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25 May 2012

Dead Sea rising: how the lowest place on Earth is getting (slightly) higher

Declining water levels are causing the floor of the Dead Sea to rise, according to a new study. With less water to weigh it down, the sea’s bed is now rising at a rate of about 5 mm (0.2 in) per year, said Ran Nof, a PhD candidate at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


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