Environment
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Israel’s Ecological Mission

Israel learns that going green isn’t just for the birds. As the sun dips behind the Ramat Naftali Mountain range, beginning to draw with it what’s left of the light in the Upper Galilee, we set off to see the …

Israeli company aims to bring solar power a major step nearer

Gonen Fink, CEO and co-founder of Pythagoras Solar aims to combine existing solar technologies with innovations in optics, semiconductor and mass manufacturing processes. Global warming, and rapid industrialization coupled with dwindling finite reservoirs of fossil fuel, are behind a worldwide …

Israel takes the lead in the cleantech revolution

The world may just be waking up to the need for clean technologies now, but Israel, with its scarce resources and need for independence, has been developing them for years.   From communications to software, to semiconductors, to medical devices …

Israeli invention could pave way for hydrogen cars

Hydrogen to go. C.En’s technology could help automobile manufacturers introduce hydrogen-powered cars. Everyone’s heard that old story about the scientist who invents a “magic pill” that turns water into gasoline – with the invention eventually getting into the hands of …

Saving the environment by helping companies save money

Phoebus takes all the factors it is programmed to check and evaluates them in real time 24/7, providing constant adjustments to the way energy is used. Since the oil crisis of the 1970s, Western nations have proclaimed their commitment to …

Electric cars – what about pedal power?

The most exciting solution to the energy crisis and climate change problems is based on improving energy efficiency – an area where Israel, with its know-how and ability to adapt, excels. Two million electric cars flooding the streets and highways …

Israeli researchers close in on drought-resistant crops

Finding the genes that help plants survive arid desert conditions: Dr. Simon Barak. Israeli researchers have identified the genes that allow plants to tolerate and survive the harsh desert conditions of heat, drought and salinity.The discovery, by a team of …