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06-21-2024
The shrinking Aral Sea: An environmental disaster
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Aral Sea, captured by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station while orbiting over Kazakhstan.  Although it is referred to as a sea, the Aral Sea is technically an endorheic lake that straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, receiving water from the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers.  Severe desertification of the Aral Sea Over the last six decades, extensive diversion of these rivers for agricultural irrigation has dramatically reduced the lake's...
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