Asbestos Causes Mutant Mice in Israel

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Asbestos is all over the place in Israel. Now the rare form of lung cancer that asbestos causes is not the only worry: asbestos leads to mutations in mice. Asbestos covers parking garages in Tel Aviv, and the roofs of small buildings and sheds all over Israel. Look in landfills or even playgrounds, and don’t […]

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Zionist Group Seeks Agricultural Homestead Where Jesus Traveled

Israeli idealists plan to develop a land trust in the northern Galilee to encourage rural homesteading. Despite its emergence as a developed, industrial country, Israel has a bevy of close-to-the-earth learning experiences to choose from. Several kibbutzim throughout the country offer a variety of useful workshops in permaculture, off-grid living, sustainable building, and organic farming. […]

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Ohalo College of Katzrin Opens Department of Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

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Ohalo College of Katzrin brings sustainable development studies into the ivory tower. The world of academia and environmental activism do not always go hand in hand, and academics are notorious for their detachment from the real world.  But some universities and colleges are an exception to this generalization.  In fact, Tel Aviv University held a […]

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Rom Farm Brings Organic Goat Cheese to a Table Near You, With Some Help from the Handicapped

Eat delicious organic goat cheese and feel good about helping the handicapped at Rom Farm in the Galilee. Most organic farms have, at the very least, an environmental conscience.  Many of them believe that not only is organic farming more traditional and more delicious, but better for the planet (and therefore very important).  Not all […]

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Arab Company Agrobics Cleans Industrial Wastewater, Inspired By Olive Waste

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“If agricultural wastewater went straight to the wastewater treatment plant, the facility would just collapse,” says Dr. Isam Sabbah, left, founder of the clean tech company Agrobics. Growing up in the Galilee region of Israel, Dr. Isam Sabbah was all too aware of the problems associated with the waste from olive presses. He’d seen organic […]

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Putting On The Organic Ritz at "Mitzpe Hayamim" Organic Restaurant, Hotel and Spa

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Going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land doesn’t mean you have to stay in a stable. Catering to the rich and famous, including celebrities like Sharon Stone and Donna Karan, Mizpe Hayamim (“Lake View” in English) is Israel’s most luxurious hotel, spa and organic restaurant located on Mount Canaan between the mystical city of […]

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Mitzpe Alummot in the Galilee Cleanses the Body (and the Environment) with Raw, Organic Food

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Mitzpe Alummot (literally, “Sheaf Observatory”) is a health farm in the lower Galilee that focuses on restoring the wellbeing of its visitors during their stays.  But it also focuses on the health and wellbeing of the environment, one blade of wheatgrass at a time. A large component of any stay at Mitzpe Alummot is the […]

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Hotel Mizpe Hayamim in the Galilee Offers Luxurious Vacations in Their Hotel, Spa, and… Organic Farm

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Luxury and “green” are usually mutually exclusive.  Sure, you have to spend a lot of green to be luxurious, but generally speaking there isn’t much that’s environmentally friendly about five star hotels and luxury spas. Hotel Spa Mizpe Hayamim in the eastern Galilee region of Israel is trying to rectify that situation and create a […]

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Hollywoood Stars Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Plant Pistachio Tree in Galilee with JNF (VIDEO)

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In Israel for the first time last week, Hollywood stars Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts (and their two cute kids) planted a pistachio tree (and other trees) in the Galilee with the Jewish National Fund (JNF).  Though we loved their appearances in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “King Kong”, we think that tree planting certificates and […]

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Real Estate Developers and Environmentalists Clash Over Nahal Betzet Beach in Western Galilee

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It’s no surprise that real estate development and preservation of the environment usually don’t go hand in hand.  We’ve already featured some stories here on Green Prophet about how this conflict expresses itself in Israel, with posts about the need for intelligent urban design, how the Knesset Environment Committee recently started to fight to protect […]

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Israeli Eco Tourism Welcomes the Yurt

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If you don’t know what a yurt is, have no fear.  Most people don’t (including yours truly).  But yurts, with their portability, suitability for nature trips, and simple low-tech structures are highly suitable for eco-tourism – so they definitely deserve our attention.  And it certainly is exciting that yurts are entering the Israeli tourism scene. […]

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