Ecology and BioDiversity

Links to speakers and videos on one of the most pressing problems facing life on Planet Earth. If we don’t collectively take action, Planet Earth will die and so will see.

How Israel became a water superpower

Hikers near the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest freshwater lake (Yossi Zamir/Flash90) Seth M. Siegel, author of ‘Let There Be Water,’ hopes Israel’s world-class water practices create a ripple effect of peace BY SIMONA WEINGLASS December 1, 2015, 2:08 pm 9   When Seth M. Siegel, author of “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World” began his book tour, he expected to get a lot […]


  Issue 31 October 2015 The Tower Magazine How Israel Is Solving the Global Water Crisis David Hazony Editor of The Tower click for full bio >>  Israel could not have made the desert bloom without its incredible innovations in water technology. As the world becomes more aware of the importance of conserving water, they are turning to Israel for exports and expertise. The world is in a water […]

Deforestation and Drought

By JIM ROBBINS   OCT. 9, 2015 Photo A tractor on a wheat plantation that used to be virgin Amazon rain forest in Brazil. Credit Nacho Doce/Reuters LIKE California, much of Brazil is gripped by one of the worst droughts in its history. Huge reservoirs are bone dry and water has been rationed in São Paulo, a megacity of 20 million people; in Rio; and in many other places. […]

French Court confirms Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

September 10, 2015 12:09 PM  . View photo French cereal farmer Paul Francois leaves Lyon courthouse December 12, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta LYON/PARIS, France (Reuters) – A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller. The decision by an appeal court in […]

The Battle for Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

Politics | Tue Sep 8, 2015 4:18pm EDT Related: POLITICS, HEALTH Battle lines drawn as legislative fight over labeling looms BY CAREY GILLAM    Combatants in a national food fight over labeling genetically modified products are gearing up for a showdown in the U.S. Senate, campaign leaders said on Tuesday. The tactics range from old-fashioned lobbying to modern social media campaigns, and both sides say it is too […]

South Sudan and the Wanton Slaughter of Wildlife

  Sad About Cecil? These African Animals Are Slaughtered by the Thousands By Margot Kiser, JUBA, South Sudan — A hopeful myth persists in this region that “wildlife refugees”—fauna in flight from war-ravaged habitats—will return one day when the conflict is over. Would that it were so. But in South Sudan, no end of the conflict appears in sight, and amid vast human suffering, nature is being […]

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  Corporate Social Responsibility has become a major factor in the running of large corporations. Just as an individual should not Halachically engage in businesses where the profit is derived from illicit behaviour (such as running a house of prostitution or kidnapping innocent young girls for this purpose), so has the idea been extended to Corporations. Whatever the current efficacy of this movement, it is clearly a step […]