The Ariel Sharon Park, almost 2,000 acres of reclaimed land in the Gush Dan area is an eye opener. This former garbage dump has been reinvented by Prof. Peter Latz, a famous German architect. The 61 meter high mountain where truckloads of household waste are processed daily is now a huge attraction.

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How Israel got to grips with its trash
Category: Environment
Issue No. 176
 

Gloria relates the story of Hannah and Les Wende's establishment of the famous Wende's nursery in Moshav Ein Vered with their mission to introduce a new concept in Israel of water–friendly plants. She also talks about their book “A Kangaroo Hop for Aussie Plants” - not a 'How To’ gardening book but something that anyone who loves plants would be happy to have on their shelves.

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How ‘wizards of Oz’ hopped to it and made Israel green
Category: Environment
Issue No. 175
 

We have all read about global warming and the effects it is having on our planet. In this article Prof. Colin Price goes into great detail explaining what is happening. With the temperature of the earth rising by an average of one degree Celsius each year and the concentration of "greenhouse gases" increasing dramatically, three aspects will continue - global temperatures will increase, rainfall patterns will change, and sea levels will rise. The only way solutions can be introduced is by international global cooperation between countries.

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Earth’s got a fever!
Category: Environment
Issue No. 174
 

Spring conjures up scenes from childhood, and fills you with youth, energy, vim and love for life. Read Emil Murad's words on the thrill and joys of spring, and the poems that have inspired him

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Season’s greetings
Category: Environment
Issue No. 174
 

The author describes the work of the Inter-University Institute (IUI) for Marine Science that is researching underwater life in the Red Sea which hopefully will help to ensure that this awe-inspiring aquatic environment will continue to prosper and to be enjoyed by future generations.

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World class diving and research under the Red Sea
Category: Environment
Issue No. 170
 

The author explains tha basics of Aquaponics. This is a mixture of two known systems: hydroponics – soilless vegetable growing – and fish farming joined together via a closed water recirculating system. It is a method of growing pure organic vegetables with no chemicals whatsoever. Read the article to see how this fascinating system manages to save space, water, soil and time.

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Looking to the past to secure our food supply
Category: Environment
Issue No. 169
 

Lesser kestrels are a relatively rare and endangered species. As part of projects to increase their numbers throughout Israel, Ron Tzur, a member of Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek, heads the local rescue team for fallen chicks.

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Chicks of a lesser kind
Category: Environment
Issue No. 167
 

Now West Bank Charcoal Plants are forced to Close, writes Lydia Aisenberg, resulting in loss of livelihood for the Palestinians involved in this work. The closure is due to the danger to health and the environment because of the pollution issued in this work.

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West Bank Charcoal Plants Forced to Close
Category: Environment
Issue No. 164
 

The heartwarming story of Janet Hansen, formerly of Calgary, Canada, who established a refuge for abandoned and lost dogs in the Galilee. She runs a kennel with the help of volunteers on Kibbutz Lahavot Ha Bashan.They are desperately in need of help and support.

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Devotion
Category: Environment
Issue No. 163
 

An account of the proceedings in a traffic court in Safed clearly defining the casual way the judges deal with traffic violators, reducing or cancelling their fines; and suggestions by Pamela Peled of how to change the system.

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How to Get Out of Paying a Fine: Democratic, or just Plain Mad?
Category: Environment
Issue No. 162
 
 
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