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A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

Israel’s environmental watchdog honored by UN

Dr. Michael Graber: My hope now is that that climate change efforts will follow [the Montreal Protocol's] success.In recent years, Israel has acquired a worldwide reputation for its research prowess in clean and green technologies. But the country’s efforts in …

Israel’s EcoOcean charts the deep ‘green’ seas

Israel’s EcoOcean charts the deep ‘green’ seas

Scientists once thought that most of our planet’s oxygen is produced in the heart of lush jungles and rainforests. Not so, says Michael Rosenfeld, program coordinator and scientist at EcoOcean – an Israeli non-profit organization that built and funds a …

Flying high at the Israeli ‘drone school’

Pilots from all over the world are converging on Elbit’s headquarters to receive training in remotely operating the company’s sophisticated drones.It was bound to happen. Israel’s Elbit Systems, one of the world’s top makers of unmanned aerial vehicles, has provided …

Sharon’s legacy turns wasteland to parkland

‘The park’s mission is to raise awareness of the environment and of the need to recycle, as well as rehabilitating the mountain and turning it into a message to the young of how not to repeat the mistakes of our …

Israeli researchers focus on ‘an inconvenient truth’

Prof. Ilan Koren: Since humans have been emitting smoke, gases, sulphites and carbon, by a much larger order of magnitude, the properties of clouds have changed.If climate change wasn’t already on the international agenda, then the decision to award this …