On a 6-acre site north of San Diego overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Western Hemisphere’s largest desalination plant is set to begin operating this month. And on the plant’s grounds, amid the buzzing generators and whooshing sounds of water, there’s Hebrew in the air — lots of...
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July 25, 2012 | 12:30 pm
June 7, 2012 | 3:06 pm
A ceremony on the grounds of Auschwitz officially kicked off a multi-year, $150 million conservation project.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum on Wednesday officially opened its Global Conservation Plan, which will take many years of conservation work funded by the Auschwitz-Birkenau...
October 19, 2011 | 11:55 am
Two St. Louis Jewish day schools, a Reform and a Conservative, have voted to merge.
The boards of the Conservative-affiliated Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis and the Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform Jewish Academy backed the merger in separate votes Monday, according to the...
August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm
August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.
This vision sees fresh water flowing again...
July 2, 2008 | 10:24 pmAt a lab in Rehovot, the man who developed the Arrow missile is consumed with his next mission: making Israel energy independent by using cheap solar power.
"The issue of energy is the greatest danger to Israel, because in 30 years there will be no energy means, no oil and no gas,...
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
By many accounts, it ranks just below Jerusalem as one of Israel's most beloved treasures. It holds United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) status as a World Heritage Site. Conde Nast Traveler magazine even named it the "World's Best Monument."
December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Q: When does a Christmas tree become a Tu B'Shevat tree?
A: When a Westwood church and a Santa Monica synagogue decide that having one tree do double duty is good both for the environment and the spiritual awareness of their congregants.
After the hard-working tree has done its...
January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm
I learned of the Jewish slant on conservation on my first flight to Israel in my late teens. Fate would have it that I was seated next to a very dignified and sage-looking haredi gentlemen. He was quite pleased, since he would not have to fend off small talk about soccer teams with...