Environment
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Harnessing the urban wind

An Israeli start up has developed a new way to harvest clean electricity from the urban wind, by putting turbines on the top of skyscrapers.   Israeli start up Sovna has developed a novel way to harvest clean electricity by …

An Israeli heart shines its light in Africa

Changing the economics and health of African villages: Sivan Achor-Borowich, the Israeli founder of Jewish Heart for Africa. As Westerners, there are some things we really can’t understand about Africa unless we’ve been there. That’s what Sivan Achor-Borowich discovered over …

Tires with a little piece of the Negev

Beautiful coastlines, varied climate, majestic hills, verdant fields – Israel has been blessed with a rich variety of physical features. Not so much when it comes to minerals, though; Israel’s major natural resource is potash, mined mostly in the Dead …

Out of Israel to Africa

From drip irrigation and advice on fruit trees, to agricultural education programs, Israeli Prof. Dov Pasternak (left) is working hard to offer his expertise to poverty-stricken Africa. The continent of Africa evokes emotion: on one hand there is the impressive …

Israeli company turns rubber, into rubber

Ever since Charles Goodyear invented a novel way to vulcanize rubber making it strong and stable for tires, scientists the world over have been searching for ways to reverse the process. Millions of tons of old tires and rubber waste …

Getting the kids to save the world

Getting the kids to save the world

The world of Ekoloko gives children a chance to chat and play games, while saving the world from destruction. When was the last time you saved the world? Now, there’s a challenge. Ekoloko, a new, green-themed virtual world not only …