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What do overfishing, invasive species, climate change, and agricultural pollution all have in common?
They are examples of how human activity impacts the Eastern Mediterranean marine ecosystem.
Generalize the social status trends of women in the Arab nations of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Women have fewer rights and opportunities than men, but in some instances and regions, they are slowly gaining more rights.
What encourages invasive species that have harmed marine ecosystems of the Eastern Mediterranean?
the Suez Canal, which provides an entry point for invaders
An interesting feature of the highly salty waters of the Dead Sea is that bathers can
float without swimming
What practical step could local governments of Eastern Mediterranean countries take to control air pollution?
manage urban development
Why are some Eastern Mediterranean economies, such as Syria and Jordan, less developed than others, such as Lebanon and especially Israel?
lack of economic diversity, uneven distribution of critical natural resources
Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon have populations that are each over 90 percent Arab, while Israel's population is about 75 percent Jewish. What can you conclude from this data?
The population in each of the region's countries is greatly influenced by ethnicity.
Unplanned ________ is a leading cause of increased air pollution across the subregion, in part due to the use of old vehicles and lack of fossil fuel use regulations.
A rift valley is formed by
the separation of tectonic plates.
Though numerous international organizations and NGOs have proposed projects to address environmental problems in the Eastern Mediterranean, they are not taken seriously because
most are underfunded.
Many economies of the Eastern Mediterranean subregion have been slow to develop due to
scarcity or uneven distribution of natural resources such as oil, natural gas, and especially water.
Precipitation in the Eastern Mediterranean falls primarily
on the western edge of the region.
The prized ________ of Lebanon have been the target of an international campaign to protect them from destruction, but few remain today.
The Jordanian government is actively seeking to improve its management of natural resources by educating people about the country's severe ________ problem.
The ethnic and religious composition of the Eastern Mediterranean region, with the exception of Israel, is primarily
Followers of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have a shared belief in
the concept of monotheism.
What is the biggest factor that limits agriculture in the Eastern Mediterranean?
lack of water, due to the dry climate and limited river systems
What was an effect of the 1947 UN action to divide the former Ottoman and British colony of Palestine into a Jewish and Arab state?
Jews accepted the plan, forming the independent state of Israel, while Arab Palestinians rejected it.
Two deserts of the Eastern Mediterranean include
Negev and Syrian.
How have the nations of the subregion utilized their respective cultural histories to boost their local economies?
by promoting tourism
Differentiate the climates of coastal and inland subregions of Eastern Mediterranean nations.
Coastal subregions have a Mediterranean climate, while inland areas have semi-arid steppe and/or arid desert condition
The economy of ________ is the most highly diversified among the nations of the subregion.
After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, which European colonial powers divided the Eastern Mediterranean?
France and Great Britain
The biggest factor contributing to the varied levels of economic development across the Eastern Mediterranean subregion is the
uneven distribution of natural resources, such as oil and natural gas.
Which is an example of successful human intervention to protect the environment of the Eastern Mediterranean?
reintroduction and legal protection of the Arabian oryx and its habitat
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