Resurrecting the Dead Sea (RT @diychick)

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Wed, Aug 25th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Dead Sea -- actually a large lake that straddles the Israeli-Jordanian border -- has been fed for millenia by the Jordan river. But today, so much water is siphoned out of the Jordan to feed farms and cities that practically nothing is left to replenish the Dead Sea. So the Dead sea, a storied feature of the landscape since at least biblical times, is drying up, causing large sink-holes and pushing away the local population.

As a result of this, there is an extraordinary plan to revive the Dead Sea which could either ease tensions among Israel, Palestine and Jordan or it could create an environmental disaster. Check out the article on Miller-McCune.

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