A Sea of Troubles

Saving the Dead Sea Might Become More than a Pipe Dream

The Dead Sea is dying. The famed biblical sea is receding more than 3 feet (1 meter) a year, due to a combination of damming, climate change and companies draining the water supply. A researcher at the University of Jordan warns that it could disappear altogether by 2050. Yet a project to raise the sea's dwindling levels is in motion, as long as its major government stakeholders—Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority—can overcome tense regional politics.
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