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  • Israel signs deal to double water supply to Jordan – YNET
    Photo: AFP Water resources minister says Mideast neighbors agree on largest water sale in their history to foster ‘good neighborly relations’ amid burgeoning diplomatic rapprochement AFP | Published: 10.12.21 Israel formally agreed Tuesday to double the amount of freshwater it provides to neighbor Jordan, one of the world’s most water-deficient...

  • Gaza’s undrinkable water ‘slowly poisoning’ Palestinians – Al Jazeera
    Human rights organisations have warned for years about the deteriorating water situation in the Gaza Strip, exacerbated by Israel’s attack in May. By Maram Humaid 12 Oct 2021 Gaza City – The water crisis in the Gaza Strip affects every one of the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants. Many people in...

  • Jews and Palestinians Find Common Ground in This Jerusalem Battle – Haaretz
    The standoff illustrates Jerusalem’s challenge in preserving urban nature – areas inside cities that are home to plants and animals – in the face of development Nir Hasson Oct. 13, 2021 1:49 PM Plans to build a police station between the southern Jerusalem neighborhoods of Armon Hanatziv and Jabal Mukaber...

  • If the Best Things in Life Are Free, Does That Include Nature? Israelis Aren’t Sure – Haaretz
    Unlike countries such as France, Britain and Germany, many popular nature sites in Israel charge for admittance. Now, with overcrowding and trash at free sites an increasing problem, the argument is heating up over what to do next Moshe Gilad Oct. 12, 2021 In February 2020, a major dispute broke...

  • Local Chevron Head: We see great opportunity to grow natural gas in Israel – Jerusalem Post
    “We are excited to be in the energy industry in the eastern Mediterranean, especially in Israel,” said Jeff Ewing, Managing Director of Chevron’s Eastern Mediterranean Business Unit. By ALAN ROSENBAUM   OCTOBER 13, 2021 In a one-on-one interview with The Jerusalem Post‘s senior analyst Herb Keinon, Jeff Ewing, Managing Director...

  • Israel joins global effort to slash methane emissions – YNET
    Photo: AFP United States, EU pledge aims to have a significant impact on all waste sectors responsible for the bulk of methane emissions, the biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide (CO2) Reuters | Published: 10.11.21 U.S. special climate change envoy John Kerry said he hoped to have more...

  • Amid climate crisis, we need to make our own happy endings – opinion – Jerusalem Post
    We need to make these choices now, because our time is running out. By CARMEL HOROWITZ   SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 When I first heard him talk, I couldn’t stop crying. He was factual, emotionless. His words couldn’t have been clearer. Yet my brain, which evolved to prepare me for surviving...

  • Is Turkey really serious about climate change? Al Jazeera
    Plans to ratify the Paris climate agreement six years later are welcomed, but activists say major policy changes are needed. By Umar Farooq5 Oct 2021 Istanbul, Turkey – “They don’t care about the environment, they care about money, always money,” says Nurcan Keskin, a retired teacher as she takes a break...

  • Turkish fires endanger world pine honey supplies – Jordan Times
    Oct 10,2021 COKEK, Turkey — Beekeepers Mustafa Alti and his son Fehmi were kept busy tending to their hives before wildfires tore through a bucolic region of Turkey that makes most of the world’s prized pine honey. Now the Altis and generations of other honey farmers in Turkey’s Aegean province...

  • UAE to Invest $163 Billion in Clean Energy to Achieve 2050 Net-zero Targets – Asharq Al-Awsat
    Friday, 8 October, 2021 – 09:00 The United Arab Emirates announced the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, a national drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The initiative aligns with the Paris Agreement, which calls on countries to prepare long-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the...

  • EcoPeace October Newsletter
    Dear friends, We hope our newsletter finds you safe and well wherever you are in the world. In the lead up to the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, EcoPeace has been working hard to garner support for our proposed Green...

  • Dry Year Leaves Syria Wheat Farmers Facing Crop Failure – Naharnet
    After Syrian farmer Abdelbaqi Souleiman lost his last wheat crop to a wildfire, he had hoped for a better harvest this summer. But this spring there was hardly any rain. “Last year the field I planted was burnt to the ground,” said the 48-year-old. “This year there wasn’t enough rain,...

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"This is the way of the righteous and those who improve society, who love peace and rejoice in the good in people and bring them close to Torah: That nothing - not even a grain of mustard - should be lost to the world; that they should regret any loss or destruction that they see; and if possible they will prevent any destruction that they can."

- Sefer HaChinuch 529

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