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Eilat's Corals Have Better Chance Of Survival Than Other Sites
2013-09-30 10:40:55

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel's southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, one of whose prime attractions is its colorful and multi-shaped underwater coral reefs, may have a clear advantage in the future over rival coral-viewing sites around the world, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have found. Coral reefs, earth's richest and most diverse ecosystem, are deteriorating rapidly. One of the most devastating causes for that deterioration is coral...

2011-06-15 10:59:00

LONDON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages Jules Verne has announced the introduction of scheduled flights to its popular programme of escorted tours in Jordan. Replacing the charter arrangement from Gatwick to Aqaba, clients will now fly from Heathrow to Amman with British Midland International (bmi), enjoying a number of additional benefits that include Saturday departures, an extended season (which means a wider choice of departures over a longer peiord), free...

2011-04-28 13:24:00

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Public Relations Case Study, entitled 'Public Relations Strategy: Integrating Digital and Traditional Patient Advocacy Tactics,' published on Social Media ReInvention's Website was inspired by the work AQABA Technologies has done for their client, Freedom of Access to Medicines (FAMEDS). Social Media ReInvention is a Blog about Marketing and Media Reinvention Via Social Media, Inbound Marketing, and Technology. The article...

2010-12-01 01:47:00

DUBAI, UAE, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqaba Development Corporation discuses achieving the balance between project objectives, marine and coastal engineering and national economic development objectives. Marine and coastal development has seen a boom in recent years across the Middle East. This growth is due to high demand for prime waterfront real estate and mixed use developments to sustain the modern urban lifestyle and business requirements. In order to better...

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2009-08-25 16:20:00

Scientists from Stanford University have teamed up with Israeli and Jordanian researchers to protect the Gulf of Aqaba, a strategic waterway whose fragile marine ecosystem is vital to both Israel and Jordan. Participants in the NATO-funded project say they are bridging the Arab-Israeli political divide for the sake of science, peace and environmental conservation."The people involved are interested in international collaboration in science and protecting the place they live," said project...

2009-08-05 09:51:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions has launched a navigable map of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Offering full coverage stretching from the elegance of Amman in the north to the magnificent landscape of Wadi Rum and the coastal city of Aqaba in the South, the new map includes over 28,000 kilometres of Jordan's expanding road network and, very...

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2009-03-20 10:40:00

If the shrinking waters of the Dead Sea are to be saved, it will most likely take some assistance from the Red Sea. The decision to create a tunnel through the Jordanian desert to the Gulf of Aqaba could be made by the end of next year. In order for the $7 billion tunnel to be built, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians would have to agree to the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project. Each nation stands to benefit from the project. Jordan alone would have enough water for the next 40-50...

2008-09-16 09:00:38

Jordan hopes for more investment from China BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan hoped to see further development of business ties with China, visiting Jordan Investment Board (JIB) Chief Executive Officer Maen Nsour said on Monday. Jordan would create better business environment and investment opportunities to attract Chinese companies' investment in the industries such as water, energy, electronics, pharmacy, automobile and IT, he said. The country was seeking Chinese partners in a...

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Jordan clears minefields in south AMMAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Jordan officially declared that the 14 million square meters of lands in southern Aqaba and Wadi Araba regions are now free from mines, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Monday. National Committee for De-mining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) Chairman HRH Prince Mired Sunday said Jordan has completed the de- mining project, which began in July 2006, six months ahead of schedule without injury, thanks to the close cooperation...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

Jordan's marine species smuggling comes to standstill: official AMMAN, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The systematic smuggling of coral and other marine species in Aqaba's coastal waters has recently come to a standstill after a three-month crackdown, local daily Jordan Times reported on Thursday. There have been no reports of such activity since a major crackdown initiated three months ago, said Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) Director Fadi Sharaiha, adding that "It seems the...


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