Environment
Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry is donating TevaGas biodigesters to Negev Bedouin villages
Professor Colin Price.

Lightning proves key to predicting flash floods

Flash floods are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the US, arriving without warning and wreaking swift destruction. As the country’s most common natural disaster, many lives would be saved if flash floods could be predicted in advance. Now …

Gleaning feeding on Fugee Fridays

Jesse Fox and a Fugee Friday volunteer, in Tel Aviv, loading surplus food from Carmel Market into a car, ready to distribute to African refugees living in the city. Photo Credit: Daniel Cherrin. When Jesse Fox, an urban planning student …

Canadian fisherman hauls great catch in Israeli waters

Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan with the 15lbs catfish he caught in the Sea of the Galilee. When it comes to fishing in the Holy Land, Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan is nothing short of enthusiastic. “It’s an awesome experience,” he admits. …

In an Israeli desert, water is his way of life

Planted in Israel’s Negev Desert is an academic oasis of scientists and their students. They are studying a natural resource that may be more valuable than oil in the not-so-distant future. That resource is water. Dr. Ofer Dahan from the …

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

Going electric: Amy Friedkin, president of ISRAEL21c, in San Francisco recently with the new Better Place electric car. The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people’s pockets. Some were forced …

Israel and California are clean tech dreaming

“Spoon feeding the next deal,” Shuly Galili, the executive director of the California-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Ormat’s geothermal energy plants, Hillpoint Energy’s promising new wind turbines that are lighter than air, Solel’s solar energy park in California’s Mohave Desert – …

EWA squeezes drinking water from thin air

For some countries, fresh water is an expensive commodity. EWA may have the solution. For Dr. Etan Bar, CEO of EWA, it was a question of priorities. His company, which focuses both on solar energy and clean water extraction from …