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People enjoying the Red Sea in the Southern Israeli city of Eilat, on November 6, 2020.

Israel to host first international summit on food, climate tech

Summit aims to strengthen ties between Israel and its neighbors

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A variety of 'Watermelon Plums,' one of the creations of hybrid fruits by an Israeli hybrid fruit grower in the moshav of Yesod HaMa'Ala in northern Israel, on July 21, 2022.

'Watermelon plums': Israeli farm pioneer grows hybrid fruits

Pomegranate plums, watermelon plums, lemon plums – various flavors, colors, and shapes

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Coureurs de l'équipe Israël Cycling Academy quelques jours avant le début du Giro en Israël, le 1 mai 2018

Israel's 1st bicycle tunnel to open in Jerusalem mountains

'This tunnel will serve to teach bicycle riding to families and children'

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Golden tuna recorded for the first time in southern Israel's Gulf of Eilat.

Yellowfin tuna spotted in shallow waters of Gulf of Eilat

'This is an unusual phenomenon. It is a pelagic fish that lives in open water'

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This picture taken on August 23, 2022 shows an aerial photo of the Yeruham Pinto vineyard near the development town of Yeruham in Israel's southern Negev desert.

Negev winemakers show way ahead in Israel's hot climate

'We're masters of the conditions, without depending on the whims of the weather'

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A Boeing 747 of Lufthansa lands on the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

Israel to ban 4-engine planes over air pollution concerns

Operation of aircraft with four engines will only be allowed with a special permit

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Les Israéliens profitent de la plage lors d'une journée de source chaude, à Tel Aviv, le 6 avril 2021

Israel: Heatwave expected for upcoming week

Climate change is increasing the number of heatwaves in the country and Israel is warming at twice the average

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A forest fire breaks out outside Moshav Tarum, near the town of Bet Shemesh, Israel, August 25, 2022.

Houses evacuated as fire takes over central Israel

Authorities closed the nearby IKEA and other shops in the Eshtaol area

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Sculpture Boule de mer à Tel-Aviv, réalisée par l'artiste Tal Tenne Czaczkes

Giant plastic ball sends Tel Aviv beachgoers an urgent message

'The climate issue must be a priority for all of us, not tomorrow, but now'

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A lifeguard station is seen on the Mediterranean Sea beachfront in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 17, 2021.

Scientists warn of dire effects as Mediterranean Sea heats up

In the eastern Mediterranean basin – Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Syria – the situation is particularly dire

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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