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    How To Save The Dead Sea From Dying Twice

    March 26, 5:58 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Clean Water

    We've already wrote once about the dubious plan to connect the dying Dead Sea to the Red Sea by way of a channel. Now The Economist is also calling it so, as Israeli government officials last week upgraded what they are calling a "Peace Corridor"

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    Israel and Australia Says G'Day and Shalom To A New Water Pact

    March 23, 10:03 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Clean Water

    Good on ya Israel, conveyed Australia's Federal Environment and Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Monday while meeting with a 24-person Israeli delegation on Aussie turf. The countries have found common ground in water and have recently signed a

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    Turning Radioactive Waste Into Clean Fuel

    March 20, 8:57 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Natural Sciences

    Last week at a press conference, we sat apprehensively beside a piece of shiny, lava-like stone wondering if it really was as inert as the company investors and president claimed. There we met with Israeli company Environmental Energy Resources (EER)

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    Turning The Environment Into A Jewish Tradition

    March 16, 11:03 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    The Jewish culture is governed by tradition. A newer tradition is for young American Jews to come to Israel to get in touch with their ancient Hebrew roots. Normally they come for about 10 days and visit the obvious sights such as the Dead Sea, the

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    Win Some Sheks in Israel's Green Building Design

    March 12, 11:52 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    The new Green Building Design Contest, a first in Israel, has been launched by Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to Mr. Nir Kedmi, a head in the Ministry, the purpose of the competition is to raise the awareness of architects,

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    Coke Pours Bad Business Ethics On Israeli Recycling Laws

    March 9, 10:44 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Corporate Responsibility

    It's more than a problem. It's an epidemic. Multi-national companies are sabotaging Israel's modest efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Last week we reported on IKEA Israel and the plastic bag fiasco — that Israeli customers will not be

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    Biofuel That Grows Like A Magic Mushroom

    March 7, 11:37 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Renewable Energy

    The race is on. With the threat of global warming looming over our heads and rising oil prices -- politicians, environmentalists and everyone in between can agree that the world needs alternative fuel sources (and to diversify its fuel sources). Some

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    The Un-Friendly IKEA in Israel

    March 2, 10:00 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Corporate Responsibility

    Finally. IKEA is charging customers for those gigantic plastic bags that no one really needs except for the moments when we wheel our stuff from the curb to the car and then haul it up the stairs. But not in Israel. Here the 5 cent charge doesn't and

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    Electric Car Plants In Israel?

    February 26, 11:40 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Cars

    Israelis are full of original ideas. Go to the doctor in Tel Aviv and you may find your GP is writing a novel, is an expert on French wine and is building a strawbale house in the desert. Israelis are ideas people. Dreamers.

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    Green Your Beaker: Tel Aviv University Hosts International Conference on Green Chemistry

    February 23, 6:47 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    Once upon a time, scientists conducted experiments and with little forethought poured noxious chemicals from their beakers and test tubes down the drain. In recent years, with concerns for the environment and human health high on the agenda,

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    Soldiers To Train Next To Israel's Biggest Waste-Dump?

    February 19, 8:36 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Green Food

    The Industrial zone - Ramat Hovav - has been a bone of contention for years. The area is home to 23,000 Beduins– once nomadic folk who now live near the site known for its toxic health effects. In 2004, a study showed that cancer and mortality rates

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    Build A Solar City And More At Ben-Gurion University Workshop

    February 16, 11:34 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Solar Technology

    Ever want to know what goes on behind the business of solar panels? You’re an architect and wondering how you can start integrating solar power into your plans? Curious about the pros and cons of both solar-thermal and photovoltaic energy? Ben-Gurion

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    Be A Green Fellow At Tel Aviv University!

    February 12, 8:19 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    When you hear about Israel on CNN - let’s face it - it seems like a pretty rough place to be. And while it can be scary at times to ride a bus, or think about the consequences of a nuclear Iran, most of the time people over here live life like you do.

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    Israelis Turn Backpackers Green In Nepal

    February 5, 9:35 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Travel

    Practically every Israeli after a two or three year stint in the army escapes the pressures of living in a small country surrounded by less than benevolent neighbours – to go backpacking somewhere else, anywhere else. You can find hordes of them

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    In Israel We Say Happy New Year Trees!

    February 2, 9:51 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    Over here in the Holy Land, Israelis are just gearing up to welcome in one of four different new years celebrated each year. Starting at sundown tonight, Jewish people around the world will say happy new year to the trees. Known as Tu B’Shvat, the

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    Greening Your Beat

    January 29, 10:55 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Culture

    It's not just the Mad Professor who likes coming to Israel Thanks to a tipster at World Changing (David Zaks) - we are about to back-comb our hair and wax it into natty dreadlocks in preparation for Israel's Reggae Environmental Education Concert.

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    Time To Build Highways Underground?

    January 26, 11:33 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Cars

    Hundertwasser- Austrian architect, artist, environmentalist- proposed green and aesthetic solutions for highways and byways. His sketches of underground highways lined by trees to filter out noxious chemicals, also showed such a concept could minimize

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    Dust In The Wind

    January 22, 5:21 PM by Karin Kloosterman in Natural Sciences

    Hearing about this recent research makes us want to download Kansas songs and drift away with melancholy; either that or write a dramatic French screenplay and call it, Blame It On Bodelé. That’s because the world seems just a wee bit smaller after we

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