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Photo: Jonathan D. Muller

A new Weizmann Institute study shows that building solar farms in arid regions is a far more effective way to tackle the climate crisis than...

p loops

Proto-enzymes designed in the lab bound strongly to RNA and DNA, suggesting a surprising origin for these proteins

Yatir station

A new method of measuring how forests moderate the climate gets tested under extreme conditions

illustration: CO2-eating E coli

Weizmann Institute scientists engineer bacteria to create sugar from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide


Satellite image showing a patch of bright waters associated with a bloom of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea off Norway. Image courtesy of Norman Kuring, Ocean Color Group at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon

Biosphere-Atmosphere Mobile Research Lab

A method devised by Institute scientists may help researchers get a grip on CO2 absorption by plants


(l-r) Drs. Eyal Rotenberg and David Asaf, Prof. Dan Yakir and Yakir Preisler. Lab on wheels

With the new Biosphere-Atmosphere Research Mobile Lab, researchers now can bring the lab to the forest. 

Old newsprint /Shironeko Euro. History behind the print

Old paper preserves records of air pollution from over 100 years ago.

Paper Archives Reveal Pollution’s History
A new source of climate records is as close as the nearest university library: Back issues of magazines reveal the rise in...
(l-r) Dr. Eyal Rotenberg and Prof. Dan Yakir. Staying cool

Understanding the factors that heat, as well as cool forests may help estimate future climate change