Environment
GreenOnyx system for growing and preparing Khai-nam, a.k.a. watermeal.

Shoring up Israel’s treasure-rich coastline

An infusion of governmental funds aims to keep natural and human occurrences from washing ancient artifacts out to sea. A devastating December storm washed a Roman statue of Aphrodite out of a coastal escarpment. No one knows when she lost …

Israeli raptors may soon soar again [video]

Israeli raptors may soon soar again [video]

Now hatching at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo: chicks of the endangered griffon vulture, soon to be released into the wild. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edm5X4eV2t0 About 15 griffon vulture eggs will hatch this year at the National Center for Artificial Incubation of Raptor Eggs, …

A toothpaste that can save the world’s kangaroos [video]

Lumpy jaw disease is no laughing matter for captive kangaroos. A new Israeli-developed tooth varnish can prevent this deadly dental disease. Kangaroos in captivity often develop a contagious, and sometimes fatal, gum condition called lumpy jaw disease. Now, veterinarians at …

Drinking water for China, Israeli style

Israel’s IDE Technologies is building China’s largest and ‘greenest’ desalination plant to meet the country’s expanding energy needs. IDE’s installation in Tianjin. Normally, “green” and “desalination” are two words that don’t go together. Desalination is a process that takes brackish …

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 …