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Tyson Foods Backs Israeli Startup to Grow Meat in the Lab

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00am
by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff


Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.

 

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Shavuot

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:00am
From Hazon


Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19


Want more information on Shavuot? Check out Jvillage Network's Shavuot Guide. 


Commemorating both when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, Shavuot is a time we are encouraged to give and reflect on the gift of Torah and the gifts that the earth provides.  Shavuot is also an exciting holiday for vegetarians, since it is a tradition to eat at least one dairy meal on Shavuot. This makes Shavuot an excellent opportunity to educate about the benefits of limiting meat consumption, and consuming sustainable and ethical fruit and dairy.

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Byzantine pigeon poop greened the Negev

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


Researchers determine that pigeons raised in the south of Israel were prized for their droppings, not their meat.


Byzantine farmers in the Negev desert raised pigeons 1,500 years ago not for their meat but for their excrement.

 

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Israel to Rehabilitate Dried-Up Rivers With New Desalination Plants

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:00am
By JNS


Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Water announced Monday that two new desalination plants will be built to offset the deficits of an extended five-year drought that has left Israel’s sensitive water sources at their lowest levels in nearly 100 years.

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Making Synagogues Sustainable

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
By Paula Jacobs for Tablet Magazine


Congregations around the country have found ways to protect the environment and combat the effects of climate change


In Florida, synagogues are combating the effects of rising sea levels, high tides, and tropical storms. In California, they are conserving water in the aftermath of years of drought and water shortages. In New York, they are working to eliminate greenhouse gases and toxic waste. And in Massachusetts, they are reducing energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels.

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Israeli summer will be two months longer by 2100

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00am
By ISRAEL21c Staff


A new study predicts an extended hot season in the eastern Mediterranean that will impact regional ecosystems and human health.


Summer in the eastern Mediterranean is already a brutally hot dry period of four months, with steady temperatures in the high 80s and 90s. Now, a new study says that by 2100, climate changes caused by global warming will extend the region’s summer season by two full months.


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WATCH: How Israel Became a Global Water Powerhouse!

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:00am
From United With Israel

With nearly 70 years of experience making the desert bloom, Israel remains at the forefront of cutting-edge water technology used the world over.

Israeli water technology has revolutionized desalination, recycling, and irrigation practices throughout the world. Indeed, Israeli-pioneered techniques are used in locales from India to the United States, helping farmers produce greater yields and improving water security.

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How Indian farmers are doubling their crops

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
by Ilana Strauss for FromtheGrapevine 


Learning about new technology was a game changer for this farming couple.


Godavari Bhinradia and her husband Hirji were having some problems. They were farmers in rural India, and water in their region was in short supply. That meant they couldn't manage to turn a profit on their crops.

"Our land is not favorable for crop cultivation," Hirji Bhinradia said. "We wanted some kind of technology that could make the land more cultivable."

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