Through Awareness, Education And Cleanups, An Israeli Initiative Is Taking A Stand On Plastic
Plastic Free Israel is promoting environmentally conscious alternatives and raising awareness of how to live a plastic-free life.
January 15, 2020
Israel Has A Severe Plastic Problem, But Real Change Is Possible
The state of plastic waste in Israel is bleak: pollution is on the rise, research is stagnating, policies are unclear, and the last plastic recycling plant is closing its doors. Israel needs to step up its efforts before the problem spins out of control.
March 06, 2019
Technion Creates Artificial Lung To Study Pollution Effects
Researchers at the Technion have succeeded in creating the first life-sized, artificial human lung to study the effects of pollution.
October 22, 2015
Israel Ushers In Revolutionary Cleantech Transportation With NASA’s skyTran
NASA and Israel Aerospace Industries have come together to create a revolutionary new solution to urban traffic and pollution. Meet the skyTran: a high-speed, computerized and green method of metropolitan transportation that may soon be coming to a city near you.
July 13, 2014
Ben Gurion University Warns: Increasing CO2 Levels Will Lead To Dietary Deficiencies
Scientists at the Ben Gurion University in the Negev have made a disturbing finding on the effects of CO2 levels on the nutritional value of the food we eat. They say that crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will no longer have those nutrients.
June 07, 2014
Israeli Firm Brings Green Sewage Pipes To European Countries
Pollution doesn't just come in the form of uncleanliness, it can also come in the form of noise pollution. Israeli company Huliot is tackling both issues with their new eco-friendly pipes, to be installed in several European countries.
August 20, 2013
Israeli Researcher Uses NASA Space Satellites To Track World Pollution
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to produce quality analysis of pollution in major cities around the world – using readings taken in outer space. Using eight years' worth of data collected by NASA satellites, the researchers tracked pollution trends for 189 megacities.
December 29, 2012
New Waze Feature Helps You Navigate Your Way To Clean Water
Popular navigation app Waze has introduced a new feature that tells users whether a lakes, or rivers they are trekking through are clean, to drink or to swim in. The developers hope that the app will encourage the Israeli government to further protect Israel's lakes, rivers and streams.
October 11, 2012
New Kit Instantly Monitors Air Pollution At Crisis Scenes
AirBase Systems, an Israel-based environmental technology startup, deployed a new mobile, wireless air quality measurement kit that can transmit data to an Internet collection base. The kit is designed primarily for city use but can potentially be suitable for purchase by environmental NGOs or even individuals.
April 07, 2012
Breathing Car Fumes Can Actually Reduce Your Stress!
Researchers from Israel's Tel Aviv University found that subjects inhaling carbon monoxide emitted from city cars, were less stressed due to the narcotic effect of the gas. The research shows that extended exposure to the chemical also had no lasting effects.
November 15, 2011
Middle Eastern Graduate Students Unite Over Shared Ecosystem
Twelve marine and environmental studies graduate students from the Middle East and Europe are taking part in a two-week Mediterranean research project off the shores of La Spezia, Italy, to protect the unique ecosystem shared by countries that might not typically have relations.
June 23, 2011
Israeli Legislation To Force Clean-Up Of Dump Sites Around The Country
Earlier this month the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation gave its support for a proposed law designed to clean up polluted land and prevent future ground pollution. This bill may lead to a framework that would be the first of its kind providing financial incentives to expedite the clean-up of polluted sites.
February 08, 2011
Passers-by Receive Flowers For Picking Up Cigarette Buds
A non-profit organization activists encouraged passers-by to help clean out the streets from cigarette buds and in return gave out flower.
November 08, 2010