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More dead than red

 IPS 04 March 2013

The World Bank has declared the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project feasible. Designed to “save the Dead Sea”, “desalinate water and/or generate hydroelectricity at affordable prices in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority”, and “build a symbol of peace in the Middle East”, the scheme, green groups warn, is fraught with environmental hazards. (1000 Words) - By Pierre Klochendler

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Sinkholes like this are slowly swallowing the Dead Sea. Photo: Pierre Klochendler/IPS

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