Latest Geography of the West Bank Stories

2014-07-25 09:17:26

The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side.

Was The Dead Sea Once, In Fact, Dead?
2012-04-12 05:14:15

As towns and villages continue to use its run-off water, levels of the Dead Sea have continually been dropping for the past few years. However, according to new research, this may not be the only time the Dead Sea has shrunk, even without our help. In fact, it may have dried up almost entirely more than 100,000 years ago.

2010-11-22 06:19:43

A research team drilling into the bed of the Dead Sea hopes to uncover a half a million years of history and potential secrets of past climate change and natural disasters.

2009-11-25 07:00:00

The Middle Eastern political conflict has thwarted any progress in keeping the Dead Sea from being reduced to a mere pond.

2009-08-12 05:56:59

Israeli volunteers are driving West Bank Palestinians for daily medical treatment to and from Israeli hospitals, an Israeli hospital spokeswoman said. Yuval Roth, an Israeli whose brother was killed by terrorists 15 years ago, founded the Way To Recovery in 2006 after a Palestinian friend asked for help to travel from Ramallah in the West Bank to Haifa's Rambam Medical Center, Dganit Kenig spokeswoman Rambam for said. For the past five months, 2-year-old Aya Aiid Abu-Mois has been picked up...

2009-05-12 12:15:00

Zalul's campaign aims to restore the Jordan River to its pure state, cleaning & preserving the historic site visited by Christians from around the world RAMAT-GAN, Israel, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zalul, a leading Israeli Non-Governmental Organization devoted to protecting Israel's seas and rivers, has undertaken the mission of saving the Jordan River, a historic Christian waterway now contaminated by modern-day pollutants.

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.

2009-03-04 09:13:51

A German study suggests human water consumption is causing an alarming drop in Dead Sea water levels, with serious environmental consequences. Shahrazad Abu Ghazleh and colleagues at the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany, said the lower water levels in the Dead Sea -- the deepest point on Earth -- can impact the area's ability to generate electricity and produce fresh water by desalinization. The researchers said normally the water levels of closed lakes such as the Dead Sea...

2008-12-26 13:26:01

A $4.4 billion canal that would stretch from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea would provide an abundance of power and fresh water, Jordanian officials say. The proposed canal also would keep the Dead Sea from drying up and disappearing within 50 years, said Adnan Zoubi, a spokesman for the Jordanian water

2008-09-05 09:00:27

Jordan, Syria discuss fair share of water resources in Yarmouk river AMMAN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Water-thirst Jordan is discussing with Syria on fair share of water resources in the Yarmouk River, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").