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Plastic Bags Law to be expanded?

Since 2016, consumption of single-use plastic shopping bags has dropped by 75%, report says.

Plastic Bags Law to be expanded?

Price of plastic disposables to rise

Environmental Protection Ministry, Finance Ministry, agree to tax import and manufacture of plastic disposables.

Price of plastic disposables to rise

Electric buses hit Jerusalem streets

Jerusalem passengers on the 15 bus route from the Central Bus Station to Talpiot will be the first to experience greener buses.

Electric buses hit Jerusalem streetsplayer

Black beetles conquer Israel

Environmental Protection Ministry warns of large quantities of harmless black beetles, asks public to ignore them.

Black beetles conquer Israel

Environmental Protection Ministry on alert for Gaza tire burning

Hamas plans to burn tens of thousands of car tires in Friday protest; Environmental Protection Ministry fears an "environmental disaster"

Environmental Protection Ministry on alert for Gaza tire burning

'Samaria residents deserve environmental quality'

Environmental Protection representatives visit pirate landfill in Samaria, witness horrendous pollution.

'Samaria residents deserve environmental quality'

Government halts research on Haifa pollution

Health, Environment ministries say research investigating connection between Haifa pollution and higher morbidity needs to be redone.

Government halts research on Haifa pollution

Israeli Ministry allows ammonia tank to continue functioning

Government requests clarification regarding how court defines 'emptying' ammonia tank ahead of July 31 deadline.

Israeli Ministry allows ammonia tank to continue functioning

Nahariya beach reopens after six-year cleanup

Nahariya-area factory works with Environmental Protection Ministry to remove asbestos from beach; Ministry stresses cleanup still underway.

Nahariya beach reopens after six-year cleanup

Israel Railways calls strike in revenge on government

Environmental Protection Ministry summons Israel Railways to hearing over pollution; train company boycotts Tel Aviv stations in revenge.

Israel Railways calls strike in revenge on government

Haifa Port hit with 2.2 million shekel fine

Israel's largest port punished by Environmental Protection Ministry for disregard of air pollution laws.

Haifa Port hit with 2.2 million shekel fine

Cabinet reshuffle to hit Kulanu

Reports indicate Netanyahu intends to give Kulanu Economy Ministry, though its authorities will be reduced.

Cabinet reshuffle to hit Kulanu

'Gabay worked to improve our quality of life'

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon thanks outgoing minister for service, promises to continue program to clean up Haifa.

'Gabay worked to improve our quality of life'

How clean are Israel’s beaches?

Only 37% of beaches considered clean compared to 57% from the previous index, according to Ministry of Environmental Protection.

How clean are Israel’s beaches?

Over 255 Israelis Treated Amid Major Dust Storm

Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical treatment on Tuesday to hundreds of Israelis suffering from asthma, heart disease.

Over 255 Israelis Treated Amid Major Dust Storm

Peretz Readies for Dismissal, Clashes with PM

Clashes erupt between PM, minister over role of ministers in the government - and whether Peretz is 'folding in the face of terror.'

Peretz Readies for Dismissal, Clashes with Netanyahu Over Role

Leave Bodyguards Behind, Qatar Tells Minister

Environment Minister Erdan may have to skip Climate Conference because Shin Bet won't let him go.

Leave Bodyguards Behind, Qatar Tells Israeli Minister

Criminal Probe Ordered Into Gush Dan 'Odor'

Minister Gilad Erdan has ordered an investigation to discover who introduced an acrid smell that alarmed residents of Israel's central coast

Criminal Probe Ordered Into Gush Dan 'Odor'