Environment
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Canadian fisherman hauls great catch in Israeli waters

Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan with the 15lbs catfish he caught in the Sea of the Galilee. When it comes to fishing in the Holy Land, Canadian fisherman Italo Labignan is nothing short of enthusiastic. “It’s an awesome experience,” he admits. …

In an Israeli desert, water is his way of life

Planted in Israel’s Negev Desert is an academic oasis of scientists and their students. They are studying a natural resource that may be more valuable than oil in the not-so-distant future. That resource is water. Dr. Ofer Dahan from the …

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

San Francisco area aims to become electric car capital

Going electric: Amy Friedkin, president of ISRAEL21c, in San Francisco recently with the new Better Place electric car. The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people’s pockets. Some were forced …

Israel and California are clean tech dreaming

“Spoon feeding the next deal,” Shuly Galili, the executive director of the California-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Ormat’s geothermal energy plants, Hillpoint Energy’s promising new wind turbines that are lighter than air, Solel’s solar energy park in California’s Mohave Desert – …

EWA squeezes drinking water from thin air

For some countries, fresh water is an expensive commodity. EWA may have the solution. For Dr. Etan Bar, CEO of EWA, it was a question of priorities. His company, which focuses both on solar energy and clean water extraction from …

Israeli scientist uses enzymes to change the world

Enzyme technology researcher Dr. Sobhi Basheer, entrepreneur and director of the Galilee Society. In the world of biology, an enzyme is a change agent – a catalyst that can cause chemical reactions, shaking things up and producing a new, and …

Israel’s Mitam is a tick’s green nemesis

Mitam’s CEO Tzali Cnaani aims to bring an environmentally safe solution against ticks to market by 2010. Who doesn’t love bringing our favorite furry friends into the house – even to curl up on the bed? But the freeloading ticks …

An electrifying solution for wastewater treatment

An Israeli company aims to revolutionize wastewater disposal by harnessing a bacteria found in nature that decomposes organic matter and creates electricity at the same time. Industrial and municipal waste doesn’t go away when we flush it down the drain. …

Giving new life to electronic junk

Israel Ganot, co-founder of Gazelle: “The bigger story is making sure items get a second life.” Some of the iPhones get sold on eBay, older cell phones and laptops are repurposed and shipped to India and China for resale, while …