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Eilat Coral Reef Survives Climate Change, Future Looks Good for Next Generations

"Corals around the world are already suffering mass mortality as a result of anomalously high water temperatures."

Jerusalem Proposes Zoning Change in Forest Land

Under the proposal, some 210 acres of agricultural, open space and forest reserve would be re-zoned.

Watch: Drought Caused ‘Kinneret Island’ to Merge with Shore

The streams running from the north no longer provide water to the Kinneret, which loses one centimeter (0.4 inch) of water a day to evaporation.

Israeli Aqua Tourism Spreading to Dolphins

One of the dolphins was spotted showing her pup how to float on the water in order to breathe. Dolphins are mammals.

Illegally Trapped Fawn Rescued from Palestinian Authority

The Israeli deer is the only large herbivore left in Israel in large numbers and is in danger of extinction.

Heavy Rain, Snowfall Raise the Level of Lake Kinneret

The level of the lake at present is still at 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) below its fullest level.

Flash Flood Warning for Southern Israel Later This Week – Hikers, Drivers Take Note!

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has warned hikers not to enter or cross streams and riverbeds – nor should drivers – until water levels from rain in the region recede completely.

IsraAid Prepares to Fly to Support Hurricane-Slashed Bahamas

IsraAID’s Emergency Response team will initially distribute urgent relief supplies, offer psychological first aid and deploy water filters to restore access to drinking water.

KKL-JNF Offers Aid to US Forest Service with California Wildfires

"We recall the help the U.S. Forest Service provided to us ... in wildfires in Mt. Carmel in 2010 and in the Galilee ... in 2006."
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Watch: Arava Rivulet Turns into a Dangerous River Flood in Minutes

On its way, the hour-old river sweeps everything in its path.

IDF to Protect Rare Iris by Moving Iron Dome

“Combat troops appreciate the importance of preserving nature in the area in which they operate.”

8 Golan Heights Eagles Die from Poisoning

The inspectors of the Nature and Parks Authority also discovered a dead fox and two dead jackals in the same area.
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Watch: Hatchling Turtle Trapped in Car Tracks on Way to Sea

Israel bans driving cars on the beach. The vehicles leave behind sockets and grooves in the sand which are obstacles to little turtles.

Israel’s Small Crater of the Negev Officially Declared a Nature Reserve

Some of the area is located within the site of the Israel Nuclear Research Center facility, which required complex negotiations.

Israeli Scientists Show Tropical Fish Can Control Their Gut Microbes to Survive Extreme Temperatures

"Microbes and their hosts work together in a 'survival of the fittest' as part of the natural selection process."

Locusts Again Invade Israel, This Time from Syria

It's been “a bit annoying” because the locusts “get into your house, your car, your hair.”

Clean Thine Beach

They collected thirty bags of plastic trash, which is most dangerous to animals and fish.

100 Wildfires in Lebanon Finally Quenched by Rain Storms

Lebanon did not ask its closest neighbor, Israel, for help, nor did Israel offer any assistance.

Senate Rejects Ocasio-Cortez ‘Green New Deal’ 57 – 0

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was joined initially by her congressional allies on other issues, among them vile attacks on Israel and on Jews, Deb Haaland, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Antonio Delgado – all Democrats.
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Watch: Nature Preserve Director Extracts Trapped Hystrix

The relieved hystrix took off at once, followed by Badran who was making sure it returned safely to nature.

Ten Dolphins Visited Eilat Then Crossed Over to Egypt Without Incident

The false killer whale has been known to approach and offer fish it has caught to humans diving or boating.

Survey: Kfar Saba (96%), Tel Aviv (91%) Have Happiest Residents

In Jerusalem, only 37% are satisfied with cleanliness (46% of Jews and 21% of Arabs).

Ashdod Desalination Plant To Be Repaired and Privatized

The Energy Ministry sees the agreement as a good way to prepare for possible future drought years.

10 Tons of Baby Wipes Block Israel’s Main Pumping Station

“The wipes are not biodegradable at all, and form huge clumps. They get stuck in the systems and pumps and clog lines."

Rising Water at Lake Kinneret Means Good News for Israel

In northern Israel, the groundwater reservoirs are also reported to be “completely filled,” according to the Water Authority.

Israel to Export Natural Gas to Egypt, Energy Minister Holds Talks in Egypt

Natural gas exports to Egypt are expected to reach seven billion cubic meters annually over the next decade.

‘Vegetation Fingers’ Could Help Reverse Desertification, Israeli Scientists Say

"We uncovered an instability by which straight desertification fronts develop vegetation fingers that grow backward into bare soil areas."

Along the Gaza Border, As Anemones Bloom, Hamas Plans — But God Laughs

The fields and hills around the Gaza Belt region are green once more, and anemones are decorating the area with their scarlet blossoms.

Wildfires Blazed Through Forests in Galilee and Near Beit Shemesh

As the sun began to set, firefighters were still battling to get control of the flames in most areas but the good news was that there were no injuries to report.

Judaean Desert Looks Majestic in Winter, Too

The Dead Sea has a weaker UVB radiation, and the air has a higher oxygen content as compared to oxygen concentration at sea level.

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