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Shai Agassi's Electric Car is Coming!

The time is nearly here! The long awaited electric car will soon reach the masses: Project Better Place has presented its prototype electric car today. The smog may start clearing soon, we will see how quickly it catches on. Project Better Place commissioned a survey, which claimed that one in every six Israelis said that they would […]

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The Cousteaus Set Sail For Israel

Growing up as a kid, my favorite nature shows were either the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom or specials about Jacques Cousteau as he explored the great seas. Some of those hours glued to the tube made me into who I am today. Thanks to some key words penned into a story on ISRAEL21c, marine […]

Choosing Israel's National Bird

America has one, so does Latvia and Singapore. Israel is getting ready to select it’s very own national bird — a tough choice given the volume of bird species that use Israel as a flyway every year, travelling from Africa to Europe and then back again. This green prophet is in favor of the hoopoe.

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Green Prophet Gets Greener and Jewcier

In honor of Earth Day this year, the US-based zine Jewcy goes green. Helen Jupiter, an editor and commentator at the site, offers up a fantabulous list of green reads, suited for Jewish souls, or any soul for that matter –– see 10 Books on the Intersection of Judaism and the Environment. “There are a […]

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Jerusalem Environment & Nature Conference: 18/19 May

Green Prophet today heard about an interesting environmental conference we thought readers would like advance warning of: the Jerusalem Environment & Nature Conference, to be held at the capital’s Binyanei HaUma Conference Centre, on May 18-19. The conference features 6 sessions over the 2 days, all exploring the perspective of what has been achieved here […]

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Regional Enviro Ministers Convene in Paris

Ministers of the Environment from across the region will address the challenges and opportunities of tackling climate change, the links between global competitiveness and environmental policies at the end of April. Heading to Paris, ministers from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, their counterparts from Chile, Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia, and […]

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Ready, Set, Recycle!

For the second year in a row, Israeli schools are participating in a recycling competition called “Recycle Time 2008” to see which school recycles the most bottles and cans.  The four month educational program and competition – which has been taking place in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon Lezion, Kfar Saba, Beer Sheva, Rahat, and […]

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Are You An Environmental Hero?

If so, consider getting yourself nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award for Environmental Protection. To be awarded on Israel’s 60 year anniversary, the Ministry of Environmental Protection is looking for a few good green women and men. Lucky winners will get the chance to meet Shimon Peres, Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra and Minister Ruhama […]

Co-creator of the Eco-Footprint in Israel

Mathis Wackernagel, Phd, co-creator of the term ‘Ecological Footprint’, will be in Israel on Thursday, speaking at a Tel Aviv University Porter Environmental School presentation. Wackernagel completed his doctorate in Community & Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and his thesis research led to his development of the concept of […]

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Eco-Chic: The Great Green Prophet Giveaway!

Yes folks, to celebrate the coming of spring, we here at Green Prophet have a great green giveaway! Thanks to the kind people over at Sourcebooks Publishers (sourcebooks.com), we have 2 copies of ‘Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style‘ by Christie Matheson to give away. See the recent Green Prophet review of ‘Green Chic’ […]

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Is Green Hazardous?

Jewish blog, Jewneric made the claim the other day that “Going Green” May Be Hazardous to Your Health. Their argument in a nutshell is such: Florescent lights contain mercury. Even though they save energy the mercury causes more damage to the environment, due to careless disposal, than the extra energy an incandescent gives off. Therefore they are […]

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Greening Local Politics

Municipal elections will be held across Israel in November, and here in Jerusalem the current incumbent, Uri Lupolianski, will be challenged by Nir Barkat and Arcadi Gaydamek. While Jerusalem is always hotly contested for many reasons, this year a coalition of green groups has launched an initiative to get the environmental agenda high on each […]

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Israeli Scientists to “Freeze” Global Warming

“At a time when steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, coupled with the acidification of the ocean’s waters, precipitate the ongoing process of global warming, the importance of following long-term changes and trends in aquatic photosynthesis increases dramatically,” say Dr. Ilana Berman-Frank and Prof. Zvy Dubinsky, of Bar-Ilan University. This is important since about 50% of […]

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Israel’s Water at the Mercy of Heaven?

It seems that we’ve been too spend-thrifty with our water and it’s all running out. By the end of this year, if we do not do something drastic the water levels will become so low that our natural water sources will become polluted. What is our government doing towards a solution? “By the end of […]

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The Green Vote

When looking for the next candidate for whatever office we look at whether the candidate is good for us. What are his/her ideal? Is s/he a good manager? Does s/he understand micro and macro finances? … oh yeah, and is s/he good for the environment? Environmental organizations launched a campaign yesterday to evaluate candidates according […]

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Weekly Prophecies: The Roundup

Check it out: A solution to all that trash. Do the words “business” and “green” sound antithetical to you? Read on. Now you can wear your favorite banner advertisement on your purse. Forever. Claudia waxes rhapsodic about a new organic restaurant in Tel Aviv. It’s all about the buckwheat dumplings! Here’s what we bet is […]

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Dead Sea Canal Peace Project…Let it Flow

There has been much talk about water shortage, eco-energy, peace and the drying up of the Dead Sea. Here’s a solution, long talked about and now may solve all of these (and it might even cover up that embarrassing bald spot on the top or your head! – well no.) “Together with President Shimon Peres […]

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The Politics of Water: Study It Dead or Red

World Water Day is every year on March 22. Here at Green Prophet, we love writing about water, probably because water issues are such a big deal in the region. Now at Tel Aviv University, water and politics has become an international course of action. The following is a news item about a new undergrad […]

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Weekly Prophecies: The Roundup

The week began with a battle for high ground in Florentine. But that’s a skirmish compared to the bitter battle for the beach. Because nothing says “bitter” like a cause-centric Facebook group. Winding up the wind power. But what about the birds? Mega-supermarket chain Supersol gets a clue and goes green. It’s kind of like […]

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Rain’s Quantity and Quality

We’ve had several rainstorms this year but it seems that they are not enough. This winter’s meager rainfall has done nothing to replenish shrinking Golan Heights streams or the mountain and coastal aquifers, and concern is growing again for the country’s water supply. “Cute little trickles like this will not save Lake Kinneret,” Yeruham Kantman, […]