Category: Environment/Energy

Is that food really fresh?

admin | Environment/Energy, | January 4, 2018

By Brian Blum “The milk is past its expiry date. We have to throw it out.” “No, we don’t. It smells fine.” “But it says so right on the carton.” It’s an argument that’s been…

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Israeli kibbutzim and sustainable living

admin | Environment/Energy, | January 4, 2018

By Kathryn Dura The debate on climate change has come a long way since former US presidential candidate Al Gore’s world-famous film “An Inconvenient Truth” more than a decade ago. And while the issue has…

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Poultry poop could be a source of renewable energy

admin | Environment/Energy, | December 4, 2017

By Simona Shemer The holiday might have passed, but how’s this for some Thanksgiving dinner conversation? A new study by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) says treated excrement from poultry, including chickens and…

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8 must-have eco products to make your life greener

admin | Environment/Energy, | November 21, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman You don’t have to be a card-carrying tree-hugger to take some simple steps toward a better environment. Whether you care deeply about air and water pollution or just want to cut…

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A rest stop for half a billion birds flying over Israel

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

Watch this fascinating YouTube https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005070955/a-rest-stop-for-half-a-billion-birds.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/science&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&utm_content=bufferf5032&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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For the first time in Israel: 25 clean energy buses for Haifa

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

Source: KKL Israel Twenty-five electric Egged buses are launched in Haifa, as part of the Clean Car Revolution advanced by KKL-JNF and the Israeli Ministry for Protection of the Environment to reduce air pollution levels…

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Ancient medicines find modern uses at SupHerbs farm

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Lin Arison and Dianna Stoll Plants have been utilized for their medicinal powers since ancient times. Today such plants are shedding their “alternative healing” label, as researchers are analyzing and quantifying their properties, and…

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Artificial reefs are better than the real thing for divers

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Brian Blum When does an artificial vacation destination trump the real thing? When it’s a diving spot in Eilat and the aim is to preserve the authentic coral reefs nearby. That’s one of the…

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Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Lin Arison and Diana Stoll When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the…

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Lightweight generator on the way for next natural disaster

admin | Environment/Energy, | October 5, 2017

By Abigail Klein Leichman Aquarius Engines, the Israeli company that’s working on a revolutionary alternative to the combustion engine for cars, is packaging the same technology into an exceptionally lightweight and efficient portable generator. It won’t…

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