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The tragic story of the sea that disappeared

The Independent - Aug 16, 2018
Antique central planning determines what crops are cultivated, says Yusup Kamalov, chairman of the Union for the Protection of the Aral Sea and the Amu Darya, one of two rivers that feed the sea. Instead of drip irrigation, mostly outdated techniques ...

Central Asia Braces for Climate Change Shocks

Transitions Online - Aug 16, 2018
Uzbekistan reportedly has dropped its long-standing opposition to the construction of the huge Rogun reservoir and hydropower station in Tajikistan, which it has argued will reduce the flow of the Amu Darya river, vital to its cotton industry ...

The country that brought a sea back to life

BBC News - Jul 23, 2018
But the Soviet Union's uncompromising agricultural policies in the 1950s led to water from two rivers – the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya – being diverted away from the sea to irrigate Central Asia's desert steppes to boost cotton production. Water ...

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Minaev. Countries along the headwaters of the Amu Darya - St. Petersburg. 1879.




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