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Researchers from Ben Gurion University offer an innovative explanation for this unique behavior of the fairy circles phenomenon: a combination of phenotypic adaptation at the level of the individual plant, by deepening the roots of the plants into more moist soil layers, and of self-organization in space at the population level
The Secretary of the UN Desert Convention, Ibrahim Theo, said these things at the international desert conference held at the Desert Research Institute in Sde Boker. Water shortage, crops will fail, plants will stop growing, migration will expand even more - and conflicts in the world will only increase."
According to the head of the climate services of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) "even when the amounts of rain remain the same, because of the warming water evaporates and the area dries out
Grapes, wheat and corn: according to a new study, popular agricultural crops in the Mediterranean countries will need more irrigation in the near future - and this when the water sources in the region are only dwindling. How are Israeli farmers preparing for this? And why, despite what appears on our water bill, does water have no price?
A group of Israeli geologists has been investigating the deep layers of the Dead Sea floor for the last decade, with the aim of revealing the climatic history of the area and producing local and global climatic forecasts. The conclusions of the studies may illuminate climate research in a new light
A new study based on an analysis of climatic data conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia University in the USA: "Global warming is expected to cause even more widespread mega-droughts and fires across America, already in the near future"
In studies conducted using a new model, based on data measured in sands from the Kalahari Desert in Africa and the Simpson Desert in Australia, researchers were able to find that the ancient sands date back to the present - a few million years at least, and that the new method they created can be used for the purpose of dating ancient deserts and learning the migration patterns of sands and their creation
Minister Zandberg: The State of Israel has an advantage stemming from many years of experience in developing innovative solutions to deal with the challenges of living in a desert environment. The DeserTech innovation center will enable Israeli innovation to be harnessed for the benefit of all the countries of the world in their fight against the climate crisis and its consequences, and will be a meeting point for technology, research and policy.
Prof. Moshe Armon: "The method we developed can be used to map the bottom of desert lakes around the world, and help us understand what the climate was like in those regions of the world in the past and maybe even in the future."
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