Environmental news

Israel's environment, due to the country's size and climate, is very susceptible to crises. This has made it a world leader in environmental solutions like water management, the use of solar energy, clean tech, environmental planning, recycling and agricultural technology. 'Environment' provides you with the latest environmental news from Israel.

Trash burning in West Bank is polluting the environment

“The negligence of the environment in Judea and Samaria is causing tremendous damage to the residents. The only solution is increased enforcement and better future planning,” Gilad Ach of GEF said.

Israeli and Palestinian cooperation attempts to solve sewage problem

Sewage issues in the area surrounding the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem are uniting Jewish and Muslim residents.

By SARAH VORSANGER/ZAVIT
18/08/2019

Israeli recycling technology aims to revolutionize global waste

Producing one ton of UBQ material is equivalent to stopping the melting of 35 square-meters of arctic ice.

29/07/2019
THE BALLOT slips from the last elections are seen this week at the Israel Central Election Committee

Why have we not switched to online voting yet?

It is not that the ability does not exist.

A general view shows Dead Sea Works factory at the Dead Sea, Israel July 17, 2018

Israel to establish multi-million dollar environmental protection lab

The planned laboratory will join the Innovation Authority's five technological innovation laboratories established under the organization's laboratories incentive program since 2017.

11/02/2019
Masada

Hike of the Month – Masada

Make your visit to Masada an Unforgettable Hiking Experience!

 A clownfish and a sea anemone find shelter in plastic waste in a coral reef off the coast of Eilat

TAU research shows shocking amount of microplastic in maritime organisms

When beach-goers litter, the waste washes out to sea and may break up into smaller pieces.

euros were recovered in a smuggling attempt at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel foils smuggling of rare birds at Ben Gurion Airport

"The establishment of INPA's new intelligence unit has a significant contribution in our efforts to advance law enforcement and protecting wildlife," Shamir added.

Shmuel haNavi heritage site

Nature and Parks Authority holds 'volunteer week'

Volunteering activities range from beach cleaning, park and reserve maintenance and tour trips to archeological sites.

Nature Reserve Tel Hazeka in the Golan Heights

Two new nature reserves await government approval

"Unfortunately, the process of declaring a nature reserve in Israel is too long and in the end both nature and man pay the price," Goldstein added.

Mount Arbel

Hike of the Month – Mount Arbel

The mountain has a very long human history. In the northern cliffs, the Arbel fortress is carved into the cliff.

Sarig Spring

Hike of the Month - Springs around Jerusalem

In the small area of the "Jerusalem Mountains" alone, there are about 60-70 such springs. Some of them can be visited very easily by car or public transport.

Dor Habonim beach by Lahav Center

Hike of the Month - Along Israel's Mediterranean coast

On these routes you will find magical picnic spots and scenic beach strips, perfect for a sunset walk.

Petah Tikvah's ecological park opens (August 28, 2018).

Petah Tikvah's ecological park opens to general public

As the lake is an ecological lake it might appear green for the first few weeks because of the seaweed. However this is safe for animals, trees and people.

Snir Stream

Hike of the Month - The Jordan River Tributaries

The Jordan River tributaries offer both "wet" and "dry" hikes.

Rebekah Saltzman teaches how to live the decluttered life, sustainably

Environmentalism starts at home

Pro tip: start with your closet.

Majrase in the Betiha Valley

Hike of the Month - Betiha (Bet Tsayda) Valley

Water Hikes involve walking long stretches inside the stream-bed either wading or swimming.

Opinion video: The environmental impact of war

Palestinians have launched explosive kites and balloons into Israel, burning over 7,000 acres of land, damaging the local ecosystems for years in a way that will hurt both Israelis and Palestinians.

A bicycle rack as part of Tel Aviv's Tel-O-Fun bike-sharing program.

Tel Aviv ranked 16th greenest city in the world

From the bike-sharing program Tel-O-Fun to its new car-sharing service, the city is trying to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Firefighters use water to dilute ammonia leaking from a chemical plant

Earth Day: Israel's top 5 environmental woes

For a green country, there's plenty of room for environmental improvement in Israel.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
22/04/2018
via dolorosa

Christ's 'crown of thorns' tree may help in climate change fight

Just as that crown is associated with suffering and death followed by resurrection, the researchers hope the tree can help support life in areas threatened by deadly heat.

By REUTERS
29/03/2018
A "Wind Energizer" built by Leviathan Energy Renewables

British energy giant scouring Israeli energy tech

In a bid to stay competitive, executives from the energy giant toured the country last week, meeting with and looking at investments in several Israeli start-ups.

Simon Wiesenthal Center

A rabbi, a priest and an imam walk into a conference

Revealing the connection between religion and ecology

21/03/2018
Stolen goats found in trunk in Tamra

Israel Police catch thieves with 8 goats crammed in their trunk

Police in northern Israel stopped a vehicle that was found to have eight stolen goats in the trunk.

Academics file class action suit for pollution of Negev’s Bokek stream

The suit documents massive contamination from Rotem Amfert Negev and Dead Sea Priclase Fused Products of the Havurat Yehudah aquifer.

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