Environment
The Porter School of Environmental Studies.

Israel and Texas to collaborate where they click

The states of Israel and Texas have much to share when it comes to alternative energy sources such as solar and hydro power, as $1b in investment potential attests.   Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash 90. Solar energy companies from Israel …

A drone that hones in on leaky pipes at home

An economical, airborne solution from an Israeli company could save up to a fifth of the urban water lost through leaky pipes.   More than 45 percent of water in the US is lost through leaky pipes. Arad Group can …

Riding and holding the waves

Riding and holding the waves

It can harness 20 times more energy than any other wave technology in existence today and also produce carbon-free desalinated water. How? Israel’s Seanergy ‘holds the waves.’   It can harness 20 times more energy than any other wave technology …

Israel’s water tech hits the Valley

Mekorot, Israel’s national water carrier and water tech company that spurred last year’s $1.4 billion in water exports, is about to enter the drier regions of California.   Photo courtesy of Olivier Fitoussi /FLASH90. “Water is energy. If you give …

Keeping the bugs from ‘bugging’ your veggies

Keeping the bugs from ‘bugging’ your veggies

When an epidemic hit Israel’s tomato industry, a netting expert came up with a solution to protect the crops from insect pests, inadvertently creating a new multi-million dollar industry.   When a virus carried by the whitefly almost destroyed Israel’s …

Israeli rodents are more cautious than Jordanian ones

Joint studies by Israeli and Jordanian scientists reveal that it is human behavior that influences the differences between animal species on the two sides of the border.   Photo courtesy of Jorge Novominsky/Flash90 Gerbils in Israel are more cautious than …

Launching little pigs to fix leaky pipes

An Israeli company may save up to 30 percent of the 88 billion liters of water lost to pinhole leaks in pipes all over the world, every day.   Curapipe’s solution is designed to seal leaks fast, with little inconvenience …

A rocket engine for your car [Video]

A rocket engine for your car [Video]

With its jet turbine engines and lithium ion batteries, Israel’s ETV Motors is producing clean, quiet, efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally sound personal transport.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR6SeLkQbmw ETV Motors in Israel is working to replace piston engines in cars with cleaner, more …