Mysterious Sinkholes Threaten to Sink the Dead Sea

Mysterious Sinkholes Threaten to Sink the Dead Sea

Watch your step, kibbutzniks and spa-mavens! Diminishing water levels in the Dead Sea are causing changes to surrounding groundwater flows.  Freshwater moves through the aquifer, dissolving subterranean salt deposits and creating underground voids, which cause surface collapse. Dramatic and unpredictable, sinkholes appear at the alarming rate of nearly one a day.

To the Dead Sea from the Red Sea Looks To Be Dead

To the Dead Sea from the Red Sea Looks To Be Dead

Jordan’s Minister of Water and Irrigation and Agriculture, Hazim Al Naser, disclosed that the controversial Red-Dead Water Conveyor project may now be shelved in favor of a series of smaller schemes to provide the kingdom with drinking water. His statements mark the first time that a ranking official questioned the project’s viability. Al Naser spoke[.....]

Spencer Tunick Plans Naked Dead Sea Shoot Anniversary Float

Spencer Tunick Plans Naked Dead Sea Shoot Anniversary Float

Spencer Tunick will return to Israel this September to celebrate the anniversary of last year’s wildly controversial Dead Sea naked photo shoot. Designed to draw attention to the plight of the hyper-saline (and dangerously endangered) lake shared by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories, the art campaign was enormously successful even though it drew widespread[.....]

Carmen’s Opera at Masada Leaves No Trace

Carmen’s Opera at Masada Leaves No Trace

Israeli Opera Festival 2012 will feature five performances of the classic opera, Carmen, June 7 to 11 at Masada. According to the Israeli Opera’s Artistic Director, Michael Ajzenstadt, 50,000 people from across Israel and all over the world are coming to experience opera at the lowest point on earth, beneath the mountain of Masada and[.....]

Dead Sea Almost Died Eons Ago

New drilling results from the Dead Sea provides clues that the Dead Sea almost dried up because of climate change — 125,000 years ago! The rapidly dropping water level of the Dead Sea, a cause of much concern today, occurred as well in the distant past, resulting in the severe drying up of the lake,[.....]

Water Pollution in Israel Threatens People, Animals, Plants

Lead and other pollutants are seeping into Israeli drinking water at alarming levels. Lutra numbers decimated; human health at risk. Water pollution in Israeli lakes, streams and groundwater aquifers is reaching alarming levels. Although the country has regulations in place to prevent discharges, including a comprehensive Water Law, contamination is commonplace. And now scientists are[.....]

Naked Israelis on Everyone’s Minds

Naked Israelis to the rescue. Mission: Save the Dead Sea. Hugging trees, saving whales, and starting recycling campaigns for environmentalists. Now, eco-activists from a range of organizations ––  including Green Prophet –– are suggesting that people bare all, and go naked for the environment. Witnessed by the Naked Dead Sea photography event this weekend at[.....]

Dead Sea Inspires Advantix Systems’ Cooling Tech

Dead Sea Inspires Advantix Systems’ Cooling Tech

Advantix Systems is yet another new Israel-based cleantech company just entering the U.S. market with an innovative solution for a big problem for US states as the climate heats up with climate change, while simultaneously, fossil fuels become rarer and more expensive, in the ongoing journey down the other side of Hubberts Peak. The company[.....]

Time Running Out for Saving Dead Sea Hotels

Time Running Out for Saving Dead Sea Hotels

Artist Sigalit Landau swims naked amongst watermelons in Dead Sea to dramatize its plight. The Dead Sea is situated at the lowest point on earth and has been the subject a number of projects aimed at reversing the salt lake’s declining water levels. These projects include the controversial Red – Dead Sea Conduit Project, which[.....]

Strip Naked for the Dead Sea and Spencer Tunick

Strip Naked for the Dead Sea and Spencer Tunick

The Naked Sea installation is intended to draw attention to the declining environmental situation at the Dead Sea. Will you get naked for the Dead Sea? Naked-people-installation-artist Spencer Tunick is still trying to raise funds to create a massive naked art exhibit which he plans on photographing at the Dead Sea – which we covered[.....]

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