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2009-07-10 11:10:00

The eastern portion of the Aral Sea has shrunk by 80 percent since 2006, the European Space Agency reported on Friday. Using Envisat images, the ESA revealed a massive decrease in shoreline between July 1, 2006 and July 6, 2009 for what was once considered the world's fourth-largest inland body of water. The Aral Sea was split into two portions during the 1980s "“ the Small Aral Sea, found in Kazakhstan, and the Large Aral Sea, which is found in both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. By 2000,...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Text of report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes-Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov has made a speech at a round table meeting dedicated to the UN millennium development goals at the UN headquarters in New York. The minister spoke about Uzbekistan's achievements in fighting poverty, improving the population's health and educational level. He stressed Uzbekistan's efforts to protect the environment and, in particular softening the consequences of the...

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2007-04-10 03:00:00

By Andrew Osborn Seen from space, the Aral Sea looks like a collapsed pair of lungs and a sliver of liver that have atrophied in the fierce central Asian sun. Once the world's fourth largest source of inland water, the lake has shrunk to a third of its original size in five decades and it was not so long ago that experts predicted its total demise by 2020. But against the odds the tide appears to be turning in ecologists' favour and the sea staging an unlikely comeback. In a rare story of...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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