Red Sea coral reefs ‘under threat’ from Israel-UAE oil deal

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Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israel oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to “the next ecological disaster”. The agreement to bring Emirati crude oil by tanker to a pipeline in the Red Sea port of Eilat was signed after the UAE and Israel normalised ties late last year. While coral populations around the world are under threat from bleaching caused by climate change, the reefs in Eilat have remained stable due to their unique heat resistance. Eilat’s coral beach reserve extends some 1.2 kilometres (almost a mile) off the city’s coast, protecting reefs that are home to a rich variety of marine life. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Eilat, Israel. - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website: #Israel #Eilat #EilatCoralReef
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