Environment
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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 …

The Land can bring us together

Give Israelis and Arabs a chance to cooperate on the environment and learn about each other. Inspired by Martin Luther King’s 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, Curtis Mayfield wrote his highly acclaimed song “People Get Ready.” It is a …

A vision of the Negev

Over the next 5 years, Blueprint Negev will bring 250,000 residents to the region. In response to the piece posted last month by Avrum Ehrlich, ‘Now Can We Make the Negev Bloom?’, I would like to bring to your attention …

Israel’s Mr. Pomegranate

Noted pomegranate researcher Dr. Ephraim Lansky in his natural habitat. (Photo: Debbie Zimelman) A renovated tailor’s workshop in the old Turkish market in Haifa is an unlikely setting for the hub of a research company. But it’s here that the …

Now, can we make the Negev bloom?

Why not imagine what Gush Katif’s farmers could do for the Negev? Israel’s disengagement from Gaza and northern Samaria will have a greater impact on the future of the country than anyone anticipates. Ideologies have developed and imploded in a …