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Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment

Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment

The discovery took place as part of the Dead Sea Deep Drilling project which harnessed a 1,500-foot-deep drill core to delve into the Dead Sea basin.

Jun 06, 2017, 23:54 PM IST
Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan`s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

Mar 29, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
Dead Sea drying out by 3.3 feet per year – Swimmers cross Salt Lake for eco awareness (Watch video)

Dead Sea drying out by 3.3 feet per year – Swimmers cross Salt Lake for eco awareness (Watch video)

The Dead Sea is shrinking by about 3.3 feet per year owing to human activities.

Nov 22, 2016, 12:13 PM IST
Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

Pluto may contain an ocean spanning over 100 kilometres beneath its icy surface, with a salt content similar to that of the Dead Sea on Earth, a new study suggests. 

Sep 25, 2016, 13:56 PM IST
The Dead sea is now actually dying!

The Dead sea is now actually dying!

The Dead Sea is shrinking day by day as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year! The sea, a unique body of water marked by mineral-rich, unusually salty water nearly 10 times saltier than the world's oceans is actually dying.

Aug 28, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Jordan and Israel signed a deal today to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages.

Feb 27, 2015, 02:06 AM IST

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians ink water-sharing deal

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians have signed a "historic" water-sharing initiative at the World Bank in Washington that could protect the Dead Sea from rising demand for water in the region.

Dec 10, 2013, 05:34 AM IST

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal

Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians will today sign a "historic" agreement to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea, an Israeli minister said.

Dec 09, 2013, 16:21 PM IST

Jordan to launch `first phase` of Dead Sea canal

Jordan on Monday said it plans to build parts of a project linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea that would supply the parched country with desalinated water.

Aug 19, 2013, 22:21 PM IST

Everest stone installed near Dead Sea in Israel

A monument with embedded stones from the Mount Everest region has been placed near the Dead Sea in Israel, completing the link between the two extreme points on Earth.

May 31, 2013, 20:41 PM IST

Dead Sea Monument installed in Mount Everest region

A monument containing a stone from the Dead Sea in Israel has been placed in Nepal`s Mount Everest region in a tourism initiative linking the lowest and highest points on Earth.

Apr 26, 2013, 10:08 AM IST

`Middle East has lost 144 cubic km of water`

The Middle East has lost 144 cubic km of water between 2003 and 2010, nearly equal to the staggering volume of the Dead Sea, show data provided by the NASA satellites.

Feb 13, 2013, 16:15 PM IST

Dead Sea may vanish completely soon: Scientists

The Dead Sea had almost disappeared once some 120,000 years ago.

Dec 07, 2011, 17:46 PM IST

Dead Sea died 120,000 years ago

Sediments found after drilling into the core of the Dead Sea have revealed that the lake almost disappeared 120,000 years ago.

Dec 06, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

Dead Sea is not quite dead yet: Scientists

The `Dead Sea` is not quite dead yet, as freshwater springs are still feeding the drying water body.

Oct 02, 2011, 14:57 PM IST

Dip in Dead Sea may help diabetics

Floating in the Dead Sea for just 20 minutes may help diabetics lower blood sugar levels, according to a study.

Aug 31, 2011, 15:27 PM IST

Dip in Dead Sea may help diabetics

Floating in the Dead Sea for just 20 minutes may help diabetics lower blood sugar levels, according to a study.

Aug 31, 2011, 08:36 AM IST

Israel intercepts boat with weapons on Dead Sea

The Israeli military was treating the incident as an attempted weapons-smuggling operation.

Jul 25, 2011, 16:18 PM IST

Scientists digging for climate history beneath Dead Sea

A team of scientists has been digging deep beneath
the Dead Sea to collect a record of climate change and
earthquake history stretching back half a million years.

Dec 24, 2010, 16:00 PM IST

Dead Sea air filled with high levels of oxidized Mercury

Scientists discovered that the atmosphere over the Dead Sea is laden with oxidized mercury.

Nov 30, 2010, 20:09 PM IST