Most polluted cities are Ashdod, Haifa, Hadera, says Environmental Protection Ministry study.
Group plans to settle 100,000 Jews in central Galilee by establishing new towns, expanding existing.
The Sea of Galilee's water level was 1.22 meters higher this year, but the Dead Sea continues to fall, if at a slower pace than in recent years.
Attorney General urges class action against odor-emitting factory proceed, highlighting the obligations of polluters and the recognition of the damage they case.
Past week's temperatures were the warmest ever recorded for the end of November in the 60 years that orderly records have been kept.
Opponents argue that hundreds of thousands of units could be built in existing cities, if infrastructure and transportation were upgraded.
Instead of constructing new neighborhoods on the outskirts of cities, the government should build in the open spaces within existing neighborhoods and strengthen run-down veteran locales.
Urban sprawl has led to the endangerment of 40 species of birds that once commonly nested in Israel.
Ongoing littering and vandalism at a rare nature site could result in restricted public access to it.
Dolphin Reef placed nets over the coral and installed an iron structure on the sea floor, in the process damaging countless coral colonies, judge rules.