Environment
Slime is making millions of people sick every year. Photo via www.shutterstock.com

A refuge for prophets, people and wildlife

One of the world’s 500 UNESCO bioreserves, inhabited by rare flora, fauna and people, is in northern Israel’s Carmel Mountain range, on the outskirts of Haifa.   Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90. The Carmel Mountains near Haifa are home to unique …

Washing agricultural wastewater down the drain

A clean tech treatment for agricultural wastewater that adapts itself to the bacteria in the water may be an environment-friendly solution to a nagging problem.   “If agricultural wastewater went straight to the wastewater treatment plant, the facility would just …

Saving fuel and lives – simple as that

With Israel’s GreenRoad solution on board, fuel consumption is reduced by seven to 10 percent and the accident rate’s cut in half. Al Gore liked the idea so much, he invested in it.   It’s the here and now aspect …

More work, less play for Israel’s endangered dolphins

A new Israeli study finds that commercial fishing endangers Mediterranean dolphins, and that unlike dolphins elsewhere, they spend more time searching for food than socializing. Photo courtesy of the University of Haifa. A dolphin mother with her infant searching for …

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 …