Environment

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Feb 20, 2019

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer than ever, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope

Harrison Ford knocks Trump, others who 'denigrate science'

Feb 12, 2019

Harrison Ford pleads for protecting world oceans while calling out Trump, others who 'deny or denigrate science'

Hezbollah leader appears on Israeli recycling ad

Feb 10, 2019

An Israeli recycling corporation is running a large ad in central Tel Aviv featuring the image of Hezbollah militant leader Hassan Nasrallah

Sharks drawn to warm waters by Israeli coastal power plant

Jan 31, 2019

Hot water around industrial plant in coastal Israeli city draws schools of sharks, also tourists

Foundation of rig for Leviathan gas field arrives in Israel

Jan 27, 2019

Israel's Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, say the foundation of their rig for the Leviathan gas field has arrived

In Iran, parched lands hollowed by water pumping now sinking

Jan 24, 2019

Around Iran's capital, parched lands hollowed by excessive water pumping are now dramatically sinking

Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost

Jan 23, 2019

Discovery of natural gas fields off Mediterranean coast gives Israel geopolitical boost with neighbors

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Jan 20, 2019

Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

Nov 18, 2018

Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra

Israeli farmers concerned about Jordan ending land lease

Oct 22, 2018

Israeli farmers are voicing concern over Jordan's intention not to renew parts of its landmark peace treaty with Israel that leased out two small border areas for agriculture

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