Fence removal comes at the request of animal rights groups, who said they were endangering already squeezed wildlife in the area.
Of 166 wells operating in 1980, only 96 were still in operation as of 2011; contaminants are industrial in origin.
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel says that if plans go through to build turbines in the Golan, northern Negev and Eilat mountains, they will place the open areas there at risk and dramatically change the landscape.
Better on shore than near our homes, say some local residents.
According to plan riverbed will be dried, cleaned and made available for use as land in an area slated for a public park.
The ski area on Mount Hermon was closed to visitors due to heavy fog, but is expected to open today to skiers and non-skiers, with one meter of fresh snow.
Tel Aviv sees 22 mm of rain in little over an hour, Haifa's Technion hit by reported 87 mm of rain in stormy night that forecasters say will turn into a wet weekend.
School of Sustainability at the IDC Herzliya received major start-up donations from Israel Chemicals, the cause of major environmental hazards in Israel.
Construction Minister says regions are in areas of high demand for housing, and that making them suitable for construction could go a long way toward meeting these demands.
Parks authority wants dozens of Jordan Valley outposts, which house one-third of all bat species found in Israel, to be turned into nature reserves.