Environment
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Cool use of the sun

Heatwaves can lead to energy blackouts as customers turn their air-con on. Now an Israeli company is proposing to use the sun’s heat to cool our homes, reducing harmful electricity surges in the process.   Using the heat of the …

Building peace and green architects

Despite recent troubles, an Israeli-Greek architect is organizing an important new sustainable building workshop for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students. Architect Elias Messinas. His goal is to create a new reality for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students in the Middle …

Mutants promise tons of tastier tomatoes

Previously, mutant plants were assumed to have negative effects on growth and were discarded, but new Israeli-American research suggests they may lead the next revolution of improved crops.   Photo courtesy of Nati Shohat/Flash90. Crossing mutant tomato plants with normal …

Adding brains to the water grid

An easy ‘add-on’ solution from Israel could save some of the $15 billion forfeited each year due to global water loss caused by drips and leaks. TaKaDu’s add-on software solution can help a city identify and home in on leaks …

Plumbing the mysteries of the Eastern Mediterranean [video]

Plumbing the mysteries of the Eastern Mediterranean [video]

ISRAEL21c joined a nighttime expedition with a state-of-the-art research ship that plumbs the depths of the Eastern Mediterranean to learn more about the sea and man’s effect on maritime life.   The Mediterranean Explorer is a state-of-the-art research ship owned …

Seeding a green need for feed

Israel’s TransAlgae is developing strains of genetically modified algae that can be used as suitable alternatives to existing animal feed and biomass for biofuel.   TransAlgae is developing a new superbreed of algae for biofuels and fish food that is …

Fighting to keep the Jordan River alive

A team of Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists has come up with a plan to save the Jordan River, which is now so toxic that tourists seeking baptism there will likely get sick.   Gidon Bromberg from Friends of the …

Computerizing organic farms

Israeli startup Farmigo believes its Fortune 500 approach to organic farming will help US farmers conduct their business more efficiently.   Farmigo aims to improve day-to-day operations for small organic farms. More and more Israelis are joining the worldwide move …