Learning to Live Without a Sea

Kozlova, Marina
October 2006
Transitions Online;10/1/2006, p3
The article focuses on the efforts of the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to restore and save the Aral Sea. While Kazakhstan is trying to refill part of the sea and partially restore its devastated ecology, Uzbekistan is learning to live without the sea by transforming its bed into a cleaner and greener, or at least less poisonous, place. In less than 40 years, the Aral has shrunk into two salt lakes. It has lost three-fourths of its surface area and 90% of its volume since the 1960s.


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