Kazakhstan: Sea Reclaimed as Lake

Inter Press Service: Just six years after the completion of a dike that raised the level of the northern part of the Aral Sea by two metres and slashed its salt content by two-thirds, this remote Central Asian lake once synonymous with ecological catastrophe has become a model of environmental recovery. "It’s amazing how fast it’s bounced back," Aral Sea expert Philip Micklin of the University of Western Michigan at Kalamazoo told IPS as he measured salinity against a backdrop of reed-covered wetlands alive with sandpipers,......

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