Planet Earth

28
Feb

Concerns Over Plan to Save Dead Sea

Josie Glausiusz, reporting for Nature:

An ambitious plan to build a pipeline to carry water from the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea lurched forward this month, after the World Bank held hearings to gather public comments on the proposal. But environmentalists charge that alternative plans to save the Dead Sea would be cheaper, more flexible and would have less impact on the region’s ecosystems.