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Be Watchful for our Wellsprings and Ourselves

(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

[Exclusive] Ted Raimi Talks Reprising Iconic Role for “Ash vs Evil Dead

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 […]

The Typos on This Dead Sea Scroll Don't Mean It's Fake

When the Dead Sea copper scroll was unveiled, doubts were quickly raised about its authenticity. For one thing, it was riddled with spelling errors

At least one dead in wake of UK's Storm Angus

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

They Forced Refugees to Drink Diesel

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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 Dead Sea is drying out at an alarming rate

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

The Dead Sea Is Disappearing By 3 Feet a Year

If you're looking to soak in one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, you'd better act quickly.

80,000 Reindeer Reported Dead In Latest Christmas Setback

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 »      

Swimmers complete 7-hour crawl across shrinking Dead Sea

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 [...]

Swimmers complete 7-hour crawl across Dead Sea

An international group of swimmers crossed the Dead Sea to raise awareness of its environmental degradation

Swimmers worth their salt cross shrinking Dead Sea

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.

Swimmers brave first Dead Sea crossing in eco campaign

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.

Mediterranean rescuers save 550 migrants at sea, recover five bodies

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.

Israel to launch major expedition to find Dead Sea Scrolls

An Israeli antiquities official says Israel is embarking on a major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls.

Puffins Are Starving to Death in Incredible Numbers

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...

From Venice to the Maldives, the tourist attractions facing extinction revealed

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.

Hayden Panettiere Puts On An Adorable Smile To Go Swimming In The Dead Sea Following Her Postpartum Depression Treatments

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 [...]

UN: Survivors Report 240 Dead in 2 Mediterranean Shipwrecks

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...

Hundreds feared dead in refugee shipwrecks off Libya

Survivors tell UN at least 239 people drowned in two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

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