Environment
Hand-harvesting at Kaima.

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 …

A clean, green Israel showcase

The CleanTech 2011 mega-event in Tel Aviv displays Israel’s advanced water, solar, wind and natural gas energy solutions. The 15th annual CleanTech Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Judging by the number of companies that have already signed on for next year’s …

Turning gray water green

A simple Israeli system for collecting, treating and reusing household water arrives right on time for global water shortages. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90 Water levels in the Sea of Galilee are dropping dramatically year by year. The facts on the …

India and Israel see ‘I’ to ‘I’ in clean-tech

Israel welcomed executives from 40 Indian companies to learn how Israeli clean-tech innovators can help India’s businesses prosper in a green way. Indian delegates are actively searching for Israeli clean technologies, such as those from solar energy company BrightSource Energy. …

Putting the wild back into Israel’s wildlife [video]

Putting the wild back into Israel’s wildlife [video]

Thousands of wounded birds, as well as reptiles, snakes and lizards, are nursed back to health at the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Ramat Gan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp5lNoQkTpw Hidden away in the far reaches of the popular Ramat Gan Safari park (Zoological Center …