Environment
A family enjoys a visit to the Hiriya Landfill Restoration Project. Photo by Flash90.

Reduce, reuse, recycle… and retire

Israeli ‘Reuse’ conference provides timely tips for green businesses including Retire, which fashions furniture and ponds from old tires. Israeli business, Retired, makes surprisingly comfortable furniture from old tires. In 2000, Hans Pallada had an idea. “There are untold thousands …

Global visitors to dive into Israeli water tech

Gearing up for the November 2011 WATEC expo, Israel is getting word into the pipeline about new water technology solutions from 400 companies. Israel’s advanced desalination plants developed by IDE Technologies generate a great deal of interest worldwide. It’s like …

Evida – an Israeli battery under the hood

In a $250 million deal, Israel’s Evida will supply the batteries, cooling systems and software tools to run Mia Electric’s vehicles in Europe. Batteries for Mia Electric’s vehicles will be supplied by Israeli company Evida. Racing from one business meeting …

New tool could predict future earthquakes

By learning from history, a new Israeli invention promises to help pinpoint where and when earthquakes will strike again, minimizing danger to lives and property. Photo by Zaka/Flash90. A view of the Haitian national palace in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, in the …

Bad air days choke Wall Street trading

A new Israeli study indicates that traders don’t perform as well when it’s smoggy outside, affecting markets far beyond New York. Stocks are down on days when the smog is bad in New York. They say a butterfly flapping its …

On the road again for old tires

Israel’s formula for getting green mileage from old tires could be a boon for countries with similar raw materials and climates. Paving roads with a recycled tire compound costs no more than conventional methods and lasts longer, too. Old, used …