From the Forums: Losing the Aral Sea

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wildlifer is worried about the loss of Asia's Aral Sea:

The UN calls it one of the world's most shocking environmental disasters. Until recently the world's 4th largest lake, the Aral Sea in west central Asia has all but dried up due to the diversion of water for other purposes. Witnesses report the eerie sight of large fishing boats sitting stranded in an ocean of sand.

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