Environment
Hand-harvesting at Kaima.

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 …

Going on a water Cequesta

Going on a water Cequesta

It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it: cleaning up wastewater from industrial and agricultural operations, that is. A young Israeli company Cequesta is now open for business and has taken on the task of making America’s and …

Harnessing the urban wind

An Israeli start up has developed a new way to harvest clean electricity from the urban wind, by putting turbines on the top of skyscrapers.   Israeli start up Sovna has developed a novel way to harvest clean electricity by …

An Israeli heart shines its light in Africa

Changing the economics and health of African villages: Sivan Achor-Borowich, the Israeli founder of Jewish Heart for Africa. As Westerners, there are some things we really can’t understand about Africa unless we’ve been there. That’s what Sivan Achor-Borowich discovered over …

Tires with a little piece of the Negev

Beautiful coastlines, varied climate, majestic hills, verdant fields – Israel has been blessed with a rich variety of physical features. Not so much when it comes to minerals, though; Israel’s major natural resource is potash, mined mostly in the Dead …