Extensive reforestation of semi-arid areas won't moderate global warming - study

Surprising new Israeli research finds that afforestation in semi-dry places may even make global warming worse.

What does your dream home look like? - opinion

I know every detail of my dream house. It would still be in Jerusalem because I am bonded to this mystical city, but it would not be an upstairs apartment.

Even modest climate change may lead to sweeping changes - study

“Our results spell problems for the health and diversity of future regional forests,” said lead author Peter Reich.

Fast moving wildfire in Northern California forces residents to evacuate

More than two decades of drought and rising temperatures, exacerbated by climate change, have made California more vulnerable than ever to wildfires.


The impact of deforestation goes beyond carbon emissions – new study

In the same way that an umbrella disperses rain and keeps the person underneath dry, forests play the same biophysical role with heat.

Ukraine accuses Russia of planning to cut down and sell its forests in 'ecocide'

"The occupying state plans mass deforestation of Ukrainian forests," alleged Ukraine's Intelligence Directorate.

Fire continues to rage in Israeli national park, woman arrested

A woman in her 30s was arrested after suspicion arose of her igniting the fire. She will be interrogated by Israel Police.

Campers evacuated as forest fire spreads through Begin Park

The fire covered nearly 10 acres of land and fire teams did not have control of it. Multiple teams from the Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and Center regional fire teams were at the scene.

Nature fund, Ben & Jerry's partner to rehabilitate J'lem forests

In August, about 10,000 dunams of forests in the Judean mountains were burned, with millions of trees and thousands of animals affected.

Birya forest

Green spaces reduce COVID-19 infection rates - study

The year-long study found that people who live near green spaces are less likely to contract SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease.

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