Environment & Ecology News

International study led by TAU reveals climate-related decline in fish species

An extensive international study led by researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found a decline in the abundance of marine fish species that move rapidly toward the poles to escape rising sea temperatures. Many animal species are currently moving toward cooler regions as a result of global warming, the researchers say, but the velocity of… Read More

TAU study finds that most biodiversity is found in rainy regions

In the most comprehensive study to this date on species richness of land vertebrates, an international research group led by Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explored patterns in the number of species all across the world using comprehensive data for tens of thousands of species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and… Read More

New TAU study finds correlation between thunderstorms and formation of cirrus clouds

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study has found a significant statistical correlation between thunderstorms occurring around the world and the formation of wispy cirrus clouds that might increase global warming. The researchers say that although it is known that cirrus clouds can contribute to global warming, it is very difficult to track these clouds… Read More

Bats can tell that air over the urban areas is warmer than air over parks

In a creative collaborative effort between zoologists and geographers from Tel Aviv University (TAU), a new study utilizing bats to map “Urban Heat Islands” in the Gush Dan metropolitan area of Israel reveals that the air over the Ayalon Highway can be up to 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) warmer than the air in Yarkon Park… Read More

TAU researchers succeed in producing highly efficient, low-cost “green” hydrogen

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have succeeded in producing “green” hydrogen through the use of green electricity. The resulting hydrogen is produced without air pollution and with a high level of efficiency. The new method was developed by doctoral student Itzhak Grinberg and Dr. Oren Ben-Zvi under the guidance of Professor Iftach Yacoby of… Read More