The controversy over the Asi Stream is just one case of areas designated for use by everyone that are quietly closed off by local residents
Environment & Nature
Expert committee formed to deal with arrival of Formosan termite, which can cause serious property damage and even power outages
How you can do your part to save the oceans, and how humanity put volcanoes to shame
The Asi stream is at the center of a dispute that’s been billed as a clash between Israel’s ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots,’ its old elites and working-class towns. Haaretz visits Kibbutz Nir David and Beit She’an to hear from both sides
Nothing here hints that we’re in the center of Israel except for the building tops peeping every now and then from a distance beyond the bushes
T-Rex would have liked having the heat return to dinosaur territory, and other ironies of global warming in this week’s Haaretz climate change briefs!
Local residents' class action lawsuit reveals extent of damage to the Zin Stream, where instead of clear spring water, yellow and foul-smelling sewage water flows regularly
Ban to go into effect next week and last for about a year ■ Nature and Parks Authority says these species in danger of extinction
The sea is the most overfished on Earth, but new regulations could give the ecosystem a real shot at rehabilitation - if they’re fully enforced, says the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
Justice Ministry doubts whether Nature and Parks Authority's pilot at Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve, which came at the request of the religious public, meets legal requirements
Reserve was given to the embassy when the residence was built in the early 1960s, but what will happen to it now that the house is passing into private hands?
New tracking system for the world’s largest species of fish reveals at least 18 whale sharks passed through the Gulf of Eilat in last two years
Israelis can actually plan ahead, it seems. Want to visit the waterfall at Ein Gedi? Reserve a spot with the new online service
As glacial lakes grow and the Amazon burns, the good news is that replacing steak with tofu won’t give you moobs
Multiple Israelis suffered from strokes caused by heat wave across the country
City surpasses 1902 record as mercury reaches over 42 degrees Celsius, with communities in the north getting even hotter
Bonelli’s eagle and golden eagle are subject to a host of threats, but there are some signs of hope for the species
Israel's Water Authority reports slightly stronger flow from the Dan stream in July, for the first time since 2003
Suspect was arrested in the nature reserve with a gun in his possession, and confessed during questioning
Despite assurances by health authorities that reusables are safe if washed properly, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv renege on commitment to greener, safer utensils
Dramatic environmental changes led American mastodons to migrate: Their reaction to the interglacial periods could help predict what we may expect in this time of climate change
Plus, what might Neanderthal extinction have to teach us as methane mounts, not that the White House wants to know, in the latest climate change briefs
As the new week begins, temperatures are set to remain high with extreme humidity
Think all bats are gray in the dark? You need to look a little closer
Development of the new ‘Butterfly Quarter’ in city of Hadera hasn’t even begun and the Cigaritis cilissa is already disappearing
We know glaciers covered the northern hemisphere during the Last Glacial Maximum, but how different are temperatures today and what did greenhouse gases have to do with it?
State planners side with municipality in opposing 'greenwashing' by energy company
Experts warn of a number of scenarios that could lead to fatal consequences: 'There are facilities with large quantities of hazardous materials and nobody has a clue what’s in them'
Protesters claim the Asi Stream is a natural resource that should be enjoyed by all, not just kibbutz residents