Humans Killed the Aral Sea. Now, It is Come Back to Life

Not long ago, the Aral Sea was a sea in name only. Its fish had long since vanished, and the fishing industry with them. Rusting, dilapidated fishing boats littered the arid landscape, and salt kicked up from the silt of what was once the sea floor pelted surrounding villages. The desiccation of this once great saline lake remains one of the world’s great environmental disasters, yet the lake is slowly reviving.

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