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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 peac

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Past Member (0)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:44 am

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:28 am
Is a shame!.

Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:38 am
A much needed break from the news of war, mayhem, land conviscation, and greed. Will we ever turn our swords into plowsheds and study war no more? Expand cooperation and peace and not land thief.

Sandra S (10)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:02 pm
I'm surprised that gypsum produced as a byproduct of the desalination brine meeting the Dead Sea water is not a valuable commodity--as the main ingredient for concrete--but perhaps it's just enough to make a mess. I'm worried by the warnings from Friends of the Earth about the environmental risks: there always seem to be the unexpected ones, too.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:06 pm
Thanks again Cal.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:58 pm
Second thoughts are generally worthwhile. It amazes me how proponents of a project can just blow off the downsides. Here, we have earthquakes, incompatible water ecologies and pie-in-the-sky financing hopes. Lots of luck to all.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:47 pm

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:56 pm

John B (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:58 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the very informative article by Pierre Klochendler. Great concept and I hope it is finished before the target date. Read and noted

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:03 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:14 pm

thanks, noted !!

Dianne D (490)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:42 am
Good to have these nations think about reviving what they have destroyed.
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