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  • Waxman will play key role in putting Obama agenda into action

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 26, 2008 | 7:11 pm

    Henry Waxman is a combination of toughness and gentlemanliness, qualities that helped raise him from the fratricidal politics of West Los Angeles to the pinnacle of power in President-elect Barack Obama's Washington.

    Through it all -- from battles as a leader in the California Young...

  • Take back L.A.

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    If you want to see the city of Los Angeles' own version of MTV's "Punk'd," go to the Western Avenue terminus of the Metro Purple Line.

    I was there last week when a group of German tourists approached me holding an MTA transit map of the city.

    "Where is the beach?" a young man asked...

  • What really happens to all those plastic bags?

    By Jane Ulman

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Plastic or paper?

    Lior Alkoby was never asked that question during a recent Sunday morning trip to Super Sal Market in Encino. He checked out, wheeled a cart brimming with plastic bags half-filled with fruits, vegetables and canned goods to the parking lot and loaded them into his...

  • L.A. displays eco efforts to Israeli delegation

    By Ayala Or-el

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    While visiting from Israel last week, Gil Yaakov got a lesson in Los Angeles' generosity.

    "The city gives away free trees to residents, which is great in fighting air pollution and at the same time helps with shading and beautifying the city," said Yaakov, director of Green Course,...

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  • Is the Dead Sea dying?

    By Emily Hauser

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sits at the lowest spot on earth, is fed by one of the world's most significant waterways, and served witness to humanity's passage out of Africa. And it's dying.

    The Dead Sea, among the most remarkable natural phenomena on the earth's face, has lost a third of its surface area...

  • L.A. Exchange aims to spur Green campaign in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    What Sagit Rogenstein remembers most about her first trip to an Israeli beach is the signs warning swimmers of the sewage in the sea.

    "In Hebrew," recalled the San Fernando Valley native who at the time was an exchange student at Tel Aviv University, "they had a word for 'pieces of...

  • Arava Institute boosts hopes of environmentalists in Middle East

    By Brett Kline

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ilana Meallem and Mazen Zoabi left a morning meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II last spring smiling. The king had just proposed the formation of a regional science fund, and they were certain they would have access to that fund.

    The two Israelis, project managers at the Arava...

  • Israeli pollution control unit offers breath of fresh air

    By Avi Hein

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Not only is pollution dirty, smelly and disgusting, it can also kill.

    The World Health Organization estimates that each year more than 3 million people die worldwide due to causes directly linked to air pollution, mostly due to vehicle emissions and industrial pollution.
    ...

  • Israel river pollution brings call for ‘new kind of Zionism’

    By Emily Hauser

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Moses sent his spies into the Promised Land, they famously reported back that "it does indeed flow with milk and honey." If the spies were to take a gander at the pollution in some of Israel's rivers today, though, it's anyone's guess what they would tell their boss.
    ...
  • The River Jordan’s survival is at stake as pollution peril grows

    By Emily Hauser

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Standing at Israel's Alumot Dam, a 30-minute walk south from the Sea of Galilee, it's a typical midwinter day: deep blue sky, birds everywhere and a brisk breeze that carries a nauseating stench. Reduced to a thin stream by this point, the Jordan River stops. A few feet south of the...
  • Broke but hopeful, one survivor says it’s ‘better than Auschwitz’

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Last Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, Walter Essinger did not attend any community vigils or synagogue commemoration services. Instead, the 73-year-old survivor spent that day, April 26, being interrogated by Ventura County detectives. He was then arrested, handcuffed and...
  • Israel’s Other Battle

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When businessman Evan Kaizer traveled to Israel with his wife in 1999, it had been almost 20 years since his last visit, and much had changed, but that wasn't what threw Kaizer for a loop.

    "Traveling in the Galilee used to give way to majestic views of the Golan; [this time] we could...

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