Environment

Burning kites from Gaza damage Israeli farms, wildlife

Jun 20, 2018

After years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves

Israel opening nature museum, with evolution exhibit

Jun 5, 2018

Israel opening new national natural history museum in Tel Aviv in wake of public debate over evolution

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

Jun 3, 2018

The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas militant sites in Gaza in response to the resumption of rocket fire toward Israel

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

May 19, 2018

A prominent American economist says getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and switching to renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord

Official: US pullout from climate deal 'dangerous nonsense'

May 18, 2018

France's former prime minister calls US pullout from Paris climate deal 'dangerous nonsense'

Iraq's IS trials bring swift verdicts, almost all guilty

Apr 29, 2018

Thousands of Iraqis arrested on suspicion of ties to the Islamic State group are being rushed through counterterrorism courts in trials that raise questions over whether justice is being done

Correction: Egypt-Nile story

Apr 24, 2018

Correction: Egypt-Nile story

Gulf feud hits new low with proposal to make Qatar an island

Apr 9, 2018

Saudi media are reporting a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's closed border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and further isolating it

Cyprus' British base police say 'huge' drop in bird trapping

Mar 23, 2018

Authorities at British military bases in Cyprus say a yearlong crackdown on illegal bird poaching has resulted in a "huge" drop in the number of poachers operating inside the bases' territory

Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

Mar 22, 2018

Israeli start-up UBQ says its innovative method of converting garbage into plastics, five years in the making, will revolutionize waste management and help make landfills obsolete

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