German, Israeli and Jordanian experts team up to explore climate change and bird migration

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As climate change continues to influence bird migration behaviors, a team of Israeli and German researchers aims to find ways of coping with these ever-evolving patterns. “The climate is a key factor in migration,” veteran ornithologist Prof. Yossi Leshem told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. “Some of the birds are coming back much earlier to … Read more…

Netanyahu, Steinitz present revisions to natural gas compromise outline

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A day after reaching an agreement with the country’s natural gas developers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz presented the revised terms of the compromise outline on Thursday. The new document, whose additions focus on pricing schemes, development of the Leviathan reservoir and governmental stability, will be brought … Read more…

‘Where would I belong if not here?’

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RWAMAGANA, Rwanda – After a short lesson on the electronics of solar grid connection, members of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village’s science club walked through the gates of their country’s first solar field – a sea of blue panels amid the tree-dotted mountains of eastern Rwanda. “We hope you will be the revolutionaries,” American-Israeli solar entrepreneur Yosef … Read more…

In Rwanda, Israelis and Americans launch East Africa’s first commercial solar field

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RWAMAGANA – Just a few degrees south of the equator on Thursday, sunlight bathed rows of pristine solar panels as delegates from around the world arrived to celebrate the inauguration of East Africa’s first solar field. “What we can see up here today for Rwanda, Africa and the world is hope,” said Yosef Abramowitz, the … Read more…

Cyprus ends tender bid to import gas from Israel’s Leviathan

As Cyprus nixed a tender bid to import gas from the Leviathan gas field, the island country may stand to benefit from Israel’s ongoing indecisiveness over the large basin’s future. The Cypriot Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) has elected not to extend a proposal regarding the future purchase of natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan reservoir, … Read more…

Ugandan MP promotes collaboration with Knesset on sustainable development

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Israel’s expertise in sustainable technologies and resource management could play a critical role in Uganda’s advancement as a developing nation, parliament member Benson Obua-Ogwal told The Jerusalem Post Saturday night. “We are convinced that Israel is ahead in many ways compared to Uganda,” Obua-Ogwal said in an interview at Moshav Hadid where he was a … Read more…

Taking the mask off Leviathan gas negotiations

The fate of the Leviathan natural gas reservoir remains up in the air, as the relevant corporate and government parties continue to deliberate behind closed doors. After Israel Antitrust Authority Commissioner David Gilo announced his intention last month to reevaluate the status of the reservoir’s two biggest stakeholders – the Delek Group and Noble Energy … Read more…