Environment & Climate Change

News, analysis and commentary from Israel and across the globe on Environment & climate change and its impact on weather, business, politics, rising sea levels, and the food we consume.

The Environment and Climate Change portal is supported by the Goldman Sonnenfeldt School
of Sustainability and Climate Change at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Marine experts in Australia in race to save 140 stranded pilot whales

Up to four pods of whales have washed ashore in Western Australia near Perth.


Owl injured in evacuated northern town is nursed back to health by KKL-JNF

The owl was discovered by the side of the road injured, mostly likely from a passing vehicle.

Despite progress, 'Zero Waste Day' sheds light on Middle East's waste-producing habits

Despite progress, the Middle East still faces significant challenges in waste management, including inadequate infrastructure, limited recycling facilities, and outdated cultural attitudes.


Rare African warbler spotted on Haifa beach

The African desert warbler, or Curruca deserti, is a small songbird typically found in northwest Africa. This was the second known sighting in Israel, after a first in 2013.

Impact of ship noise on dolphins identified for first time with help of AI - Israeli study

Using AI, they were able to show that dolphins communicate in a unique way when ship noise is nearby.

‘Functional stagnation:’ Comptroller exposes Israel’s climate crisis failures

The comptroller's findings indicate that Israel is projected to only reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 12% from 2015 to 2030, which is 56% less than the target of 27%. 

Feds bust Montana man for super-sheep semen scheme

Arthur “Jack” Schubarth, 80, of Vaughn, Montana, conspired with at least five other people to import genetic material from foreign sheep species, clone it, and breed new species for trophy hunters.

Chevra Eco Farm: A green sanctuary in Israel made by immigrants

A group of young and idealistic immigrants recently purchased the land and hope to turn it into an ecological farm and center for education and wellness.


Blossoms of hope: The healing power of Israel's flowers

This year, as conflict rages in Gaza, missiles are launched from Lebanon into Israel’s North, and the country is living in a state of collective trauma, a longing for nature is especially pronounced.

Tel Aviv's bold green revolution underway in efforts to preserve the city's natural urban sites

Tel Aviv Municipality mapping natural sites & protecting animals: Public help sought to preserve green spaces, contractors to safeguard wildlife during construction by 2025.

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