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Clean Water
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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The Mercury News 
Michael Jordan will always be Michael Jordan, of course. But the search for another MJ may well be over. Instead, kids across America are aiming at becoming the Next Stephen Curry — as postulated by Howard Beck in this extended feature for B/R ... See more..
News & Observer 
Erin Light was in the zone. Now all she needed was a teammate to get her ball. That teammate did and Light delivered with a kick that appeared to be sail over the goal but instead curved just enough to sneak inside and give Jordan a 2-1 win over ... See more.. 
Amarillo native Ryan Palmer, right, and eventual champion Jordan Spieth have a laugh at the Par 3 Tournament at Augusta National during the 2015 Masters ... See more..
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Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim. See more..
Bleacher Report 
To follow in the footsteps of MJ was the ultimate aspiration and a lingering curse. B/R Mag's Howard Beck talks to the heirs apparent about the blessings of ... See more..
Daily Mail 
The lover of Diane-Louise Jordan's former son-in-law has been prosecuted for lying to the police over claims the Songs of Praise star attacked and harassed her. Kayla Thomas smeared Blue Peter's first black presenter, 56, after she started a ... See more..
Roll Call 
A former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, Jordan's ascent would be a win for the conservative group in its quest to angle into a high profile post — despite it being one that, at least for the current Congress, would involve oversight of a ... See more..
Pocahontas Times 
With Pocahontas County High School senior Trevor Jordan, the requests were more varied and voluminous. Four or five years ago, Jordan realized he wanted to expand his family's flock of chickens and indoor pets to a menagerie of indoor and outdoor ... See more..
While Nike's eight-year partnership with the NBA doesn't start until next fall, the Charlotte Hornets had a uniform announcement on Tuesday. The team ... See more..
Silver Screen and Roll 
Just about anyone who watched early Kobe Bryant had a pretty good idea where his moves were coming from. In a piece by Bleacher Report's Howard (What up?!) Beck, that speculation was confirmed by the imitator, himself. It was almost odd how much ... See more..
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Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq

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


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


6,482,081 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


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

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