Environment
An artist's rendition of what Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station could look like after it is revitalized as a center for urban ecology. Illustration courtesy of Dana Mor/Onya Collective.

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 …

Ensuring Israel’s leadership in clean water technologies

We can make a global impact with Israel’s clean water technologies. Progress for Israel’s water technology toolkit is a strategic requirement. Providing environmentally sound, efficient means to maintain and develop sources of clean water is among the greatest challenges facing …

Harnessing tea tree oil for healthier agriculture

Biomor’s products are based on essential oil compounds that evaporate completely and do not leave residue on fruits, vegetables or herbs. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be an enjoyable and healthy part of life. But growing concern about the effects …

Israel’s Super Mario safeguards nature

Mario Levi: In my life I have always been searching for the truth, and through my exploration, I found that conventional agriculture is a tragedy for the earth. Some have a way with people. Others have a way with the …

Israeli expedition to unlock mystery of human origins

Keren Oren, a third-year student at the Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Culture, works at the site near Beit Shemesh which has yielded the earliest known iron workshop in the eastern Mediterranean. Since the discovery …