ecological disaster

Aral Sea Has Partially Healed

August 25, 2008 / No Comments

For the last few decades, the Aral Sea in Central Asia suffered of what the Russians did, back in the 50s. They diverted the two tributary rivers into irrigation for cotton and rice crops and caused what scientists called an irreversible environmental disaster. Aral Sea Nowdays (Google Maps) The smaller bodies of water became much saltier destroying the fishing industry ...