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.
The Israel National Trail is the longest to be covered using this method of mapping, and the only project covering the length of an entire country.
Snow expected in north, central mountains and Jerusalem.