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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...

Tree roots recruit beneficial bacteria during drought. Fluorescence and bright-field imaging reveals that during drought (left) a tree root is more densely colonized by two beneficial bacteria (green and red) than after irrigation (right)

A new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that bacteria can help trees survive water scarcity

A band of clouds above the equator, created by the rise of air within the Hadley cell and responsible for heavy rainfall in this region

Why do parts of Earth become rainforests, whereas others turn into deserts? A new study exposes the far-reaching impact of human activity on a...

Heavy imbalance: The biomass of humans, livestock, pets and wild mammals (Illustration: Itai Raveh)

Wild land mammals weigh less than 10 percent of the combined weight of humans and are outweighed by cattle and other domesticated mammals by a...


Researchers have produced the first global estimate of the combined weight of all land insects and related arthropods 


Why do Earth’s hemispheres look equally bright when viewed from space? Weizmann Institute scientists offer a solution to this 50-year-old mystery...

Winter storms in the Southern Hemisphere / NASA Worldview

New data reveals climate change might be more rapid than predicted


An Israeli-German mission to launch a formation of ten tiny satellites that use medically-inspired CT algorithms to answer climate questions wins...

Illustration: Trees in Africa

Planting trees in some surprising places could increase rainfall and lower atmospheric carbon

Google Earth map displaying storm tracks in the North Atlantic region

Weizmann Institute of Science research uncovers the internal mechanisms driving storms toward the poles