Environment
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Turning landfill into Israel’s green future

Here’s a Friday morning outing you’ve probably never considered: A trip to the dump. But not just any dump. The Hiria dump – an 80-meter high blight on the landscape, which no commuter traveling on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway could …

Why Americans are saying yes to Israeli carrots

When your mother or grandmother tells you to eat your carrots, they probably have a good reason. According to the new Israeli beauty products company, Yes To Carrots, the average person eats almost 11,000 carrots in their lifetime. “We thought …

Israel’s Leviathan takes on clean tech

Dr. Daniel Farb (right) meets San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom in Israel recently. In Hebrew the word leviathan roughly translates to a “whale” – and describes the great sea creature that carried the prophet Jonas in its gut for three …

Israel’s constant gardener is a recycler

It’s the kind of stuff that could inspire Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” – Israel’s Yoav Kotik is finding treasures in discarded objects, by fashioning trash into flower gardens, jewelry, lamps and objects of art.   The 50-year-old industrial designer is now …

Israel’s Newton puts green in motion

Newton’s clean hybrid engine uses parts from two traditional engines on the market today. Since the industrial revolution, humanity has struggled to find ways to make the machine more efficient and productive. Engines drive our cars, wash our clothes and …

Israeli innovation turns trash into electricity

TGE Tech’s device can convert refuse into syngas, an element that has the properties of gas, oil and coal. Some of the biggest mountains aren’t made out of stone; they’re built out of garbage. It’s a sad fact of life …