Israel environment


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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
Swimmers gather in the waters off Saint-Jean de Luz beach, south-western France, on June 18, 2022, as heatwave conditions sweep across France and western Europe.

Europe hit with forest fires, soaring temperature amid record heatwave

Parts of Spain, France surpass 109 degrees Fahrenheit

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Society
View of high-rise buildings near Ayalon highway and Moshe Begin, in Tel Aviv, December 9, 2020.

Israel set to become the 'most populous Western country' by 2050

'Green space is disappearing at a staggering rate of 24 square kilometers per year,' warns MK Alon Tal

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Diplomacy
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Israeli FM Lapid meets with vice chancellor of Germany

Two leaders discuss increased cooperation on green energy projects

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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
A member of an Echinometra sea urchin species is pictured.

Study finds many sea urchin species survived mass extinction

Study carries 'great significance for the study of evolution in general, not just for that of sea urchins'

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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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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Environment
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.

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The Gulf
Ariel Global Links CEO Gabriel Talker shows i24NEWS Middle East Correspondent Alec Pollard lettuce plants grown through hydroponic farming in Israel on February 23, 2022.

Israeli company helps the UAE grow food in the desert

'Hydroponic is the answer for them, we can grow it in any climate'

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Environment
Christian nuns pray during a Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, on March 28, 2021.

Israel stops east Jerusalem park plan after church backlash

'It is not ready for discussion without coordination and communication with all relevant officials'

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Environment
Melanie Swan, a journalist, speaks with i24NEWS from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on February 14, 2022.

UAE-Israel call for space research will focus on climate

Specific areas like water security, food security, and water monitoring will also be explored

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Environment
Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire that broke out in Kfar HaOranim, near the city of Modiin of central Israel, on October 9, 2020.

Israel's cabinet approves $48m for natural disasters

'We are not waiting for the next disaster, but anticipating'