Two techies and a journalist gave up their careers for a life amid tomatoes and saltbush. They say they have no regrets.
Environment & Nature
Israel is becoming crowded and nature is the victim; new tourism facilities, like new roads, utilities and communities, should be located in already built-up areas whenever possible.
A hotel planned to be built in Timna Park is strongly backed by the tourism ministry but bitterly opposed by environmentalists.
Hundreds of natural water sources have been rehabilitated in recent years, sometimes with negative repercussions for the environment.
The Timna Valley, where the hotel is slated to be built, is a unique area surrounded by sandstone hills that is considered a natural wonder of global importance.
Nations set deadlines to reduce greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners.
Israeli team's genetic engineering technology, called Plasticure, targets mainly polyethylene terephthalate, the most common thermoplastic polymer resin used in fibers for clothing, bottles and food containers.
A two year-survey of a vast tract of the Negev failed to find a single one of these jerboa, and its not the only species whose habitat is threatened.
Settlers have long sought to lay out trails and tourist sites, including on land privately owned by Palestinians, as a tool by to increase their foothold in the territories and present the region as a pleasant vacation experience.