Environment
GreenOnyx system for growing and preparing Khai-nam, a.k.a. watermeal.

Israeli innovation turns junk food into health food

Nutritionally enhanced ice cream may not be far off with the technology developed by NutraLease. Hot dogs and hamburgers that heal? Ice cream that can prevent disease? It sounds like a pipe dream, but Israeli researchers have developed a new …

The politics of water

The JNF is working to reclaim and protect Israel’s water resources and their sources. I recently visited Israel as a representative to the GA – the 72nd General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities. Each American representative at the GA …

Flying south for the winter

Paul Winter soothes the natural habitat in the north of Israel during his visit last month. Four-time Grammy Award winning American musician Paul Winter has just wrapped up a successful tour of Israel even though not one concert ticket was …

Olive harvest made easy

The coated crystals are easily dissolved in water and sprayed on mature olives about ten days before harvesting. A Ben-Gurion University team is in the final stages of developing a unique instrument for improving the efficiency of mechanical olive harvesting. …

Energy towers touted as future source of electricity

Energy towers are the brain-child of Professor Dan Zaslavsky and make use of the convection of air through a hollow tower to turn turbines. From giant energy towers to new solar power units, alternative forms of energy came to the …

An energizing opportunity

A stable supply of energy is vital for Israel’s and the United States’ futures. The need to secure the stable and economic supply of energy for Israel is an important imperative. At present Israel imports coal to provide power for …

Negev to house world’s largest solar power station

Israel’s first solar power station will supply five percent of the country’s energy needs. The world’s largest solar power station is being planned in the Negev. The station, which would be the first ever built in Israel, will be based …

The ‘cycles of peace

A bikeathon in Israel aims to protect the environment and build peace. One of the major efforts in Israel in promoting both environmental awareness and regional cooperation is taking place in the southern area of the country called the Arava. …

Technion team helping to make hydrogen fuel cells work in cars

Auto engines powered by hydrogen fuel cells have already been placed into prototype test cars. Successful research in Israel into improving the efficiency of solar-hydrogen fuel cells has raised the potential for their use in non-polluting cars of the future …