Wednesday, October 01, 2003

The Dead Sea

Al-Jazeera has a good story up on efforts to save the Dead Sea, which is shrinking rapidly due to increasing demands on the water supply. This goes to the heart of the region's water politics, and I've always felt that the fact Arabs and Israelis have seen fixing it as a joint venture is a good sign for the future.

The article also mentioned that one possible side effect of a proposal to save the sea might have the side effect of turning it pink. Now that would be interesting...


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