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IJN: Climate Change Changes Grape Growing

July 25, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

BGU Prof. Aaron Fait & Israeli vineyards reinvent desert viticulture, saving winemaking from Italy to California impacted by climate change.

Times of Israel: BGU & MIT Create Program for Bedouin Youth

September 22, 2022

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

Over a dozen Bedouin teens were selected for “Digital Tent,” a collaboration between MIT, BGU, and Siraj, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating members of the Bedouin community into Israel’s celebrated high-tech sector.

Times of Israel: BGU Scientists Recycle Acidic Wastewater

September 22, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

Researchers have developed a way to recycle the kind of phosphoric acid wastewater that caused massive environmental disaster in 2017 near Dead Sea.

NYTimes: Israeli Vineyards in Negev are the Future of Winemaking

September 7, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Sustainability & Climate Change

Desert winemaking ‘sounds absurd,’ but Israeli vineyards in Negev show the way to the future of viticulture in a changing climate.

JNS: BGU Medical Student is Israel’s 75,000th Oleh

August 24, 2022

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Medical Research

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, co-founder and executive director of Nefesh B’Nefesh, said “every aliyah flight carries hundreds of inspiring olim who are fulfilling their dreams of making Israel their home."

Israel21C: Israel Uses Innovation to Combat Heatwaves

August 8, 2022

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Sustainability & Climate Change

BGU researchers are taking the lead through innovative solutions to help combat heatwaves and other effects of climate change.

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