nature

Yarkon river
Parks, trails packed on Shabbat, after Knesset votes to keep country open

Libraries, zoos, museums, pools and other tourist attractions were shut last weekend. However, on Thursday, the Knesset Coronavirus Committee voted in favor of keeping them open.

Manganese dioxide (illustrative)
Metal-eating bacteria identified for the first time

Bacteria that gain their energy from eating metal have long been suspected to exist, but have never before been identified.

Piris Eliyahu
For Piris Eliyahu, the music is blowing in the wind

“The wind inspires creativity as it blows across the desert.”

08/07/2020
Stunning solar eclipse wows Israelis Sunday morning

The phenomenon won't be seen again in Israel until 2027.

Volunteer rescues sea turtle eggs from hungry fox in Ashkelon

Sea turtles are laying their eggs and burying them deep in the sand on beaches across the country.

EIN TAMAR, below Aminadav.
The Jerusalem Hills are alive – but for how much longer?

Nature belongs to us all – hikers, bikers, families – whether religious, secular, old or young. We all have a right to demand that our voices be heard and we have the power to stop this atrocity.

By ODELYA ROBINS-MORGENSTERN
18/06/2020
THIS WAS Joe Opas, the gardener.’
Celebrating Father's Day: Dad’s garden

Our garden, in the seaside suburb of St. Kilda, was completely haphazard and at the mercy of nature.

Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave

At the Postojna Cave, Europe's largest cave open to tourists, staff were able to observe the baby dragons being born in 2016.

By REUTERS
12/06/2020
Mountain gazelle looking at a highway intersection, Jerusalem mountains, Israel
Researchers lay out plan to save endangered biblical gazelle

Rapid human expansion in the past 200 years has taken a heavy toll on Israel's gazelle population.

Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

Under the new National Park Service rule, effective July 9, hunting on natural preserves in Alaska will be controlled by the state, which allows baiting of brown and black bears.

By REUTERS
10/06/2020
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