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Plastic Usage in Israel is Rising

in Economy & Innovation

In just four years, Israel’s plastic tableware consumption has grown by 51%. In 2014, sales were estimated at $124 million and in 2018, sales rose to $187 million. Despite the many environmental concerns and green initiatives from both governmental and private organizations, the growing statistic and reality is scary, and it’s not slowing down. Companies…

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Israel is Not Prepared for Earthquakes

in Tourism & Nature

Northern tremors have run through Israeli earth, and many Israelis seem to be feeling ill prepared for an earthquake. Because of Israel’s growth and development surrounded by conflict, a long life is often short sighted; a likely reason why Israel is dubbed the startup nation. Israeli mentality consists of looking for short term solutions to…

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1,000 Surfers Protest Gas Rig to Protect Mediterranean Sea

in Tourism & Nature

About one thousand Israeli surfers took to the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, June 22, not to surf, but to create the largest surf circle as a peaceful protest. The surfers gathered in Herzliya, a city just north of Tel Aviv in Israel to protest against a gas rig by Noble Energy, who wants to begin…

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Tel Aviv is a Top 20 Greenest City

in Tourism & Nature

City dwellers often submit to the reality of living in a concrete jungle as opposed to a green one. As time progresses and the environment declines, the importance of trees only continues to grow. One MIT-based project called Treepedia is spotlighting the greenest of global cities, in hopes of raising awareness on the importance of…

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Sea Turtles Being Saved in Israel

in Health & Science

Sea turtles are on the verge of extinction, and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have begun their annual round up of turtle eggs in order to protect the small prey from danger. Every May, the team at sea turtle rescue center scours the beach for turtle nests, and gently moves the vulnerable eggs to…

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