Environmentalists Say "No, No!" To Red-Dead Canal

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3xqfNNYjl8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] A group of Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian environmentalists have put politics aside to fight a $15 billion World Bank plan to revive the Dead Sea, which is dropping by about three feet a year. The bank’s plan proposes building a canal or tunnel to link the salt-laden sea to the Red Sea in the […]

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"Float" For the Dead Sea This Thursday

Activists from “Save Our Sea” float and host concert to alert public about dying Dead Sea. A day after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, grassroots activists from the Israeli side of the Dead Sea aim to drum up awareness about the pathetic state of the natural wonder of the world. A new organization called Save […]

Friends of the Earth Middle East Joining Forces with 350.org to Organize Climate Change Protest

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5kg1oOq9tY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.350.org%2Fmission&feature=player_embedded#t=97[/youtube] Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is an Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian environmental organization that has been doing a lot of good since 1994.  The organization focuses on promoting cooperative efforts in order to solve communal environmental problems in the Middle East and improve relations between the people in the region. Now they […]

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Red-Dead Canal Announcement Stirs Controversy

The global contest for the Seven New Wonders of the World is not the only reason the Dead Sea is making news this week. Last Saturday, Israeli Vice Premier Silvan Shalom announced that the World Bank  agreed to finance a $1.25 billion feasibility study on the Red-Dead Canal plan.  The plan, a joint venture supported […]

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Palestinians Support Dead Sea for Wonder of the World

Although the Palestinian Authority had previously opposed nominating the salty lake that borders the West Bank, Israel and Jordan as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, Haaretz reports that as of today, the PA is on board. The New Seven Wonders is an international Internet voting competition that seeks to raise environmental […]

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FoEME Helps Israel, Jordan Cut Down Flies

Although Israel and Jordan have not come to a joint stance on the Red-Dead Canal, Haaretz’s tenacious environmental reporter Zafrir Rinat reported Sunday that the two nations have banned the use of chicken manure as fertilizer in an effort to cut down a population of houseflies that thrives on manure and makes life miserable for […]

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Jordan To Launch Red-Dead Canal Without Israel

In a move that will have environmentalists and government officials in Israel reeling, the Jordanian government announced this week that it will go ahead with the controversial Dead Sea-Red Sea Canal from Aqaba in the Red Sea to the Dead Sea in central Jordan.  The announcement for the $10 billion project (some reports say $5 […]

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Walk for Love, Peace, and the Environment

(Aboriginal men in Australia mark manhood by going on a long distance trek. Israelis too, are on a “walkabout,” but for love and the environment.) Although a lot of people are getting into the act for environmental awareness in Israel. An organization that calls itself Walk About Love has decided to go about this in […]