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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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Straddling the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest saline lake in the world, an inland sea of 66,000 square kilometres. But in 1950, the Soviets diverted the two rivers that fed it in order to irrigate fields and grow cotton. Little by little, the Aral Sea dried up, ruining thousands of livelihoods. Since the construction of a dam in 2005, the water is slowly beginning to rise, and with it residents' hopes. FRANCE 24 went to meet them. http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/20373 Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
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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 Aral Sea was the world’s fourth largest lake, but also the site of one of its worst man-made disasters. In the 1960s, a massive irrigation project diverted its water elsewhere, causing the lake to shrink and eventually dry up. But in recent years, thanks to large-scale restoration projects, its northern part has sprung back to life. Michal Bardavid visited the town of Aralsk, and found out that as water slowly fills the lake once again, hopes are seeping into the hearts of residents living in this thriving fishing community. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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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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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 Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. Fed primarily by snowmelt and precipitation flowing down from faraway mountains, it was a temperate oasis in an arid region. But in the 1960s, the Soviet Union diverted two major rivers to irrigate farmland, cutting off the inland sea from its source. The Aral Sea has been slowly disappearing ever since. These images show how the Aral Sea and its surrounding landscape has changed over the past few decades. For more details about these images, read the full stories here: + World of Change: Padma River https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/aral_sea.php + The Aral Sea, Before the Streams Ran Dry https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/77193/the-aral-sea-before-the-streams-ran-dry +North Aral Sea Recovery https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/7645/north-aral-sea-recovery +The Aral Sea Loses Its Eastern Lobe https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/84437/the-aral-sea-loses-its-eastern-lobe +New Water in the Aral Sea https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/90857/new-water-in-the-aral-sea +Shrinking Aral Sea https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010862/index.html Producer: Kasha Patel Images by: Jesse Allen, Lauren Dauphin, Robert Simmon, and Joshua Stevens, Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
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The Salton Sea is the largest body of water in California, home to the second most diverse group of birds in America and it exists by accident. Another great video on the Salton Sea: https://youtu.be/otIU6Py4K_A I used archive from this video. Music by Kevin MacLeod, www.incompetech.com ‘Mirage’, ‘Hyperfun’, ‘Marty Gots a Plan’, ‘Past the Edge’
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Humans killed the world's 4th largest lake, but now it's coming back to life Don't miss the next upload: http://bit.ly/2BbL09Y Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsZinc Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/This_Is_Zinc __ About Zinc: Since April 2016, Zinc has been challenging misinformation and prejudice, showcasing inspirational people and projects from around the world and inspiring positive social change. Zinc is an independent project by Breakthrough Media (www.breakthroughmedia.org), the UK’s leading social-change communications agency. With offices around the world, Breakthrough builds award-winning campaigns that tackle some of the world’s toughest social issues, helping their clients counter misinformation, prevent violent extremism, promote democracy and protect the environment. Change starts here. __ For general enquiries, please contact: [email protected] For partnership enquiries, please contact: [email protected]
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The 4th Largest Lake In The World Is DRYING UP! Aral Sea is Shrinking! Links - 1) https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/videos/shrinking-aral-sea NASA images 2) Thumbnail image - aral sea drying NASA images.jpg data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxMSEhUTExMVFh 3) Music -Golet's slaves - Filmora music Ambient Ambulance by Jingle Punks, Marianas, Youtube Audio Library -- Please Support: The Real MLordandGod https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHg2... -- Life Health Today (Youtube Channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuyZ... 1) PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/mlordandgod 2) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mlordandgod2/ 3) TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mlordandgod 4) D-Tube: https://d.tube/#!/c/truthseekernews 5) DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/Truth_See... http://truthfeednews.com. 6) DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/MLordAndGod
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Once the world's fourth largest lake, Central Asia's Aral Sea is now famous for other reasons. With 90 percent of its water lost through Soviet Union irrigation projects, it's now little more than an environmental catastrophe. And as RT's Lindsay France reports, the sea's demise also poses a serious threat to people's health. RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com
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The Aral Sea basin includes parts of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Usbekistan. The clip show where of the waters of the amu Darya and Syr Darya originate, where they flow to and what problems exist in that part of the world
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Kazakhstan's Aral Sea was once the world's fourth largest lake, a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. It was also home to bustling fishing ports such as Aralsk. But starting in the 1960s, massive agricultural expansion saw much of the water from the two rivers that feed the lake diverted into thousands of canals to irrigate crops. This caused the Aral Sea to shrink by 70% and split into two. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Decades ago an agricultural bid to boost the Soviet economy nearly destroyed Central Asia's great Aral Sea. Now, there is an even more ambitious plan underway to reverse one of the world's worst man-made environmental disasters. In Kazakhstan, I reported on attempts to bring this dying lake back from the brink.
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The Aral sea covered a huge territory in Central Asia lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Once, an abundant and waving sea, nowadays is shrinking year by year. Moynoq was formerly a sea port, and now the local people remember it with huge waves and the ships floating there. Once the life of Moynoq habitats was closely connected with the Aral sea. Most people still remember the taste of delicious sea food. The flora and fauna was very rich and unique. Interview. Genjenezer Sobirov. Candidate of biological science Since 1963 the level of the Amudarya flowing to the Aral sea has started to recede. The Syrdarya river also went down as a tributary. Reaching to the 70ies and 80ies of the last century the Aral shrank to 10-13 meters. As a result of drying the sand emerged on the seabed. Consequently, sand and poisonous dust storms once picked by strong winds rose and polluted surrounding areas. Thus, the soil fertility has radically decreased. The harmful and polluted sand even reached the town of Moynoq. This time the film crew sets off to Karakalpakstan, one of the ancient and mysterious regions of Uzbekistan. The group plans to visit Moynoq, the lakes by the sea and to film the flora and fauna of this terrain. Besides, they are going to study some archaeological sites in Ustyurt. Then the crew also wants to go to lake Sudochye and to film a huge flock of flamingo. But they change their mind as it rains from time to time. It is quite difficult to move by the sea shore after the rain. Even the cross-country vehicle may get stuck in wide desert. That’s why the film crew follow Vadim Yagodin’s advice. He is an archaeologist of the Science Academy of Uzbekistan. As an expert, he knows the Aral surroundings, the nature and climate, the flora and fauna very well. So this time he becomes a guide for the group during the expedition to Karakalpakstan. Some of the crew members have never been to Aral sea. So this trip will leave unusual impressions and unforgettable memories. The film group start for Moynoq having these thoughts in mind. The town has left behind and the vast and immense plains appear in the front view. The flora is rich and unique as trees surviving in quite challenging climate grow only around the zone of the Aral sea. On their way the crew sees small bushes and some places with lots of trees. They stop for a while watching the nature – so mysterious and fascinating. But they don’t think to meet a jackal by the road. The wild animal, suddenly appear, sees the strangers quickly disappears. At last the film crew reach the town of Moynoq. Having entered the town they get off the cars by the lake and have a little rest. In fact this lake is not big but it quite alluring. Everyone enjoys seeing the birds flying over the lake after a long and tiring trip. It’s quite delightful to notice the seagulls diving into the water and catching fish. Usually the cameramen try to snap such moments immediately. They don’t want to miss the beautiful scenes. Therefore the cameraman is not bothered and is switching all his talent.The ship standing in the central street of Moynoq reminds that the life of local people was closely connected with the sea. Passing this street one can get to the dried shore of the Aral sea. The group climb up to the hill near the old port. The local call this place “tiger’s tail” for its look. They watch the nature staying on a hill which was once a peninsula. It is hard to believe this very place used to be a port. The port was deserted and abandoned as the sea started shrink away. Now these ships are gathered near Moynoq. The lake surroundings has the original and stunning view. The boats on the shore and the birds flying and swimming in the lake instinctively remind the pictures by Matevoyan and Madgazin displayed in the museum. So, it gets clear why the painters became the admirers of this fascinating and charming landscape. The beautiful nature inspired the painters also makes us fervent. So, the group cameraman tries to capture enchanting scenery of Mother nature.
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Aral Sea time lapse Aral Sea shrinking timelapse, 33 year evolution of the Aral sea dying out - satellite timelapse Don't click this link! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHoPoCsxxeMBDH_r5UfbqVQ?sub_confirmation=1 This timelapse shows the changes of the driying Aral sea in Russia If you have any suggestions to cover phenomena visible from space pls let me know. Aral Sea Basin, Aral Sea, Timelapse, Aral, Aralsea, Arallake, Lake, Aral Lake, Aral sea disaster, Aral sea 2018, The Aral Sea Crisis, shrinking, aral sea 2018, аральское море All the images are from Google Earth
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In October 1990 Western scientists confirmed the virtual disappearance of the Aral Sea in Soviet Central Asia, formerly the fourth largest inland sea in the world. The loss of sea water was the result of 60 years of intensive agriculture and pollution by the Soviet authorities. It is considered the biggest manmade loss of water in recorded history. The surrounding areas were devastated. Local fisherman watched as the shore gradually receded and fish stocks ran out. Local children fell victim to respiratory illnesses. Professor Denys Brunsden, of London's King's College, was one of the first Western scientists to visit the Aral Sea in 1990. He spoke to Witness about the environmental devastation that he saw.
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The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the greatest environmental disasters in history. Between 1954 and 1960, the government of the former Soviet Union ordered the construction of a 500 km-long canal that would take a third of the water from the Amu Darya River for an immense area of irrigated land in order to grow cotton in the region. The increasing need for water, due to bad transport management and a lack of foresight and efficiency in land irrigation, meant that more water had to be diverted from rivers flowing into the Aral Sea. As a result, in the eighties, the water reaching the port was as little as 10% of the amount in 1960, and the Aral Sea began to dry up. Consequently, the Aral Sea currently occupies half of its original surface area and its volume has decreased by a quarter, 95% of the nearby reservoirs and wetlands have become deserts and more than 50 lakes from deltas with a surface area of 60,000 hectares have dried up. In terms of climate, this process has eliminated the area’s environmental shock absorbing capacity, making winters and summers harsher, with a subsequent increase in severe droughts. The wind has displaced tons of the saline sand that was originally at the bottom of the dried-up area to a distance of up to 200 km, which has drastically exacerbated the situation. Added to this, fertilisers and pesticides were used indiscriminately, polluting the air and groundwater. The Soviet goal to have saline water at four times the limit recommended by the WHO reduced the groundwater level from 53 to 36 metres, which in turn caused serious problems with the supply of drinking water. The consequences for the health of the population have also been extremely serious. The region has the highest infant mortality rates in all of the former Soviet Union. Chronic bronchitis has increased by 3000% and arthritis by 6000%. In the Uzbek region of Karakalpakstan, anaemia is epidemic among women and 97% of them have haemoglobin levels lower than the 110 grams per litre of blood established by the WHO. Experts point out that this is caused by the consumption of stagnant water containing zinc and magnesium. In the same zone of Uzbekistan, liver cancer increased by 200% from 1981 to 1987, throat cancer by 25% and infant mortality by 20%. Also, cases of hepatitis, respiratory disease, eye-related illness and intestinal infection in the region are seven times higher than in 1960. All of this occurred in a relatively short period of time and the most shocking thing is that it happened with an almost total lack of international awareness. In 2003, satellite pictures from NASA demonstrated the full scale of the disaster and what many scientists had already announced. World opinion is now mobilising and we are beginning to find out the full extent of the current human disaster. In January 1994, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan signed an agreement pledging 1% of their budgets to contribute to the recovery of the sea; however, cooperation among these countries has been minimal. Currently, the northern zone of the Aral Sea is recovering slightly as a result of the construction of the Kokaral dam by the Kazak Government to retain water that would normally ﬂow into Uzbek territorial waters. more information at www.wearewater.org
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It is Central Asia's second largest lake and home to more than three million people, but Kazakhstan's Lake Balkash is under threat. The desert-locked sea is shrinking due to over-irrigation, caused in part by industrial neighbours such as China. Many are concerned it could suffer the same fate as the Aral Sea, and eventually disappear. Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker travelled with a team of scientists to Lake Balkhash - to find out why history could be about to repeat itself.
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SouthEast Asian Water And Power Alliance as envisaged by Thone Siharath, one of a big project to use abundance of water in Laos for mass food production that will feed real physical economy, greening the deserts, completely transform the land potential in South Asia. For that, Global Glass-Steagall, Public Credit system to fund humankind beneficial Mega project typified by this report around the planet and including Global Interest Free, Fix Exchange Rates system must be in place.
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The Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth largest lake, has almost disappeared in just 40 years. Situated between southern Kazakhstan and northern Uzbekistan, this salt lake was dealt a devastating blow in the mid 20th century when the soviet government controlled this region. In an effort to create farmland by irrigating the surrounding desert regions, the soviets diverted two vital rivers that fed into the Aral Sea, but diverting these rivers deprived the lake of crucial water sources. The area’s once-thriving fishing communities watched as their livelihood dried up. A few years into the 21st century, just 10% of the sea remained. Today entire generations have no recollection of its former glory but there is hope. In 2005 the World Bank funded the construction of new dams, in an effort to save the lake. Thanks to this work, a small section of the sea has returned, and fishermen are once again able to bring in catches - albeit much smaller quantities. Despite this progress, there’s still a long way to go to transform what is still largely a desolate ship graveyard. Subscribe to Getty Images TV on YouTube: http://gtty.im/2r0Jgyx Like @gettyimages on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gettyimages Follow @gettyimages on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gettyimages Follow @gettyimages on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/gettyimages Check out more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4CvlC9Su53xwWDJ5P6WqA
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I did this for a final project in my international relations class. I'm quite interested in Central Asia and the Aral Sea region, so I did this to teach people a little bit about what's happened there in the past 50 years. This story really shows how much of an impact humans can have on the environment in a very short time. It's an important story to tell, but I've found that few people really know what's going on. Imagine if what North America would be like if both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario disappeared. Well, that's the amount of water that the Aral Sea has lost. To learn more about the Aral Sea and current efforts to bring it back: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea http://visearth.ucsd.edu/VisE_Int/aralsea/index.html http://earthshots.usgs.gov/Aral/Aral http://unimaps.com/aral-sea/index.html http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/2270081.html The music is: "The Iron Sea," by Keane (awesome band with beautiful music- go buy their stuff asap!) Sorry about the font, btw. It turned out really shitty when I converted the video. Someday I'll get better ar video making.
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The Aral Sea, located between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, was once the fourth-largest lake in the world, but has diminished since. Al Jazeera travelled to Kazakhstan and found a faint glimmer of hope on the horizon. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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A wonderful trip from the high mountains of the Tien Shan and Pamir to 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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In the 1960s, the Soviet Union undertook major water diversion projects on the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers, capturing water that once fed into the Aral Sea. Irrigation projects made the desert bloom, but they spelled doom for the natural freshwater lake. As the Aral Sea dried up, fisheries collapsed, as did the communities that depended on them. The remaining water supply became increasingly salty and polluted with runoff from agricultural plots. Dust blowing from the exposed lakebed eventually degraded the soils, forcing further water diversion efforts to revive them. On a larger scale, loss of the Aral Sea's water influenced regional climate, making the winters even colder and the summers much hotter. Fifty years later, the lake is virtually gone. View the dramatic changes that took place over decades Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center More Information at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor ( Subscribe to BBC News 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. Explorer/adventurer George Kourounis visits the Aral Sea in western Uzbekistan where wasteful irrigation practices by the former Soviet Union have drained most. Subscribe to BBC News The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is one of the worlds greatest man-made disasters. In Kazakhstan, with the help of the World.
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The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia. In recently released images, NASA's Earth Observatory shows the extent of the lake's recession over the past 14 years. The damage reached its peak this year, when the eastern lobe of the South Aral Sea -- which actually was the center of the original lake -- dried up completely. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_asia/~3/cOkmcaAz5Ow/index.html http://www.wochit.com
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The shrinking of the Aral Sea -- a man-made environmental disaster that started in the 1960s -- devastated fishing communities. But a dam completed in 2005 has allowed water to refill part of the sea in Kazakhstan. One fisherman told RFE/RL's Kazakh Service how his village has come back to life. Originally published at - https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-aral-sea/29435320.html
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The Aral Sea is one of worst environmental disasters on earth. The fourth largest lake on earth (400 miles long) is all gone now. The old Soviet Union dammed up the two rivers flowing into the lake, which prevented the rivers from replenishing the lake water that evaporated in the hot climate. The entire fishing-based economy collapsed, resulting in most of the people moving and the cities dying.
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Aral Sea Before and After 2010 : Exclusive Video
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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)
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 06: Shrinking lake, central Asia The Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world until the 1960s, when the Soviet Union diverted water from the rivers that fed the lake so cotton and other crops could be grown in the arid plains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The black outline shows the approximate coastline of the lake in 1960. By the time of the 2000 image, the Northern Aral Sea had separated from the Southern Aral Sea, which itself had split into eastern and western lobes. A dam built in 2005 helped the northern sea recover much of its water level at the expense of the southern sea. Dry conditions in 2014 caused the southern sea’s eastern lobe to dry up completely for the first time in modern times. The loss of the moderating influence of such a large body of water has made the region’s winters colder and summers hotter and drier. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: http://climate.nasa.gov/state_of_flux#Aral_Sea_930x463.jpg Music: Stellardrone - Galaxies (CC BY) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental change is defined as a change or disturbance of the environment caused by human influences or natural ecological processes. Environmental change can include any number of things, including natural disasters, human interference, or animal interaction. Environmental change does not only encompass physical changes, but things like an infestation of invasive species is also environmental change ------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAGS human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology The human impact on this Earth Human Impact On The Environment Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Climate Change Basics Aral Sea: UNEP & Google Earth highlights environmental change ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE crash course, ecology, environment, human, ecosystem, extinction, animal, ecosystem services, biosphere, climate change, deforestation, desertification, environmental impacts, help the world, earth, animals, oil spill, japan, disasters, ways to help, wildlife, nature, inspirational, change, climate, change, global, warming, basic, science, cause, effect, solution, UNEP,Google Earth,historical imagery, nasa images, satelite images
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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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The Aral Sea formed about 5.5 million years ago in the area of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Central Asia. Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 26,300 square miles, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960's. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters". Visit us at: http://funnysillyamazing.blogspot.com Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/FunSillyAmazing Music Credit: Dream Culture Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Link to online music license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Intro Sound effects credit: Intro Music credit: Introspectral - John Ekelov 99 Sounds of Tenelach Link to online music license:http://99sounds.org/samples-of-tenalach/
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September 9, 2010 - LaRouchePAC - A discussion of the implications for the USA's NAWAPA project for greater Eurasia. "Implementing NAWAPA in the United States can catalyze a planet-wide era of biospheric engineering. A project similar in principle to NAWAPA for Central Asia, referenced by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, is the central case study presented here."
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At the Aral Sea in Central Asia, irrigation and water diversion has led to a dramatic shrinking of the lake beginning in the 1960s and continuing today. Historical imagery, which can be viewed as part of Google Earth's imagery, show how the sea is now a quarter of the size it was 50 years ago. See this and other locations of environmental change as part of the UN Environmental Programme's (UNEP) "Atlas of Our Changing Environment."
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The History Guy examines the Aral Sea and the confluence of geography and history. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs of similar events or objects for illustration. Skip Intro: 00:10 Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/fiveminutesofhistory/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheHistoryGuy The History Guy: Five Minutes of History is the place to find short snippets of forgotten history from five to fifteen minutes long. If you like history too, this is the channel for you. Subscribe for more forgotten history: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sEmXUuWIFlxRIFBRV6VXQ?sub_confirmation=1. Awesome The History Guy merchandise is available at: https://teespring.com/stores/the-history-guy The episode is intended for educational purposes. All events are presented in historical context. #history #thehistoryguy #worldhistory
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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
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