Category: Weather & Climate

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Photo by Yonatan Bar-Yosef

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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Photo by Daniel Peters on Unsplash

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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Photo courtesy of Yaron Ben Nun.

Putting Buildings on Ice

With renewable energy storage lacking and demand for indoor cooling spiking, an Israeli company has found a sustainable way to supply both.
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Photo by Marta Wróblewska on Pixabay

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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Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

The Next Step in Mitigating Food Waste

Try to visualize the combined weight of 5.5 million blue whales, the largest animal on the planet. We’re generating more food waste than that every year, globally. Can a new food pricing initiative lower Israel’s enormous annual food wastage?
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Is Gender Inequality Sabotaging Our Fight Against Climate Change?

Countries aren’t moving fast enough to meet the environmental targets for 2050 set by the Paris Agreement. Addressing underlying gender inequality may be the key to picking up the pace, something that Israel has just begun to tackle.
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Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

You Are What You Wheat

Special for Shavuot: Although the Green Revolution brought wheat production to its highest capacity, it slashed wheat’s genetic diversity making it less resilient to climate change stressors. An Israeli initiative may be wheat’s best shot at genetic restoration.
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Photo by J Sommer on Flickr

Not Mush-Room for Error

A new Israeli study reveals the threats currently facing wild mushroom populations in Israel. What needs to be done, and what needs to change in order to ensure their presence and diversity for the climatically grim years ahead?
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Photo courtesy of Prof. Maoz Fine, Bar-Ilan University

The Perils of Cold-Induced Coral Bleaching

Despite the high temperature tolerance of northern Red Sea corals, a new Israeli study shows how susceptible they are to cold-shifted seawater conditions—a potential consequence of the climate crisis.
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Photo by Doug Kelley on Unsplash

Can Grapevines Cope with Climate Change?

A new Israeli study reveals how vines manage to survive in the dry and heated conditions of the Israeli summer. But will they be able to thrive when conditions significantly worsen due to the climate crisis? What will happen to our wine?
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