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The Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world, is confined today to a strip of water and a toxic desert, its ecosystems almost totally destroyed by the touch of humankind, purely for economic reasons. Its demise was begun by diverting wate

The Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world,...

The history Short-term resource management policies starting in the 1940s, with the aim of boosting the production of cotton ("white gold") in Uzbekistan , saw the Amu Dar'ya and Syr Dar'ya Rivers diverted into irrigation channels and away from ... Pravda, 1 month ago

Aral Sea Reborn

The World Bank and the Kazakh government spend millions of dollars to re-fill the sea and help revive its ecosystems. The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth largest lake - a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. It was also home to ...
 Al Jazeera1 month ago

People of the Lake

The drying up of the Aral Sea was an environmental and human tragedy, but can Kazakhstan undo this man-made disaster? Filmmaker: Ensar Altay The Aral Sea, located between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, was once the fourth-largest lake in the ...
 Al Jazeera1 month ago

Uzbekistan: A dying sea, mafia rule, and toxic fish

The Aral Sea fell victim to Soviet designs to irrigate huge swaths of desert and now offers only a poisoned catch. Aralkum, Uzbekistan - White flurries blur the sky and spread over the soil. A thin layer of fine powder blankets the shaking, ...
 Al Jazeera1 month ago
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Kazakh cosmonaut Aimbetov to collect data on Aral, Caspian seas from space

Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov on board of the ISS will investigate the environmental problems of the Aral Sea and the Caspian Sea. On Wednesday, the deputy chairman of the Aerospace Committee Erkin Shaymagambetov told about the scientific program ...
 Kazakh TV3 days ago Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov to taste national dishes during ISS flight  Itar Tass3 days ago Kazakhstan to pay Russia $20 mln for its cosmonaut space flight in 2016  Itar Tass3 days ago

EBRD, EU finance Kazakhstan's sustainable supply of water

The Aral Sea is disappearing. Fishing communities have moved and stranded ships now dot the wide Central Asian steppe like a mirage,EBRD reports. What used to be the world's fourth largest lake is now reduced to 10 per cent of its former size. It ...
 Azer News1 month ago EBRD EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELO : and EU boost Kazakhstan's sustainable supply of water  4 Traders1 month ago

Last Rites for the Jade Sea? | National Geographic

Originally published in National Geographic . Tribesmen in Lake Turkana. Randy Olson On a hot spring morning, Galte Nyemeto stood by the shore of Lake Turkana scanning for crocodiles. The water was shallow, the odds of reptiles low, but ...
 International Rivers Network5 days ago National Geographic Russia in June  Noodls1 month ago June issue of National Geographic Azerbaycan magazine already on sale - PHOTO  News.Az1 month ago
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Our Water Crisis Reversing the Irreversible

Our Water Crisis Reversing the Irreversible By David J. Litavsky and Samuel C. baxter July 31, 2015 Water problems affect every continent. Solving it will take global change. Chronic water shortages: Women gather at a dried-up water ...
 The Real Truth1 day ago Turkmenistan takes concrete steps to address water issue  Azer News2 weeks ago Central Asia's coming water crisis Jun 23, 2015  Alexanders Gas & Oil Connections1 month ago Thirsty yet? Central Asia's coming water crisis  Manila Times1 month ago

Butterfly warning

As a 1991 Times Fellow, you worked on a project that involved following butterfly trails. What was the outcome? The project was titled, 'Towards the rehabilitation of Indian rivers'. It enabled me to travel over a large part of peninsular and ...
 Economic Times3 days ago
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How two Europeans are travelling the world without a smartphone

Boris Kanev facing the mighty Kanchenjunga from Pelling, Sikkim. Pic courtesy/ Marta Samalea and Boris Kanev Q. What were some of the biggest challenges that not using a smart phone caused? A. None of us has ever had a ...
 Mid Day3 days ago
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