium Mining License with French Firm AREVA
Following a dispute over the details of their joint contract, the Jordanian government has parted ways with the french company AREVA Back in 2010, [ Read more ]
October 25, 2012
Saudi Arabia Announces Plans For 100% Switch To Renewables
A bright and renewable future for Saudi Arabia? A shock announcement from the world’s largest oil producer Following plans to transform Mecca [ Read more ]
October 22, 2012
Plans For Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant Revealed
Located in the southern province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea, the Akkuyu nuclear plant has been controversial since it was first proposed in [ Read more ]
July 25, 2012
Jordan Suspends Its Nuclear Plans Amid Controversy
Jordan has supported a parliamentary committee recommendation to suspend Jordan’s projected nuclear programme It’s certainly been a busy [ Read more ]
June 1, 2012
Jordanian’s Nuclear Meltdown Resembles a Soap Opera
Jordan’s parliament voted last week to shelve the nation’s nuclear power program due to doubts over project financing.  The action stopped [ Read more ]
May 31, 2012
Ayoub Abu-Dayyeh is Jordan’s Environmental Champion
Earlier this month, Japan ended its love affair with nuclear power. Does Jordan begin where Japan left off? Environmentalists applaud the shutdown of [ Read more ]
May 16, 2012
Jordanians Hold Vigil for Fukushima
On the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace volunteers gathered in Amman to hold a vigil The event was organised to show [ Read more ]
March 11, 2012
Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant
A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station.  While hundreds of [ Read more ]
January 19, 2012
Jordan Jumps Forward on Energy Development
Jordan hits a fork in the energy development road: each route inciting ardent support and dissidence. Environmental activists united in protest for a [ Read more ]
December 12, 2011
Iran Sanctions Bolster Nuclear Ambitions, Pollute Environment
A new round of sanctions that further isolate Iran financially and politically is likely to bolster nuclear ambitions and keep pollution levels high. [ Read more ]
November 30, 2011
Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?
Jordan looks into the advantages of nuclear and we debunk the ‘green’ arguments for going nuclear Whilst Turkey reassesses its own nuclear plans [ Read more ]
October 28, 2011
Turkey Expected To Cancel Nuclear Plans After Massive Earthquake
The earthquake struck approximately 20 kilometers north of the city of Van, pictured above. Turkey’s seismology institute estimated the final [ Read more ]
October 25, 2011
Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans
From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious [ Read more ]
October 18, 2011
Demand For Water To Double By 2030 In UAE
Water conservation policies are being promoted in the naturally water poor nation of United Arab Emirates Considering that the United Arab Emirates [ Read more ]
September 21, 2011
UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans
Despite the Fukushima nuclear power disaster, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates states that they will stick by their nuclear energy [ Read more ]
September 18, 2011
Could Intense Solar Flares Meltdown Nuclear Reactors Everywhere?
A massive solar flare, like small one shown in this photo, could cause the world’s 440 commercial and 300 plus research nuclear reactors to [ Read more ]
September 14, 2011
Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans
Jordan is now months away from announcing the company they have selected to construct the country’s first nuclear reactor Despite growing [ Read more ]
August 17, 2011
Helen Caldicott on the Nuclear Debate
Dr. Helen Caldicott has campaigned against nuclear energy for decades. Today she talked to Green Prophet about how no nuclear event is merely local. [ Read more ]
July 20, 2011
Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests
Anti-nuclear campaigners in Jordan have staged another protest against the nation’s plans to build a nuclear reactor Around a month ago, [ Read more ]
July 6, 2011
Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor
There’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks. In an unstable situation in good times, it’s [ Read more ]
July 3, 2011
Who Needs 11 Nuclear Plants?
Egyptian environmentalists urge officials to reconsider their plans to acquire 11 nuclear power plants. Egypt’s military intends to acquire 11 [ Read more ]
June 17, 2011
The Middle East Nuclear Power Boom Without Toxic Waste Strategy
Last week, the government of Saudi Arabia announced that it would go ahead with its nuclear energy ambitions and invest more than $100bn in building [ Read more ]
June 8, 2011
Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan
Protesters in Jordan are campaigning against the country’s plans to build a nuclear reactor which they state carries more risks than positive [ Read more ]
June 3, 2011
Japan Radioactivity in Sea Water 1,250 Times Above Normal as Radiation Levels Approach Those of Chernobyl
Japan’s PM Naoto Kan apologizes to his nation, and to the world, concerning radiation leakage at Fukushima reactors Is the Japanese nuclear [ Read more ]
March 26, 2011
Nuclear Fears: Myths and Reality – A Physicist Talks Straight About Japan
Physicist and guest blogger Susan Goodman puts the Japan nuclear news in proportion to non-scientists. Perhaps in the west we still retain some false [ Read more ]
March 21, 2011
Demand for “Anti Radiation” Pills and Vaccine Grows Despite Limited Protection
Checking radiation levels. Will potassium iodide work? When I wrote a Green Prophet article in the summer of 2009 dealing with research into a [ Read more ]
March 20, 2011
As Japan Nuclear Plants Meltdown, Israel To Build “Safe” One in the Desert
Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan before and after the tsunami. Is this worthwhile for Israel or other Middle East countries? Japan’s damaged [ Read more ]
March 17, 2011
As Japan Nuclear Plants Approach “Meltdown” What Can the Mideast Learn?
Japanese soldiers prepare for the worst. The China Syndrome? Is the worst yet to come? Radiation from damaged reactor cores at Japan’s [ Read more ]
March 15, 2011
More Leaks: US Secretly Paid Russia $800,000 To Remove Libya’s Highly Enriched Uranium Before Disaster
After feeling humiliated at a UN conference last year, a petulant Muammar Gaddafi risked a nuclear environmental disaster. Last November, seven casks [ Read more ]
December 7, 2010
Qatar and Russia Nuclear Co-op On Nuclear Energy
Qatar and Russian sign co-op deal on nuclear energy, but with a Qatari alliance with Iran, this could spell trouble for nuclear sanctions. Nuclear [ Read more ]
November 11, 2010
Has Saudi Arabia Seen The Renewable Energy Light?
Saudi Arabia prepares in advance for a future without oil, putting solar energy in its place. Possessing a fifth of the world’s proven oil [ Read more ]
October 4, 2010
Lebanese Op-Ed Calls Nuclear Energy In The Middle East A Fad
Lebanese writer says the Middle East’s nuclear energy ambitions amount to a status symbol that should be replaced with decisions based on [ Read more ]
August 9, 2010
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