Category: Animal & Plants

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The Plight of Next-Generation Trees

A new Israeli study finds young forest trees struggling to reach maturity due to the harsh drought conditions intensified by the climate crisis.
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Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor: Forest Edition

A new Israeli study finds carbon passing from healthy trees to struggling trees all thanks to the fungi that grow on their roots.
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The Importance of a Diverse Forest Inventory

A new Israeli study finds forests with greater varieties of tree species capture and store more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than forests dominated by one main species. From stock markets to combating the climate crisis the advice is the same; it’s always good to diversify.
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Let’s Pool it Together

As climate change and land development projects persist around the world, vernal pools are becoming increasingly difficult to protect around the world. How are they faring in Israel, and what can be done to preserve those that remain?
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Reaching New Heights

A new terrestrial survey based on NASA satellite photos has identified the tallest trees in Israel. Which trees are they, where can they be seen, and how will they fare in a harsher climate?
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Planting Solutions in the Ground

When applicable, let plants do the work for us. A new Israeli study has found an effective and eco-friendly way to clean soils contaminated with heavy metals, and it involves some trickery.
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Israeli Study Discovers Fish in Absence of Humans Amid Prior Covid Lockdowns

Much like the reports of rarely seen mammals roaming city streets during lockdown periods, so too were uncommon fish species in the beach waters of Eilat.
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Make Forests Resilient Again

With climate change warnings reaching unprecedented new levels, how will our forests cope? A new study reveals how effective Israeli forests are in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and what needs to be done to improve their resiliency to the climate crisis.
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The Branch Doesn’t Fall Too Far from the Tree

Just as buildings require maintenance, so do municipal planted trees. Researchers warn of an overlooked life-threatening phenomenon: falling branches in the summertime.
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Improving Greenhouse Crop Yields with AI

Between frequent climate extremes and the rising human population rising, major breadbasket nations are struggling to satisfy supply and demand. A new Israeli ag-tech company is providing artificial intelligence to improve local agriculture.
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