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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. Such a finding is troublesome for researcher Steven Goldstein, professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, reports Stephanie Pappas for...

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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. According to a Reuters report, the engineers and scientists began extracting layers of the earth's core on Sunday, and will continue to drill for about two months until they reach a depth of 4,000 feet below sea level. "The sediments of the Dead Sea are the best climate and earthquake recorders for the entire Middle...

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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, according to a recent AFP report. The surface level of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water is dropping by three feet a year and no action is being taken to turn back the decline due to political dissent arising from the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some calculations show that the Dead Sea could dry up by 2050. The shoreline of the important tourist destination,...

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. Zalul is demanding that the polluted wastewater entering the river...

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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...

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 ministry. The plan calls for a 110-mile long canal to channel several million tons of seawater into the Dead Sea each day, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The Dead Sea sits about 1,300 feet...

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. Musa Jamaini, Secretary General of the Jordan Valley Authority, headed a delegation in Syria on Wednesday to take part in a joint committee meetings for the talks, according to the report. The committee is to discuss the storage in Whideh...

2008-06-17 12:00:00

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Five of the largest environmental organizations in Israel launched a joint public pressure campaign on Sunday to halt what they see as the headlong rush to begin the Red-Dead Sea canal project before feasibility studies have been completed. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED), Tzalul and Green Course fear that President Shimon Peres will announce the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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