Environment
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Rethinking climate change under the Israeli sun

Three major studies by Israeli researchers on climate change in the Middle East shed new light on various aspects of global warming and how we should contend with them.   Sea levels off Israel’s coast have been rising and falling …

Israel’s ancient trees tell their tales [Video]

Israel’s ancient trees tell their tales [Video]

Growing for hundreds of years, Israel’s oldest trees have borne witness to some of the key moments in the country’s history. Each of them has a unique story to tell.   Many ancient trees grow throughout Israel, some of which …

Uncompromising crop protection from Israel

Slow-release herbicides that minimize damage to water and soil, and a mild insecticide that has no effect on beneficial insects are both being developed in Israel.   Photo courtesy of Kobi Gideon/Flash90. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are …

BrightSource gets a billion

With over $1 b. in US government loans, Israel’s BrightSource will build the world’s largest solar energy project in California, doubling the solar thermal electricity produced in the US today.   BrightSource Energy plans to build the world’s largest solar …

Better Place electric cars to debut in Israel

Better Place electric cars to debut in Israel

Israel will be the first country to install Better Place’s cutting edge network for electric cars, touted as affordable and attractive alternatives to combustion engine and hybrid vehicles.   Israel is taking on one of the most pressing problems of …

Shed weight with a ‘filling’ pill

With its super-absorbent polymers, Exotech may help you shed weight without surgery, grow crops with less water and heal wounds more quickly.   The natural super absorbent polymers created by Exotech can be used for a range of environmentally friendly …

Putting a scorpion sting in your pesticide

An Israeli researcher is modifying the toxins in scorpion venom in an attempt to create an ecologically sound insecticide that won’t harm honeybees or humans.   The Israeli yellow scorpion is one of the most poisonous in the world. Now …

Israel’s top ten water technology companies

A serious lack of potable water has forced Israel to create a flourishing water technology industry. ISRAEL21c brings you the country’s top 10 water companies.   It makes you think of the famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime …