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A New New Central Bus Station for Tel Aviv?

“I used to get off at the old bus station, and to me it was like another country…” goes the Tipex song (free translation mine). Above: Tel Aviv’s Old Central Bus Station demolished. Photo by Moran Beth Halachmi, via Flickr. This week, Tel Aviv’s unused Old Central Bus Station became history. The much-maligned New Central […]

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Citizens Shut Out as Tel Aviv Debates Skyscraper City

The Tel Aviv City Council held a discussion yesterday on a handful of building plans that, if approved, would effectively transform some of the city’s most historic areas beyond recognition. The discussion, which council members described as “fateful” and “dramatic,” drew a large number of city residents, eager to have a say in the planning […]

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N-Viro International Smells Lucrative Sewage Sludge in the Center of Israel

Dan region’s sewage sludge smells like an appetizing business venture for N-Viro International. The Ohio-based environmental and materials operating company, which pioneered the conversion of sewage sludge  into commercial soil fertility products, is expected to open a new N-Viro Soil manufacturing facility to serve Israel’s Greater Tel Aviv region by the end of this year.

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Tel Aviv Has a Farm, E-I-E-I-O

If the city folk won’t come to the farm, then the farmers will come to the city.  Unfortunately, though, many times when the farm comes to the city, it comes in a yuppie, elitist  form such as the slow food farmer’s market in the Tel Aviv port.  Or even the farmer’s market in Jaffa.  While […]

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Noi Positive Food is Tel Aviv's Newest Positively Organic Bistro

When it comes to organic and environmentally conscious dining, Tel Aviv definitely has a reputation for getting with the program.  The white city (which is currently celebrating its 100th year) already has a vegan burger joint, organic hummus, organic falafel, organic coffee shops, and an environmentally friendly food festival. We realize that dining out has […]

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Agritech 2009 Expo In Tel Aviv Aims To Help Feed the World

(Tal Ya Water technologies, featured at the Agritech expo in Tel Aviv next week, could provide the world’s best – possibly first – effective dew drop collector for watering crops.) Growing tomatoes and raising dairy cows in 113 degrees Fahrenheit is no easy feat, but over the last 30 years or so, Israeli agriculture technologies […]

Ecological Housing Coming Soon to Tel Aviv!

The Green Building in Manchester’s Macintosh Village.  An Israeli version, coming soon? Last month, the Tel Aviv municipality implemented some creative solutions to help solve Israel’s ongoing water crisis.  It appears they are not stopping there in their efforts to green the City That Never Stops. Soon, construction will begin on Tel Aviv’s first ecological […]