(The Oasis of Ein Gedi in the Judean Desert near Masada and the Dead Sea) In the Torah this week, another pair of our forebears come together through a story that begins at a well. (Genesis 29) Wells have mystical significance in our...Show More Summary
Someone’s back in the fruit cellar. The Starz series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” has been pure fan service in all the best ways, essentially serving as the Evil Dead 4 that we were all 100% convinced we were never going to actually get. Season 2’s penultimate episode, which aired this past Sunday night, was in […]
When the Dead Sea copper scroll was unveiled, doubts were quickly raised about its authenticity. For one thing, it was riddled with spelling errors
Across Britain, they're starting the clean up and calculating the cost after the UK's first named storm of the winter passes. But the tally of Storm Angus was made in more than just pounds and pence. One woman died in rough seas off the southeast coast of Kent and local media report a man in South Wales went missing after the storm. Show More Summary
A warning in The Lancet confirms boat survivors tales of depravity at sea: Smugglers are sedating them with deadly shots of fuel and parasites ahead of their long, perilous journeys.
The salt lake located between Israel and Jordan known as the Dead Sea is drying out at an alarming rate. The lake is shrinking by about 3.3 feet per year due to water resources being diverted from it for the use of a pipeline to supply water to Israel. Show More Summary
If you're looking to soak in one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, you'd better act quickly.
A pair of extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among reindeer in Arctic Russia. Researchers have now linked these episodes to climate change and the associated loss of sea ice. More »
A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of the fabled lake. At dawn, the 25 swimmers left on boats from Ein Gedi on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea to Wadi Mujib [...]
An international group of swimmers crossed the Dead Sea to raise awareness of its environmental degradation
A group of swimmers braved the sting of extremely salty waters to cross the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel on Tuesday, a seven-hour challenge that organisers described as a first.
EIN GEDI, Israel, (Reuters) - Athletes and eco-activists swam across the Dead Sea on Tuesday, the first people to thrash their way over a body of water so salty that it poisons anyone who drinks it.
ROME (Reuters) - About 550 migrants, most of them from West Africa, were pulled to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Monday in five operations during which rescuers also recovered five dead bodies, Italy's coast guard said.
An Israeli antiquities official says Israel is embarking on a major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dead puffins are washing up on the shores of an island in the Bering Sea at an alarming rate, National Geographic reports. "In 10 years of monitoring, we've only seen six puffins wash in—total," a professor who coordinates a West Coast volunteer bird-monitoring network says. "Now we've seen nearly...
The famous White Cliffs Of Dover are now eroding at their fastest ever rate, but they aren't alone - the Maldives are sinking under rising sea levels and the Dead Sea is drying up.
What a beautiful smile! Hayden Panettiere is just glowing in a new snap (above) she shared with her Twitter followers on Monday! Cheesin' hard while mid-float in the famous Dead Sea bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine, the Nashville starlet looks so happy! As you may recall, the momma of one announced in May she has been seeking [...]
Survivors say as many as 240 people have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a UN refugee agency reported Thursday, bringing this year's toll to more than 4,220 migrants dead or missing in risky Mediterranean Sea crossings, the highest count on record. A spokesperson for UNHCR says 31 survivors...
Survivors tell UN at least 239 people drowned in two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.