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Israeli pine trees are dying of thirst

Intensifying droughts and severe heat are beginning to devastate the country's pine populations. A new research study examined which pine trees could be more resistant to the new climate reality
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The last surviving olive

In a new study, Israeli scientists examined how local olive trees cope with dwindling water supplies caused by an intensifying climate crisis
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A new Israeli initiative aims to protect urban wild plants

Have you recently come across some strange words written in chalk on the sidewalk? Most likely, this is not a children's game, but a new initiative aiming to raise awareness about the importance of wild plants in the urban environment – and it is gaining momentum.
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What’s the Gazelle eating?

The Mountain Gazelle is a symbol of nature conservation in Israel, but its habitats are disappearing quickly, and its future is uncertain. Luckily, the country’s forests seem to have given refuge to stable gazelle populations. For the first time, scientists are trying to understand how Israel’s pine forests support these elusive herbivores
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What will happen to the trees?

In hardly any other country of the world has planting trees changed the landscape and the living conditions as much as it did in Israel. In an ongoing research study on the country’s forests, researchers are looking for an answer to the question: “How will Israel manage and preserve its forests in the future?”
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Israel’s forests give shelter to country’s most endangered plants

Israel is known for having performed one of the world’s most extensive tree-planting endeavors. What many people don’t know is that today these forests are home to some of the most endangered plant species in the country
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The Forgotten Reef

There is a little natural wonder, hidden underwater just off the beach of the Bat Galim neighborhood in Haifa. But the authorities’ continued disregard for the site could significantly damage its unique ecosystem
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Silent invasion

In the United States and Europe, measures are already underway to stop the spread of Ambrosia confertiflora, a particularly aggressive invasive plant that originated in America. However, Israel is still not sufficiently aware of its harmful effects on public health and the environment. A team of experts is trying to change the situation
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Under the radar: How sportfishing in Israel contributes to a crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Sportfishing in Israel has various negative effects on the health of the Mediterranean fisheries. What can be done to improve this situation?
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The Environmental Tariff of Drinking Water

A new Israeli study examined the environmental and climatic effects of the country's drinking water, from its starting point, through pipelines and desalination plants, all the way to the end consumer
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In times of COVID-19, science must count

Informed decision-making depends on reliable data - but there seems to be a shortage of such information in Israel. Experts explain what is missing in the decision-making process during the corona crisis.
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A new approach to earthquake early warning: SeismicAi

A young Israeli company is aiming to revolutionize earthquake early warning, with a new seismic algorithm and a unique seismic sensor network
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Will Israeli watermelons become renewable fuel in the future?

The Malali watermelon is known for its large crunchy seeds, a popular snack among Israelis. However, 97 percent of the fruit is discarded in the field as waste. A new Israeli study shows that this waste could be used to produce renewable fuel
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New sensor technology “at face level” for more accurate air quality measurements

Israeli scientists from the Technion are developing a set of small portable sensors and a unique algorithm for accurate air pollution mapping in order to monitor the air we breathe more effectively
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Is Israel Really a World Power of Renewable Energies?

Why is Israel ranked first among OECD countries in the rate of solar power generation from the economy’s total electricity consumption? A look at the fine print of the Israeli energy market
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What makes the birds tick?

In a first-of-its-kind study, Israeli scientists, in collaboration with Keren Kayemet LeYisrael -the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), set out to discover what makes millions of migratory birds spend their resting hours in the forests throughout the country and to further support this important behavior of wild birds.
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Public Spaces and Mental Health in Times of COVID-19

The global quarantine measures in the face of COVID-19 have been unprecedented. And while Israel is still struggling to prevent a second lockdown, city dwellers thirsty for the outdoors flock to the beaches and parks. What did COVID-19 teach us about the importance of public spaces in the city?
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Researchers strive to monitor forest health with drones

In the 1970s, Keren Kayemet LeYisrael – Jewish National Fund (KKL – JNF) began monitoring the health of Israeli forests. Five years ago, they started using satellite imagery. Today, scientists are deploying drones to find out if new technology can replace conventional monitoring methods
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Goats Against Fires

Sometimes complex problems require creative solutions. An excellent example of this is the decision made by the Jerusalem Municipality to prevent fires with the help of an unusual group of firefighters
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Could there be an Israel without air conditioning in the future?

After almost two months of nation-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, Israel went from quarantine straight into a record-breaking heatwave, and AC’s throughout the country were running at full speed
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Going green: Tourism in a post-coronavirus world

What will local and global tourism look like after the Corona crisis? Dr. Yael Ram, a tourism researcher, thinks that flights and resorts will return, but the industry must be aware of its impact on the environment in order to be prepared for future crises
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Milk made in Israel – with Ibuprofen and Caffeine

Israeli researchers have found drug and pesticide residues in locally produced milk, but the offices in charge keep passing the buck. "No one in Israel is investigating whether there are any residues of contaminants like pesticides in cattle feed ... It doesn’t interest anyone," says researcher
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Peering into a World of Solarpunk

As the environment continues to benefit from restrictions imposed by the government because of COVID-19, perhaps we should take advantage of the cleaner climatic conditions and lay down the groundwork for a more environmentally synergistic society
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Endangered Turtles Find Home in Israeli Sewage Plant

In the bustling central district of Israel, in a quiet green spot near the water, five turtles have set up their permanent home, undisturbed from human activity – almost. The location the turtles have chosen as their residence is right next to the Palgey-Sharon wastewater treatment plant
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Food Security in a Post-COVID-19 World

Are food imports and exports a thing of the past? What will food security in a post-COVID-19 world look like?
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Israeli scientists work to save the country’s coastline from rising tide

Ancient escarpments along Israel’s coast are being broken down by the constant wave action while the sea level rises and beaches disappear. What does this mean for Israel’s changing coastline?
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Israel’s Post-COVID Hope for Food Security: Legacy Seeds

Can humanity cope with the current food supply we are accustomed to today? What changes can we make to prepare for the next crisis? Israeli scientists are studying the advantages of legacy seeds in order to answer these questions
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From Shavuot to Dairy to Desalination

To prevent public gatherings during COVID-19, Lag BaOmer took place without bonfires, resulting in a significant reduction in air pollution. Now, Shavuot will be the first holiday to be celebrated after most restrictions have been lifted in Israel
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From COVID-19 to Sustainable Economy?

While global leaders are trying to transition their economies back on track, environmental activists see a unique opportunity for governments to embrace more sustainable economic and environmental principles
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Public Health Experts see Opportunity for Future Planning amidst Corona Crisis

As COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, public health experts have viewed this time as an opportunity to learn from the situation and plan for future pandemics that may arise from climate change and environmental degradation
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Aviation Arrives at a Crossroads

The spread of Coronavirus is financially crumbling the airline industry, but will its predicted comeback boost prior carbon offsetting efforts for the sake of the environment, or will its economic fossil fuel associated recovery prevail over climate-conscious innovations?
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Tel Aviv – New York – Berlin

After weeks of grueling lockdowns and desperate searches for exit strategies, many large and mid- sized companies have resumed limited operations. However, small businesses like restaurants, cafes, and bars, that depend heavily on daily revenue have to remain closed, making it even harder for them to survive
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Light pollution in the Red Sea

New research in Eilat shows that artificial light at night from surrounding tourist attractions has negative effects on corals
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A Smokeless Lag BaOmer

The decision to cancel Lag BaOmar bonfires this year due to the coronavirus could serve as an opportunity to find more original and less health-damaging and environmentally harmful ways to celebrate the holiday
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About Working from Home

Working from home used to be a luxury. The thought of sleeping in and not changing out of pajamas was a dream that was only within reach a few times a year, if that. However, now, it has become a reality across the globe.
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Too much water for the Kinneret?

Since the beginning of the year, the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) has been rising at a consistent rate. Over the last couple of weeks, the water level has been pushing closer and closer to the “upper red line,” reaching a 16-year high. Such an extreme rise does not come without ecological implications
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“Flowing,” Israel’s one-of-a-kind TV Series

With COVID-19 dominating the news, many people on lockdown are looking for new and entertaining shows to take their mind off things. Look no further than Zormim (“Flowing”).
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Overpopulation in Israel: A self-made crisis

With COVID-19 all over the news and on everyone’s mind, it’s easy to cast aside the issues that are at the root of many of modern society's problems and those that could exacerbate global crises like Coronavirus
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Coronavirus Pushes Israel’s Innovative Spirit to New Levels

The coronavirus pandemic has put the entire world in a gridlock. Like many other countries, Israel is near a complete lockdown, and most of the population is confined to their homes. However, the crisis-experienced nation known for its “outside-of-the-box-thinking” seems to have a couple of aces in the hole
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City animals: nuisance or neighbors?

With cities attracting more people every year, tolerance for urban animal life is in question. An audio tour project created by an Israeli researcher is shifting perspectives
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Coronavirus crisis likely to exacerbate Israel’s plastic problem

Partial lockdown raises concerns over potential increase in demand for single-use items due to food delivery services and protective masks; but while plastics may temporarily be on rise, outbreak could have positive impact on country's green credentials
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Wastewater Treatment Gives Hope to Alexander River

Pollution sources originating from the West Bank remain a serious threat to the ecology of the Alexander River. An ongoing project to build a new Israeli wastewater treatment plant offers the possibility of full river restoration within the next decade
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Turning Plastic Waste Into Sustainable Products

A recently unveiled technology from an Israeli-led company might help combat the globally mounting plastic problem
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The Israeli Prosthetics Clinic That Gives People and Animals a Second Chance

Technoleg Orthopedic Institute has helped countless amputee patients regain the motion of walking for more than 40 years. Recently, they became the first and only place in Israel to make prosthetics for animals
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Sustainable Food For The Future

Have you ever considered where your food is produced? The vast majority of our protein comes from land-based farm operations, while only 15% of protein comes from the sea. Cultivating seaweed and aquatic organisms including fish has the potential to provide our global population with high-quality resources with numerous proven health benefits
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Scientist finds microplastics in milk

A simple experiment conducted by an Israeli scientist has revealed, once again, that microplastics are everywhere. Not only in the environment but also in many every-day consumer products
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Making Purim Sustainable

How to celebrate Purim while minimizing the environmental damage
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Finding Clean Cosmetics is a Click Away

A new Israeli tech-solution helps consumers to detect suspicious contents in products on online shopping sites, thus buying wisely and safely
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Storms ahead for Israel

The wild weather that hit Israel in the early days of 2020 is indicative of a trend that is becoming increasingly acute due to the climate crisis, so how are the country, its cities, and the insurance industry coping with the alarming outlook for the coming decades?
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Leviathan: A Risk Worth Taking?

Israel’s newly finished Leviathan Gas Rig is being praised by energy executives and government officials as the path to energy independence. But will environmental impacts caused by natural gas exploitation remain unchanged or will it lead to catastrophic consequences, as it often has in the past?
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Work from home, save money and protect the environment

Working remotely from a neighborhood cafe or regional business center can help to reduce road congestion and pollutant emissions, as well as save billions of dollars that would have otherwise been lost to commuting
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Transition énergétique: Israéliens et Allemands réfléchissent ensemble

Récemment le centre d’Etudes israélo-allemand de l'université de 'Haïfa a tenu sa première conférence sur les processus de décarbonation et sur leur application en Allemagne et en Israël pour assurer une transition énergétique de qualité
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All you need is trees and trees again

Tu B’shevat or the “New Year of the Tree,” began as an agricultural holiday. Over time it has turned into the most important ecological day of the Jewish calendar, on which trees are planted all over Israel. Today, in times of the climate crisis, afforestation has become more crucial then ever
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Israelis continually exposed to extreme levels of air pollution

A new joint research by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Health reveals alarming findings on the human impact of air pollution in Israel
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Israeli Startup Helps Farmers Cope with Climate Change

Rural communities in Africa rely heavily on agriculture. However, the impacts of climate change have severely affected the crop yield in recent years. OKO, an Israeli startup, is working to make sure that these farmers do not suffer economically from crop loss
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Israeli Organization is Taking a Stand on Plastics

Plastic Free Israel, an Israeli grassroots organization, is promoting environmentally conscious alternatives and raising awareness of how to live a plastic-free life by educating, motivating, and inspiring individuals to be role models for the planet
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Israeli start-up strives to cut CO2 emissions using food waste

An Israeli startup, HomeBiogas, aims to cut three million tons of CO2 emissions by 2022 using an affordable and accessible biogas system that is fueled by a combination of bacteria and food scraps
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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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Vers des religions plus vertes?

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Israeli and German scientists join forces in the fight against climate change

Recently, the Haifa Center for German and European Studies at Haifa University held its very first conference on decarbonization strategies in Germany and Israel
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Camouflaged Pollution

The IDF has the critical mission of ensuring Israel’s security, but often during its activities, the environment gets damaged. So who is guarding the guards?
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Obésité et environnement, des liens et lesquels?

Des études scientifiques menées dans les pays occidentaux ont observé des corrélations entre l'environnement et le surpoids chez les enfants. Ces liens sont toutefois très complexes et difficiles à interpréter car ils intègrent bien souvent d’autres facteurs
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From Oil Lamp to Light Pollution

Chanukah is the Jewish festival of lights. Every year, in December, during the darkest time of the year, Jewish people around the world celebrate “the festival of lights” with the lighting of the Hanukkiah. But what does modern society actually associate with light?
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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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You can’t just walk it off

Past research has shown that the built environment can allow for changes in adolescent obesity rates. A new Israeli study shows that this linkage is more complex than previous research suggests
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Smartphones can be used to predict forest fires

The key to preparing well ahead of the next fire could be in our pocket, say Israeli researchers
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Transition énergétique: Israël peut et doit mieux faire

Israël s'était engagé à fournir 10% de son électricité grâce aux énergies renouvelables d'ici 2020, date fixée dans le cadre de l'Accord de Paris. Un pari ambitieux et qui semble hors d'atteinte aujourd’hui quand seule 5% de l’électricité est générée par des énergies propres.
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Chic Tech

The fashion industry is in desperate need of a change in order to reduce its impact on the environment. An Israeli company wants to use the power of technology to revolutionize the way we produce and consume
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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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Climat: Appel des scientifiques aux élus de la start up nation

Les scientifiques israéliens ont lancé, à l’initiative de la Société israélienne des Sciences de l’Environnement et de l’Ecologie, une pétition interpellant leur gouvernement et les citoyens à prendre des mesures significatives pour lutter contre les changements climatiques dont “les effets sur le terrain sont déjà visibles et nocifs”.
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Ten Percent Green Electricity for Israel in 2020?

According to Israel’s energy commitments, ten percent of its electricity will be supplied by renewable energy sources in 2020. How close is Israel to meeting this goal, and how does it match up with other nations in the world?
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Israeli scientists call on policymakers to act on climate change

Coinciding with the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, Israeli scientists issued a large-scale petition urging their government to take radical action against climate change. “Climate change is happening here and now, and its effects are clear and palpable,” the experts say
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Israeli scientists use prawns to fight tropical disease

Aquaculture practices are most commonly used to increase food security, ensure the nutritional needs of people, boost a nation’s economy through trade, and provide jobs. However, Israeli researchers are using aquaculture techniques to reduce tropical infectious diseases
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Antibiorésistance dans les élevages : Israël parmi les mauvais élèves

Israël fait partie des mauvais élèves de la planète et n’applique pas les recommandations sanitaires, d’où une forte augmentation des maladies liées à des intoxications alimentaires
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New Israeli Technology Combats Oil Pollution

A remote sensor capable of producing high-resolution data on soil contaminants could be placed on drones or satellites to help deal with oil leaks
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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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Israël, Terre Promise Pour Végans et Végétariens?

Les mouvements végétariens et végans se développent à vive allure dans le monde, dictés par des considérations environnementales, par le souci de protéger les animaux, sa propre santé, … En Israël cette évolution est très marquée et ce petit pays est en train de devenir un modèle pour ceux qui bannissent la viande de leur alimentation
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Yom Kippour en Israël : sans voiture, la pollution chute

Une fois par an, Israël vit une journée exceptionnelle avec Yom Kippour, jour du Grand Pardon. Le pays est à l’arrêt : aucune circulation automobile, aéroports fermés, usines et commerces baissent le rideau, ... Une expérience unique au monde qui se traduit par une chute drastique de la pollution de l’air
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Israel lags behind global efforts to halt deadly “superbugs”

India banned “last-hope” drug misused in livestock, and the WHO has launched a global campaign against drug-resistant bacteria. But Israel lags behind. Infectious disease expert Prof. Myriam Weinberger: Foodborne infections are skyrocketing
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Energie verte: améliorer le processus

Responsable d’un quart des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, l’agriculture fait aussi partie de la solution pour réduire notre dépendance aux énergies fossiles, grâce notamment à la production de biogaz et de biométhane à partir des déchets agricoles. L’enjeu est désormais de développer ces processus pour améliorer leur performance et réduire leurs effets secondaires
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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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A hole in the heart of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area

Coastal cities in Israel, like many cities around the world, are likely to experience increased land subsidence as a result of declining groundwater levels
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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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Il faut sauver la Méditerranée

Le développement urbain, la surpêche, les déchets, la pollution, le tourisme de masse ont conduit à un appauvrissement de la diversité marine dans l’est de la mer Méditerranée
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Solving a Long Standing Sewage Problem

An imminent environmental crisis in Jerusalem and the surrounding Kidron Valley is bringing together Palestinian Authorities and Israeli officials to solve a long-standing sewage issue
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Can’t see the forest for the…climate change

The importance of forests in the global fight against greenhouse gas emissions was highlighted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), held in Katowice, Poland in December 2018.
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Cow Power from Israel

The agriculture industry contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions, but an Israeli start-up might have developed the only complete solution for treating agricultural waste through biogas production
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The real value of shade

Shade does not only protect us from the sun, but it lowers the risk of skin cancer, reduces air pollution, and encourages physical activity. A new Israeli report revealed that providing shade can save thousands of shekels per person each year
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Keeping the Mediterranean Sea Alive

Human development, overfishing, and increased pollution and tourism have led to decreases in marine biodiversity in the eastern Mediterranean. Israel has issued a third research proposal to see how Marine Protected Areas help shelter surrounding ecosystems
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El Waze de las medusas

Grandes densidades de medusas pueden ocasionar daños en la infraestructura y en el turismo. A través de la ciencia ciudadana, un proyecto israelí busca solucionar este problema
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L’Agritech israélienne au secours de la planète

L’Agritech en Israël est un secteur en pleine évolution, dont les enjeux ne cessent de s’intensifier avec la croissance de la population mondiale dans un environnement perturbé par les changements climatiques.
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La plante miracle qui transforme les eaux usées en cristal

Des chercheurs israéliens se sont penchés sur le traitement des eaux usées en utilisant les caractéristiques de Dame Nature
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Un centre d’observation climatique, unique au Moyen-Orient

Une équipe de scientifiques israéliens mènent des expériences pour étudier les effets des modifications pluviométriques sur l’écosystème de la région
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L’or vert

Les algues, nouvel eldorado pour des start-up israéliennes d’autant que le climat du pays est favorable à leur exploitation
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Israël s’attaque à la pollution au plastique

Deux villes balnéaires interdisent leur usage en bord de mer
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Manger de la viande, mais sans tuer d’animaux, des nouveaux défis

Des chercheurs israéliens ont gagné des subventions internationales pour avoir conduit des travaux sur la viande cultivée en laboratoire et sur les substituts végétaux aux protéines animales
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Lutter contre la résistance aux bactéries, un enjeu en Israël

Un groupe d’experts israéliens issus de divers domaines s’est réuni pendant 36 heures pour plancher sur cette menace sanitaire mondiale et proposer des solutions innovantes
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Femmes juives et musulmanes dans un environnement urbain

En centre-villes, les femmes musulmanes sont moins sujettes au stress et réagissent mieux que les femmes juives, qui ont besoin d’espaces verts pour être détendues. Un mécanisme physiologique leur permettrait de mieux s'adapter à la pollution et au bruit, selon une étude scientifique israélienne
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A Boiling Forecast for the Century

Israel faces alarming news about extreme heat due to global climate change, but trouble almost always comes with opportunity
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Revolutionizing the food systems in Israel and the U.S.

U.S. and Israeli experts are trying to implement changes in the food system to make people more aware of what they eat
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A Spillover Crisis: How Gaza’s Water Shortage Affects Israel

Recently, the Israel Water Authority announced an upgrade to the water supply line from Israel to the Gaza Strip. The renovations will be carried out on Israeli territory. But will upgrading the water supply on only one side of the border solve an transboundary issue?
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Green Gold

Several Israeli companies are taking advantage of the country’s ideal environmental conditions for algae farming
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The Sea of Galilee is heating up

Climate Change could render Sea of Galilee unusable in next 30 years, scientist say
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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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Can Israel become an energy independent nation?

Israel's energy infrastructure relies on a centralized source supplying mainly natural gas to power plants all over the country. Natural disasters, supply shortages or war could quickly bring a nation's electricity grid to its knees
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The Land of Milk?

Eating dairy products is a long-standing tradition of Shavuot. The increasing demand for dairy around the holiday sheds light on the environmental impact of the industry. Is an environmental-friendly Shavuot just around the corner?
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A one-of-a-kind research station for climate change

A team of Israeli scientists is experimenting with changes in rainfall patterns to determine how native vegetation will adapt to new climatic conditions
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Save the turtles – from people!

There is a vast number of captive turtles kept as pets in homes, and it is up to their owners to give these wild animals their freedom back. At the Gazelle Valley Park in Jerusalem, an unusual animal welfare initiative aims to protect the local turtle population
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Israeli experts come together to tackle a global problem: Bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise, a multidisciplinary team of Israeli experts has developed a series of creative solutions
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Lag BaOmer – Cheerful Tradition and Public Danger

Lag BaOmer is approaching, and many Israelis commemorate this holiday by having a big bonfire in their backyard. Unfortunately, the benign intentions of those fires may have malignant consequences
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Could Israel’s AgriTech help stem the looming world food crisis?

A rapidly growing world population coupled with an imminent climate crisis keeps pushing the planetary boundaries beyond their maximum capacity, and one of the most impacted sectors by these dramatic shifts is agriculture
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Turning 71: Israel’s top environmental stories of the year

Israeli Independence Day is just around the corner, and during this past year a lot has happened; especially in environmental matters
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The plant that transforms wastewater into clean water

Israeli researchers came up with a biomimicry method for solving the wastewater problem by using nature’s wisdom
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Red Sea corals may be resilient to climate change

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat continue to thrive under extreme conditions, similar to those expected to prevail towards the end of the 21st century
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What Passover teaches us about the environmental crisis

In times of global warming, hurricanes, floods, and droughts, the Plagues of Egypt remind us of what happens when people ignore the signs of an environmental catastrophe
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Israeli scientists find large amounts of microplastics in table salt

According to a new study, every Israeli consumes about 2,000 plastic particles per year
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The other kind of meat

Israeli scientists win international research grant for their development of meat alternatives
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The price of water

Israeli scientists fear for public health due to mineral deficiency in desalinated seawater
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Are off-the-rack Purim costumes not eco-friendly?

Wearing costumes on this cheerful holiday is a treasured tradition, making for great carnival-like parties in the streets. But the growing demand for off the rack costumes and accessories also make for a lot of waste
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Israel has a severe plastic problem, but real change is possible

The state of plastic waste in Israel is bleak: pollution is increasing, research is stagnating, policies on dealing with the crisis are unclear, and the last plastic recycling plant is closing its doors
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Please do not feed the sharks

An annual gathering of sharks near a coastal power plant in the North of Israel attracts beachgoers, divers and sailors alike
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These little microbes turn algae into plastic

Israeli scientists have created a biodegradable plastic that just might save the planet
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The tree that survives the desert

Tu B’Shevat, a Jewish holiday commemorating the importance and sanctity of trees, could not be more fitting in this day and age
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Will there be another Hanukkah Miracle?

From droughts and pests to cold waves, climate change brings new threats to the olive oil industry – one of Hanukkah’s oldest symbols
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Jellyfish outbreaks might cost Israel millions each year

Power stations and desalination plants along Israel's Mediterranean coast are struggling with jellyfish invasions
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SESAME: A beacon of light

A new particle-accelerator in Jordan brings together scientists from all around the Middle East to conduct research in biology, archaeology and environmental sciences
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With jellyfish against microplastics

A new Israeli venture seeks to address two major problems awaiting us at sea: jellyfish and microplastics
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Toward Reptile Conservation

Recent mapping research provides a new avenue for development of conservation efforts
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The burning land

Ecological terrorism at the Gaza border creates shadows on Israel’s landscape
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How to protect your skin (and the environment)

The commonly used sunscreen is bad for the environment and has health side effects to humans too. How can we avoid them?
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Tailoring fashion sustainability

What is ‘slow fashion’? And how can we help save the world by choosing more wisely our clothes-washing habits and shopping preferences?
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The Environmental Wind Tunnel at the Institute for Biological Research in Israel, Ness Ziona

Advancing science one gust at a time

New facility serves as a platform for conducting a variety of environmental experiments, without ever leaving the laboratory
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Out of sight, out of mind

For the first time, scientists set out to study the abundance of microplastic particles in Israel’s Mediterranean coastal waters. New "plastic bag law" shows promising results
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Tel Aviv, the city of bikes?

What can Tel Aviv learn from Copenhagen, Europe’s no. 1 in bicycle-friendliness?
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Fashion from ocean plastic

Adidas joins the wave of fashion companies producing clothes from recycled plastic waste. But will it help to cut fashion industry’s environmental toll?
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Ein Avdat in the Zin Valley in the Negev. Photo by: Andrew Shiva, Wikipedia

Should we make the desert bloom?

Is the desert “nothingness that needs to be conquered" or a unique environment we should protect? The long ecological history of the Negev might hold the key to the answer
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Israel’s markets are about to get ugly

A team of students work to bring Israel’s ugly fruits and vegetables to supermarkets nationwide, in order to cut food waste and environmental harm
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The next Great Depression

Israel’s struggle against pollution could mean a new kind of Great Depression
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The Dead Sea: A different kind of heritage

The salt sea has some 12 million years of geological and chemical history. Will efforts to stabilize its water level kill its very essence?
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A delayed Lag B’Omer: A smoldering risk?

Controversial 24-hour delay might result in a two-day bonfire revelry, jeopardizing health and environment
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A traffic jam in the Red Sea

Is diving in Eilat destroying its very purpose?
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Slowly cooking on the back burner

Why is it so difficult for us to grasp the threat of climate change? Maybe it’s because climate change doesn’t have a mustache






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