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Israel building its first eco-friendly town

By David Shamah, Israel21c

November 12, 2008 | 10:42 pm

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Mount Gilboa will be the site of Israel's first green town.


It's one thing to adopt environmentally conscious behavior, such as recycling, taking public transportation and saving water or... read full article

  • Teen's green book for kids hits stores

    By Rachel Heller

    November 6, 2008 | 11:47 pm

    It's never too early to start educating kids about the environment, says Alison Hestrin Lerner -- so the Harvard-Westlake high school senior in September published a children's book, "The Green Street Kids: The Earth Warriors," targeting future "green" advocates aged four and up....

  • Menorah lights hope for second oil miracle

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2008 | 3:59 pm

    alt.energy menorah

    Alternative energy symbols, which are laser cut into crystal menorah, from left, are biofuel, electric, wind, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar, water. The symbols are a reminder to adopt alternative energy sources.


    There are golf, art deco and Noah's Ark menorahs and also cat,...

  • Arava spills on solutions to L.A. water shortage

    By Lilly Fowler

    October 10, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    There was a time when the actions to solve Los Angeles' water problems read like a dystrophic political novel.

    At the beginning of the last century, L.A. Mayor Frederick Eaton and William Mulholland, superintendent of the city's newly created Los Angeles Department of Water and...

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  • The Dead Sea is dying and it's a 'man-made disaster' [VIDEO]

    By Uriel Heilman

    August 3, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    EIN GEDI, Israel (JTA)—The beach at the Ein Gedi Spa at the Dead Sea would seem like an ideal place for a little R&R amid the frenzy of modern Israel.

    Set in the quiet of the desert, it has stunning views of Jordan’s mountains and its therapeutic waters reputedly do wonders for...

  • Red-Dead canal idea stirs controversy

    By Dina Kraft

    August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA) – On aerial photographs, the shrinking Dead Sea juts into the surrounding desert landscape like a blue index finger.

    As part of the effort to prevent this finger from becoming a mere smudge on the map by 2050, the World Bank is conducting a $14 million...

  • OPINION: Save the Dead Sea by restoring the Jordan River, not by building a canal to the Red Sea

    By Gidon Bromberg

    August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.

    This vision sees fresh water flowing again...

  • Israel invests in clean tech as energy crunch looms

    By Dina Kraft

    July 2, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    At a lab in Rehovot, the man who developed the Arrow missile is consumed with his next mission: making Israel energy independent by using cheap solar power.

    "The issue of energy is the greatest danger to Israel, because in 30 years there will be no energy means, no oil and no gas,...

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