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The State of Trees is Cause for Concern

in Tourism & Nature

Tu B’shvat is the annual birthday of the trees in the Jewish calendar. The harvest holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering for a feast, eating fruits and nuts, and planting trees. This year, in the wake of rising concerns and the dire need for environmental attention, perhaps the birthday of the trees is the perfect…

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Israeli Agriculture Is Top of the Field

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Professor Dani Zamir of Hebrew University is being awarded with the Israel Prize for his research on genetic cultivation and improving plant life. The award is given annually by the Education Ministry for scholars who are contributing valuable research to the fields of agriculture and environmental science. Zamir has been teaching genetics at Hebrew University…

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Record-breaking Rainfall Leads to Heartbreaking Deaths

in Tourism & Nature

Only days after 2020 swooped in, biblical rain, or perhaps an extreme result of climate change, graced the lands of Israel. Within only a few hours, certain spots received 3.5 inches of rain, more than half of what the month of January typically averages. The country saw various degrees of flooding, which resulted in blocked…

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Hundreds of Species Added to Protected List

in Tourism & Nature

For the first time in a decade, the Environmental Protection Authority in Israel updated its list of protected species. The update was required based on Israel’s 1995 agreement with the UN Convention to Biological Diversity. According to the website the agreement recognizes that “biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development, that biological…

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Eilat Bans Single Use Disposables

in Tourism & Nature

As of Wednesday evening, beachgoers in Eilat, Israel can receive a fine of up to NIS 730, or just over $200, for bringing disposables to the Red Sea shores. The new regulation makes Eilat the first official local council to boldly protect its environment against further human harm. Anyone entering the beach with plastic goods,…

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