Protecting Our Planet
Weizmann Institute scientists are not only facing current environmental crises head-on, but are solving tomorrow’s threats to our planet today. They are developing mathematical formulas predicting rainfall with greater accuracy; creating crops that can grow in harsh climates and with less need for pesticides; designing nanomaterials that can serve as engine lubricants and thus reduce air pollution. These are just some of the ways in which Weizmann researchers are using science to protect our planet, both now and in the future.
Protein-enriched wheat developed by Weizmann scientists provides around 40% greater yield
Our method of killing a parasitic weed saved 100 million African farmers from losing 50% of their crops
We are finding ways to treat 97% of Earth's water that is too salty to use
Give them the freedom to dream and this is what happens...
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Taking climate action by having bacteria eat CO2
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Overcoming insect resistance could reduce insecticide use
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Like bees to flowers or bears to ripe fruit, we are first attracted to food by its color. That is why everything from soft drinks...
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In Israel’s earliest days, Weizmann Institute scientists invented a method for waxing oranges so they could be shipped, which was a major boon for the...
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While humans make up just a tiny fraction—only 0.01 percent—of the mass of all living things, we are responsible for a hefty amount of destruction...
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Groundwater is a precious resource for humankind and presents a fascinating challenge for scientists. How much is there? How salty is it? What kinds of...
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Under global climate change, the Earth’s climatic zones will shift toward the poles. This is not just a future prediction; it is a trend that...
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They produce around half the oxygen we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as forming the base of the ocean’s food...