Environment
A GreenWall installation in Israel.

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 …

Clean-tech energizes Eilat

Every February, Israel’s favorite southern beach resort is turned into a pilgrimage site for clean-tech gurus taking part in the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference. The year-round hot, sunny days of Eilat and the Arava desert make it an ideal spot …

A ‘tugboat’ for airplanes that saves on fuel

A unique new towing system for airplanes developed in Israel saves jet fuel and is really taking off with pilots, and environmentalists too. Israel Aircraft Industries put a crew of 26 on the Taxibot project, the first product of its …

Green software saves money and trees

  Offices worldwide are slashing print costs with the help of green software developed by an Israeli company that reduces paper and ink use. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Printing costs are expensive and costly for the environment. Preton hopes to …

Solar energy that floats on water

Award winning Israeli company Solaris Synergy has designed solar energy grids that can float on water, reducing energy production costs, and preventing water loss. Co-founders Yossi Fisher and Dr. Yuri Kokotov in front of a computer-generated image of a Solaris …

Butterflies to Bat Yam

Nature lovers spearhead efforts to transform Bat Yam into a butterfly paradise, attracting new species to the city’s streets. Bat Yam’s educational butterfly pavilion has so far attracted four species of butterflies and a whole lot of schoolchildren. Butterflies are …

Water, water everywhere and every drop to drink

An Israeli company’s water purification systems deliver safe drinking water from almost any source, including contaminated water, seawater and urine. A man using WaterSheer’s Sulis device for clean water in Tanzania. Following a major earthquake in Taiwan in 2009, humanitarian …