Here you can find links to articles that have been written about the communities, the Dead Sea, the industry/agriculture/education/research and much more.  You will find the area fascinating, I am sure, and incredible that this quiet corner of such a small country is so active, impressive and relevant.  Enjoy!

https://www.timesofisrael.com/at-ein-gedi-male-ibexes-lock-horns-for-females-attention/

https://www.jpost.com/tags/dead-sea

https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/02/17/dead-sea-rises-back-to-top-of-israels-tourist-industry/