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1922: The Waldman family in Tel Aviv (from left) Elka, Moshe, Lala (Dave Bloom’s mother), Rose, Betty

Moshe Waldman as a young soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army – First World War

The Power Hydro Electric Power Station on the Jordan River in the 1920s. Photo: Zionist Archives

Some of the Photovoltaic (PC) panels on the roof of Gail and Dave Bloom’s home in Kochav Yair

Moshe Waldman (second row on left), with Pinhas Rutenberg (second row, fourth from left, ) and workers of the original Israel Electric Corporation at the first diesel-powered station in Hachashmal Street, Tel Aviv, circa 1926

 My story starts almost 100 years ago when my maternal ...
Metal gazelle cutouts on watch over Gazelle Valley. Story and photo by Lydia Aisenberg

How it used to be ... packing fruit in the Gazelle Valley

A short distance from the Begin highway, the most heavily tr...

 "Goodbye, KNP. You will always be my first true love"....
Sheila Patz cuts the ribbon to launch the Max Patz Trail

Patz ... nature lover

The Max Patz family dynasty outside the bird observatory

QR code for phones

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory, situated in the heart of Jer...
Busy ... inside the exhibition hall at Tel Aviv’s Fair Grounds


The exhibition was attended by 8,000 representatives

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" – but maybe...
Professor Emeritus Mike Sever

Long before the hatching of the 'greening of Tel Aviv' idea ...
Living the life ... the community of Teva Haadam, just 20 minutes from Tel Aviv


 It is not often that parents get to stand on the sidel...

"Access to a secure, safe and sufficient source of fresh wat...
Anna feeds one of her feline friends


Goose who’s coming to dinner

Text and photo by Honey Stollman Cats abound in Israel - the...
On tap ... an implemented clean drinking water project in the Taroudant province of Morocco

Overview ... men planning development initiatives for their Moroccan community

The election results in Greece have again elevated the debat...
Ruchama Hillel and Peta Singer at the stall

For over 60 years the Jordan River has suffered from neglect...
During the second half of the 20th century, Hiriya (above) was Tel Aviv’s garbage dump

An observation point in Tel Aviv’s Ariel Sharon Park

Did you know that metropolitan Tel Aviv has a park that is b...
The book catalogues about 400 plants and information on their needs

When Hannah and Les Wende made aliyah in 1979, they had a cl...

A glorious day! Spring has begun! The first day of Spring 20...

Global temperature changes (relative to the 1950-1980 mean value) since 1880 based on thermometer measurements at thousands of meteorological stations around the globe. The green bar represents the uncertainty in the data at different periods. by the climate scientists analyzing the historical temperature trends, and we still see a warming of approximately 1oC in the last 150 years.




Since we started taking the planet's temperature 120 years a...
A lionfish photographed by Shulamit Koretz, a diving instructor from Shulamit’s Eilat Diving Adventures, on a scuba dive with the author

A bluegill sunfish about to catch its prey (the bright object) in Dr. Holzman’s laboratory experiment.

The Red Sea is one of the oldest known bodies of water in th...
Teenager, Daniel Shamis, guarding a frightened lesser kestrel fallen chick, white feathery down still on the top of its head, from preying cats after the chick had fallen from the roof of a two-storey kibbutz building.

A lesser kestrel chick. Photo: Lydia Aisenberg

Every morning for the last two weeks, I have been woken up a...