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Is Jerusalem Stone Under Threat?

We’ve heard about peak oil. Ilana asks about “peak Jerusalem stone” – and if it will ever be under threat. My earliest memory of arriving in Jerusalem in 1993 is permeated with a sense of bewilderment. Coming from Queens, New York, everything was strange to me as I stared out the window of a car […]

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An Eco-Farm Blooms Under Rocket Fire From Gaza

While rockets fly overhead, Bat-Zion Benjaminson tends her garden. The religious mother of four hopes to establish an eco-village in the moshav (cooperative community) of Shokeda, which is located just six kilometers away from the border of Gaza. According to Bat-Zion, the war being fought in the area is not just with rockets. “This is […]

Green Prophet Interviewed in Jerusalemite

We’ve hit the one-year anniversary of Green Prophet, and what a year it’s been! And just in time for the event, Green Prophet’s Karin was interviewed by Jerusalemite about green spaces in Jerusalem. (Karin was also interviewed in the November issue of Time Out Israel–may the media blitz continue!) Just to whet your appetite, here’s […]

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Israel and China Build Israel's Biggest Solar Power Plant

This week, Israel’s biggest solar power station was inaugurated in Katsrin, a place otherwise known for its archaeological sites. Generating 85,000 KWH per year, the power station represents a milestone in Israel’s adoption of alternative energy, which until now had hardly been a soaring success. But it also represents something else: A partnership between Israel […]

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Israeli Solar Company 3GSolar to Go Public in Canada

The Jerusalem-based solar company 3GSolar (formerly known as OrionSolar) is preparing go public in Canada. This would make 3GSolar the first Israeli company to ever go public in Canada. Founded by Dr. Jonathan Goldstein, a former Luz scientist, 3GSolar technology is based on a wine-colored dye that serves as a low-cost alternative to silicon. Cost […]

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Trouble in Paradise: Dubai's Beaches Severely Polluted

With its lavish six-star hotels and glitterati reputation, Dubai has quickly risen to fame as a tourist paradise. But now that fame might be heading towards infamy, as sewage including excrement and the contents of septic tanks has been pouring onto Dubai’s tourist-filled beaches. Doctors are warning bathers that they run the risk of contracting […]

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Take an Eco-Friendly Tour with Israel Travel Company

We’ve seen that environmentally conscious tourism is becoming more than a buzz word, what with government initiatives stepping in, and the various alternatives in eco-tourism that Israel now offers–including Kazakh yurts! Australian-born tour guide Zel Lederman customizes personal tours for groups and families with Israel Travel Company: Israel Off the  Beaten Track, including tours with […]

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Israeli Company Beeologics Discovers Cure for Bee Colony Collapse-Associated Virus

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a bee virus leading to the widespread deaths of worker bees, has long signified a threat to agricultural industries. It’s not the honey that’s important in agriculture–it’s pollination, and therefore the effects of CCD on this process can be devastating. But now Israeli company Beeologics has discovered a cure for CCD, […]