Monday, 4 August 2008

Aral Sea Rescue plan

One of the 20th century's great disasters has been partly reversed, according to a report that claims the waters are rising once more in part of the Aral sea.
The team behind an Aral sea restoration plan claims that the water level in the northern part of the sea in Asia has risen because a dyke has been built and leaking irrigation channels mended. However the scheme only saves a very small bit of what was once the world's fourth largest sea - the new surface area is less than half the total sea in 1960, and studies have concluded some areas cannot be saved. read the complete article here.

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