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Israel’s National Security Council Convenes Emergency Meetings on Rising Sea Levels After Haaretz Investigation -Haaretz

National Security Council says will ‘coordinate preparatory measures’ following Haaretz investigation revealing that Environment Ministry predicts one-meter rise in sea levels by 2050 due to climate change, possibly decimating Israel’s coastline Lee Yaron Sep 20, 2022 Following Haaretz’s investigation into the danger posed to the Israeli coastline by the rapid rise in sea levels, the […]

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Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050 – Haaretz

Haaretz investigation reveals that the Environment Ministry is predicting a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2050 due to the climate change. The consequences will be dire – but the government is woefully unprepared Lee Yaron Sep 20, 2022 Over the past two months, the Ministry of Defense and the IDF have become concerned about […]

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Egyptian gecko threatens Israel’s Arava region ecosystem – YNET

Tel Aviv University professor says Egyptian gecko can eat anything it is able to overcome, and has the potential to cause severe damage to any ecosystem; Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority seeks help of local Arava residents in locating the species Ilana Curiel 09.20.22 Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday that it […]

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The heat is on: Humanity’s future may hinge on climate tech – Jerusalem Post

As an intense weeklong heat wave hits the region, Israeli climate scientists say that only new technologies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions can save us. By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE Published: AUGUST 29, 2022 Interrelated crises with reciprocal feedback: Pollution, Climate change and Activity that Impairs Biodiversity As long-lasting and intense heat waves coupled with […]

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This new Israeli aquaculture tech could help relieve global food crisis – Jerusalem Post

‘Enriched seaweed’ with an extremely high nutritional value predicted by Israeli researchers is to become a superfood for mankind. By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Published: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 Could enriched seaweed help relieve the global food crisis? It might not sound very tasty, but researchers at Tel Aviv University and Haifa’s Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute […]

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Jordan first Arab country to sign climate disclosure guidance agreement – Jordan Times

By Rayya Al Muheisen – Sep 13,2022 AMMAN — Jordan is the first country in the region to sign the climate disclosure guidance agreement, said an International Finance Corporation (IFC) official. The agreement provides a competitive edge for Jordan, but also brings positive contributions to the business environment, according Mary Peschka, director of environment, social […]

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HRW claims that Egypt ‘stifling environmental activism’ are ‘deplorable & counterproductive’: FM spokesperson – Ahramonline

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Sep 2022 The spokesperson of the Egyptian foreign ministry has stressed that Egypt is following the rules of the UNFCCC on accreditation of local and regional groups for the COP27 thoroughly, describing a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which claimed that Cairo is “stifling economic environmentalism” as “misleading, deplorable […]

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Arab regional forum discusses 28 projects representing climate action priorities: Mohieldin – Ahramonline

Ahram Online , Thursday 15 Sep 2022 Twenty-eight effective projects in the fields were discussed during the regional forum from the Arab region that was held on Thursday in Beirut, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Mahmoud Mohieldin said. UN Climate Change High-Level Champion […]

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Egypt to present seven Africa-focused initiatives to counter climate change at COP27 – Ahramonline

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2022 Egypt plans to put forward seven Africa-focused initiatives to address climate change at the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) set to take place in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November. Egyptian Environment Minister and the Ministerial Coordinator […]

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Unprecedented and extreme weather to hit Middle East, Mediterranean – Jerusalem Post

The German and Cypriot researchers that conducted the research warn that this will soon become a reality unless “immediate, ambitious and transboundary climate action is taken.” By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Published: SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 The Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East – including Israel – are going to be affected by unprecedented and societally disruptive extreme […]

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Middle East heating nearly twice as fast as global average – Naharnet

by Naharnet Newsdesk13 September 2022 The Middle East is heating at nearly twice the global average, threatening potentially devastating impacts on its people and economies, a new climate study shows. Barring swift policy changes, its more than 400 million people face extreme heatwaves, prolonged droughts and sea level rises, said the report released ahead of […]

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Climate activists go on hunger strike in Jerusalem – YNET

Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers protest what they deem government’s lax policy on climate change; ‘my moral duty is to make sure that the government takes the climate crisis seriously,’ says protest leader Noa Fisher 09.13.22 Four Extinction Rebellion activists went on a hunger strike on Sunday in Jerusalem in protest of the government’s policy on […]

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Israel’s Ongoing Role in the Struggle overMediterranean Natural Gas – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

September 15, 2022 Israel’s Ongoing Role in the Struggle overMediterranean Natural Gas Amb. Dore Gold     EastMed pipeline project designed to ship gas from Eastern Mediterranean to Europe     When the present Israeli government came into power, one of the tangible policy changes compared to the previous Netanyahu government was in the realm […]

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History – Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) atBethlehem University was inspired by a dream of a young native zoologistDr. Sana Atallah who died at age 27. PIBS  was founded in 2014 and openedto the public in 2017 (http://www.palestinenature.org/about-us/history/  ).It engages in research, education, and conservation of our natural world,culture and heritage. We use knowledge […]

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Invitation-Registration open and new series of research papers – Palestine Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainability

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainability-BethlehemUniversity in partnership with the Palestinian Quality Authority, theGalilee Society, and the Palestinian  Center for Rapprochement betweenPeople cordially invite you to register for the 2nd Global Conference onBiodiversity & Human Diversity: “Towards Living in Harmony with Nature”.Read more and register by 5 October athttps://www.facebook.com/PIBS.PMNH/posts/pfbid0sAouo4vL2visq9pQSTGGgfGpDU18U6iUkw44gyaZgSAxR2jp1xn1UX4fpfjWqWGHl Our institute just published a […]

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‘Revolution’ in gene tech aims to save world’s wheat from destructive fungi – YNET

Tel Aviv University researchers work with international colleagues to isolate genes that will prevent three forms of rust from devastating a global staple as humanity faces threats of climate change, population overload, and war The Media Line | 09.14.22, Climate change, conflict, and rising energy costs all have a dramatic impact on global food production […]

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Radioactive waste stored for years in central Israeli city – YNET

Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center stores barrels meant for transfer to the nuclear site in Dimona; Environmental Protection Ministry inspection demands remove of waste immediately, center claims move scheduled for this month Ori Blau, Shomrim | Published: 09.08.22, The Agricultural Research Organization’s Volcani Center, stored 25 barrels of radioactive waste on its premises for decades, […]

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Environment Ministry to designate new disposal areas for e-waste – Jordan Times

By Rayya Al Muheisen – Sep 19,2022 Representative image (Photo courtesy of unsplash.com) AMMAN — Twenty-seven tonnes of e-waste are collected, sorted and, in some cases, exported by Jordanian waste management companies every day, according to an official at the Ministry of Environment. Hajar Mustafa, director of hazardous waste and e-waste at the Environment Ministry, […]

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Austrian ambassador opens environmental art exhibition – Jordan Times

By JT – Sep 19,2022 Austrian Ambassador Oskar Wüstinger and artist Ulrike Koeb during the ‘r e d u c e – r e u s e – r e c y c l e’ photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Fine Arts (Photo courtesy of Austrian embassy) AMMAN — Austria’s Ambassador to Jordan […]

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Schedule of panels for Middle East Clean Energy 2022 – Naharnet

Yes in Beirut this September, MIDDLE EAST CLEAN ENERGY 2022 The First Clean & Renewable Energy Trade Fair & Conference in Lebanon was be held on Sep 7 till 9 from 3 till 9 pm. – 30 Speakers | 20 Companies | 80 Brands – It’s really a great opportunity to meet hundreds of decision […]

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