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.
member content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Join

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    Clean and Contained member content locked

    By Waity, C. J. During the Vietnam War, the United States sprayed more than 10 million gallons (37.9 million liters) of the toxic herbicide mixture Agent Orange. The tactic used in Vietnam between 1961 and 1971 was…

  • PM Network

    Going with the Wind member content locked

    By Fister Gale, Sarah Offshore wind projects have long been plagued by high technology and connectivity costs, making initiatives all but impossible without government subsidies. "But in the last few years, we've seen a…

  • PM Network

    A Tiny, Tony Tuneup registered user content locked

    By Rockwood, Kate The world's most expensive residential real estate market is adding new listings. A privately financed US$2.4 billion land extension project is underway to expand Monaco's coastline 15 acres (6…

  • PM Network

    Capital Gains registered user content locked

    An Indian state is in need of a new capital -- so it is designing and constructing an entirely new city. The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a program to make Amaravati in the southeastern…

  • PM Network

    Forward Charge registered user content locked

    By Greengard, Samuel The rules of the road are changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are going to be cheaper to buy than internal combustion engine vehicles by 2029 and will outsell them by 2040, according to Bloomberg New…

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.