Top 10 endangered attractions in the world

By Xu Lin
0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, May 21, 2013
Adjust font size:

 The Dead Sea(死海)

The Dead Sea, one of the 'top 10 endangered attractions in the world' by

The Dead Sea []

The Dead Sea, a world-famous salt lake bordering on Jordan in the east and Israel in the west, is the lowest spot on earth (1,312 feet below sea level). Thanks to its abundant salt content – containing ten times more saline than seawater -- anyone can easily float in the sea. In the last four decades, the sea has shrunk by a third and sunk 80 feet — 13 inches per year -- mainly due to the global warming and excessive water usage in tourism, the chemical industry and agriculture. It is said that if no effective solution is made, the Dead Sea could disappear as early as 2050.

   Previous   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   Next  

Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from