Researching the deep of the sea with “Deep Heart” station

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A first-of-its-kind deep-sea research station placed 50km (31mi) from the Israeli shore called DeepLev which combines “deep” with the Israeli meaning for heart which is “lev”. Reaching a 1.5km depth (~1mi) it is set to shed new light on the eastern Mediterranean marine environment and the implications changes in this ecosystem hold for humans. The […]

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Will Radiation Danger Spoil Israel’s Electrified Train?

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And make it electric? Electrifying Israel’s railway system may cause too much electromagnetic radiation experts warn. Israel’s local and national rail services have often been featured on Green Prophet ever since Jerusalem’s light rail service was completed in 2010, and another light rail line proposed for the coastal city of Tel Aviv .Its national rail service, […]

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LED Lights A Health Hazard: New Research from Israel

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In teddy bears, iPhones and baby sleep monitors: turn off those LED lights at night before they affect your sleep cycles and health! Professor Abraham Haim, an authority on the biological effects of light pollution, presented his findings last week at the International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) in Haifa Israel. World experts discussed, “Light Pollution […]

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Israel’s Sol Chip adds Solar Power to Microchips

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Sol Chip’s technology will allow small devices to run indefinitely without replacing and disposing of those silly lithium batteries. A tale of two wafers: Both begin as 99.9999999 percent pure silicon, one of the basic ingredients in desert sand. A furnace melts the silicon and controls the cooling and growing of a mono-crystalline cylindrical ingot which is […]

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Creative-Young-Workaholics OGE Grow Magic at Israeli Flower Festival

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Perhaps best known for their extraordinary 2009 solar-powered night garden installation in Jerusalem, or their creative street branding cooperation with Castro, Israeli designers OGE were entrusted as the creative directors of the largest flower exhibition to ever take place in Israel. 19 years after the original Haifa International Flower Exhibition, the self-described “Creative-Young-Workaholics” helped to […]

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Palestinian Women Minorities in Israel: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Environmental Activism

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While the political debate on the future of a Palestinian state fails to make any progress towards peace, local grass root initiatives, led by the overlooked Arab women, are quietly making a difference on the ground. The story of “Kayan”, Arabic word for ”being”, offers inspiration and insight on a small but growing movement that […]

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10 Upcycled Paper Cypress Trees to Be Built as Part of Interfaith Ecological Celebration

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We already know what plastic bottle trees look like, how will 10 newspaper trees look? For Christmas last year, Israeli artist Hadas Itzcovitch gifted her city of Haifa a tree made from 5480 upcycled plastic bottles (pictured above).  Constructed immediately after the disastrous Carmel region fires broke out and destroyed so many trees, Itzcovitch’s tree […]

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Facebook Users More Prone to Eating Disorders, Israel Study Suggests

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A new study from the University of Haifa reveals that girls are particularly susceptible to a darkside of social media – eating disorders. The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting. This has […]

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Evergreen Supertanker Arrives In Israel To Fight Carmel Fire

A private American company has sent the world’s largest firefighting plane to help Israel fight the Carmel fire. The international community has poured out assistance to Israel as it struggles against the worst fire on record. Turkey, Greece, the United States, Russia and Britain are among thirteen nations that have demonstrated their support. As the […]

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The Kishon River Goes from Sewage and Industrial Waste Canal to Nature Park in Only a Decade

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Considered the most polluted river in Israel, the Kishon River struggles with water quality. But now, cormorants on the river can eat the fish they catch. The Kishon River, a 75 km long stream that begins in the Western Galilee and ends when emptying into Haifa Bay at the Mediterranean Sea in Israel, was until recently […]

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Haifa University Reduced Electricity Consumption by 22% in 2008-09

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Though their lofty ideals of higher education are admirable, universities are often nevertheless subject to frequent budget cuts and funding shortages.  This can force university administrations to take drastic measures and reduce important educational resources… or, in the case of Haifa University, it can lead the administration to save money by going green. During the […]

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Haifa University Study Generates a Profile of the Israeli Cyclist

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A new study profiles the average Israeli cyclist. If you’ve read the title, looked at the picture, and are either excited or worried that Haifa University has discovered that most Israeli cyclists are physically fit exhibitionists… then no, that is not what their research has to report.  The study’s findings are nevertheless very interesting. The […]

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