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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...

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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...

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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...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'