Environment
The Porter School of Environmental Studies.

An award-winning ‘henhouse of the future’

Israeli company Agrotop’s revolutionary new green henhouse will make it eggs over easy for EU countries to comply with new poultry regulations designed to make life better for our hens.   Aside from making life more comfortable for the hens, …

Creating fuel with every flush

Israel’s Applied CleanTech recognizes sewage as both a vital resource and energy source and is saving it from going down the drain.   Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System is turning sewage into a fertile source of energy. It may not …

Taking the earth’s temperature

An Israeli researcher has developed a ‘thermometer’ or ‘soil dipstick’ that can help diagnose the effects of global warming on the earth’s crust.   A new Optical Soil Dipstick (OSD) developed by Israeli professor Eyal Ben-Dor can forecast the health …

Siemens buys Israel’s Solel Solar for $418 million

German giant Siemens aims to turn both itself and the world a little greener with the acquisition of one of Israel’s leading solar thermal energy companies. German electronics giant Siemens has purchased Israeli solar thermal energy company Solel Solar Systems …

Israeli invention busts air pollution in our homes

Dangerous invisible particles and pollutants may lurk in the indoor air we breathe. A new dust sensor from Israel identifies the culprits and improves our air quality.   Polluted air breathed in for weeks, months and sometimes years, can have …

A holistic approach to solar technology

An Israeli solar technology company is revolutionizing photovoltaic systems worldwide by transforming solar panels into “intelligent” devices that optimize efficiency, safety and costs.   Guy Sella, founder and CEO of Israeli company Solar Edge, is planning a revolution. Don’t be …

Fly with the sun at Israel’s airport

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport is cashing in on a government initiative by installing solar panels to produce clean electricity that will help the environment and make money.   There’s no denying that wall of Mediterranean heat that hits you like …