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: Ecologically sound building practices have taken root in Israel. Image via www.Shutterstock.com

Green is the new tourism

As we become more conscious of the size of our ecological footprints, it’s good to know that in Israel we can go green in our leisure options as well. At Essene Farm, in Even-Sappir near Jerusalem raw-food cuisine is served …

A simple solution to a complex wastewater problem

A simple device from Israel can render the delicate, complex problem of biological wastewater treatment perfectly manageable. An Israeli installation of the Mapal wastewater treatment system. Good technological solutions don’t have to be complicated. That’s the thinking that drives Mapal …

Cloud seeding doesn’t bring more rain, say scientists

New research from Israel shows that changing weather patterns – not the weather-modification process of cloud seeding – is what makes the rainfall. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90. Scientists have discovered that cloud seeding doesn’t increase rainfall. Rain is such a …

Eco-tourism on the upswing in Israel [video]

Eco-tourism on the upswing in Israel [video]

From birdwatching on a major migration route, to staying at an eco-friendly B&B, tourists to Israel can have a great time traveling with minimal impact on the environment. Environmental tourism is on the upswing in Israel, especially in the Galilee …

Israeli companies meet the GE Challenge

Two Israeli companies are among the five winners of General Electric’s Ecomagination Challenge to develop ideas for better power grid and global energy transformation. The WinFlex crew outside company headquarters in Kiryat Yam, from left, Aaron Fidlin, Mickey Rietman, Dr. …

Knocking on heaven’s door for rain (Photo Story)

Rabbis, imams, priests and beauty queens in Israel are praying for rain as the country experiences its driest November in decades, and what could be the seventh consecutive year of drought. It started in late September with a sharp rise …

Drilling down to the Ice Age at the Dead Sea

A historic drilling project at Israel’s Dead Sea could help international experts to better understand phenomena ranging from climate change to cultural evolution. Photo courtesy of Sasson Tiram Photography. From right to left: Project Manager Dr. Michael Lazar, Dr. Moti …

Knowing which way the wind blows

An Israeli company is receiving major attention and dollars to develop a small, low-cost device that could be a boon for wind farms across the world. Photo by Gil Shamai. By using the SpiDAR units, wind farmers can measure approaching …

Bringing the environment to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox

While environmental activism has largely bypassed Israel’s ultra-Orthodox sector, one rabbi is seeking to turn the tide. Rabbi Yehuda Gannot (center) meets his legal team to discuss environmental issues. While awareness of the importance of protecting and nurturing the environment …