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News

Prof. Alon Amrami and Dr. Yonatan Goldsmith in Globes: Tests Performed at Hebrew University Reveal the Source of Tar Pollution on Beaches

13 September, 2021
What is the source of the tar that was spilled off the coast of Israel? Is it crude oil, or one of the various types of fuel oil? Laboratory tests performed at the Hebrew University, the results of which reached Globes, shed light on the source of the tar. The samples collected by researchers from the Institute of Earth Sciences show that the source of the tar is, in fact, crude oil, and not an oil distillate such as fuel oil.
 
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A new study by Professor Yigal Erel has revealed how toxic lead exposure in human bones carefully tracks lead production over thousands of years

19 August, 2021
 
The study  reveals the link between rates of metal production and toxic lead exposure in humans.  The research team closely examined human remains from a burial ground in central Italy that was in consecutive use for 12,000 years. 
Their findings were published today in  ACS Publications
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A new publication of Rivka Rabinovich et al., on the physical, climatic, and environmental conditions during one of the main biota dispersals through the Levantine corridor during the early middle Miocene

2 August, 2021
During the ongoing project led by Rivka Rabinovich, Ran Calvo (Geological Survey of Israel) and Ari Grossman (Midwestern University, Arizona) on the physical, climatic, and environmental conditions during one of the main biota dispersals through the Levantine corridor during the early middle Miocene, new localities were found and old collection were revised.