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Going naked to save the Dead Sea [video]

Going naked to save the Dead Sea [video]

Spencer Tunick gathers 1,000 volunteers to pose in the buff at the Dead Sea to bring attention to the ecologically troubled site.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA0vv5HlLtY Why did American photographer Spencer Tunick put out a call for 1,000 volunteers to pose without …

From woodchips to biofuel

An Israeli clean-tech company’s process for turning plant cellulose into feedstock for ‘green’ fuel wins a $100 million bond package from Mississippi. HCL Clean Tech CEO Eran Baniel. It’s not every day that an Israeli company based on the science …

Modern ‘rain dance’ for Senegal

Israel’s Tipa program has introduced drip irrigation to African subsistence farmers, providing hope for food security in unstable times. The Israeli drip irrigation system has allowed 700 farming families in Senegal to reap crops three times a year instead of …

Non-toxic solution keeps bugs out of food

Israel’s Bio[pack] makes a package coating from plant extracts already programmed by nature to repel insects. It can also be sprayed around the perimeter of warehouses. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash 90 Bio[pack] aims to keep insects out of food packages. …

Israel’s GridOn keeps the lights burning

Israel’s GridOn keeps the lights burning

A fault current limiter designed in Israel is helping large utility companies avert widespread power breakdowns. Photo of Jerusalem in a winter storm by Yossi Zamir/Flash90 Thunderstorms can cause power surges across the electricity grid causing massive blackouts. Blackouts across …

Micro-climate maps make better crops

Israeli researchers have discovered that studying micro-climates could help farmers worldwide dramatically increase their yields. Israeli farmers will soon have access to detailed data mined from a weather satellite, providing clues to prime planting and pest control. Hikers and nature …