Zafrir Rinat (Haaretz)

Dry Spot: The Einot Tzukim nature reserve is known for its lushness, which is provided by underground springs linked to the nearby Dead Sea. But as the sea shrinks, the springs are also drying up.

Drying Dead Sea Threatens Lush Nature Preserve

Visitors to the Einot Tzukim nature reserve near the Dead Sea might be surprised to discover two new pools at the site.

Rare Bat Colonies Killed as Israel Destroys Army Posts

Israel has demolished abandoned military posts in the Jordan Valley that housed hundreds of protected bats, despite understandings with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.In the process, hundreds of bats were probably buried alive. The ministry says it asked the parks authority to take responsibility for the sites, but that these requests were ignored.

New Swarm of Locusts Threatens Israel's South

Swarms of locusts have continued to cross into Israel from Egypt and the Agriculture Ministry is preparing to carry out additional spraying of the insects, which pose a threat to agriculture.