Israel Moving to More Natural and Organic Wines

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Israel’s main wine event showed a welcome growing trend towards more natural wines. “Natural wines” are taking off in Israel. At the Sommelier wine event, held in Tel Aviv last night November 8th and continuing through today, we found that some wineries already have organic vineyards, while others are greening their production facilities through recycling […]

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Israel and Palestine Declare War… Against Climate Change

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Israel and the Palestinian Authority are among 15 Mediterranean nations who have just signed a historic agreement to work together to combat the effects of climate change, one month ahead of the next United Nations conference on climate change, meeting at Cancun in November. The Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative was inaugurated by Greek Prime Minister […]

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Iran’s First Annual International Clean Energy Conference

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening in cleantech in Iran, here’s your event: The First International Clean Energy Conference will be held from February 23 to 24 in Kerman, Iran. The main focus of the conference will be on the latest technological developments in clean tech energy projects. Also issues related to electric power distribution […]

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Israel’s New “Green” Synagogue to Raise Environmental Awareness

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Rabbi Ian Pear believes that public institutions should take the lead in generating environmental awareness. The relationship between ecology and worldwide religions has taken center stage recently. Islamic leaders are speaking out and two traveling Americans found all manner of environmentally aware Muslims in their country. Also, if it ever lifts off, the famous “Ground […]

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Turkey’s Smart New Connection to Europe

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While Turkey’s clean, smart energy solutions and its pending grid connectivity to Europe are praiseworthy, can we cut back demand too? Critics of GE’s Ecomagination program – which is said to offer cleaner, smarter power solutions – claim that GE is simply airbrushing an unsustainable model, perpetuating the very consumer culture that needs to be […]

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Intel Israel Is LEED’s Golden Child

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Think of Israel and high tech, and the first word that pops into most minds is…Intel. Since setting up shop in the country in 1974, Intel Israel has been responsible for developing the Pentium and Centrino chips which power most PCs around the world. But in the future, if you put together Intel and Israel, […]

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Egyptian Energy Crisis Sends Protesters to the Streets

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Unstable power…Egyptians activists blame their poor governmental planning for power cuts that have disrupted Ramadan. The Egyptian government has announced its intention to continue decreasing electric output pending the end of a heat-wave which saw temperatures climb to 40 degrees Celsius. Government spokesman Magdi Radi announced that an “emergency plan” prepared by the government would […]

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