Rui Lourenço first started collecting eagle-owl feathers because they were beautiful. Below the birds’ cliff-side nests in rural Portugal, he would find their shed feathers and bring them back to his ecology lab at the University of Évora. “It was just the typical curiosity of a naturalist,” he says.
The Environmental Safety Ministry on Sunday filed a legal indictment from Carmel Olefins, a subsidiary of Israel’s Bazan oil conglomerate, for emitting nearly 100 tons of probably damaging gases into the air and violating the phrases of its company license and emissions permit.
Carmel Olefins, headquartered in Haifa in northern