Israel closed its beaches to visitors after a serious oil spill. In the past few days, an oil spill had wreaked havoc on Israel’s beaches. The animal world was particularly affected: numerous marine animals such as turtles were covered with a black, sticky film. A young fin whale was washed up lifeless on the beach.
Thousands of volunteers are trying to remove the tar that has washed up. According to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in talks with its southern neighbor, Egypt, it was suggested that ships in the Mediterranean should be equipped with environmentally friendly fuel in the future. The full report on the toxic flotsam is available at Zeit.de.
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