Environment
Cows are the most environmentally draining livestock on the market. Image via www.Shutterstock.com

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 …

Self-sustaining nuclear energy from Israel

Within three years, an Israeli scientist and his American research partner plan to develop a cost-effective self-sustaining nuclear reactor. “It’s a good thing for the country, and for global society,” Israeli nuclear engineer Eugene Shwageraus. Though the very mention of …