Plan to pump water into Dead Sea makes environmentalists see red

Guardian: In a plastic-lined hole in a spit of sand stretching out into the Dead Sea, something is growing in the water. Floating on top of the greenish pool – a mixture of 70% water from the Dead Sea and 30% water from the Red Sea – is a white scum of algae. This is Pool No 9, dated March 2003. Next to it is Pool No 8, with exactly the same proportions of Dead Sea and Red Sea waters, created a year ago. Here the colour of the water is red. No one knows why the two pools are ......

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