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In Middle East, Rising Temperatures and Climate Cooperation

Via Diplomatic Courier, commentary that – instead of driving tensions and even war between nations – climate change may actually bring nations closer together: In September 2020, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a diplomatic normalization agreement widely known as the Abraham Accords. Afterwards, other Arab countries, such as Sudan and Morocco, started […]

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Israel Refills the Sea of Galilee, Supplying Jordan On The Way

Via Reuters, an article on Israel’s efforts to refill the Sea of Galilee: When the floodgates are open, a torrent of water gushes into a dry river bed and races to the shore of the Sea of Galilee, a biblical lake in northern Israel that was being lost to drought and the growing population around […]

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Israeli Plan To Top Up Sea of Galilee with Desalinated Water

Via The Times of Israel, a report on Israel’s pioneering plan to top up the Sea of Galilee with desalinated water to maintain levels of the nation’s largest freshwater lake even in parched years: Water authorities on Tuesday inaugurated an innovative project to pipe desalinated water into the Sea of Galilee in order to maintain […]

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Israel and Jordan Agree To Team Up To Save Jordan River

Via AP News, an article on a new agreement between Israel and Jordan to save the Jordan River: Israel and Jordan signed a declaration of intent on Thursday at the U.N. climate conference to conserve and protect their shared Jordan River ? a?sacred waterway?nearly running dry because of climate change, pollution and other threats. The […]

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Israel, Jordan, UAE Agree To Swap Solar Energy For Desalinated Water

Via The Times of Israel, a?report?on a recent deal between?Israel, Jordan, and UAE to swap solar energy for desalinated water: Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday regarding a UAE-brokered deal signed a year ago to have Jordan provide solar energy to Israel, and Israel channel desalinated […]

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Cloud Wars: Mideast Rivalries Rise Along a New Front

Via the New York Times, an article on how – as climate change makes the region hotter and drier – the U.A.E. is leading the effort to squeeze more rain out of the clouds, and other countries are rushing to keep up: Iranian officials have worried for years that other nations have been depriving them […]

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