Monday, April 05, 2010

Aral Sea - one of world's greatest environmental disasters ..

Fifty years back the fourth largest inland sea in the world, after Caspian Sea, Lake superior and Lake Victoria, the environemntal diaster is beyond words..

From 67000 sq km it has shrunk to less than 30,000 sq km, mainly in the South region where uzbekhistan uses the water from its feeder rivers for irrigating its cotton crops and thus depriving the lake of its water resources.

http://envis.maharashtra.gov.in/envis_data/?q=24June08_National

But there is some hope as this video says .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAUyddi_5j8

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