Environment

IDFNepal Israel responds to earthquake in Nepal

Military sends mission to assist in aftermath of earthquake after damaged runways in Kathmandu delayed its departure. An IDF rescue mission set out for Nepal on Monday morning, as the true scale of devastation in the earthquake-stricken country began to emerge. Some 3,800 people have been killed in the tremblor, while fears grow that the […]

April 27, 2015
f100426ns05-635x357 Extended daylight savings a major gain to economy

Israel saved NIS 100 million (about $25 million) over past 2 years as result of lower electricty use The Israeli economy has saved an estimated NIS 100 million (about $25 million) in the past two years as a result of the extension of daylight savings time in the corresponding period. In 2013, the Knesset passed legislation extending daylight savings […]

March 27, 2015
Israel-Jordan Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Two Seas Canal will help rehabilitate Dead Sea by pumping water from Red Sea, provide solutions to Jordan’s chronic water problems. Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages. The official Petra news agency said that […]

February 27, 2015
GolanSnow-635x357 Winter storms Israel with snow in Jerusalem, north

Schools are out in Golan and Galilee, roads closed in Jerusalem as snow blankets Golan, rains showers north and central Israel. Snow and sleet fell in Jerusalem, the Galilee and Golan Heights and rain poured on the center as a much anticipated winter storm reached Israel Thursday, forcing schools and roads to close across the […]

January 7, 2015
Grade9Space Israeli 9th graders conduct ground-breaking experiment in space

The 14-year-old pupils – all girls – wanted to know how low gravity conditions in space influence the development of brine shrimp eggs compared to the Earth environment. The International Space Station has in the last few days conducted an experiment devised by four ninth-grade pupils at the Darca New High School in Bat Yam. […]

December 8, 2014
GMO How Israel is making the case for genetically modified food

Supplying food to a growing population without destroying the world’s ecological systems is one of humanity’s great challenges. Israel is helping deal with this challenge by developing agricultural technologies and efficient irrigation methods. Interest in local research and developments related to food security brought several experts from Britain here two weeks ago as part of […]

November 14, 2014