Israel/Environment


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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

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A young French woman cleans tar off the Palmachim beach in Israel on February 23, 2021 following an offshore oil spill which drenched most of the coastline.

Israel lacks deterrence against environmental offenses

'The [cost of the] environment comes, unfortunately, very cheap in Israel,' Rosenstreich says

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A female ibex is seen in Israel's desert on April 13, 2013.

Wildlife of the Holy Land: The ibex roams Israel’s desert

'The ibex as an iconographic depiction reoccurs throughout the world on different artifacts'

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Adventure Dog School in Israel's Arava desert

Urban dogs explore nature at Israeli desert retreat

'Take your dogs out and let them be connected to nature and live like they are meant to'

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Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 30, 2022.

Israel faces one of the hottest Aprils recorded

The past decade was the hottest ever, with last year being one of the hottest in Israel since the 1950s

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Greenpeace and other environmental organizations hold demonstrations outside the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem, on November 28, 2021.

'No chance' Israel meets its climate goals, says treasury official

'We won’t meet the targets the government committed to. Maybe we’ll reach 20 percent in the best case'

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View of a field of blooming poppy, in Moshav Aderet, Israel, April 27, 2022.

Israel: Spring wildflowers late due to unusual cold in early 2022

The average temperatures for January through March combined were the coldest since 1993

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The coral reef in Eilat, southern Israel, on February 19, 2021.

Israel: Reforming coral reefs using 3D printing

The world’s coral reefs are in existential danger due to many factors including global warming

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Memphis Meats chicken produced in a laboratory from chicken cells in Emeryville, California, April 11, 2019.

Israel to invest $18m in cultivated meat consortium

'This is an unprecedented governmental commitment on a global scale'

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An aerial view shows the Jordan River estuary of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.

Israel to top up shrinking Sea of Galilee with desalinated water

'Every 30 years we double the population. Without this project, it would be an awful situation'

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A bird flying over the Gaza strip is seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border on August 19, 2014

Smaller and longer - global warming might impact the future of birds

At some point, birds might stop adapting to the warmer climate

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Stray dogs are seen in Israel's southern Negev on March 31, 2022.

Israel approves pilot program to curb stray dog population

'As of now, there are 25,000 wild dogs just in the Negev area'

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A man rides his bicycle with his daughter at Palmachim beach in central Israel, on December 3, 2021.

Israeli bike NGO tackles waste problem

'People that come here are amazed. They realize that trash for someone can be gold for someone else'

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Snow falls in the Northern Golan Heights on March 23, 2022.

No sign of spring in Israel as winter weather persists

Snow closes Mount Hermon to visitors, with farmers concerned cold spell could damage crops

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Écosystème de récif corallien dans le golfe d'Eilat de la mer Rouge

Study: Devastation of ‘urban corals’ in southern Israel

'The corals seem healthy... when looking deeper than the naked eye, we saw the strong effect of urbanization'

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View of palm trees backdropped by the mountains of the Arava desert, southern Israel, July 16, 2014.

Israelis ask court to save ancient palm trees from pollution

The trees 'have a high scientific value and are a significant part of the region’s cultural natural treasures'

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Israelis carry umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain in downtown Jerusalem on November 26, 2020.

Frigid weather expected as record cold wave strikes Jerusalem

'An initial inspection shows that this is an almost unprecedented event for March'

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President of the Sierra Club Ramon Cruz speaks during the Past Due: Peoples State of the Union watch Event on Capitol Hill on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Sierra Club succumbs to activist pressure, cancels Israel trips

US environmental organization accused of 'providing legitimacy to the Israeli state'

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People hike in the Sataf, in the Jerusalem Hills, on November 27, 2021.

West Jerusalem closer to a greener construction plan

The new plan is the largest expansion of the west part of the capital ever undertaken.