Vegetation models don't just look good on Instagram. Plants and vegetation and the way they grow play a critical role in supporting life on Earth. And your life too. How will coronavirus affect farms and output next year or the next 10 years? Will climate change wipe out species or promote the growth of latent ones, waiting for the arctic ice to break?
Deserts may not look like much, but there is a slow building up of life organic and inorganic in the soil. We need to preserve them from damage.
Poor political relations, business neglect, climate change. The Dead Sea is dying. Help save it by being part of an international photo competition to document its change and beauty.
It's time to isolate, gear our lives down a bit. We found the most wonderful cabin to build, and Stedsans in the Woods shared the plans with us.
Eco lovers will love Brisbane. Try renting bikes, finding second hand clothing shops or visit one of the science museums
If you're an adventurous eater who enjoys tracking down rare delicacies, travel to Calabria and taste white olives.
How Did Dinosaur Parents Know When Their Kids Had a Fever? Prehistoric egg shells provide clues to dinosaurs’ evolution from cold- to warm-blooded creatures.
If you grew up in the 70s or 80s no one was talking about climate change: they were talking about nuclear war and acid rain. Acid rain made Kimberly’s hair turn green in the TV show Different Strokes; Canada’s environmental minister called it the “malaria of the biosphere” and it kept me away at night […]
Mushrooms are vulnerable to climate change, but it seems that fungi are working to store more carbon than usual as our planet heats up.
Well can you believe it dears? University scientists understand a way to include layman (fisherman) smarts into understanding complex ecological systems.
Have you ever seen a sunrise like this? A self-identified astrophotographer captured images of an annular eclipse on the morning of December 26, 2019. The dramatic picture have since gone viral, earning a nod from NASA as the Astronomy Image of The Day. Athens-based photographer Elias Chasiotis was visiting Al Wakrah, Qatar last month to record […]
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has released their findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the research findings from the expedition, an assessment of the health and resiliency of French Polynesia’s coral reefs, and recommendations for preserving French Polynesia’s coral reefs into the future.
The albedo effect from the greenhouse effect? Learn what will happen when the arctic melts. Impress your friends. Be scared into saving your future.
One quarter of the world's trees are where you least expect them - on very dry land. The land may be dry but it is not a wasteland! The UN creates new tree map helping us understand trees in the Middle East and regions like it for deeper understanding of watershed and food security.
It was made to track pirates, but a new UN navigation system can catch illegal fishing boats.
We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend. Oh, and don't buy wood from Brazil.
What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. It grows in troughs placed on the balconies of residential buildings, hotels, and parks, making huge urban green spaces that don’t take up ground space, but rise skyward. Today’s overcrowded, denatured, polluted cities are only waiting for them. They […]
Do you use homemade pads or moon cups? There are so many alternatives to wasteful products that choke our bodies and our natural environment.
Lemon juice, white vinegar and essential oils – that’s all you need in order to avoid the negative health and environmental effects of cleaning Did you ever notice how many cleaning products you use when you clean your house? Did you read the labels and the safety recommendations of any of them? Are you aware […]
Israel’s recent Passover holiday period, which also included opening season visits to beaches and various picnic sites, is still being dealt with by national park and forestry employees long after holiday goers returned home. Whether it be national forests, rivers and beaches, or city public parks, the amount of trash and food waste left behind is staggering, […]
Wolves are largely a protected species in Israel and are not creatures that one would expect to find in this part of the world. However, a sub-species of the northern grey wolf, originating in India is actually thriving on the Golan Heights, causing local farmers and cattle herders to literally be at war with these furry cousins […]
Israel’s Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) was still at critical water levels as recently as January, when a previous article depicted the then dire condition of the biblical lake. So critical in fact was the crisis that the lake’s water level had decreased so low that it nearly reached the dreaded “black line” of 214.7 meters below sea level […]
The global community faces unprecedented challenges due to climate change and unsustainable farming and land use practices. Land degradation, social disruption, inequality, depletion of natural capital . . . these are just some of the issues that need to be addressed, now. Agroforestry, the practice of trees on farms, offers one of the most effective […]
Following the biblical recounting of Lot’s Wife who was turned into a pillar of salt, Israel’s Dead Sea region is now famous for another salt phenomenon: Malham Cave, the world’s longest salt cave. Get spelunking! For thirteen years, this title was held by Iran’s Cave of the Three Nudes (3N) on Qeshm Island. Now, an international expedition led by the Hebrew University of […]
Unusual winter rains in Israel give fuel to plants which feed millions of new “painted lady” butterflies They keep coming, thousands of them, in what appears to be a south-north migration flight. Coming coincidentally on the first day of Spring, this “invasion” of ‘Painted Ladies’ butterflies caught our eyes in southern Netanya, Israel as a […]