Autopsy on Whale’s Carcass Raises Suspicion of Death by Oil Pollution

Materials derived from oil pollution were found in the autopsy and were transferred for testing.

Oil Spill Off Israel’s Coast Threatens Turtles, Snails, Birds and the Beach

"We also fear that the tar will penetrate the soil, which is why we are trying to collect the tar from the soil."

More Blessings for Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

As happened last year, the water level in the lake is approaching the so-called "upper red line."

Israel to Temporarily Replace National Anthem with ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

This year, it appears the snow will stick around only through Thursday night when heavy rains will sweep the streets.

More Than 100 Injured as Japan, Near Fukushima, Struck by 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake

Some 860,000 homes were without electricity, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company, but power was gradually being restored.
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6 Bears Turn on Animal Lovers Who Released Them into the Wild

Then the cages were opened and the bears charged at the crowd, and the whole goodwill celebration almost turned into a bloody massacre.

University of Haifa Researchers Say 45% of Israelis Admit to Polluting Natural Treasures

When the average Israeli is asked why they pollute they reply: "Because there was no trash can." When asked why others pollute they say: "because they enjoy it."

Who’s a Good Osprey? Look at the Big Fish She Caught

Lots of these magnificent hunters live in the trees around the pools.

Watch Fresh Rainwater Gushing Down the Red Canyon near Eilat

The Red Canyon was formed following the lifting and creation of a high relief at the edge of the low rift.

Incinerated by Gaza Balloons in 2020, Gvar’am Preserve Is Afire with Red Blossoms

Last summer, the preserve, which boasted a magnificent forest, was destroyed as a result of incendiary balloons that were launched from terrorist squads in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Study: One Must Get Close, Touch & Smell Nature to Create Happiness

"Thought must be given to how to encourage people to go outdoors and enhance their nature experience.”

McDonald’s in Brazil is Using Trays Made from Israeli Trash

The project will begin with restaurants in the Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia, and Manaus in the Amazon.

Wild Mountain Goats Invade Eilat Hotel Under Lockdown

Nature abhors vacuum, including the silent vacuum of the coronavirus lockdown.

Central Bureau of Statistics Releases 2020 Report on State of the Jewish State

We picked and chose some of the summaries we know all of us are curious about.

Umm al-Fahm Detectives Liberate Captive Bunny, Release Her to the Wild

When it became clear that her physical condition was relatively good, Kabasa returned her to the wild in the fields of Jezreel Valley.

Environmental Protection Minister Pushing Ban on Disposable Items in Israel’s National Parks

The new rules will also regulate driving in the parks, and prohibit all waste dumping except in containers designated for this purpose.

Stunning Winter Landscape at Migdal Tsedek National Park

In the 19th century, an Arab village called Majdal Tzadek was established on the site, named after the local ruler Tzadik Gama'ini.

Blessings Abound: Water Level in Lake Kinneret is Rising

The level of the lake rose by one centimeter this past week, thanks to the heavy rains that fell throughout the country.

Turkey Faces Worst Drought in a Decade; Cities Could Run Dry in 45 Days

Turkey has just 1,346 cubic meters of water available per person per year, with severe droughts plaguing the country since the 1980s.

Female Cuttlefish Gluing Her Eggs to a Coral in Gulf of Eilat

In some species of squid, the females are known to mate with several males and only later choose which one would fertilize her eggs.

Mazal Tov: Sahara Ram Calf Born in an Arava Preserve

the Sahara Ram is a species of oryx that was once widespread across North Africa. The species went extinct in the wild in 2000.

Politics Aside, It’s Time to Vote for Israel’s National Tree

If you paid attention in Bible class, this competition surely reminded you of Yotam's Fable in Judges 9.

University of Haifa Professor to Purchase Land in Kenya, Brazil, to Preserve Species in...

“2.3% of the Earth's landmass are considered biodiversity hotspots that hold a large number of endemic animals and plants that are under threat."

Study: Israel Can Expect ‘Devastating’ 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake in Coming Years

"The geological record does not lie. It could be in ten years or several decades, but it could also be next week, and we need to constantly be prepared for that.”

Israel Now Full Member of Green Financial Systems Launched by Paris Summit

Bank of Israel Governor Prof. Amir Yaron said in a statement on Monday that he welcomes "the Bank of Israel’s accession to the Network...

IDF’s Tel Aviv Headquarters Goes Solar, Plan Includes 50 Bases Countrywide

Upon completion of the overall works, the plan is expected to save about NIS 16 million ($5 million) annually.

Netanyahu Commits Israel to Ending Fossil Fuel Use by 2050, Transitioning to Renewable Energy

Netanyahu noted that a third of Israel’s electricity use will already stem from solar power by 2030.

Kinneret Rising

The Kinneret rose 2 centimeters and is currently 209.98 meters below sea level. 

Israeli Scientists Discover Unique Photoreceptors in Marine Giant Viruses & Algae They Infect

The study is based on data collected in Tara Oceans, a global oceanic research expedition undertaken to collect samples for mapping marine biodiversity.

Israeli Conference on Contending with Desertification Attended by UAE, Iran

Nearly 2,000 people are participating in Ben-Gurion University’s 2020 Drylands, Deserts & Desertification Conference (DDD) which began on Monday.

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