SAN FRANCISCO — Water levels in the Dead Sea have been dropping over the last few years as towns and villages in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria suck up run-off water that would normally fill the extra-salty lake. But new research finds that even in periods without human pressures, the Full story
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A multispectral image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer on NASA's Terra satellite, also known as ASTER, shows the salt evaporation ponds in the southern Dead Sea as of 2006.
Paid excavation laborer, Yusuf Omaria, uses a brush to remove dirt from a piece of an ancient pottery vessel, in Qumran, an excavation site next to the Dead Sea, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. A debate has erupted over the ancient settlement that housed the Dead Sea scrolls, the biblical texts that are pe
epa02997557 An aerial view shows large salt formations in the southern part of the Dead Sea, near Ein Boqek, Israel, 09 November 2011. The Dead Sea is one of the 28 finalists in the New Seven Wonders of the Natural World global online campaign whose winning list will be decided via mobile phone voti