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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

USA TODAY 
It's "Disney Night" again. And while you have to love the synergy between ABC and Disney, you also have to wonder at what point are we going to start running out of Disney songs. Regardless, we're here and it's a small world, and getting smaller. We ... See more..
Charlotte Observer 
Said point guard Kemba Walker, who wears Jordan Brand shoes, “Everyone loves the way he competed, how he carried himself. Around here, he's great with us. Lets us ask him anything, so down to Earth.” ▫ Small forward Treveon Graham, who has been out ... See more..
CBSSports.com 
As the Warriors and Cavaliers dominate, questions about the "superteam" era of the NBA are thrown toward NBA owners and commissioner Adam Silver. Hornets owner, Michael Jordan, was asked about this recently in an interview with Cigar Aficionado ... See more..
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ESPN (blog) 
Howard now has nine career games with 100 rushing yards. That's tied with Walter Payton for the most by a Bears player in his first two seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information. "Jordan ran like a warrior today," Bears quarterback Mitchell ... See more..
ESPN 
Washington's loss to Arizona State on Saturday, its first of the season, was even more damaging than it first seemed. The Huskies lost a pair of starters, left tackle Trey Adams and cornerback Jordan Miller, to season-ending injuries, coach Chris ... See more..
USA TODAY 
"I'mma burn it all!" With those malevolent words, Michael B. Jordan's villainous Erik Killmonger lends fire to the oh-so-lit new Black Panther trailer that dropped Monday — and gives Chadwick Boseman a worthy rival. Reprising his Captain America ... See more..
UNICEF (press release) 
AMMAN/NEW YORK, 16 October 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. See more..
The Daily Progress 
Denton Lewis Jordan, 65, husband of Faith Colvin-Jordan, of 275 Cranberry Drive, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Jordan was born on April 14, 1952, in Charleston, South Carolina, a son of the late Denton King Jordan and ... See more..
Us Weekly 
Chemistry is key. At least that's the case for Dancing With the Stars frontrunners Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold, who continue to impress week after week with their high-scoring routines. The duo credit their success to trust, hard work and a little ... See more..
KicksOnFire.com 
The Air Jordan 32 is dropping in the iconic Bred (Banned) theme and it is being nicknamed “MJ Day” as a nod to the anniversary of the day, October 18th, when Michael Jordan violated the NBA's rules on sneakers in 1984. Covered in black and red across ... 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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Languages
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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