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Neot Smadar: An Island in the Desert

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

This article has been translated from German and written by Katharina Hoeftmann Ciobotaru. It is not that easy to visit Neot Smadar. Although the inhabitants of the small kibbutz in the southern part of the Negev desert have created a landmark with their cultural center, a striking Aladdin-like tower that can hardly be ignored from…

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Jerusalem Park Named Top 8 for Climate Protection

in Tourism & Nature

Three months ago, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, set a global standard focusing on nature-based solutions to manage ecological crises and climate change. The mission is to use nature to mitigate the effects of climate change and create natural solutions to flooding, extreme heat, or endangerment of wildlife.  In perusing…

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Expect a Sea of Trash by 2050

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Sea temperatures in Eilat have reached their highest average in the last 30 years at 29.1 degrees Celsius (84.4 degrees F). The study done by Eilat Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences says that sea warming is increasing at an average of 0.036, which is three times higher than the global average.  The southern Red Sea…

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Love Death and Plastic: A Wake Up Call for Israel

in Health & Science

Walking from the cobblestone road into Jaffa’s local Sharabiya house, the beautiful walls and floors are littered in trash – specifically millions of pieces of microplastic beautifully shapeshifted into coral reefs, sea creatures, photography, and more. Collected by Evelyn Anca, co-founder of Plastic Free Israel and sustainable artist of the 16 plastic pieces, the room…

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Second Jerusalem Wildfire This Month

in Tourism & Nature

On Sunday, wildfires spread rapidly in the Judean Hills, which span across a cluster of suburbs outside of Jerusalem. At least ten communities were evacuated by authorities over the 52-hour battle, and a national security meeting of the Cabinet was cut short when the Prime Minister needed to tend to the engulfing force of nature. …

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