Environment
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Taking the earth’s temperature

An Israeli researcher has developed a ‘thermometer’ or ‘soil dipstick’ that can help diagnose the effects of global warming on the earth’s crust.   A new Optical Soil Dipstick (OSD) developed by Israeli professor Eyal Ben-Dor can forecast the health …

Siemens buys Israel’s Solel Solar for $418 million

German giant Siemens aims to turn both itself and the world a little greener with the acquisition of one of Israel’s leading solar thermal energy companies. German electronics giant Siemens has purchased Israeli solar thermal energy company Solel Solar Systems …

Israeli invention busts air pollution in our homes

Dangerous invisible particles and pollutants may lurk in the indoor air we breathe. A new dust sensor from Israel identifies the culprits and improves our air quality.   Polluted air breathed in for weeks, months and sometimes years, can have …

A holistic approach to solar technology

An Israeli solar technology company is revolutionizing photovoltaic systems worldwide by transforming solar panels into “intelligent” devices that optimize efficiency, safety and costs.   Guy Sella, founder and CEO of Israeli company Solar Edge, is planning a revolution. Don’t be …

Fly with the sun at Israel’s airport

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport is cashing in on a government initiative by installing solar panels to produce clean electricity that will help the environment and make money.   There’s no denying that wall of Mediterranean heat that hits you like …

US companies save energy with Israeli ingenuity

With its energy efficient devices for lighting and machines, Israel’s Power Electronics can reduce your carbon footprint without an overhaul of existing infrastructure. If the Swiss do business with them, they must be doing something right, reasons Eran Tagor, CEO …

Gobbling up the dirt in water

Even the CEO was initially skeptical about BioPetroClean’s simple and effective solution for cleaning up industrial wastewater, but it works; and now Dow Chemicals is onboard. The idea that microscopic bacteria could cheaply and efficiently cleanse oceans of industrial wastewater …

NATO aids water bridge between Israel, Jordan and the US

A new Israeli technology for desalination is the centrepiece of a NATO grant that promotes collaboration between Israel and Jordan and could save water and energy across the globe. Israel and Jordan share environmental problems, but regional politics and prejudices …

Phone home with Israeli solar cells

An Israeli company has developed solar energy powered battery chargers that give you the emergency power you need to recharge your mobile devices, anywhere. Out for a picnic on a sunny day and your cell phone dies? No power? No …