Environment
Hand-harvesting at Kaima.

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 …

Scarce water at core of Middle East issues

The World Bank says in 20 years 3 billion people will face severe water shortages. The Middle East is slowly mo ving towards a more and more serious water crisis. The world water situation is serious, but nowhere more critical …

Israeli battery technology could help U.S. clear air

A zero-emission bus using Israeli-developed batteries will be tested in Las Vegas, Nev. An Israel-based electric battery manufacturer has plans to test its 40-foot-long zero-emission all-electric buses in Las Vegas, Nev., a city where the population is skyrocketing and the …

Green Tech starts environmental venture capital fund

The Green Tech Fund plans to raise $10 million to $20 million to invest in environmental startups. Green Tech, the environmental division of the Mofet B’Yehuda Technological Incubator, has started Israel’s first environmental venture capital fund with a plan to …

Maintaining the promise of the Promised Land

Israelis are taking steps to nurture the historic environment of their country. The “promise” of the Promised Land is in jeopardy. The Israelites were exiled time and again during numerous periods of history, only to return and to miraculously reclaim …

Finding a wealth of resources in the desert

The Jacob Blaustein Institute has been testing a solar-powered device that transforms solar energy directly to electricity, without the intermediary of water and steam. The problem of desertification – the loss of soil fertility due to erosion – barely resonates …