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The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from idealism to pragmatic capitalism. But a slow shift is underway as more Israelis are considering moving back to these communities.
Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.
It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the country approaches its water security. But one water utility CEO is using low-tech solutions to make her city one of the most water resilient communities on the planet.
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world's leading women on water stewardship.
Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a steppingstone toward becoming more integrated in society.
Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the company’s offices in Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel, to learn more about its vision for sustainable agriculture.
Your thoughts on what clean technologies can help the world reduce climate change risks the next decade could win you a trip to Abu Dhabi in January!
Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and "fair trade" may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers. The company dries jellyfish, turns them into a mash and then manufactures a range of products from diapers to bandages out of the material.
In a letter to FIFA, a Dutch labor organization asked soccer's international governing body to pay damages to a Bangladeshi migrant worker by the end of this month or face a court case in Zurich.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
The cheapest smartphones can prove to be valuable for those escaping countries including war-torn Syria and Iraq, as they help connect with loved ones abroad while rebuilding lives in their new homes.