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With Green Mosques and Schools, Amman Pushes for Zero Emissions

Poking above the bright pink bougainvillea that spills into the street, the lone minaret of the Ta'la Al-Ali mosque towers over the Khalda neighborhood of Amman. Aside from its colorful stain-glassed windows and ornate calligraphy, this mosque stands out for another reason: its roof is covered with shining solar panels that make the building's carbon emissions close to zero. The structure is part of a wider effort by mosques - and many other buildings in the city - to...

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