Environment

Israel’s Galilee cleans up in harmony

LINK director Badria Biromi-Kadalft adresses volunteers on the banks of the Zalman River in the Galilee. In the northern port town of Acre, Jewish and Arab high school students work together to transform rubbish into hand-crafted benches. And in the …

In Israel, water is the new oil

The earth is a thirsty place. More than half of the world’s countries need drinking water badly, and these countries are not just poor African nations landlocked by deserts. Among the list of 164 countries looking to secure potable water …

Natural Israeli cosmetics bloom in the US

The desire to look beautiful naturally is fueling an increasingly bigger chunk of the multi-billion dollar market for cosmetics and skin care products in the US, as women are increasingly searching out natural products that reduce wrinkles, blemishes, and tone …

Israeli prize winner rides the wave of movement ecology

Ran Nathan: We are going to establish this new field of research! Building roads, logging and other activities in wooded areas in the US can cause the fragmentation of what was continuously forested land. This development can seriously affect the …

Israel’s top environmentalist cleans up

Alon Tal is the type of intense personality that can be easily perceived as intimidating. His isn’t the power suit and tie eating a power lunch type of intensity. Instead, his icy, blue/gray-eyed gaze, quick movements, and dissemination of complicated, …

Solar energy lights up a Negev village

Residents of Drijat and representatives of Interdan and the Negev Development Authority are proud of their new solar electricity system. There is no sign on the main highway to the Israeli town of Arad in the northern Negev telling you …

Israeli startup turns organic waste into energy

Genova’s technology employs a novel technique for maintaining the high temperatures needed for the process, thus increasing its efficiency and maximizing the energy produced. After you’ve enjoyed a tangy olive, don’t throw away the pit – it could soon be …

Taking the ‘chemical’ out of agrochemical

‘From taking care of the air to the water, ecology is very important to this company’ – Makteshim’s Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah. From corn to soybeans and canola, the Israeli company Makhteshim-Agan Industries is helping North Americans keep their crops safe. Makhteshim-Agan …