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Aral Sea: The sea that dried up in 40 years - BBC News
 
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is one of the world's greatest man-made disasters. In Kazakhstan, with the help of the World Bank, more than $80million have been spent trying to save the most northern part of the sea but this has only benefited a few hundred people. In this film, we speak to people still living in deserted fishing ports, to see how their lives have changed, and to find out whether they believe that they'll ever see the sea again. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC News
 
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert. But in one small part of the sea, water is returning. Latest satellite pictures reveal that 90% of the Aral Sea has dried up, forming a new desert between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. It's a man-made environmental disaster. As part of the BBC's Richer World Season, Rustam Qobil visits the Aral Sea, a toxic desert sea bed, and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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The shrinking of the Aral Sea -  "One of the planet's worst environmental disasters"
 
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The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters". The region's once prosperous fishing industry has been essentially destroyed, bringing unemployment and economic hardship. The Aral Sea region is also heavily polluted, with consequent serious public health problems. The retreat of the sea has reportedly also caused local climate change, with summers becoming hotter and drier, and winters colder and longer. Put together for the MSc in Environmental Technology.
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The Dried up Aral Sea Eco-Disaster
 
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http://www.furiousearth.com Explorer/adventurer George Kourounis visits the Aral Sea in western Uzbekistan where wasteful irrigation practices by the former Soviet Union have drained most of the water, creating a vast ecological disaster. Rusting fishing boats lie in the desert sands that used to be rich fishing grounds. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gkourounis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgekourounis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerGeorgeKourounis/ Filmed as part of the Angry Planet TV series. Produced by: www.peterrowe.tv
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Why We Destroyed the World's 4th Largest Lake
 
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Resurrecting the Aral Sea
 
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Aral Sea (2007): For decades, the Aral Sea has been described as dying and beyond salvation. But now, the water is flowing back, bringing economic revival and hope for the future. For downloads and more information visit http://www.journeyman.tv/57367/short-films/aral-sea.html Fifty years ago, the Soviets diverted the rivers that fed into the Aral sea to irrigate crops. The sea shrunk to half its size, salinity increased, the natural ecosystem collapsed and people moved away in search of jobs. But now, thanks to a new dam, water levels have risen by 4 meters. People are returning in the hope the sea will make a full recovery. As one man states; "If the sea comes back, life will change for the better". ABC Australia - Ref. 3510 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Poyang Lake dries up
 
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A drought has affected Poyang Lake, the largest fresh water lake in China. Usually covering a surface area of over 3,500 square kilometers, the lake has shrunk by more than half of its usual size. The drought is now threatening local water supplies, and the wildlife in the area.
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Why is the Aral Sea shrinking
 
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How big does a body of water need to be to be called a SEA? Here I take a quick look at, Why is the Aral sea shrinking?-- All images used are public domain; licensed under Creative Commons with attribution; or used with permission. https://www.thoughtco.com/is-the-aral-sea-shrinking-1434959 http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/ogmius/archives/issue_19/aral_sea.html https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Syrdaryamap.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amudaryamap.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aral_Sea.gif http://dewantoedi.net/contoh-contoh-kerentanan/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:POTD/2016-05-24 Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. PowToon's animation templates help you create animated presentations and animated explainer videos from scratch. Anyone can produce awesome animations quickly with PowToon, without the cost or hassle other professional animation services require.
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The Shrinking Aral Sea Has Been Reduced To A Mere Sliver
 
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NASA’s Terra satellite documented the slowly shrinking Aral Sea over the course of the past fourteen years starting in 2000. The Aral Sea in Central Asia used to be the fourth largest land locked body of water in the world with its tributary rivers the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya. After being irrigated and diminished by drought, the eastern basin of the Southern Sea has dried up for the first time in an estimated 600 years. NASA’s Terra satellite documented the slowly shrinking sea over the course of the past fourteen years starting in 2000. Philip Micklin, a geographer emeritus from Western Michigan University and an expert on the Aral Sea is quoted as saying: "This part of the Aral Sea is showing major year-to-year variations that are dependent on flow of Amu Darya. I would expect this pattern to continue for some time." During the 1950s and 60s the Soviet Union irrigated the two tributary rivers of the lake for agriculture, which significantly lowered the water level, splitting the water into two parts known as the South Aral Sea in the country of Uzbekistan, and the North Aral Sea located in Kazakhstan. Over the years, the water level has continued to go up and down depending on the precipitation in the area and run off carried by the tributary rivers.
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Interesting The Shrinking of the Aral Sea Facts
 
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The river Jordan is in danger of drying up
 
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(31 May 2010) SHOTLIST Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 13 May 2010 1. Wide of Jordan river, tilt down to dried up land 2. Pan of river starting from steps set up for people coming to be baptised in river 3. Bird in greenery 4. Dried up soil, where water used to be 5. Tourists at site 6. Tourists dipping ankles in water 7. Mid shot of tourist's leg, tilt up to tourist 8. Shot of river 9. SOUNDBITE (English): Gidon Bromberg, Israeli director of Friends of the Earth Middle East (pans up to face from river) "So presently the water level of the Jordan river is a few centimetres and if we look back just 50 years ago the water level was above my head and 100 years ago the water level was up to the top of the stairs there, people used to drown coming to be baptised here in the Jordan river." Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 31 March 2010 10. Shot of church 11. Various of tourists immersing themselves in river 12. Various of ceremony Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 13 May 2010 13. SOUNDBITE (English): Gidon Bromberg, Israeli director of Friends of the Earth Middle East "A river holy to half of humanity that's been turned very tragically into little more than a sewage canal, the waters of the Jordan have been diverted, they've been diverted by Israel, by Syria and by Jordan so that 98% of the water that used to flow here has been taken away and what's left is either raw, or poorly treated sewage, agricultural run off and saline waters." FILE - Northern Israel, 26 June 2006 14. Various of Jordan river flowing and Jordan River polluted waters FILE - Jordan Valley on Israeli-Jordanian border, 27 June 2006 15. Pan of old sluice gates on Jordan River, now disused because the Jordan has dried up FILE - Southern Dead Sea, Israel - 22 July 2009 16. Various of agricultural greenhouses Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 13 May 2010 17. Shallow water in the Jordan river 18. Tourists at baptism site 19. Bromberg looking at tourists on the Jordanian side of river 20. Jordanian soldier at Jordanian side of river 21. Jordanian flag 22. Israeli flag 23. Israeli soldiers at site Jerusalem - 10 May 2010 24. Exterior of Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection 25. Alon Zask, head of the water and stream division in Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection, looking at maps 26. SOUNDBITE (English): Alon Zask, head of the water and stream division in Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection "In the last decades we are doing quite a lot of monitoring to see the water quality of the river and we are building up waste water treatment plant that all the sewage will go out of the river and then the quality of the water will be good." Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 31 March 2010 27. Zoom out of tourists walking to baptism site Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 18 January 2010 28. Man immersing himself in river Qasr Al Yahud, West Bank - 13 May 2010 29. Shot of church, tilt down to Jordan river 30. Tourists taking pictures of river 31. Zoom into dried soil on riverbank Southern Dead Sea, near Ein Gedi Spa, Israel - 22 July 2009 32. Zoom out of Dead Sea shore 33. Wide of Dead Sea shore and small lake among dried up land Southern Dead Sea, near Ein Boqeq resort, Israel - 22 July 2009 34. Wide of dried up land and old boat laying on the ground Ein Gedi Spa, Southern Dead Sea, Israel - 22 July 2009 35. Medium of sign reading '1985' and showing where water level was located that year 36. Medium of Ein Gedi Spa beach 37. Pan of people bathing in Dead Sea 38. Close up of two women floating on Dead Sea Southern Dead Sea, near Ein Boqeq resort, Israel - 22 July 2009 39. Various close ups of Dead Sea salt LEAD IN : STORYLINE: According to Christian tradition, John baptised Jesus in the Jordan River. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6e6248b960e55fc3617179ab972b063f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Desapareció el cuarto lago más grande del planeta Tierra
 
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En la actualidad La superficie del mar de Aral se ha reducido en un 60%, y su volumen en casi un 80%. En 1960, el mar de Aral era el cuarto lago mayor del mundo, con un área aproximada de 68.042 kilómetros cuadrados, y un volumen de 1100 kilómetros cuadrados. En 1998, ya había descendido hasta 28.687 kilómetros cuadrados, el octavo lago del mundo. Durante el mismo intervalo de tiempo, la salinidad del mar ha aumentado alrededor de 10 gramos por litro, hasta unos 45 gramos por litro.
Views: 30558 Ciencias Nacionales
Shrinking miners
 
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs 0:07 Honey I shrunk the iron-ore miners 1:03 Dynamics of the mining industry 1:32 Shareholder returns 2:35 Message from the mining shareholder Growth in the iron-ore mining sector is at a standstill. Vincent Boland and Joseph Cotterill discuss planned cuts to capital expenditure by Rio Tinto and Vale, whose investment priorities are shifting to cater to demanding investors. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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The Aral sea disaster. Going there.
 
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The Aral sea was a big sea during the first half of the 20th Century. Then irrigation projects to grow cotton shrunk it to what it is now. Water in it became more salty and fish died. Costal cities like Muynak became inland cities. This film shows what the dusty and flat road to what is left of the sea looks like. We are driving on the plateau, but will soon go down to the remainders of the sea. It was still shrinking in 2018 but there is an increasing amount of initiatives to better the situation. To succeed it needs to be a cooperation between several countries.
Water Facts
 
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The Earth contains 366,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water. That's 366 quintillion gallons of water. Only .007% is potable. Today 7 billion of us share this precious resource. The ice on Kilimanjaro has shrunk 85% in 100 years. The Aral Sea -- once Asia's second-largest lake -- is one tenth the size it was 50 years ago. Groundwater depletion in Mexico City has made it sink 30 feet. 2 million residents now lack piped water. 1.2 billion people worldwide have no access to clean water. It's a thirsty planet. That cup of coffee this morning took 37 gallons of water to produce. That burger for lunch? 2,700 gallons! In the last century, population has tripled, water consumption has increased sixfold. But more people have a mobile phone than running water. We consume more water per capita in the U.S. (151 gallons per day) than in Europe (66 gallons per day) or Sub-Saharan Africa (5 gallons per day). Water sustains agriculture. Water sustains industry. Water sustains energy. Water sustains life. Together we can overcome our water challenges. The best minds are working on it. GE: imagination at work. http://www.ge-energy.com/solutions/ad... If you have questions or would like more information contact us: http://gewater.com/contact-us.html
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Aral Sea - sandstorms and the fight against desertification | Tomorrow Today
 
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The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth largest lake. But for decades the rivers that feed it have been diverted for irrigation. As a result, the huge body of water between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has steadily shrunk and is now only 10 percent of its original volume. What remains is a desert of sand, salt and toxic dust containing pesticides, fertilizers and industrial chemicals.Sandstorms carry the dust to surrounding regions, causing widespread desertification and health problems for the local population. Scientists are searching for ways to halt this environmental catastrophe.
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Uzbekistan - Aral Sea In Danger
 
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RR9540/B UZBEKISTAN: ARAL SEA IN DANGER (dur: 5 mins 22 secs) A major international conference has been held in Central Asia on the crisis surrounding the dying of the Aral Sea. Once the world's fourth largest lake, it has shrunk to nearly half its original size, because of a decision by Moscow decades ago to use the rivers feeding the Aral Sea for intensive irrigation. Many environmentalists see the destruction of the whole area as one of the world's worst ecological disasters and fear the water will never return. The people who have lived in the area for thousands of years have lost most of their fishing industry and are being polluted by the contaminated water. SHOWS: Aerials of Aral Sea, now a desertified wasteland; cliffs and sand dunes; one of the rivers feeding the Aral Sea; workers picking cotton; woman picking cotton; mountain of cotton; derelict boat; wasteland; deserted village; fishermen fishing; fish canning factory; women sort tins of fish; fish canning production line; village woman carrying a child on her back; village street; water pump and bucket; woman heating water on an open fire; water in pan on the fire; melons; old woman eating melon; family eating melon; contaminated soil; women in maternity hospital; pregnant woman; nurse with pregnant woman; new born baby; girl with swollen stomach in hospital ward; girl covered in bruises in hospital; close up of bruises on her knees; bruises on her arms and face; Nukus Conference Centre; delegates at the Conference on the Aral Sea; Presidents of the Republics signing a joint declaration on water sharing; artificial lake; bulldozer shoring up dam; bulldozers; rusting ship; ship stuck in the ground at the edge of the water; derelict ship's hull. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/00393f54582d4c48bb3a95bbe6c7227f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 8755 AP Archive
Earth Engine: Aral Sea, Kazakhstan
 
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For more, visit http://earthengine.google.org/ Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. With water diverted to irrigation, the inland Aral Sea has shrunk dramatically. Many areas were completely dry by 2009. Each frame of this timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the earth at 30-meter resolution. The Landsat program, managed by the USGS, has been acquiring images of the Earth's surface since 1972. Landsat provides critical scientific information about our changing planet. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Robotics Institute, Createlab
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High Lake Levels Cause Area Beaches To Shrink
 
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Mary-Therese Heintzkill, of Chicago, plays with her 1-year-old dog "Jett" at the Evanston Dog Beach on May 12, 2016. Long-term fluctuations in water levels have caused a dog beach in Evanston, as well as other beaches, to shrink. LET'S CONNECT: Chicago Tribune ► http://trib.in/1ErxACI Google+ ► http://bit.ly/1MFPEfY Twitter ► http://bit.ly/1wSjSsz Facebook ► http://on.fb.me/18Ui46X Instagram ► http://bit.ly/1xt4hKL
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Drying of the Aral Sea (1984-2012) - Aral Gölünün Qurutulması
 
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Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. With water diverted to irrigation, the inland Aral Sea has shrunk dramatically. Many areas were completely dry by 2009. Each frame of this timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the earth at 30-meter resolution. The Landsat program, managed by the USGS, has been acquiring images of the Earth's surface since 1972. Landsat provides critical scientific information about our changing planet. Google Earth Engine http://earthengine.google.org/
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Why The Aral Sea Is Shrinking
 
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"Why The Aral Sea Is Shrinking Watch more videos for more knowledge Aral Sea: The sea that dried up in 40 years - BBC ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/5N-_69cWyKo Why is the Aral Sea shrinking - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/eMx6PTu5dcw The Shrinking Aral Sea - World's Worst ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/2Pktcqx3ki4 Why The Aral Sea Is Shrinking - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/Kg6D11VcqDY A Predictable Catastrophe - the history of the Aral ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/1Kt4_wNoVZ4 Disappearance of the Aral Sea - Newsnight - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/9rxxAtuLZZo The shrinking of the Aral Sea - ""One of the planet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/dp_mlKJiwxg The Shrinking Aral Sea - Uzbekistan - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/iOfEqXI4G30 The Shrinking Aral Sea: Updated for 2015 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/5h1hasGPxDY the shrinking Aral Sea - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/ukwAjEICM88 Shocking timelapse of the shrinking Aral Sea - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/Gt4HbRqeve8 The Shrinkage of The Aral Sea - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/7shCKlM2Dtw Once-massive Aral Sea Dries Up To Almost Nothing ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/8yjc_rEhCcE Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/FzvEW1FHc60 Shrinking Aral Sea from 2000-2011 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/kRG0Nj0RsNU World of Change: the Shrinking Aral Sea - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/UZwLTJroLpE The Shrinking Aral Sea Has Been Reduced To A ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/aSLfCNHTaoI Resurrecting the Aral Sea - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/EAUyddi_5j8 The Aral Sea story - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch/Z0Pi61SyVSM Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will restore the Aral ... https://www.youtube.com/watch/4-H7u1FDWUQ"
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Destroying the planet | Video of the day
 
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For decades the rivers that fed the Aral Sea were diverted for irrigation. As a result, the world's fourth largest lake shrunk steadily. Now it is only 10 percent of its original volume and is surrounded by a desert of sand, salt and toxic dust containing pesticides, fertilizers and industrial chemicals.
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Aral Sea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Aral Sea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The Aral Sea () was an endorheic lake (one with no outflow) lying between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan autonomous region) in the south. The name roughly translates as "Sea of Islands", referring to over 1,100 islands that had dotted its waters; in the Turkic languages aral means "island, archipelago". The Aral Sea drainage basin encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Iran.Formerly the fourth-largest lake in the world with an area of 68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi), the Aral Sea has been shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 1997, it had declined to 10% of its original size, splitting into four lakes – the North Aral Sea, the eastern and western basins of the once far larger South Aral Sea, and one smaller intermediate lake. By 2009, the southeastern lake had disappeared and the southwestern lake had retreated to a thin strip at the western edge of the former southern sea; in subsequent years, occasional water flows have led to the southeastern lake sometimes being replenished to a small degree. Satellite images taken by NASA in August 2014 revealed that for the first time in modern history the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up. The eastern basin is now called the Aralkum Desert. In an ongoing effort in Kazakhstan to save and replenish the North Aral Sea, a dam project was completed in 2005; in 2008, the water level in this lake had risen by 12 m (39 ft) compared to 2003. Salinity has dropped, and fish are again found in sufficient numbers for some fishing to be viable. The maximum depth of the North Aral Sea is 42 m (138 ft) (as of 2008).The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters". The region's once-prosperous fishing industry has been essentially destroyed, bringing unemployment and economic hardship. The water from the diverted Syr Darya river is used to irrigate about 5 million acres (2 million hectares) of farmland in the Ferghana Valley. The Aral Sea region is also heavily polluted, with consequential serious public health problems. UNESCO added the historical documents concerning the development of the Aral Sea to its Memory of the World Register as a unique resource to study this "environmental tragedy".
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Pirates of a dead Sea. The ecological disaster of The Aral Sea.
 
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Pirates of a Dead Sea Pirates who plunder rusty carcasses and sell to China. The Aral Sea (loosely translated as "Sea of Islands") is a lake between Kazakhstan in the North and Uzbekistan in the South. It was once one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 square km's but has rapidly shrunk since the 1960's after the rivers that fed it were diverted for Soviet irrigation projects and to harness hydro-electric power. The Daily Telegraph in 2010 (2010-04-05) described this shrinking and subsequent consequences as "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters." Thriving fishing communities were destroyed and the local climatic impact of the severe and rapid change has led to long cold winters and hot dry summers. The area is severely polluted from Industrial waste and fertilizer run offs. And if this wasn't enough consider the horrendous consequences of the Cold War Biological Weapons facility on the island of Vorozhdenya where Tuloremia and the Bubonic Plague were produced and where hundreds of tons of Anthrax bacteria were buried in the 1980's. In 1999 live Anthrax bacteria spores that had been buried there, were discovered. Scientists warned of the spread of this lethal bacteria to the mainland by birds and animals. According to the Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic infections, all of the Anthrax burial sites were contaminated.. The Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan announced in 2006 that a consortium of oil and gas companies had signed a production agreement. The Minister said that "The Aral Sea is largely unknown, but it holds a lot of promise." He added ominously: "There is risk of course...." (Itar- Tass News Agency). In the meantime hardy desert grass begins to grow offering food for the newly introduced camels. Also the Pirates of the sand come and eke out a living collecting steel to export to China. КАТЯ ЗООПАРК 's documentary brilliantly captures the life of these inventive scavengers. The documentary is part of SEATOMORROW :vimeo.com/59211963 Director: Katerina Suvorova/Kazakhstan|AlmatyCinematographer -- Eugen Schlegel/Germany|Berlin. The first part of this documentary was titled "Pirates of the Sand" by КАТЯ ЗООПАРК (www.vimeo.com/64726850) and included in this video is the portrayal of the disastrous consequences of man messing with nature. www.telegraph.co.uk/...a/...Aral-sea-ever-return.html www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6538219.stm www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_sea www.newworldencyclopedia.org/...ex.php?title=Dead_sea www.newworldencyclopedia.org/Aralsea I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
Views: 6787 Warwick Lambert
Aral sea Dried up cause of Global Warming  सूख गया दुनिया का चौथा सबसे बडा सागर
 
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global warming this video is about how a 4th number largest sea dried in 50 years this is because global warming lots of tragedies are happening jus because of global warming Aral sea is direct example of it. When Soviet Union made a Project plan for the water of Aral sea they just diverted the rivers which watering to Aral Sea and then started the dried story of Aral Sea We have to understand about Global Warming. How much we are paying for the pollution?We have just to take action about it, Otherwise our Planet is not safe to live earlier. Since 2006, the Aral sea -- the formerly huge body of water between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan -- has shrunk dramatically.  According to NationalGeographic.com, the eastern part has lost a whopping 80 percent of its water in the short time.  The Aral Sea, before and after (UH.edu) In addition, over the past three decades 60 percent of the water in the lake has disappeared, because farmers back in the 1960s changed the course of two rivers that were flowing into it in order to water crops.  First the sea split into two lakes: the Large Aral Sea and the Small Aral Sea. By 2000, the Large Aral Sea had split again into two bodies. The salt concentration in the water became much higher, and the local fishing industry could no longer survive.  Experts say the southernmost part of the lake could soon disappear forever. please check out my other videos- 1 zika virus https://youtu.be/Qq8weapgPDA 2 magical mooving land real https://youtu.be/LRj3VdzD4k4 3 best inspirational story for students https://youtu.be/9RftH11RYIM 4 aral sea dried up https://youtu.be/5fzXPNpKx74 5 get attension back of your child in study https://youtu.be/mJwbMdJRzWw
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Aral Sea
 
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Irrigation draining the Aral Sea
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Uzbekistan: A 3-Day Aral Sea Tour
 
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#Uzbekistan: A 3-Day #Aral Sea Tour 🐸. Full blog post on our Aral Sea Tour here: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/aral-sea/off-the-beaten-path-uzbekistan-a-3-day-aral-sea-tour During our three days trip across the #AralSea region, we saw the impact of the shrinking Aral Sea, abandoned Russian settlements, ancient #SilkRoad caravanserai, Moynaq ship cemetery, and more. We learned so much about the history of the old Khorezm empire and the new modern #Karakalpakstan, thanks to our partner during this tour: Advantour, a Tour Operator Specialist for Uzbekistan and Central Asia travels. LIKE THIS VIDEO ## Would love a Like and a Comment if you enjoyed our video READ OUR BLOG POST ## 🇺🇸 https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/aral-sea/off-the-beaten-path-uzbekistan-a-3-day-aral-sea-tour 🇫🇷 https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/mer-aral/circuit-ouzbekistan-3-jours-mer-aral SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL ## 🐸. https://goo.gl/tQbjMP FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES ## 🐸. OUR BLOG: http://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/ 🐸. OUR WORLD TRIP: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/world-trip/ze-wandering-frogs-to-travel-around-the-world 🐸. INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/zewanderingfrogs/ 🐸. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZeWanderingFrogs 🐸. TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ZWanderingFrogs 🐸. PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/ZWanderingFrogs 🐸. FRENCH: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/fr/ #adventuretravel #itinerary #roadtrips #scenic #culture #history #sponsored #partnership #roadtrip #itineraries ## Aral Sea Tour Partner: Advantour, Uzbekistan and Central Asia www.Advantour.com https://www.youtube.com/user/advantourcom ## Music Credits: Traditional Bukhara Music By Safo Toshev Payraviy Guesthouse, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Land sinking as Dead Sea shrinks
 
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The Dead Sea in Jordan is shrinking at an alarming rate - a development that has led to the creation of some 3,000 sinkholes along the sea's coasts. The sea has shrunk by a third since the 1960s when its major water source - the River Jordan - was diverted for upstream projects in Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. But for many people, the projects have backfired and the farmers who work near the sea say the once verdant and fertile land has become increasingly barren. Al Jazeera's Nisreen el Shamayleh reports from the village of Ghor Al Haditha. [February 3, 2010]
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The evaporating Mediterranean Sea | BBC
 
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Six million years ago the continents of Africa and Europe collided to close the Strait of Gibralter. Starved of water, the Mediterranean Sea evaporated to form a vast desert. The legacy of this vanished ocean? A million years' worth of salt deposited in mines half a kilimetre beneath the island of Sicily. Extraordinary footage taken from the ground-breaking BBC series Earth: The Power of the Planet. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcearth
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Salton Sea shrinks; restoration funds not spent
 
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Salton Sea shrinks; restoration funds not spent
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Part 1 -  Curious on Caspian Sea
 
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This is really a very boring video if you are not totally bored and need something to do. I'm watching an old map of Asia and compaire it to the images on Google Earth. In this part I look closer to the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea, which used to be connected. Lately the Aral Sea has shrunk quite alot.
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Satellite photos show one of the world's largest lakes disappearing
 
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Satellite images from NASA show that over the last 14 years, one of the world's largest inland bodies of water, the Aral Sea in Central Asia, has almost completely dried up and disappeared.The Aral Sea -- once the fourth-largest lake in the world -- has been shrinking since the 1960s, when the Soviet Union began diverting its waters to irrigate surrounding areas and transform the deserts of Kazakhstan, Uzbekisan and Turkmenistan into crop land. The changes are dramatically documented in a series of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite.By2000, when this sequence of satellite photos begins, a large portion of the sea had already been drained. Instead of a single large body of water, there were now two smaller ones: the Northern and Southern Aral Seas. The Southern Aral Sea shrunk further into two lobes connected by narrow channels at the top and bottom. In ensuing years, the lobes get smaller and smaller. A drought from 2005 to 2009 accelerated the changes, NASA says. Also in 2005, Kazakhstan completed a dam project aimed at shoring up water supplies in the Northern Aral Sea at the expense of the southern portion. The most recent photo, from August 2014, shows just a thin sliver of water remaining on its western edge.The loss of the once-great body of water has devastated the fishing communities that used to flourish along its banks. The sea's disappearance left behind dry, salty sand and dust, which have degraded nearby farmland and caused respiratory illness in local residents. According to NASA, the loss of the water's moderating influence has also led to more extreme temperatures in the region, making winters colder and summers hotter and drier.
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GLOBALIZATION - Shrinking World As Seen By Students in 2006
 
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2006 Cabrini College student project about how globalization is affecting the world.
Views: 53 Cathy Yungmann
White Gold - The True Cost Of Cotton
 
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Fashion Victims? Up to one third of Uzbekistan's workforce is made to labour on cotton farms; denied ownership of the land they work, and forced to labour without reasonable wages they are unable to opt out of cotton cultivation -- those who try are subject to violence, imprisonment and intimidation. Tens of thousands of children are forced to pick the cotton harvest each year. Crucially, the suffering caused by this industry comes at the hands of the government. It is the Uzbek state, not the country's mafia that instigates the abuses connected to the production and sale of cotton turning its people in to a slave nation. For more information please visit www.ejfoundation.org The Environmental Justice Foundation is leading an international campaign to end human rights and environmental abuses in cotton production, and to promote organic and fairly traded cotton. In Uzbekistan, tens of thousands of children, some as young as seven, are taken out of school and forced to work in the cotton fields for little or no money during the harvest. The period can last up to three months, during which older children live in dormitories or classrooms under harsh conditions. The combined effect of exhausting work, a poor diet, lack of clean water and exposure to toxic pesticides has a dramatic impact on health. The cotton industry has also caused an ecological disaster. The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth largest inland lake, providing the region with fish and water, has shrunk to 15% of its original size. The salinity of water and soil has increased, and as desperate farmers apply more water to their fields, they exacerbate the problem. This leads to infertile soil and areas of salty desert contaminated with pesticide residues.
The Salton Sea Is Shrinking And Exposing Toxic Dust | AJ+ Docs
 
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Watch Our Latest Documentaries: http://ajplus.co/ajplusdocsnew California’s Salton Sea is disappearing, which could endanger wildlife and cause a public health disaster. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Iran face biggest environment disaster with drying of Orumyeh Lake
 
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The lake of the town of Rezayeh (Oroumyeh) , Urmiah lake (Oroumieh Lake, Lake Urmia) is turning into salt and will die .Orumieh Lake is the world's third largest salt water lake and the largest in Iran . The lake was a popular destination of migrating flamingos, pelicans and gulls. It was also popular with tourists with hotels and resorts lining its shore which will disappear if noting is done .
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Shrink Shrunk Shrank
 
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The Dead Sea story with Noam Bedein: Documenting a shrinking marvel of the lowest place on Earth
 
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The Dead Sea story with Noam Bedein: Documenting a shrinking marvel of the lowest place on Earth
Views: 568 i24NEWS
Iran battles to save shrinking saltwater lake
 
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Iran's largest saltwater lake has shrunk to less than 20 percent of its original size and experts are looking for ways to stop it from disappearing. Experts believe that Lake Urumiyeh is shrinking due to climate change, expanded irrigation for surrounding farmlands and the construction of dams on feeder rivers. The world's third largest salt lake-- famous in the past as a tourist spot, could disappear completely within two years, unless prompt action is taken. The Iranian government has promised to save the lake from disappearing. Experts from Iran and around the world have come together to discuss the best options available to reverse the disastrous trend. Raising public awareness, encouraging farmers to abandon wasteful irrigation practices from sources feeding the lake and growing crops that consume less water are among plans pursued by the government to help stop the lake from drying up.
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Uzbekistan Waste to Energy
 
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Mr. Riccardo Bellassai represents the company Hafner Waste to Energy in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has rich and diverse natural environment. However, decades of questionable Soviet policies in pursuit of greater cotton production have resulted in a catastrophic scenario with the agricultural industry being the main contributor to the pollution and devastation of both air and water in the country.[12] The Aral Sea used to be the fourth-largest inland sea on Earth, acting as an influencing factor in the air moisture and arid land use. Since the 1960s, the decade when the misuse of the Aral Sea water began, it has shrunk to less than 50% of its former area and decreased in volume threefold. Reliable, or even approximate data, has not been collected, stored or provided by any organization or official agency. Much of the water was and continues to be used for the irrigation of cotton fields, a crop requiring a large amount of water to grow. The question of who is responsible for the crisis remains open: the Soviet scientists and politicians who directed the distribution of water during the 1960s, or the post-Soviet politicians who did not allocate sufficient funding for the building of dams and irrigation systems.Due to the Aral Sea problem, high salinity and contamination of the soil with heavy elements are especially widespread in Karakalpakstan, the region of Uzbekistan adjacent to the Aral Sea. The bulk of the nation's water resources is used for farming, which accounts for nearly 84% of the water usage and contributes to high soil salinity. Heavy use of pesticides and fertilizers for cotton growing further aggravates soil pollution. The Hafner have the best Solution ,for resolve all problems by the Wasteproblematic. Please contact Mr. Riccardo Bellassai .
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Fishermen on Lake Chad face precarious existence
 
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Lake Chad has shrunk by 90 percent in the last 25 years. And as its depth has fallen from more than 160 metres to less than 10, new islands have begun to emerge, attracting families from the scorched lands of the Sahel. Duration: 02:52.
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Effect of Global Warming Whole Ocean Vanished
 
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In 2004, the Aral Sea's surface area was only 17,160 km2 (6,630 sq mi), 25% of its original size, and a nearly five-fold increase in salinity had killed most of its natural flora and fauna. By 2007, the sea's area had further shrunk to 10% of its original size, and the salinity of the remains of the South Aral had increased to levels in excess of 100 g/l.[4] (By comparison, the salinity of ordinary seawater is typically around 35 g/l; the Dead Sea's salinity varies between 300 and 350 g/l.) The decline of the North Aral has now been partially reversed following construction of a dam (see below), but the remnants of the South Aral continue to disappear and its drastic shrinkage has created the Aralkum, a desert on the former lake bed. The inflow of groundwater into the South Aral Sea will probably not in itself be able to stop the desiccation, especially without a change in irrigation practices. This inflow of about 4 km3 (0.96 cu mi) per year is larger than previously estimated. The groundwater originates in the Pamirs and Tian Shan Mountains and finds its way through geological layers to a fracture zone at the bottom of the Aral.
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Dying lake a major issue in Iran
 
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Lake Oroumieh in north-western Iran, which is one of the biggest saltwater lakes on Earth, has shrunk more than 80% to 1,000 square kilometres, mainly because of climate change, expanded irrigation for surrounding farms, and the damming of rivers that feed the body of water. It's feared the lake could completely disappear within two years if nothing is done. For more news stories visit: http://www.twnd.in/ Connect with us on Social platform at: http://www.facebook.com/theworldnewsdigest Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/fairfest
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Keely and Selena Shrink Help!!
 
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Keely and Selena give Hattie some phsyciatric help. Sorry about our butts!lol
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Russian Baikal Lake Shrinking: Water level in Siberian lake falls to lowest point
 
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In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 830 UKRAINE TODAY
Shrinking Characters Episode 1
 
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2009 Webby Award winner Shrinking Characters follows a therapist Helga Knull- with unusual clients from both the fictional and also non-fictional world. The premier episode, The Witch One, shows the Wicked Witch coming in for a therapy session.
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Central Asian (Silk Road) Countries 2018  Part 1
 
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☞☛ https://www.youtube.com/user/nurettinodunya/playlists Welcome to my travelchannel.On my channel you can find more than 1000 films of almost 80 countries. See the playlist on my youtube channel.Enjoy! Turkestan: Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is also colloquially referred to as "the stans" as the countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of".Central Asia has a population of about 70 million, consisting of five republics: Kazakhstan (pop. 18 million), Kyrgyzstan (6 million), Tajikistan (9 million), Turkmenistan (6 million), and Uzbekistan (31 million). Afghanistan (pop. 35 million), which is a part of South Asia, is also sometimes included in Central Asia,Central Asia has historically been closely tied to its nomadic peoples and the Silk Road. It has acted as a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe, Western Asia, South Asia, and East Asia. The Silk Road connected Muslim lands with the people of Europe, India, and China. This crossroads position has intensified the conflict between tribalism and traditionalism and modernization.In pre-Islamic and early Islamic times, Central Asia was predominantly Iranian, populated by Eastern Iranian-speaking Bactrians, Sogdians, Chorasmians and the semi-nomadic Scythians and Parthians. After expansion by Turkic peoples, Central Asia also became the homeland for the Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tatars, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, and Uyghurs; Turkic languages largely replaced the Iranian languages spoken in the area.From the mid-19th century until almost the end of the 20th century, most of Central Asia was part of the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union, both Slavic-majority countries, and the five former Soviet "-stans" are still home to about 7 million ethnic Russians and 500,000 Ukrainians. Geography: Central Asia is an extremely large region of varied geography, including high passes and mountains (Tian Shan), vast deserts (Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan), and especially treeless, grassy steppes. The vast steppe areas of Central Asia are considered together with the steppes of Eastern Europe as a homogeneous geographical zone known as the Eurasian Steppe. Much of the land of Central Asia is too dry or too rugged for farming. The Gobi desert extends from the foot of the Pamirs, 77° E, to the Great Khingan (Da Hinggan) Mountains, 116°–118° E. Central Asia has the following geographic extremes: The world's northernmost desert (sand dunes), at Buurug Deliin Els, Mongolia, 50°18′ N. The Northern Hemisphere's southernmost permafrost, at Erdenetsogt sum, Mongolia, 46°17′ N. The world's shortest distance between non-frozen desert and permafrost: 770 km (480 mi). The Eurasian pole of inaccessibility. A majority of the people earn a living by herding livestock. Industrial activity centers in the region's cities. Major rivers of the region include the Amu Darya, the Syr Darya, Irtysh, the Hari River and the Murghab River. Major bodies of water include the Aral Sea and Lake Balkhash, both of which are part of the huge west-central Asian endorheic basin that also includes the Caspian Sea. Both of these bodies of water have shrunk significantly in recent decades due to diversion of water from rivers that feed them for irrigation and industrial purposes. Water is an extremely valuable resource in arid Central Asia and can lead to rather significant international disputes.Wikipedia
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Топик Ecological problems of Kazakhstan экологические проблемы Казахстана экология ecology
 
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Данный урок прямо или косвенно связан со следующими тематиками The environment of Kazakhstan started to suffer seriously during the Soviet period. It’s partly because of ecological mismanagement of the Soviet Union. The Soviet government conducted almost 70 percent of all of its nuclear testing in Kazakhstan (between 1949 and 1991) , mainly in the north-eastern area. Another problem is the Aral Sea, which is split in half between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Aral Sea, what is surprising, has shrunk to less than half its former size since the early 1960 Kazakhstan also faces a big problem of urban pollution, mostly in its eastern cities, because of the harmful emissions … ************************************************************ 1.Также смотрите наиважнейшие плейлисты проекта каналов English Galaxy: 1) ОРАНЖЕВЫЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ - АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДО АВТОМАТИЗМА (с 0 до Advanced) – ПОЛНЫЙ КУРС (это абсолютный хит, самый востребованный курс – для всех уровней) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6SPjEPomaustGSgYNsn3V62BTQeH85X 2) СИНИЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ - ПРАКТИЧЕСКАЯ ГРАММАТИКА АНГЛИЙСКОГО ЯЗЫКА с НУЛЯ (экспресс курс для всех уровней) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3KDFIV9zTkzKyHAKHhZSIWfRZwY6UBNX 3) ЗОЛОТОЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ – БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ РЕПЕТИТОР (английский с нуля) (самый легкий курс для начинающих с самого нуля, очень эффективен) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTj1fjYSNC_rtCsA7tpZ-uQ3QH50E8HxW 4) ЗЕЛЕНЫЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ – АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДО ПОЛНОГО АВТОМАТИЗМА (английский для начинающих) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcmoTwMF9KeaGJEsIA3fA5ffFTYbLyUS- (подробный плейлист с самого начала, очень хорошую базу дает, английский для начинающих) Все плейлисты друг друга дополняют и рекомендация смотреть разные плейлисты чтобы лучше закрепить материал, также удобно их включать фоном как закрепление. По возрастанию сложности плейлисты: 1.золотой 2.зелёный 3.оранжевый (1-ая часть) 4.синий (1-ая часть) 5.синий (2-ая часть) и оранжевый (2-ая часть) Многие начинают с оранжевого и как дополнительную практику используют другие плейлисты чтобы было легче дальше. В дополнение к оранжевому: полегче – золотой, зеленый. Посложнее – синий. Рекомендация – смотреть разные плейлисты как дополнение. 5) ENGLISH PROFESSIONALLY – международный канал только на английском языке https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdF4GdqtKIHgc3GvSUwH7Q Для удобства ЦЕРКОВНО-СЛАВЯНСКИЙ ЯЗЫК (чтение и другие темы) на отдельном канале – ПСАЛМОЛЮБИЕ. СВЯТЫЕ И МОЛИТВА. ПРАВОСЛАВИЕ: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50kgJr-zn5L6d2xuxa0y8w Группы в соц сетях: https://vk.com/englishgalaxyru https://www.facebook.com/itsenglishgalaxy/
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Colorado river Drying up!
 
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Who pulled out the plug? The 'bathtub ring' on the banks of the Colorado river that's thousands of miles long Eleven of the past 14 years have been droughts for Lake Powell reservoir Reservoir at Arizona-Utah border is 45 per cent below 'full pool' capacity Lake will drop even further as it gives water to Hoover Dam's Lake Mead. A drought in the western United States has left water levels in the Colorado River basin far below their normal levels. Lake Powell, a reservoir at the Arizona-Utah border, is 45 per cent below its capacity, and the lack of water has left a 'bathtub ring' at the bottom of its majestic rock formations. The lake, from which the Colorado eventually snakes through Grand Canyon National Park, has lost 4.4 trillion gallons of water in a recent drought. The river's basin has been experiencing the drought for eleven of the last 14 years, shrinking a reservoir that was one-fourth the size of Rhode Island when it was at 'full pool', according to National Geographic. The Colorado provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California, the last of which has seen large areas in 'extreme' and 'exceptional' drought levels and is trying to restrict how much water residents use. Seven states and 40million people get water from different parts of the river's basin, which extends into the southern reaches of Wyoming. Many climate scientists think that the Southwest is also due for a megadrought this century that would far outlast the current phenomenon. Lake Mead, the reservoir next to Hoover Dam, shrunk to 39 per cent of its capacity last year and was at its lowest level since the dam was built in the 1930s. To help the other reserve keep a steady supply, Lake Powell will release 8.23 million acre-feet (2.68 trillion gallons) downstream over the course of this year. The release is estimated to lower the water level at Powell, the second largest reservoir in the country behind Mead, by another meter. It is in danger of seeing its surface elevation fall below 1,075 feet above sea level by September, which would be the lowest level on record, set in 2005, and increase the size of its bleached white ring. Minerals in the water turn the walls of the sandstone canyons white, according to the Weather Channel. eption, at least so far. First off the mark was Britain. The Cameron government embraced the AIIB in exchange for the right to become the European clearing house for Chinese yuan. Within days, France, Germany and Italy had become founding members. The carrot in their case was the promise they could help write the new bank’s lending rules. Joining South Korea in the stampede, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott submitted Canberra’s application Sunday, just beating the March 31 deadline for charter members to sign up.
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