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Israeli artist Sigalit Landau (L), helped by an assistant, pulls out one of her artworks from the Dead Sea, Israel, on August 2, 2022.

Israeli artist makes Dead Sea sculptures, warns ‘it’s disappearing’

The Dead Sea has lost a third of its surface area since 1960

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View of the oil refineries of Haifa and the industrial area, on May 5, 2017.

Israel: Study links Haifa Bay pollution to increased cancer risk

Industrial air pollution in Haifa Bay proven to have increased cancer risk by 7-16%

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Corals in the Gulf of Eilat and Aqaba, Israel, July, 2022.

Corals reproductivity decrease in deep water, new study shows

The findings contradict the popular belief that deep reefs can serve as a 'lifeline' for shallow reefs

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The Jordan River estuary of the Sea of Galilee near the settlement of Karkom, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.

Israel signs deal to clean part of Jordan River

'The Jordan River, much due to conflict, has been turned into little more than a sewage canal'

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Israel Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on July 14, 2021.

Israel is ill-prepared for effects of climate change, top health official warns

'We're used to hot climate but need to prepare for temperatures that hurt people'

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Women enjoy the sunset as temperatures hit 100°Fahrenheit in Hadera, Israel, on May 16, 2020.

Israel adds heatwaves to ‘threat map’

'This is as serious as other threats for which Israeli security prepares'

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The sun sets over Jerusalem on September 2, 2021.

Israel’s weather service warns heatwaves could peak at 122°F

'You don’t need to be a prophet to understand that it will happen in the coming years'

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Jellyfish on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 04, 2022.

Israel: Jellyfish swarm spotted off coast of Haifa Bay

There are over 15 species of jellyfish in Israel's waters

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Glowing corals in the deep ocean, Red Sea, Israel, 2022.

Corals glow to attract prey, new study reveals

Marine animals on which corals prey recognize the fluorescent colors and are attracted to them

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View of Neve Ativ, a settlement in the Golan Heights, northern Israel, on February 11, 2021.

Israel losing open land to development at alarming rate

Israel feels the side effects of development directly due to its small size, and ecosystems are deteriorating

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An Israeli attends a rally calling to act against climate change in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 20, 2020.

Israel: Climate bill passes first vote just before parliament dissolves

'This was a first and necessary step on the road to an economy with zero emissions'

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The ascidians that were part of the Tel Aviv University experiment conducted by research student Doron Bereza.

Israeli research could help prevent invasive marine species

Tel Aviv University study includes first-of-its-kind experiment simulating environmental conditions

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View of the Leviathan gas field gas processing rig near the Israeli city of Caesarea, on January 31, 2019.

Israel's sovereign wealth fund to 'avoid direct investment' in fossil fuels

Fund's chairman tells parliamentary committee that decision was made to not invest in oil and gas companies

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Vegan Fest, Sarona Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 7, 2022

World's biggest vegan food festival underway in Tel Aviv

Three-day vegan-friendly event in Sarona Park boasts 100 food stalls

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Aerial view of the Dead Sea in eastern Israel, on December 3, 2021.

Israel: Concerns over pollution from Dead Sea leak

'There is no magic solution... we are using more [water] than nature gives to us'

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A taxidermist prepares a stuffed snake to be displayed at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 22, 2017.

Study finds at least 2,000 reptile species facing extinction

'Climate change is expected to have significant effects on reptiles. We still have a lot of work ahead of us'

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Israelis take part in a protest to demand immediate action on climate change in Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 21, 2014.

Study finds heatwaves killed hundreds of Israelis since 2012

Israel is warming at twice the global average and is considered especially vulnerable to climate change

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An Israeli lab is engineering these cows to combat climate change.

Israeli lab engineering cows to fight climate change

Researchers attempting to reduce methane gas emissions from cows by studying the animal's genes

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Backdropped by the Old City, fishing boats in the port in the northern Israeli city of Acre, July 9, 2013.

Israel: Environment Ministry approves restoration project at Acre Bay site

The treatment will significantly reduce the leakage of contaminated groundwater into the sea

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Prof. Lior Elbaz, Bar-Ilan Council of Trustees Chairman Shlomo Zohar, Israel's Energy Minister Karine Elharrar, Bar-Ilan President Prof. Arie Zaban and CEO Zohar Yinon, at Bar Ilan University, Israel, May 23, 2022.

Israel: Bar-Ilan University launches environment research center and school

'An institute like the one inaugurated at Bar-Ilan is the place from which results will emerge'

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Israeli authorities clearing away the carcass of a dead whale from a beach in Tel Aviv, May 20, 2022.

Another dead whale washes up on Israeli shore

This is the second such incident in the past year

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A young boy plays with a dead jellyfish on the beach of Ashkelon, Israel, July 06, 2013.

Origins of the Medusa: study examines Israel’s summer jellyfish

Israeli beach bathers know to be careful of the stinging creatures during the warm summer months

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A field of lettuce plantation, in the village of Nahalal in northern Israel, on December 5, 2018.

Israel's comptroller: Government not doing enough to prevent invasive species

'Invasive species compete with—and ultimately supplant the natural flora and fauna of the land of Israel'

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An Israeli man holds a flag during a protest demanding action against climate change in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 26, 2020.

Israel approves Climate Bill: ‘We promised and we delivered’

The Climate Bill represents a 'dramatic change' in the climate change battle