5 Ways To Use Up Your Basil Crop

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Early summer, and the basil plant in my container garden is tall and bushy.  Karin gave us a great pesto recipe, and I’ve already blended up handfuls of fragrant, dark-green leaves to make lots of that pungent Italian sauce. After trimming the tops off the plant, it took only two weeks for another healthy crop […]

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We Need to De-clutter Now More than Ever

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We live in a consumer society.  Every developing nation wants to become one that can afford what to them are the luxuries of life.  In Western countries we take for granted such luxuries as indoor plumbing, fast internet, giant supermarkets, wide, high-speed highways, and gambling either at the hundreds of land based casinos or the […]

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Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

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Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. […]

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Sodastream to build Gaza factory for “peace”

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Sodastream, the Israeli company manufacturing devices producing soda gas beverages in reusable bottles (which sold to Pepsi Co for 3 billion last December), has been on a continuing upswing since  featuring actress Scarlett Johansson to be its anti-BDS advertising queen in 2014. Since then, the company has been a rising star in Israel’s manufacturing community, as well […]

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How Israel’s agtech is feeding the world

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All over the world, farmers are grappling with increasingly harsher weather conditions, pests, pollutants, and soil depletion in the face of ever-growing product demand. Food shortages will likely become worse as phenomena such as desertification and natural disasters intensify. This topic was at the core of a recent scientific conference at the School of Sustainability […]

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Researching the deep of the sea with “Deep Heart” station

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A first-of-its-kind deep-sea research station placed 50km (31mi) from the Israeli shore called DeepLev which combines “deep” with the Israeli meaning for heart which is “lev”. Reaching a 1.5km depth (~1mi) it is set to shed new light on the eastern Mediterranean marine environment and the implications changes in this ecosystem hold for humans. The […]

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