Which of these Israeli ecological facts are true?

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Today is Tu b’Shvat, also known as the New Year for the Trees. Originally marked as an important date for farmers and their crops, the holiday has become a day of environmental and ecological awareness. Early Zionist settlers in Israel planted trees not only to help restore the land, but also as a symbol of the Jews returning to their home.

In honor of this Israeli Arbor Day, we present a quiz on Israel’s relationship with its natural environment. How many of the following facts are true or false?

Israel is one of the few countries that started the 21st century with more trees than it did at the beginning of the 20th century.
True
False

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The Jewish National Fund has planted over 1 billion trees in Israel.
True
False

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Wrong!

The Jewish National Fund has been planting trees in Israel before there was even a modern state of Israel.
True
False

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Wrong!

Israel treats over 90% of wastewater to reuse for agriculture.
True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

Israeli cows produce more milk than any other country because they are fed special hormones.
True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

The desert in Israel is shrinking.
True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

Due to the country’s small size, Israel only has 5 national parks.
True
False

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Wrong!

Israeli scientists developed a bacteria that “eats” petroleum, helping to clean up oil spills on land and sea.
True
False

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Israelis only began recycling in the 21st century.
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False

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Over 80% of Israeli homes use solar energy for hot water.
True
False

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According to the World Wildlife Fund, Israeli is ranked as the highest Cleantech country in the world.
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False

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An Israeli company pioneered a better watering system for growing crops, called drip irrigation.
True
False

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Inside the city of Jerusalem, there is a nature park full of gazelles.
True
False

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An Israeli inventor created a cardboard skateboard made from recycled materials.
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False

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An Israeli company created the first jellyfish repellent.
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False

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NASA learns about conditions on Mars by studying the Negev desert.
True
False

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