Environment
The Lotan buildings are constructed from straw bales coated with mud, making them fireproof as well as earthquake-proof.

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 …

A match made in water

With the list of Brazil’s hot issues revealing water, energy, clean tech, medical equipment and communications as top priorities, Israel has much to offer the largest country in South America.   Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90. Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, …

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 …