Temperatures in the center of the country and along the coast could reach 30 degrees, or even higher, and last for several days.
'The cleanup must be completed before issuing any new building permits,' Environmental Protection Ministry insists.
Initiative will give priority to areas lacking regular waste collection.
But measures don't go far enough, says the Israel Union for Environmental Defense.
Rules that irreversible damage to important natural resource could be done by continued construction work.
Decline has accelerated from 70 centimeters a year four decades ago to 1.2 meters over the past two decades.
Let the Animals Live calls it immoral, inefficient; authority says it protects ecosystem.
Rare bird of prey returns to Israel after crossing into Lebanon, where its honing device led locals to believe it was a spy.
Israel was ranked in the high fourth place in the index of access to high-quality water. On the other hand, it was in 136th place in air quality.
Master plan for Israel's energy infrastructure predicts need to double energy production by 2030, calls for nuclear power to make up 15% of production by 2050.