Photo: Diverting Red Sea to Save Dead Sea Could Create Environmental Crisis



A visitor covered in mud looks out over the Dead Sea from its Israeli banks on April 27, 2006. The rapidly shrinking sea has been a concern for governments, environmentalists, and tourist officials alike.

But a proposed canal that would channel water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea to combat this problem could have unintended environmental side effects, experts caution.

Photograph by Reuters/Ronen Zvulun


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