Category: Tourism & Leisure

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Green from the Outside, Business on the Inside

An Israeli researcher conducted a study demonstrating how the portrayal of landscapes and the environment has shifted in advertisements from the 1950s until now
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The Line Between Religion and the Environment

Is there a connection between religion and the environment? It is often thought that caring about religion does not go hand in hand with being environmentally conscious. However, religious leaders of different faiths are confronting this misconception
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Is Israel finally turning its back on single-use plastics?

Israel is known for its excessive use of disposable plastic products; however, recent developments indicate that a change is underway
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Sukkot and the Ecological Crisis

As one of the most Jewish holidays, Sukkot celebrates the harvest and remembers the Israelites pilgrimage through Sinai. It's also a time of reflection on humanity’s relationship with nature. What does Sukkot tell us in the times of climate change?
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During Yom Kippur, air pollution levels all over Israel plummet to near zero

Once a year, for 24 hours, traffic all over the country grinds to a halt. Cars, buses, trucks, and traffic lights give way to empty roads filled with a somewhat rare silence. Trains stand still, and airports shut down. This is Yom Kippur
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Jewish and Muslim Women in the Urban Environment

According to a new study, Jewish women feel calm in quiet neighborhoods, while Muslim women tend to be more relaxed in the bustling city center. There may be a physiological mechanism for dealing with pollution, noise and heat in urban environments
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Israel is taking on the Jellies

Every summer, jellyfish appear in the coastal waters of Israel, deterring beachgoers, thus, damaging the tourism industry. Now, Israeli scientists developed an app that helps to track these sea creatures in order to make one’s beach experience more enjoyable
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Will a New Pipeline Project Save the Dead Sea?

In a region of the world where freshwater is scarce, the Dead Sea is disappearing, and collaboration among neighboring countries is nearly impossible, Israel and Jordan are making strides to budget the Red Sea-Dead Sea Conveyance
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Can Tel Aviv Reconcile the Rise of Electric Scooters?

Tel Aviv is facing increasingly complex transportation challenges and must now consider whether it should act against the rise of e-scooters, or implement better biking infrastructure to help them safely thrive
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Two cities set on tackling plastic

In a move to curb pollution, two cities in Israel ban single-use plastics from beaches
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