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Israel seeks to stabilize the Dead Sea.
As part of a larger campaign to have the remarkable water body and surrounding region containing the lowest point on Earth declared as one of the natural wonders of the world, the Israeli government is also seeking to protect tourism near the Sea.

However, the rising waters of the Sea's southern basins are threatening to submerge buildings such as hotels within five to ten years.

These water levels, which are currently increasing at a rate of 20 centimeters a year, are caused by displacement, as millions of tons of salt are left behind on the Sea floor by ongoing mineral extraction industries.

Leading Israeli environmentalist, Dr. Alon Tal, (NFT: PhD) has proposed a solution of moving the submerged salts to the northern side of the Sea, which is drying.

The resulting displacement in the northern basin would have the desired effect of raising waters there, while also preventing flooding on the southern side.

Our thanks, Dr. Tal and Israeli government, for your efforts to find a solution that maintains the renowned Dead Sea. May sustainable, Earth-protecting practices be adopted everywhere to conserve our precious natural world.

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