Environment

Grade9Space Israeli 9th graders conduct ground-breaking experiment in space

The 14-year-old pupils – all girls – wanted to know how low gravity conditions in space influence the development of brine shrimp eggs compared to the Earth environment. The International Space Station has in the last few days conducted an experiment devised by four ninth-grade pupils at the Darca New High School in Bat Yam. […]

December 8, 2014
GMO How Israel is making the case for genetically modified food

Supplying food to a growing population without destroying the world’s ecological systems is one of humanity’s great challenges. Israel is helping deal with this challenge by developing agricultural technologies and efficient irrigation methods. Interest in local research and developments related to food security brought several experts from Britain here two weeks ago as part of […]

November 14, 2014
solar-tree2_custom-2b8dcc6a1941ece974de9b865ab73dae6149570f-s3-c85 Israel’s Convenient Solar-Powered “Tree”

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re dying of thirst, your phone’s battery is running dangerously low, and you needed to connect to the internet immediately? While you may not find yourself stuckin this exact situation, you may need at least one of these tools. Israel has the answer: it has created […]

October 28, 2014
cows Juicy Details on the Beef You’re Eating

Remember this when you take that next bite of steak: According to the Weizmann Institute of Science, beef is the most environmentally costly food to consume. In other words, with each bite of that succulent steak, the Earth is becoming more and more at risk. I’m not saying that we should stop eating beef (never!), but […]

July 30, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 10.44.40 AM The Non-stop City Drinks Non-stop Water Thanks to Woosh

A pilot project has been launched in Tel Aviv, which aims to provide free drinking water in public spaces. This project is attempting to reduce plastic waste, which has contributed to an overall increase in waste within city-centres. It also attempts to promote a healthier lifestyle, by providing a free alternative to less healthy drinks […]

May 29, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 4.13.08 PM VIDEO: Artists in Tel Aviv Just Found the Greatest use of Israeli Sand

A dozen international sand sculptors make magic with 700 tons of sand. Give a dozen talented sand sculptors 700 tons of Israeli sand, and what do you get? Fifteen awesome works of art at Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum. “Every sculpture was made by one sculptor in 16 days,” says artist Baldrick Buckle. “The sand […]

May 8, 2014