Light rainfall reported throughout the country, with temperatures higher than usual for the season; warm and cloudy weather to last till mid-week.
The projects range from infrastructure through new neighborhoods to tourist attractions.
Planners are showing that they're beginning to understand the importance of preserving Israel's beaches, even though there are still battles to be waged.
Newcomers from Indian Ocean, Red Sea migrate via Suez Canal, threatening Israeli fishing industry.
About 150,000 people spent the Rosh Hashanah holiday at nature sites, with the largest crowds converging on the Hula Lake in the Galilee.
Nature and Parks Authority reneges on prior consent, claiming ecological peril and political interests.
The cleanup of the Kishon is one of several successful efforts to rehabilitate some of the country's most polluted streams.
Despite identification of female frog last November, scientists doubt whether enough members of the Hula painted frog remain to ward off its extinction.
Israel's large cities use an average of 4 percent more water, with the sharpest rise in Jerusalem, followed by Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Several PM coalition partners have conditioned their support for the reform on Netanyahu supporting their pet projects.