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As the climate warms, Jordan's worsening water crisis offers a glimpse of future challenges in the Middle East

Ancient water systems and native seeds could help Jordan, one of the world’s most water-scarce countries, adapt to reduced rainfall and worsening drought.
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Greening the desert: the architect regenerating Jordan’s native forests

Guilt over her role in concreting the landscape led Deema Assaf to set up Tayyun, dedicated to reforesting one of the world’s most arid countries.

Mideast's diminished Jordan River
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Israel and Jordan agree to team up to save 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.

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Jordan is running out of water, a grim glimpse of the future

The small Middle Eastern nation is already one of the driest countries in the world and rising heat, coupled with a growing population, is making things much worse.
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Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

Women interviewed cited climate change, along with overwhelming student debt coupled with inflation, as reasons they'll never be parents. Some younger men, too, are opting out and more are seeking vasectomies.

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Jordan: How one of the most water-scarce nations tackles desertification

In Jordan, one of the world's driest nations, local organizations are planting native species and working with herders to revitalize once fertile land. A U.N. report out Wednesday warns urgent action is needed worldwide to prevent further land degradation.
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Jordan's water crisis offers a warning for world

Jordan's per capita water supply will be halved by the end of the century due to dwindling water supplies and a growing population, according to a new report.