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Hydroponic garden for fresh and local produce

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1)

As everybody should know Bahrain is depended for most of it domestic en industrial water on the desalinating plants around the coasts of Bahrain.


Because of this the agricultural section in Bahrain is depending on the Government to supply water to the farms around the Kingdom.


One type of water is waste water - and frankly would you eat produce grown on domestic waste water? No just look at the sig...

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Marine turtle retrieved from Amwaj

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on January 23, 2013 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (3)

On the 18th of January a call was send out to come and remove (resue) a turle sighted at Amwaj by an resident who called the EFS.


EFS President Khawla Muhannadi got the call and started setting up aplan and team fo...

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Artificial reefs

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on November 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Reading through Bahrain This month November 2012edition I came across the very informative article about Bahrain artificial Reef Program .


This a in my eyes a long overdue project.



With all the artificial island being build her and there with

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Solar-wind power 'can meet 10pc of demand'

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on October 13, 2012 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/ArchiveNewsDetails.aspx?date=10/12/2012&storyid=339581

By Arthur Macdonald,  Posted on » Friday, October 12, 2012

MANAMA: Bahrain could meet up to 10 per cent of its total power needs by using solar power and wind power as part of efforts aimed at implementing a renewable energy model by 2030, a senior Japanese expert said yesterday.


S...

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Debris Month of Action

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Gulf Weekly 19th September 2012



Every weekend throughout the month of September, Coral Bay is encouraging people to collect rubbish(from the sea) and record the information to be sent to Project AWARE, where a final weigh-in will be calculated.

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Muharraq sewage outfall marine pipline

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 19, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Published was project tender for a marine outfall pipeline for the Muharraq sewage plant – the area is a shallow lying area only up to 2.5 meter below sea level which in itself it not advisable due to the lack of strong currents – this is normally considered a deep water project ( 30 meters or more below sea level)


Wha...

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Bottles for charity

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Reading through the Gulf daily News I came on a photograph of children that had collected more than 8000 plastic bottles which were given to Mr, Khalid AlQoud and given to the Bahrain Assosiation for parents and friends of disabled- to be sold with money collected from the sale wheelchairs will be bought for people with special needs.

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seeing (no) stars

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I miss seeing the night-sky and its immeasurable amount of stars - satellites - and other (blinking) lights.

I decide to go for a ride into the desert of the Kingdom to find a place where I could watch them unobstructed by lights.

Impossible, no matter where I went there were oasis of lights belonging to oil drilling projects lighting up the once dark desert environment.

Got stopped by police wh...

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Plan to set up 5MW powerplant in Awali/ tubli bay development

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Th following article was published in the GDN today

www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=335394

Deal to set up 5MW solar power project   Posted on » Monday, August 06, 2012

MANAMA: Bapco township of Awali, University of Bahrain and several other areas are set to get solar energy.

An announcement in this regard was made following an agree...

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Plan to set up 5MW powerplant in Awali

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Th following article was published in the GDN today

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=335394

Deal to set up 5MW solar power project   Posted on » Monday, August 06, 2012

MANAMA: Bapco township of Awali, University of Bahrain and several other areas are set to get solar energy.

An announcement in this regard was made following an agreement to set up a 5MW smart solar energy project. The scheme wi...

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Nasseem School recycle bahrain

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 24, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Tuesday 15th May 2012

Last tuesday I was invited by Ms Joanne Taylor and Ms Manal Ameen from Nasseem school to do come and speak about recycling as the 6 graders where to do a project for the end of year.

What to include and what not. I made a 20 page powerpoint slide show with videoclips of how item are recycled.

I encouraged them to ask the questions and  as we went along an asking them  sometimes&#...

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Hydroponic Gardening Centers

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Bidding war..!       By Mohammed Al A'ali,  Posted on » Sunday, May 06, 2012

BAHRAIN'S municipal councils have entered a bidding war to attract a pioneering project that will grow plants, fruits and vegetables without soil.

Four of the five councils are compe...

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Ras al Bar- south of the Island

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on April 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A video of a small family group of Orcas in Bahraini territorial waters


Getting to see the Southern most tip of the Kingdom could not be missed.


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Sakhir camping- tree of life

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on April 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

While driving through sakhir desert I was stunned by the garbage left by the campers in the previous season.

If I was the southern municipal council I would trace the way back owners of the left behind tents - wood- toilet- porta-cabins etc, which is possible  since every person that wanted to camp had to have a license and place assignment numbers.

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AlAreen Wilflife park desert(ed)

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on April 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Having lived in Bahrain over 27 and husband having an office in AlAreen Wildlife park I  had the pleasure of visiting the park many many times in the past.


Having guests from abroad I could not miss the chance to go again.

I was so very disappointed!!

From the original 8 square kilometer less than 4 kilometer is left absorbed by the ever expand...

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Recycle IT

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)


When I was at the Brunel Lecture I met another very interesing person, never realising when I met him that I was very interesed in the project he supports:

Ahmed Buhazza, a member of its advisory committee and the executive director of the project Recycle IT.

About the ...

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Incinerator in the Kingdom

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I came back from the Bahrain Green tec. a few weeks ago and thought to myself what can I do about the incinerator ?

Even if this doesn't spew out co2 due to stringent laws (but how will these be enforced in the Kingdom of Bahrain?) the fact remains that it's end product is highly  poisonous ash.

Some information:

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Atkins- ICE Brunel lecture march 20th 2012

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Atkins’ Middle East chairman and former chief executive Keith Clarke  delivered his Brunel International Lecture in Bahrain on behalf of the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). His lecture was under the patronage of the Minister of Energy, Dr. Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza and supported by the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

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Bahrain International Green Tech-Expo & Forum 2012

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

13th-15th MARCH 2012

http://www.bgte2012.com/

Bahrain Green-Tech EXPO is a new trade show dedicated to the green consumer products and services

I thought I drop by at the expo/ forum today and see what it all about.

Very interesting - the forum was trying to get some recommendations on paper- 4 pages in huge print single sided- but who for and are they really thinking that it will help- first practice what you preach - the recommendations were still not finished s...

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Is this the end of the friends of the environment and reem society

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

I just came back from the last meeting of the environment friends society.

This NGO is run by the outspoken Khawla Mohannadi

She is the founder of Environmental Friends Society, and REEM program for young environmentalist leaders, and  Environmental Alliances, creating first environmental lobby for Bahrain.

She also represented ...

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