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Israel Burns with Over 1,000 Fires in 3 Days

in Life, Culture & Sports

Fueled by high temperature heat waves, over 1,000 fires were put out in Israel in the past week. Possible causes currently being investigated include electrical negligence and arson, in addition to the local bonfire holiday, and the dry Mediterranean climate. The wave began with Lag B’Omer, Israel’s “fire holiday” where locals often light bonfires. Despite…

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TreeTube Saves Trees and Sidewalks

in Tourism & Nature

How do trees grow under cement? For those walking those streets it may go unnoticed; however for landscape artists and architects, the tree and sidewalk is an unlikely yet necessary pair. Without ample room to grow, trees and their roots develop either in an unhealthy manner or can impact and ruin the sidewalks they grow…

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Fishing Banned in Israeli Mediterranean

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

The Ministry of Agriculture in Israel has placed a one month ban on fishing in the Mediterranean Sea, due to the rapid decline of fish and with the aim to support a sustainable fish supply for the future. All fishing methods are banned until May 30, except for dropping nets and using fishing poles off…

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Thousands Rally to Advocate for Climate Change

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

On Friday, March 29, up to 7,000 people gathered in the heart of Tel Aviv for the People’s Climate March in hopes of governmental attention towards the inescapable issue of climate change. The rally was one of many international efforts to raise awareness about climate change during the month of March. The event was a…

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Longest Salt Cave in Israel Breaks World Record

in Tourism & Nature

The Malcham salt cave was discovered in Israel’s southern Mount Sodom around the Dead Sea, and is made up of almost 100% table salt. The cave was found in 1986 by Amos Frumkin, Director of the Hebrew University Cave Research Center, and until recently, its massive size remained unknown. The cave is thought to be…

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