dishes-green-prophet.jpg

Washing Dishes

When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Turn the water on for each dish individually. If you are considering a dishwasher look for energy and water conservation ratings when making your decision.

dry-earth-green-prophet.jpg

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 […]

kinneret-drying-up.jpg

The Water Crisis and the Electric Car

The public discussion of Israel’s water problems intensified last week, with Israel’s most respected newspaper, Ha’aretz, calling on water authorities to shift to regulating demand for the scarce resource. During the same week, a new study was released which suggested that a shift to electric cars could seriously impact water consumption in countries where this […]

china-israel-wine-green-prophet-water-coop.jpg

Water Pact Between Israel and China

Hebrew University, sent Green Prophet this press announcement today. Water seems to be the talk of the town these days: Possessing only 6.2% of global freshwater resources to supply 21% of the world’s population, China’s severe water shortage has become one of the most pressing dangers the country faces, threatening its fast-growing economy. Despite its […]

cimg4436_small.jpg

Water-a-Plenty – Even in Israel?

 We’re accustomed to the doom-and-gloom prophecies of Israel’s chronic water shortage and how the thirst of the growing population of a country that is over 50% desert is going to crash and burn one day in the future. So it came as a shock to the system to hear Machiavellian German hydrogeologist, Clemens Messerschmid insist […]

red-sea-greenprophet.jpg

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 […]

369096417_d23ed35807_m3.jpg

Water, water everywhere: Whales

      In the 3rd of this series of water-related posts, following on from our recent post (which you can read here) on the sad death of a whale off the coast of Ashkelon, we look at the pioneering activism of the sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who exist under the directorship of Captain Paul […]

feb-20-let-there-be-water-green-prophet.jpg

“Let There Be Water”

Almost every office has one. Sitting in the corner with that strange square body with a big blue head… The water cooler! Ahh just the thought of it makes me feel thirsty. I love the “glub glub” when you pour yourself a cup of water. Well it might be time to say goodbye to that […]

feb-19-filter-your-water-green-prophet.jpg

Filter Your Water

Much of the bottled water on the market is actually not so natural. As a rule, bottled water is no safer or healthier than the H2O that flows from municipal water systems. Many are bottled from natural sources; however, some are simply filtered or even only tap water in a fancy package. The ones that […]

oceans-map.jpg

Water, water everywhere: Oceans

  The wonderful wild weather of last week, and according to forecasts, in the week to come; has inspired a series of special water-related posts. This first one examines the findings of a new International report focusing on the condition of the World’s Oceans. It does not unfortunately make for happy reading…………………. Ben Halpern, a […]

kishon.jpg

The Kishon River: Polluted No More?

The Kishon River was once a notorious dumping ground for seven chemical plants, with the result that the entire ecosystem died and the river was even blamed for causing cancer in soldiers (though that has never been proven conclusively). In recent years, the Ministry of Environmental Protection has initiated what they refer to as a […]

When The Sea Turns Into Our Toilet

A short public service announcement from our friends over at Zalul.Last year we wrote a story on Israel’s sewage problem “The Sludge Report” and the fact that it regularly flows into the sea. You’d have thunk by now, that a country as advanced as Israel (talking ’bout electric cars and mighty microbes) that we’d find […]

rain.jpg

Let it Rain In Israel

It’s a yearly ritual in Israel: we worry about rain. We worry when we don’t have rain in the winter, when it is supposed to fall; and we worry when we get rain if it’s the wrong time for the crops. This is not a new phenomenon: the Jewish religion is richly interwoven with customs […]

tread-lightly-green-prophet1.jpg

Tread Lightly

I want to share with Green Prophet a great site that encourages participants worldwide, not only here in Israel, or in the UK where it is based, but every computer-using sentient being anywhere, to cut down their energy output: be it water, waste, or carbon in general … and monitor their own reduction levels, and […]

Israel’s Arava Institute on CNN!!!

The Israeli environment school, the Arava Institute, works to train young Israelis – Jews and Arabs alike – on developing a sustainable Middle East. Its graduates are going out into the world and making a big difference, for the environment and in politics. It’s the first model to bring Arabs and Jews together on behalf […]