Environment
A GreenWall installation in Israel.

Looking forward to Jerusalem’s light rail future

Construction of the new light rail system may be bogging Jerusalem down now, but it’s likely to transform the city’s dilapidated downtown into a thriving destination. Stepping into one of the sleek and shiny new light rail vehicles set to …

Israel builds its first ‘eco-friendly’ town

Mt. Gilboa will be the site of Israel’s first green town. It’s one thing to adopt environmentally conscious behavior, such as recycling, taking public transportation, and saving water or electricity. But that’s not enough for the future residents of the …

Philadelphia welcomes nature’s social worker

Israeli Shai Zakai: Her goal is to communicate and record mankind’s impact on its fragile world. Since nature can’t speak for itself, Israeli artist Shai Zakai has appointed herself as the human moderator. For more than a decade she’s been …

Israel’s great DNA pooper-scooper caper

It’s a problem everywhere where man’s best friend lives in the urban environment: dog poop and picking it up. A new community project in Petah Tikva, Israel is now taking to the streets using canine DNA to determine which pooch …

When the Holy Land speaks, Ran Morin listens

Ran Morin’s unusual sculpture Orange Suspendu draws thousands of tourists each year who stand beside it and marvel. Like many others who admire his work, Israeli environment artist Ran Morin’s favorite sculpture is a centerpiece of Jaffa’s Old City. Although …

Girls hike out in Israel

Exploring by foot: hiking through Israel creates a stronger bond with the country. Where the tradition started is anyone’s guess, but women in America like to kick back and spend “girls only” time together. Now, due to an increase in …

Gal Luft gives America the real story on oil

Israeli-born energy expert Gal Luft is working closely with American senators and presidents in an effort to end America’s dangerous dependence on oil.     Gal Luft advises American senators and presidents on how America can end its dangerous dance …

Gearing up for energy efficiency with IQWind

Today’s wind turbines are fixed to spin at an even speed, leaving huge amounts of wasted energy dissipating in the wind. IQWind aims to change all that with a new gear system that enables turbines to work at much higher …