Environment
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In Israel, a desert plant waters itself

In Israel’s barren and scorched Negev desert researchers have discovered the only plant in the world that can water itself. A team of researchers from the University of Haifa have stumbled upon a rare desert plant living in Israel’s mountainous …

No more crying over spilt milk

An Israeli company has developed a new meter that can monitor milk production in real time, enabling dairy farmers to keep immediate track of a number of critical parameters.

Recycling a depressed city

As a means to revive a development town, and a model for an entire country to follow, a super team of organizations have banded together to “green” Arad –  an Israeli development town with a population of about 23,000 south …

Greenhouse gas predictions may be too modest

An Israeli scientist has discovered that previously unrecorded greenhouse gases are being emitted into the atmosphere through cracks in the earth. Al Gore may have given us a frightening picture of climate change and our future, but now new research …

Tal-Ya Water makes the most of dew

An Israeli company has developed a reusable plastic tray to collect dew from the air, reducing the need to water crops by up to 50 percent.   The ancient Israelites used stones to collect dew from the air, now the …

CA investors turn to Israel’s clean tech sector

The Pope was in Israel earlier this month, bringing with him thousands of Catholic pilgrims. A week later 40 investors from the California region came on a different kind of pilgrimage to Israel – to see the world-famous clean technology …

Mobile lab helps farmers

An Israeli company has developed a mobile lab to help agronomists in Africa and Asia analyze and diagnose plants and soil to prevent over-fertilization of crops.   An Israeli father-and-son “farm team” is rolling out a mobile laboratory to help …

Israeli solar farm to power a kibbutz [Video]

Israeli solar farm to power a kibbutz [Video]

Israeli company ZenithSolar has launched a new solar farm at Kibbutz Yavne, in Israel’s south, that will provide cheap and efficient alternative energy and hot water to the 250 families living there. The company, which was founded in 2006, says …