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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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Israel Goals: No Fossil Fuel by 2030

in Economy & Innovation

Today Israel runs on 70% natural gas, and by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to eliminate the use of fossil fuels entirely from the Israeli repertoire.  Steinitz plans to ban the import of diesel-based cars in just over a decade, and forecasts that by 2030, Israel will run on 80% natural energy and the…

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