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  • Holy to half of humanity – the polluted water of the Jordan River

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    When US Naval officer William F. Lynch became the first Westerner to sail the lower Jordan River in 1847, he traversed the Sea of Galilee down the Jordan to the Dead Sea over current so strong that, according to his journal, he...

  • Is the Dead Sea dying?

    By Emily Hauser

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sits at the lowest spot on earth, is fed by one of the world's most significant waterways, and served witness to humanity's passage out of Africa. And it's dying.

    The Dead Sea, among the most remarkable natural phenomena on the earth's face, has lost a third of its surface area...

  • The River Jordan’s survival is at stake as pollution peril grows

    By Emily Hauser

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Standing at Israel's Alumot Dam, a 30-minute walk south from the Sea of Galilee, it's a typical midwinter day: deep blue sky, birds everywhere and a brisk breeze that carries a nauseating stench. Reduced to a thin stream by this point, the Jordan River stops. A few feet south of the...
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