How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia’s Worst Environmental Disaster

http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/how-the-soviet-union-created-central-asias-worst-environmental-disaster/

Recent satellite imagery shows that the Aral Sea continues to disappear.

By Ankit Panda
October 03, 2014

What was once one of Central Asia’s most recognizable geographic features and a great regional geo-economic asset may no longer appear on future maps. Satellite imagery made available by NASA shows that a vast majority of the Aral Sea — once the world’s fourth largest inland sea — has dried up. Continue reading