Desalination plants could help bring peace to the Middle East

With the largest reverse-osmosis desalination plant in the world, Israel is now the only country in the Middle East to have a water surplus, says Ensia. But if other countries take Israel's cue, all that extra water could mean less fighting.

Israeli herbicide use killing Palestinian crops, say Gaza farmers

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip say that their crops are failing because of herbicides sprayed by Israel along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, says Aljazeera. It quoted an Israeli Army spokesman who confirmed spraying in the area, citing security reasons.

Rice-growing experiment could cut water use by 50 percent

A massive farm in Central Valley, California, is teaming with Israeli water experts running the first ever experiment with drip irrigation for rice production in the U.S.