Tigo Solar Energy Secures A $10 Million Investment

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Following in the wake of a group of clean tech investors from California in Israel last week, Tigo Energy, a solar energy company in Israel raises $10m without even trying, according to Globes. Tigo develops photovoltaic systems optimization solutions, squeezing more energy from your solar energy system; and the financing was secured by Israel Cleantech […]

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Qatar and the UK Research On Recycling Plastic Waste

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Qatar, one of the largest polymer-producing countries in the Middle East region has new ambitions for recycling its plastic waste. Qatar University has paired up with The University of Sheffield, UK, to launch a new centre for the production of environmentally-friendly materials for local industries. Called the Polymer Centre, according to the Sheffield Telegraph it […]

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BP Solar and SolarEdge Partner to Develop Power Harvesting System

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Solar energy giant BP Solar from Maryland, USA, and SolarEdge from Israel today announced a joint agreement to commercialize a power harvesting system embedded directly into BP Solar products. The companies will test new products designed to help solar modules operate more efficiently in harvesting the sun’s rays. According to Reuters, BP Solar, a unit […]

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Nitzana's An Ecological Village That Practices What It Preaches

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(Images: Solar concentrator – presents advanced technology for the concentration of solar radiation and various applications of its energy. The Solar Park’s Evaporative Cooling Tower – this exhibit shows how to cool a large space, based on the principles of natural ventilation, evaporative cooling and solar power.) How does a rural educational community located in […]

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We Come From Comets, Finds New Icy Research

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(A picture taken by NASA of McNaught comet in Australia) Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God’s displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination — comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our […]

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Algae-For-Biofuel Isaac Berzin's New Advert Touting the Importance of this Alternative Energy Source

“We call it pollution, they call it gourmet food,” so says algae-for-fuel missionary Isaac Berzin, who sent Green Prophet a new video, an advertisement touting the benefits of this alternative energy source for our planet. Berzin, a Ben-Gurion University and MIT-trained chemical engineer, and Boston-based Greenfuel Technologies have developed a revolutionary technology to produce biofuels […]

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Our Friends From "Friends of the Earth Middle East" Get $750,000 From Skoll For Water Work

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EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) today announced it is the recipient of a three-year, $750,000 award from the Skoll Foundation to expand its cross border community based activities and deepen its organizational capacity to advance water and peace issues in the Middle East. “In the midst of conflict, we have produced […]

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Video on Israel-Jordan Water War On Jordan TV

Clean water, and water resources dominate the news over here in the Middle East. Recently Green Prophet reported on Israel’s “water” compensation to Jordan, and the Jordan crisis dealing with radioactive water. This video segment from Al-Arabiya offers a Jordanian view on the water story, or “war” as they report, between Jordan and Israel.

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Environment 2020 and Green Commuting Events This March In Tel Aviv

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection in Israel lists two important green events for the end of March. Get your pedals on the bike spinning: First up is “Environment 2020” A conference dealing with “Challenges, Innovations and Corporate Social Responsibility” in Israel. This leading environmental conference, says the Ministry, will take place on March 30, 2009 […]

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Thirteen Part Television Series on Geography and the Environment Broadcast in Israel

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A new television series, “Sovev Israel” (translated as both Around Israel and Israel Environment), was launched on March 22, 2009 in Israel. The series was produced by Israel Educational Television in cooperation with the Geography Instruction Inspectorate in the Ministry of Education and with the assistance of numerous organizations, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection, […]

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On Peacocks, Eggplants and Urban Sustainability In A Tel Aviv University Community Garden

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The Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) at Tel Aviv University supports a new garden initiative: How do you stop peacocks from the neighboring garden, that just love the vegetables in your own little hard-won patch of green? Or the mole rat that happily digs its tunnels under the roots? (Especially when you firmly believe that every […]

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