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Arab rioters burn tires during weekend riots, causing severe pollution in nearby Kedumim

Arabs burn large amount of tires during weekend riots, causing severe air pollution in neighboring Jewish town.

Arabs burn tires during weekend riots, causing severe pollution

Israel's contribution to climate control compared to that of the Palestinian Authority

Israeli startups make significant contributions to cimate control while the PA blames Israel for its own preventable environmental failures.

Israel's contribution to climate control compared to the PA's

Metal pollution: If it's in the air and our iPhones, it'll end up in our bones

Lead found in 12,000-year-old skeletons reflects increasing rates of lead production, toxic exposure, Hebrew University study finds.

Metal pollution: If it's in the air, it'll end up in our bones

Can 'smog tower' rid New Delhi of pollution?

Scientists are questioning whether the project will pollute other areas of the country.

Can 'smog tower' rid New Delhi of pollution?player

Where's 99% of ocean plastic 'missing'?

The question of where a majority of plastic debris in the world's oceans is stacked away continues puzzling researchers.

Where's 99% of ocean plastic 'missing'?player

Sale of fresh fish halted over Mediterranean pollution

Sale of fish banned due to tar pollution until it can be determined if there are harmful chemicals in the fish.

Sale of fresh fish halted over Mediterranean pollution

Blue dogs worry Russians

Russian residents have reported that dogs turn bright blue after roaming near an abandoned chemical factory.

Blue dogs worry Russians

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

Regavim calls on gov't to crack down on garbage burning in PA

Environmental hazards harm everyone, waste incineration must be dealt with properly, watchdog group says.

Regavim calls on gov't to crack down on garbage burning in PA

Houston channel closed due to cancer-causing cloud

US Coast Guard says channel will be reopened only after cloud of benzene dissipates.

Houston channel closed due to cancer-causing cloud

50,000 visitors to Nature and Parks Authority sites

In particular, Authority notes thousands of hikers at northern water sites cleared for bathing, including Nahal Snir, Tel Dan, and more.

50,000 visitors to Nature and Parks Authority sites

Watch: Infusing water into Golan rivers

Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Water Authority and Mekorot begin pumping clean water to Golan rivers to reduce pollutant concentrations.

Watch: Infusing water into Golan riversplayer

Thousands of Israelis die each year from air pollution

Environmental Protection Minister pushes national plan to scrap diesel vehicles, reduce air pollution. 'If I save lives, it's all worth it.'

Thousands of Israelis die each year from air pollution

River of PA sewage flows through Samaria

Miles of sewage from Arab towns flows next to Trans-Binyamin highway.

River of PA sewage flows through Samariaplayer

Foamy stream turns out to be filled to the brim with soap

Environmental Protection Ministry fines factory for allowing massive amount of soap to flow into nearby river.

Foamy stream turns out to be filled to the brim with soap

Israel shuts down illegal Arab garbage dump in Samaria

Civil Administration enforces law at pirate waste disposal site used to burn trash.

Israel shuts down illegal Arab garbage dump in Samaria

Israelis unite to fight garbage burning

Jews and Arabs band together in protest of Israeli government's refusal to punish those who burn garbage.

Israelis unite to fight garbage burning

'Samaria residents deserve environmental quality'

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

'Samaria residents deserve environmental quality'

An ecological disaster in the Judean Desert

Acidic water leaks into Ashalim River and Judean Desert after a Rotem Fertilizers reservoir gets breached.

An ecological disaster in the Judean Desertplayer

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

Proposed bill: Travel together to work

Opposition MK suggests legalizing ridesharing as a way to reduce costs, pollution, and traffic jams.

Proposed bill: Travel together to work

Palestinian Authority pollutes Israeli water supply, again

PA pollution of river which flows into central Israel resumes two months after Civil Administration said it had been stopped.

Palestinian Authority pollutes Israeli water supply, again

New study links pollution to strokes

New study shows those under 55 who live in polluted areas at greater risk of stroke.

New study links pollution to strokes

Rain could cause problems after fires

Expert on forest fires warns that rainwater could cause severe pollution in urban areas where there is much ash and debris from fires.

Rain could cause problems after fires

'We will end the silent murder of Israelis'

Likud MK warns massive air pollution from illegal charcoal production in the Palestinian Authority is poisoning thousands of Israelis daily.

'We will put an end to the silent murder of Israelis'

'Government abandoning citizens to Arab pollution'

Knesset committee discusses air pollution in Samaria caused by illegal Arab burning of trees. 'Every day is like breathing on Lag Ba'Omer'.

'Government abandoning citizens to Arab pollution'

Standoff with Haifa Chemical Firms Continues

Municipal garbage trucks still blocking entrances to a refinery and four chemical plants in standoff over carcinogens.

Standoff: Haifa Mayor Blocks Chemical Plants with Garbage Trucks

Pollution in Tehran Sends 400 to Hospital

Almost 400 people hospitalized with problems caused by heavy air pollution in Tehran, with nearly 1,500 others requiring treatment.

Pollution in Tehran Sends 400 to Hospital

Activist: Cut Down on Bonfires for Cleaner Air

A Tel Aviv organization suggests 'uniting' community bonfires - so people can get to know each other, and to save the environment

Activist: 'United' Bonfires Bring Understanding, Cleaner Air

Court: Egged to Pay for 'Choking' Passengers

Passengers at 'the most polluted site in Israel' can expect some cash relief, a Jerusalem court ruled.

Bus Company to Pay for 'Choking' Passengers

Ministry: J-M Bus Depot Most Polluted Site Here

Israelis taking the bus from the the Jerusalem Central Bus Depot should stay off the boarding platforms, the Health Ministry said

Health Ministry: J-M Bus Depot Most Polluted Site in Israel

Revealed: Most Polluting Factories in Israel

Environmental Protection Ministry names names of top polluters. Electric Company terms report ‘inaccurate.’

Revealed: Most Polluting Factories in Israel

New Pollution Plan Revives 'Cash for Clunkers'

The government is set to authorize on Sunday a major plan to battle air pollution in Israel.

New Govt. Pollution Plan Revives 'Cash for Clunkers'

Mimouna, Bread, and Dust Storms: Pesach Concludes

Israelis were wrapping up the Passover holiday on Monday evening

Mimouna, Bread, and Dust Storms: Pesach Concludes in Israel

Study: Pollution May Cause Low Birth Weight

For pregnant women, breathing in air pollution from vehicles and coal power plants increases the risk of having a low birth weight baby.

Study: Pollution May Cause Low Birth Weight

Green Party Won't Stop 'Choking Child' Phone Calls

Israel's Green Party is refusing to halt its 'shock campaign,' in which a choking child is heard pleading for an end to air pollution

Environmentalists Won't Stop 'Choking Child' Shock Phone Calls

Tehran Governor Orders City's Shutdown

Schools, government buildings in the Iranian capital will be closed on Saturday for the second time in a month due to high air pollution.

Tehran Governor Orders City's Shutdown

TAU Links Air Pollution to Recurrent Heart Attacks

A 19 year study of 1120 initial heart attack victims revealed air pollution increased chances of recurrence by 43%; strokes by more

TAU Links Air Pollution to Recurrent Heart Attacks

Australia's Labor Party Reeling After Queensland

Voter anger at the carbon tax imposed by the Gillard government has made Australian Labor a distinct underdog.

Liberal-Conservative Coalition Takes 20% Lead In Aussie Polls

IDF Lowered Air Pollution in Jenin

Destruction of 32 illegal charcoal production sites improved air quality in the region.

IDF Lowered Air Pollution in Jeninplayer