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Irrigation Company Netafim to Provide Water Solutions to 60,000 Farmers in India

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:00am
By NoCamels Team

 

Israel’s Netafim, an irrigation company that became a subsidiary of Mexican chemicals company Mexichem in 2017, announced that it will be undertaking four major water projects in India, spanning 100 villages impacting nearly 60,000 rural farmers.

Netafim said it will be deploying its precision irrigation technologies in India’s Singataluru, where it will work on two projects across 41 villages; the Ananthapuramu District, spanning 22 villages, and the Tarikere region, covering 45 villages.


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Israel Has A Severe Plastic Problem, But Real Change is Possible

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Neta Nissim, for ZAVIT, in NoCamels

 

This article was produced by ZAVIT, a news agency focused on science and the environment launched by The Israeli Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

Each year, Israel produces about 5.3 million tons of municipal and commercial waste, at a waste volume growth rate of two percent. By 2050, the country had planned to recycle 50 percent of its total waste; however, as of today, the volume of recycling has only reached 25 percent.

Although close to half of all the generated waste is biodegradable, most of it is dumped in landfills. Just like the rest of the world, Israel’s biggest challenge lies in the handling and recycling of the increasing amounts of plastic waste.

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6 amazing packaging materials that cut food waste and pollution

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

 

'Active packaging’ from Israel can extend shelf life, monitor and show condition of products, and stabilize products for long periods of time.

Next time you peel an orange, take a moment to inspect its smart natural packaging. Biodegradable layers of “wrapping” protect the fruit from bruising, bugs and pathogens.

Two Israeli moms were inspired by that example to develop environmentally friendly flexible packaging solutions now used in many industries. And this is just one example of Israeli ingenuity meeting significant modern challenges in packaging.

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The secret life of clouds revealed in new Israeli research

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00am
Israel21c Staff

 

Israeli-German scientists use tiny satellites to give clouds 'CT scans' in an effort to help climate prediction.

 

Clouds have a key role in Earth’s energy balance and water cycle, but difficulties in assessing them can lead to great errors in climate prediction. Israeli and German scientists are now trying to overcome this problem, inspired by the most human form – bodily organs.

Their idea is to perform “CT scans” on clouds. Like human CTs that scan and map the interior of a patient, the researchers plan on using CloudCT, a space mission of 10 tiny satellites, to reveal detailed images of clouds’ external and internal 3D structures and properties.

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9 eerie and stunning photos of the disappearing Dead Sea

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00am
By Naama Barak for Israel21c

 

Check out the natural wonder that is the lowest point on earth as it continues to vanish at alarming rate.

 

The Dead Sea is all kinds of things – a natural wonder, the lowest place on earth, its saltiest waterbody and a fabulous place to schmear on some mud and feel all rejuvenated. It’s also technically a lake.

But most importantly, it’s fast disappearing.

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Israeli scientists save pesto with fungus-resistant basil

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Naama Barak for Israel21c 

 

First-of-its-kind sweet basil cultivar is resistant to downy mildew, a severe global epidemic affecting basil plants.

 

Italy without tomatoes, Ireland without potatoes and the United States without filter coffee – these are all unimaginable culinary nightmares.

To these scenarios we can add a world devoid of basil, meaning no pesto, no Caprese salad and no yummy fresh leaves mixed into our salad or melted with butter onto steaming hot garlic bread. The horror!

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Israeli Company That Extracts Water From Air Launches Home Device For Cool Water On Tap

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:00am
By Diana Rabba, NoCamels

Israeli company Watergen (also Water-gen), known for developing patented technology that turns air into drinking water, is launching an at-home appliance that it says will drastically change the water consumption industry.

The device, dubbed the “Genny,” is a water generator capable of producing between 25-30 liters (6.6-7.9 gallons) of water per day using the company’s GENius technology.

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New shark migration to Israel opens rare research window

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

Dozens of sharks have begun congregating off the coast of Hadera each winter. Israeli scientists are trying to find out why, and how to protect them.

Judy and Sylvie had such a great time on their last Israeli Mediterranean vacation that they’ve returned again this winter. And it looks like they brought a bunch of friends along – fellow sharks, that is.

In a small, shallow area off the northern city of Hadera, 30 female dusky sharks – including Judy and Sylvie — and nine male sandbar sharks have been tagged over the past four winter seasons by marine biologists from the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station of the Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa.

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