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Dead Sea Indicates Climate Change For 220,000 Years

There is a direct relationship between hydrological and chemical changes in the Dead Sea over 220,000 years, a time interval covering two glacial and three interglacial periods on Earth, according to research conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

As one of the saltiest lakes on Earth in an arid region and the lowest point on Earth,

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The Inside Scoop About Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea dries, its collapsing shores force a return to nature. In 1990 there were a little over 100 sinkholes, according to the Geological Survey of Israel. Since 2005, the situation has been critical, with an explosion in the number and size of the sinkholes. Today, there are more than 6,000,

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Rare Dead Sea Fish Species Saved

The precipitous decline in the level of the Dead Sea in recent years is threatening the survival of the Dead Sea toothcarp, a rare species of fish found nowhere else in the world.

The Dead Sea toothcarp depends on pools and springs along the Dead Sea cliffs, which are drying up as a result of the lake receding.

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Israeli, Jordanian and PA Scientists Join Forces to Rehabilitate Dead Sea

Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian Authority scientists are working together to study the Dead Sea in order to find ways to rehabilitate it and the region around it. The scientists have a new base – the Dead Sea Research Institute.

The institute was established under the aegis of the International Cooperation Ministry with additional partners including the Tamar Regional Council, 

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The Dead Sea’s Right to Life

Overview of environmental concerns about the Dead Sea area.

With its surface dropping one meter every year, the Dead Sea is now 40 meters lower than its level in the 1930s, and the peninsula that back then ended in the middle of its southern width, has since become a broad bridge between two separate lakes.

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25 Swim Across the Dead Sea

A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of the fabled lake.

At dawn, the 25 swimmers left on boats from Ein Gedi on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea to Wadi Mujib on the Jordanian side.

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Giant Salt Cave Near the Dead Sea

Visit the breath-taking stalactites and stalagmites at the giant salt cave of Mount Sodom.

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17 Companies Bid in Red-Dead Sea Pipeline Tender

The project is designed to save the Dead Sea, whose level has been falling year by year, and arrange the division of water between Israel and Jordan. The parties signed a letter of intent as early as December 2013 in the World Bank headquarters in New York. Under the agreement,

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Solar Power Initiatives in the Negev Desert

In the middle of southern Israel’s desert, engineers are hard at work building the world’s tallest solar tower, reflecting the country’s high hopes for renewable energy.

Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 meters (787 feet), taller than Paris’s Montparnasse Tower and London’s Gherkin,

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Proposal to Build a Marine Research Center in Eilat

Jordanian scientists are eager to see a new research center built in Eilat and to cooperate with it, MK Manuel Trajtenberg told the Knesset Science and Technology Committee.

Trajtenberg, who was speaking in honor of the committee’s marking of Eilat Day and discussed a plan to build a Red Sea research center there,

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Birdwatching in the Dead Sea Area

The Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Twice every year, some 500 million birds of at least 300 different species pass through Israel on their way to and from breeding grounds in Africa, Asia and Europe. Israeli ornithologists – there are dozens of them around the country – keep a running log of sightings on the Israeli Birding Portal. In October,

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What is it Like at the Dead Sea?

Get the flavor of the lowest spot on Earth in this beautiful time lapse video of the Dead Sea in Israel.

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New Eco-village in the Dead Sea Area

In the arid plains of the northeast Negev Desert, the Beduin village of Hura is one step closer to becoming home to a blossoming eco-village rife with flora and fauna, as well as renewable energy.

Upon completion, the approximately 40-hectare (99-acre) site will sit adjacent to Road 31 near Hura,

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Over 100 North American Municipalities to Aid Jordan River Revival Efforts

The heads of over a hundred Canadian and American cities pledged support for the internationally-led efforts to rehabilitate the dangerously polluted Jordan River.

The EcoPeace Middle East group, an organization active in environmental peacemaking in the region, is behind the initiative which will see 144 municipalities, including such metropolises as Chicago and Montreal,

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Dead Sea Drainage Authority Reclaiming Polluted Nahal Hava

Aiming to revive a riverbed that has been used for decades as an illegal waste dump, the Dead Sea Drainage Authority has embarked upon a restoration plan for Nahal Hava in Mitzpe Ramon, the authority announced on Sunday.

Working in conjunction with the Open Spaces Protection Fund and the Environmental Protection Ministry,

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Dead Sea Fungus Could Revolutionize Saline Agriculture

New discovery could lay groundwork for growing crops in desert and high-salt environments.

As the world’s supply of fresh groundwater goes dry, an international team of scientists is studying a fungus called Eurotium rubrum that lives in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water – the Dead Sea.

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Salt Cubes in the Dead Sea

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Video of Rare Event in the Negev Desert – A Flood!

A truly remarkable and rare occurrence was captured on camera in Israel’s Negev Desert as rainfall sent water gushing down a dry riverbed for the first time in years.

Read the full article at Yahoo.com

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Israeli’s Gov’t Earmarks NIS 845m. for Dead Sea Rehabilitation Plan

The state will spend NIS 845 million over the next five years to rehabilitate the Dead Sea, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday. According to the ministry, the sum was agree upon during a meeting of Finance, Tourism, Environmental Protection, and Energy and Water Ministry officials on Sunday night. NIS 725m.

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Stunning Aerial Photos of Dead Sea Salt Formations

Start your day with a breathtaking dose of Dead Sea beauty!

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