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Predicted climate change and water scarcity are two of the most pressing environmental concerns for Jordanian citizens.1 Small scale subsistence farmers are finding it very difficult to make a living when water is scarce.2 There are underground aquifers that are being depleted at twice the rate that they should and it is taking longer to replenish them.3 The water scarcity issues have increased the use of illegal water pumping throughout the country.4 The government has recently introduced a plan that on track to be fully implemented in 2018 that will include sharing water with Israel and Palestine.5 The project will create a Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyor and include the construction of a desalination plant.6

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1 http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/jordans-farmers-struggle-to-weather-climate-change/
2-4 ibid
5http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/20/jordan-water-red-sea-dead-sea-project
6 Ibid
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Jordan News

Times Daily 
FLORENCE -- Florence school board member and former board president Bill Jordan resigned his position Friday. Jordan, the District 2 representative who began his third term on the board last fall, submitted his formal letter of resignation early Friday ... See more..
KXLY Spokane 
Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews spent time in San Francisco as a kid, and then in Berkeley as a college athlete. Now, the senior is back in the Bay Area trying to lead Gonzaga to the first final four in school history. Keith Osso and Will Sherratt caught ... See more..
OregonLive.com 
Nearly 200 protesters voiced their opposition to a liquefied natural gas pipeline proposed for Southern Oregon during an open house in Medford. See more..
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Chicago Tribune 
And now that Jordan has had time enough to do what Krause used to do, he has not managed to win a championship with himself. It is the fate of each that they will always be linked, Krause getting the greater benefit. Without Jordan, Krause would be ... See more..
Buffalo News 
Former Park standout and two-time First Team All-Western New York pick Jordan Nwora will participate in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at Barclays ... See more..
KSL.com 
Jordan School District has a plan to put $10 million toward teacher salaries every year. That means higher starting salaries and raises each year for every ... See more..
The Undefeated 
Jordan Mathews #4 and Johnathan Williams #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrate their 61 to 58 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at SAP Center on March 23, 2017 in San Jose, ... See more..
Sneaker News 
With the Air Jordan 13 Low “Brave Blue” colorway releasing in a few weekends and the “Chutney” colorway to follow, there number of Air Jordans from the Tinker Era (Air Jordan III-XV) that have yet to Retro is insanely small. Jordan Brand has pretty ... See more..
New York Post 
When you're the richest person in sports history, you're allowed to splurge a bit on some fun, but Michael Jordan's betting habits are downright ridiculous. See more..
Sneaker News 
PSNY's Air Jordan 12 collaboration is returning in a big way this Summer. The NY-bred designers gave the basketball shoe a heavy upgrade, wrapping the entire silhouette in a rich suede material in eye-catching tonal colors. We already showed you a ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq
Area

Total 89,342 sq km
Land 88,802 sq km
Water 540 sq km

Climate

mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April) ;
Natural Resources

phosphates, potash, shale oil ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; periodic earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification ;

Demographics

Nationality
Jordanian
Population
6,482,081 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Jordan's economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources, underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance. Other economic challenges for the government include chronic high rates of poverty, unemployment, inflation, and a large budget deficit. Since assuming the throne in 1999, King ABDALLAH has implemented significant economic reforms, such as opening the trade regime, privatizing state-owned companies, and eliminating some fuel subsidies, which in the last decade spurred economic growth by attracting foreign investment and creating some jobs. The global economic slowdown and regional turmoil, however, have depressed ...See More Jordan''s GDP growth, impacting export-oriented sectors, construction, and tourism. In 2011 and 2012, the government approved two economic relief packages and a budgetary supplement, meant to improve the living conditions for the middle and poor classes. Jordan''s finances have also been strained by a series of natural gas pipeline attacks in Egypt, causing Jordan to substitute more expensive diesel imports, primarily from Saudi Arabia, to generate electricity. Jordan is currently exploring nuclear power generation in addition to the exploitation of abundant oil shale reserves and renewable technologies to forestall energy shortfalls. In 2012, to correct budgetary and balance of payments imbalances, Jordan entered into a $2.1 billion, multiple year International Monetary Fund Stand-By Arrangement. Jordan''s financial sector has been relatively isolated from the international financial crisis because of its limited exposure to overseas capital markets. Jordan will continue to depend heavily on foreign assistance to finance the deficit in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$39.29 billion (2012 est.); $38.22 billion (2011 est.); $37.25 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

6.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy
Industries

clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism