Adolescent men in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) are recruited by warlords because they are desperate. A new German fund will help keep farming in the family and guys like this in his father's arms. Bigger steps are needed from the top down: Investing in renewables is the answer.
At a time of regulatory and geopolitical uncertainty, investors should look for tech companies that understand how human rights standards build trust. This new report points the way.
The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector The Energy and Mines World Congress that took place in Toronto provided great insights into the recent developments of onsite renewable energy applications at remote mines. Getting power lines to remote […]
Sexy or not, even hooka (or shisha) pipes carry second hand smoke dangers. If you are having a baby, just quit please! You are at risk for gestational diabetes of you smoke ANYTHING while pregnant.
We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend. Oh, and don't buy wood from Brazil.
Certain environmental buildings can integrate landscapes and earth systems. Ecological architecture means integrating sustainable materials with eco-conscious urban and rural lifestyles. The most important thing here is that we make an investment in our and our families’ better and healthier future.
How do you make your eco-message heard in such a crowded space?
Floods in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sometimes there is too much water, then most of the time there is not enough! Both stormwater control and stream restoration are proven ways to reduce erosion along water channels and they are important to manage in cities (Tel Aviv will flood again!). Often, though, each method is managed by […]
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. […]
Watergen, an Israel-based innovative company that creates clean water out of air is now providing a source of freshwater for over 120 children living in an orphanage in Uzbekistan’s city of Bukhara. We covered the company in 2015 and they are doing well! The technology comes in the form of an atmospheric water generator known […]
The global community faces unprecedented challenges due to climate change and unsustainable farming and land use practices. Land degradation, social disruption, inequality, depletion of natural capital . . . these are just some of the issues that need to be addressed, now. Agroforestry, the practice of trees on farms, offers one of the most effective […]
Following the biblical recounting of Lot’s Wife who was turned into a pillar of salt, Israel’s Dead Sea region is now famous for another salt phenomenon: Malham Cave, the world’s longest salt cave. Get spelunking! For thirteen years, this title was held by Iran’s Cave of the Three Nudes (3N) on Qeshm Island. Now, an international expedition led by the Hebrew University of […]
Good health is dependent on getting enough quality sleep. There are things you can do to ensure that you enjoy the benefits of a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep each night. Science Daily reports that an estimated one-fourth of Americans suffer from […]
What are the most abundant animals on Earth? How do plants stack up against fungi, animals or bacteria? How does the mass of life in the oceans compare to that on land? A new type of global census based on the total biomass of different life forms on Earth suggests that much of what we think we […]
Arabidopsis thaliana. Like eye’s adjustment to sudden changes in light, plants have sensitive mechanisms to protect their leaves from rapid changes in radiation Plants have control mechanisms that resemble those in human senses. According to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study, plants adjust photosynthesis to rapid light changes using a sophisticated sensing system, much in […]
The tower at Yatir research station gives scientists a unique opportunity to study how forests respond to hear A dry seasonal heat wave, known as a hamsin in Israel, usually sends residents indoors to the air conditioning. But a group of researchers from Austria, Germany and Italy made a special trip to Israel’s Negev desert early last […]
Dreaming about a leadership role in solar energy and want to stay in or relocate to the United States? RES, a global renewable energy company which has been active in the renewable energy industry for over 30 years, currently has a Solar Field Operations Manager position open. If you take on this position, you can be based out of […]
Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. News of these findings was published today in Scientific Reports, […]
Thinking about working in solar energy and fancy a career change for a year in the Middle East? You will need some experience in the industry and some experience working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but this short term contract job, which may be extended, might be a great way to work on something […]
Ever see the video Follow the Frog? We posted it below so you can have a good laugh before you go out and embark on a poor career choice as you save the world. While the video does an excellent job of branding products for the Rainforest Alliance Certified mark, it does a less good […]
A new report to the UN Security Council shines a spotlight on hunger in conflict zones: The situation in the eight places in the world with the highest number of people in need of emergency food support shows that the link between conflict and hunger remains all too persistent and deadly, according to a new […]
When wandering in the streets and piazzas of Rome, it is always a surprise to encounter Egyptian obelisks and Pharaonic monuments, reminders of the ancient links between Egypt and Rome. However, it is even more exciting to visit the prestigious Egyptian Academy, a cultural facility established near Rome’s Villa Borghese, next to a group of […]
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO today marking World Soil Day. Thousands of chemicals, which are commercially produced on a large scale, plastic and electronic waste, non-treated wastewater can all become a source of soil pollution, paving […]
Save the Tigris Campaign and partners announce the first alternative civil society forum for water in Mesopotamia: the Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held from 5-7 April 2019 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will involve civil society actors from the states of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria. It will be an open space to give voice to those who are marginalized […]
Don’t be fooled by big oil’s “noble efforts”: ExxonMobil just announced a $1 million donation to an effort backing carbon taxes. The announcement follows a devastating IPCC report revealing society has a mere 12 years to start rapidly phasing out fossil fuels to limit the worst of the climate chaos ahead. In response, Food & […]