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“We can fix what we have broken” – Iran’s Lake Urmia shows new signs of life

PortandTerminal.com, November 12, 2019 Life is returning to the dying Salt Lake in North-West Iran.  The effort to restore what had been broken is slowly succeeding TEHRAN, IRAN – Lake Urmia, in Iran’s northwestern corner, was once the largest lake in Iran and the second-largest salt lake in the Middle East. In its prime, it covered about 2000 square miles …

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Why did the Aral Sea dry up and disappear?

In less than a century, humanity destroyed the Aral Sea. What happened? PortandTerminal.com, August 9, 2019 The Aral Sea was actually never a sea at all. It was an immense lake, a body of freshwater with an area of 68,000 km2. To put that into context, that’s only 17% smaller than Lake Superior, the second largest body of fresh water in the world. At one time the …

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