How the Soviet Union Created Central Asia’s 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