Epic CleanTec wins prize at Global Climate Action Summit

Posted on November 5th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Affiliate of Israel’s Paulee CleanTec applies Israeli technology to high-rise buildings for clean, odor-free disposal of solid waste.


Paulee CleanTec of Tel Aviv has announced that its affiliate company Epic CleanTec of California won the grand prize in the Climate Innovation Showcase at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.


The Epic system uses Paulee’s proprietary technology to separate out all the solid waste generated by occupants of a high-rise building and convert it into dry, odorless, sterile, organic fertilizer for landscaping. The system also redirects the building’s used water to toilets, irrigation and cooling towers.


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Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

Posted on October 29th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


The two-step process uses lightly heated solvents to extract organic compounds, while simultaneously removing heavy metals with chelating agents.


A new process under development in Israel could provide the economical, earth-friendly solution many industries seek for cleaning up soil, sludge and sediment polluted by their activities.


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Social Justice and Climate Change

Posted on October 22nd, 2018
By Rabbi Jill Jacobs for COEJL


The rabbis of the Talmud ask the following question: When the people of a town decide to build or repair a guard wall, how much should each resident pay? Perhaps the wealthiest residents should pay the most, as they can best afford to shoulder the burden. On the other hand, maybe the people who live closest to the wall should pay more as they will benefit most, since thieves or murderers who enter the town are likely to target the first houses they encounter.


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Genes from Dead Sea to produce more drought-tolerant crops

Posted on October 15th, 2018
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


PlantArcBio aims to make the world’s critical crops able to thrive on less water by adding specific genes found in desert regions.


The biblical Joseph foresaw in a dream a seven-year drought and subsequently guided Egypt’s rulers to set aside enough stores of wheat to survive it. Today, climate change has ushered in a new era of drought – and this time there’s no end in sight. The drought of 2012, for example, covered nearly two-thirds of the continental United States and caused some $40 billion in agricultural damage.


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Conservation program serves as lifeline for rhinos

Posted on October 8th, 2018
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine 


Israel's rhino herd is the largest of 78 participating zoos in Europe.


It's a girl!

Israel's Ramat Gan Safari, a 250-animal reserve, just announced the birth of a healthy female baby rhinoceros. The new calf, born three weeks ago, has not yet been named. It's the 30th birth of a rhino baby in the safari since its creation on the outskirts of Tel Aviv back in 1974. Their first baby rhino – named "Shalom" – was born exactly 40 years ago today.

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