Israeli researchers have equipped migrating birds with SIM cards in a novel attempt to track their paths .
Eilat airport closed due to flooding, and later reopened; rain expected to peter out early on Monday, more flooding feared.
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel claims 17 nature reserves await Interior Ministry declaration, preventing the society from protecting the sites.
As drilling along the coast expands, environmentalists fear that marine species such as sea turtles will pay the price.
A third of the pesticides Israel uses are banned in Europe; grapes, celery and apples are the most contaminated by the pest-killing chemicals.
Environmentalists ask environmental protection minister to make sure that the decision to cancel the construction of the resort will not be overturned.
Company expects to meet its target of collecting 50 percent of all large beverage containers by the end of the year.
The capital is at the forefront of growing efforts to preserve nature in urban areas.
One such plant plans to take in 1,500 tons of waste per day, which is about half the daily waste output in Israel's central Dan region.
The horses, who seem relaxed and open to human touch, are joined by other rescued animals, including donkeys and dogs.