Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is one of the world's greatest man-made disasters. In Kazakhstan, with the help of the World Bank, more than $80million have been spent trying to save the most northern part of the sea but this has only benefited a few hundred people. In this film, we speak to people still living in deserted fishing ports, to see how their lives have changed, and to find out whether they believe that they'll ever see the sea again. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert. But in one small part of the sea, water is returning. Latest satellite pictures reveal that 90% of the Aral Sea has dried up, forming a new desert between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. It's a man-made environmental disaster. As part of the BBC's Richer World Season, Rustam Qobil visits the Aral Sea, a toxic desert sea bed, and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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http://www.furiousearth.com Explorer/adventurer George Kourounis visits the Aral Sea in western Uzbekistan where wasteful irrigation practices by the former Soviet Union have drained most of the water, creating a vast ecological disaster. Rusting fishing boats lie in the desert sands that used to be rich fishing grounds. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gkourounis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgekourounis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerGeorgeKourounis/ Filmed as part of the Angry Planet TV series. Produced by: www.peterrowe.tv
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Pirates of a Dead Sea Pirates who plunder rusty carcasses and sell to China. The Aral Sea (loosely translated as "Sea of Islands") is a lake between Kazakhstan in the North and Uzbekistan in the South. It was once one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 square km's but has rapidly shrunk since the 1960's after the rivers that fed it were diverted for Soviet irrigation projects and to harness hydro-electric power. The Daily Telegraph in 2010 (2010-04-05) described this shrinking and subsequent consequences as "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters." Thriving fishing communities were destroyed and the local climatic impact of the severe and rapid change has led to long cold winters and hot dry summers. The area is severely polluted from Industrial waste and fertilizer run offs. And if this wasn't enough consider the horrendous consequences of the Cold War Biological Weapons facility on the island of Vorozhdenya where Tuloremia and the Bubonic Plague were produced and where hundreds of tons of Anthrax bacteria were buried in the 1980's. In 1999 live Anthrax bacteria spores that had been buried there, were discovered. Scientists warned of the spread of this lethal bacteria to the mainland by birds and animals. According to the Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic infections, all of the Anthrax burial sites were contaminated.. The Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan announced in 2006 that a consortium of oil and gas companies had signed a production agreement. The Minister said that "The Aral Sea is largely unknown, but it holds a lot of promise." He added ominously: "There is risk of course...." (Itar- Tass News Agency). In the meantime hardy desert grass begins to grow offering food for the newly introduced camels. Also the Pirates of the sand come and eke out a living collecting steel to export to China. КАТЯ ЗООПАРК 's documentary brilliantly captures the life of these inventive scavengers. The documentary is part of SEATOMORROW :vimeo.com/59211963 Director: Katerina Suvorova/Kazakhstan|AlmatyCinematographer -- Eugen Schlegel/Germany|Berlin. The first part of this documentary was titled "Pirates of the Sand" by КАТЯ ЗООПАРК (www.vimeo.com/64726850) and included in this video is the portrayal of the disastrous consequences of man messing with nature. www.telegraph.co.uk/...a/...Aral-sea-ever-return.html www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6538219.stm www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_sea www.newworldencyclopedia.org/...ex.php?title=Dead_sea www.newworldencyclopedia.org/Aralsea I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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For a while now, people have been changing the environment to suit their needs. But in recent years, we’re starting to realize that nature’s resources aren’t, in fact, infinite. If you take the almost complete destruction of the 4th largest lake in the world as an example, we can see a really gloomy picture... Other videos you might like: 15 Dramatic Changes on Earth Revealed by NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7txs0SPaJw& A New Continent Is Discovered on Earth In the Pacific Ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMncyN_C-pQ& Why This Tiny Lake Is the Scariest on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLSmGlBYgAk& TIMESTAMPS: What led to the Aral Sea’s total demise 1:04 Was this lake a “mistake of nature?” 2:52 Toxic desert wasteland 😖 4:48 Can the Aral Sea be restored? 5:54 Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - The Aral Sea used to be the world’s 4th largest saltwater lake with an area of 26,300 square miles, which is roughly the size of West Virginia. - With the coming of industrialization in the region, the lake started to get really polluted. - In the 1960s, the Soviet government decided to irrigate the surrounding desert to try and make it bloom. For this, they diverted the two giant rivers feeding the Aral Sea: the Syr Darya to the north and the Amu Darya in the south. - With the canals dug and the rivers successfully diverted, the Aral Sea began to shrink. - In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, but the now independent states sharing the lake continued to use the water supply from the rivers that once fed it. - By the end of the ‘80s, it had divided itself into two lakes: the North and South Aral Seas. Not only that, the salt content in it had also risen drastically. By 1990, the salinity had reached 36.7%. - Over the decades, the Aral Sea had diminished by an astounding 80%! Some part of it remained, but much of the space it formerly occupied became a desert wasteland. - The fishing industry that had once thrived in the region was no more. Even the small part of the Aral Sea that still remained a lake wasn’t suitable for fishing. - With financial aid from the World Bank, a recovery plan did begin in the North Aral Sea, and it’s currently being restored with the help of a concrete dam built in 2005 to separate the two halves of the lake. - The whole ecosystem has changed for the worse: a lot of land animals depended on the water and food that the Aral Sea provided, and they either died out or had to move somewhere else to survive. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Photos: https://www.depositphotos.com East News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Since the 1960's, irrigation schemes have been diverting water away from the Aral Sea resulting in it's shrinkage in one of the worlds worst ecological disasters. Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/RonanMaher Music: Odyssey - Kevin MacLeod Image Sources:http://ronanmaher.blogspot.ie/2016/07/image-sources-for-shrinkage-of-aral-sea.html
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What happened to the Aral Sea? Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world, it's now nearly gone, leaving shipwrecks in the desert, lives destroyed and poisonous dust clouds spreading across the globe. Join Alex the Vagabond and Marko Ayling, the Vagabrothers as they travel to the edge of this disappearing Sea to find out exactly what happened. Buckle your seat belts, this is going to be one strange trip! SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/Vagabrothers SHOP OUR MERCH ► https://represent.com/store/vagabrothers --- WHAT WE VLOG WITH ► https://kit.com/Vagabrothers --- FOLLOW US: + INSTAGRAM ►https://www.instagram.com/Vagabrothers + FACEBOOK ► https://www.facebook.com/Vagabrothers + TWITTER ► https://twitter.com/vagabrothers + SNAPCHAT ►@Vagabrothers --- Personal Accounts: + Alex ► YT: https://www.youtube.com/alexthevagabond IG: https://www.instagram.com/alexthevagabond + Marko ► YT: https://www.youtube.com/MarkoAyling IG: https://www.instagram.com/markoayling --- Contribute to Vagabrothers #TranslationTeam: http://bit.ly/VBTranslationTeam --- SEND US STUFF: 2633 Lincoln Blvd #921 Santa Monica, CA 90405 --- BOOK YOUR TRAVELS HERE: + Hotels: http://bit.ly/TripAdvisorHotelDeals + Flights: http://bit.ly/SkyScannerFlights + Eurail Tickets: http://bit.ly/EurailPasses + Insurance: http://bit.ly/WorldNomadsInsurance --- HOW WE GET AROUND: Get your first free ride with Uber by using the code "UberVagabrothersUE" or clicking here: https://www.uber.com/invite/ubervagabrothersue --- P.S. We love the Vagabuddies... Subscribe and join the squad! Whether you’re looking for travel vlogs, travel tips and inspiration or want to know how to travel like a professional, then Vagabrothers is the travel vlog you’ve been searching for. With our in-depth destination guides and travel vlog series you get the trip specific information you need to know before you go. If you want to know the top 10 things to do in cities around the world then we are the travel vloggers you’ve been looking for. We’re Alex and Marko the Vagabrothers, we are brothers and vagabonds from San Diego, California but now live in Venice Beach in Los Angeles. We’ve traveled all over Europe by train, bicycle and road trips, we’ve backpacked through South America and South East Asia and explored the wilderness of Africa. From Machu Picchu Peru to Cape Town, Ireland, The Basque Country in Spain to South Korea and all the way back to Thailand or Helsinki, Finland - we’ve haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list. We will help you find affordable destinations to visit right now, show you how to get cheap airfare and tickets, and share insider travel hacks that will make your trip as smooth as butter. Take a moment, look around the channel, but don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications, because we are taking YOU AROUND THE WORLD!
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Aral Sea (2007): For decades, the Aral Sea has been described as dying and beyond salvation. But now, the water is flowing back, bringing economic revival and hope for the future. For downloads and more information visit http://www.journeyman.tv/57367/short-films/aral-sea.html Fifty years ago, the Soviets diverted the rivers that fed into the Aral sea to irrigate crops. The sea shrunk to half its size, salinity increased, the natural ecosystem collapsed and people moved away in search of jobs. But now, thanks to a new dam, water levels have risen by 4 meters. People are returning in the hope the sea will make a full recovery. As one man states; "If the sea comes back, life will change for the better". ABC Australia - Ref. 3510 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // The images in this video are powered by www.gettyimages.com The worst environmental disasters that took a serious toll on the environment and human life. WatchMojo presents the top 10 worst disasters to the environment to be caused by humans. But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be the Kuwaiti Oil Fires, the Ecocide of Vietnam, or the Chernobyl Disaster? Watch to find out! 00:31 #10. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 01:20 #9. The Shrinking of the Aral Sea 01:52 #8. Bhopal Disaster 02:32 #7. Electronic Waste in Guiyu, China 03:14 #6. Great Smog of London 03:47 #5. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 04:31 #4. Castle Bravo 05:14 #3, #2, #1 ???? For more amazing images by Getty, check out www.gettyimages.com and https://www.instagram.com/gettyimages/ To help decide what top 10 list we make next, check out the suggest page here: http://www.watchmojo.com/my/suggest.php Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Первый фильм из трилогии о плато Устюрт. Плато Устюрт. Пространство принадлежащее ветру, небу и солнцу. Лишь редкие путники попадая в эти места отрываются от мира известности, прокладывая свой маршрут к морю-призраку, ощущая притяжение Аральской Атлантиды. Фильм рассказывает об экспедиции экологического центра "Ковчег" при поддержке клуба внедорожных путешествий "4х4 тур" на плато Устюрт и Аральское море в 2008-2010 годах. (Казахстан, Мангистау) The first film of the trilogy on the Ustyurt plateau. Ustyurt Plateau. The space belongs to the wind, the sky and the sun. Only a few travelers getting into these places detached from the world of fame, paving its path to the sea ghost, feeling the pull of the Aral Sea Atlantis. The film tells about the expedition ecological center "Kovcheg" with the support of the club's off-road travel "4x4 Tour" on the Ustyurt plateau and the Aral Sea in 2008-2010. (Kazakhstan, Mangistau)
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RR9540/B UZBEKISTAN: ARAL SEA IN DANGER (dur: 5 mins 22 secs) A major international conference has been held in Central Asia on the crisis surrounding the dying of the Aral Sea. Once the world's fourth largest lake, it has shrunk to nearly half its original size, because of a decision by Moscow decades ago to use the rivers feeding the Aral Sea for intensive irrigation. Many environmentalists see the destruction of the whole area as one of the world's worst ecological disasters and fear the water will never return. The people who have lived in the area for thousands of years have lost most of their fishing industry and are being polluted by the contaminated water. SHOWS: Aerials of Aral Sea, now a desertified wasteland; cliffs and sand dunes; one of the rivers feeding the Aral Sea; workers picking cotton; woman picking cotton; mountain of cotton; derelict boat; wasteland; deserted village; fishermen fishing; fish canning factory; women sort tins of fish; fish canning production line; village woman carrying a child on her back; village street; water pump and bucket; woman heating water on an open fire; water in pan on the fire; melons; old woman eating melon; family eating melon; contaminated soil; women in maternity hospital; pregnant woman; nurse with pregnant woman; new born baby; girl with swollen stomach in hospital ward; girl covered in bruises in hospital; close up of bruises on her knees; bruises on her arms and face; Nukus Conference Centre; delegates at the Conference on the Aral Sea; Presidents of the Republics signing a joint declaration on water sharing; artificial lake; bulldozer shoring up dam; bulldozers; rusting ship; ship stuck in the ground at the edge of the water; derelict ship's hull. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/00393f54582d4c48bb3a95bbe6c7227f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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From the Death of the Great Barrier Reef to the Deadliest Nuclear Accident Ever, these are 9 of the World’s Worst Environmental Disasters 5. Pacific Trash Vortex It’s also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s located in the northern Pacific Ocean … by some estimates it is thought to be about twice the size of the continental US … and it seems to be getting bigger. It was first described by researchers in 1988, and lies roughly midway between Japan and the West Coast of the US. How did it form? A gyre (guy-err) -- or vortex --is located in the ocean. Its rotational pattern pulls in waste matter from across the northern Pacific Ocean. Floating debris is pushed along by wind-driven surface currents, which steadily push it toward the center of the vortex where it is trapped. The trash can range in size from miniscule pieces of plastic to massive chunks. Experts tell us the majority of waste material comes from the illegal dumping or littering of manufacturing products including plastics. The Trash Vortex can pose a hazard to wildlife and humans. 4. Aral Sea It’s name translates as “Sea of Islands” … that’s a reference to the many islands that once occupied the waters of Uzbekistan. The Aral (air-ul) Sea was actually a huge lake that covered more than 26,000 square miles. It was once teeming with marine life and was a source of bustling trade routes for nearby communities. 3. Not too long ago there were claims that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was dead. While that’s not exactly true, a new study shows that the natural wonder could be on life support. A 700 mile swath of reefs in the northern section has has lost around 67% of its corals over the past 9 months or so. That’s the largest die-off of corals ever recorded at the Great Barrier Reef, according to experts. The loss of corals is attributed to the effects of coral bleaching. That occurs when ocean temperatures rise and algae is expelled from coral tissue. That also causes a loss of pigmentation, turning the corals stark white or transparent. Bleached corals are weak and less resistant to disease. Unless they’re quickly repopulated, the corals will die. Many scientists think that rising ocean temperatures are a result of climate change. Fertilizer and pesticide runoff also take a toll on the corals. An estimated 93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by the destructive bleaching … and it could take up to 15 years to regain the affected corals. Some experts claim this is Australia’s biggest-ever environmental disaster. 2. Exxon Valdez (val-deez) The Exxon Valdez was an oil tanker enroute to California when it struck Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef in 1989. Over the next few days up to 38 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Alaskan waters … resulting in one of the most devastating environmental disasters on record. The area’s remote location made it difficult to construct swift response efforts to the massive spill. The oil eventually polluted some 1,300 miles of coastline and 11,000 sq miles of ocean. Despite massive cleanup efforts, less than 10% of the oil spill was recovered. Impact upon local wildlife was devastating. Among the animals killed were a quarter-million seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, and some 300 harbor seals. Bald eagles, orcas, and an unknown number of salmon perished as well. Around 20 years after the spill, researchers found that species like killer whales still suffered long term losses … and that more than 21,000 gallons of oil still remained on the beaches of Prince William Sound. 1. Chernobyl (shur-noble) The Chernobyl Disaster happened in 1986 in Ukraine (you-krane), then part of the Soviet Union. A combination of inherent design flaws and operator error resulted in what is widely considered history’s worst nuclear power plant disaster, in terms of cost and casualties. A massive steam explosive and graphite fire sent radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere for 9 days. Much of the surface of Europe and the western USSR was contaminated by fallout. Over 200 people suffered acute radiation poisoning, of whom 31 died within a few months. The environmental impact was severe. Radioactive contaminants in rivers weren't expected to completely dissolve for up to 1,000 years. Four square kilometers of pine forest turned reddish brown and died … that area became known as the Red Forest. In the worst hit areas, some animals were born with ghastly mutations, like missing eyes or heads, extra or missing limbs, and deformed skulls. Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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Six million years ago the continents of Africa and Europe collided to close the Strait of Gibralter. Starved of water, the Mediterranean Sea evaporated to form a vast desert. The legacy of this vanished ocean? A million years' worth of salt deposited in mines half a kilimetre beneath the island of Sicily. Extraordinary footage taken from the ground-breaking BBC series Earth: The Power of the Planet. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcearth
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Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines the Caspian Sea's large energy reserves and its conflicting maritime boundaries. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also download Stratfor Worldview Content in the App for offline viewing. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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I had seen the classic images of ships lying moored in the Aral Sea and decided a visit to the Aral Sea would perhaps provide a productive photographic opportunity. It wasn't until I got there, that I learned of the true magnitude of the disaster. When you stand at the port and look at the sheer drop and then into a vast desolate landscape where the sea once was, do you understand what has happened here? Driving into the super bowl is in itself a challenge- the seabed acts like quick sand, and you are limited to how far you can move determined by the tracks before you. As you step out into the bitter cold of the morning, you find the floor littered with sea shells. The Aral Sea is perhaps one of the largest and most visible environmental disasters of the last century. The Aral Sea was a vibrant place which was home to a diverse ecological system. It also provided an extensive fisheries industry for the countries surrounding it. It was not until the Soviets decided to grow cotton that led to the sea disappearing almost completely. As of two weeks before my arrival, the government had the iconic ships removed. I was disappointed not to have an opportunity to see it first hand however in the distance I noticed something new rising from the sands which may or may not beat to the new metronome of our time, oil. See if you can spot it! Click the link below to make a donation via PayPal to support my work: PayPal.me/AhsanA Click the link below to book a photography coaching session with me: www.stilljourneying.com Click the link below to get my Kindle eBook: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01AF70KKM?keywords=ahsan%20abbas&qid=1458377383&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 Click the link below to read my FREE eBook: http://www.stilljourneying.com/photography-ebook/ You can access more content on how to improve your photography for free on my blog at www.stilljourneying.com/blog Find out how you can accelerate your photography with his Home Study Course: http://www.stilljourneying.com/home-s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/still.journe... Twitter: @sjourneying Periscope: @sjourneying Instagram: @sjourneying Live the moment!
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Fashion Victims? Up to one third of Uzbekistan's workforce is made to labour on cotton farms; denied ownership of the land they work, and forced to labour without reasonable wages they are unable to opt out of cotton cultivation -- those who try are subject to violence, imprisonment and intimidation. Tens of thousands of children are forced to pick the cotton harvest each year. Crucially, the suffering caused by this industry comes at the hands of the government. It is the Uzbek state, not the country's mafia that instigates the abuses connected to the production and sale of cotton turning its people in to a slave nation. For more information please visit www.ejfoundation.org The Environmental Justice Foundation is leading an international campaign to end human rights and environmental abuses in cotton production, and to promote organic and fairly traded cotton. In Uzbekistan, tens of thousands of children, some as young as seven, are taken out of school and forced to work in the cotton fields for little or no money during the harvest. The period can last up to three months, during which older children live in dormitories or classrooms under harsh conditions. The combined effect of exhausting work, a poor diet, lack of clean water and exposure to toxic pesticides has a dramatic impact on health. The cotton industry has also caused an ecological disaster. The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth largest inland lake, providing the region with fish and water, has shrunk to 15% of its original size. The salinity of water and soil has increased, and as desperate farmers apply more water to their fields, they exacerbate the problem. This leads to infertile soil and areas of salty desert contaminated with pesticide residues.
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Watch and read more here about Saving the Salton Sea: bit.ly/1zkPB40 It's hard to imagine that the Salton Sea was once considered a prime tourist destination in the 1950s. Over the years, the desert lake has become a post-apocalyptic scene marked by fish carcasses, abandoned structures, and mobile homes. Now, many scientists are claiming that it's an ecological time bomb. During the 1950s and '60s, the sea was crowded with boats, marathon races, and tourists. Celebrities and politicians made it a point to visit the Salton Sea as a weekend retreat. But the lake's popularity was short-lived after salinity and toxicity levels increased, causing thousands of fish to die, leaving an unpleasant smell and deserted beach town behind. In this segment of "SoCal Connected," reporter Derrick Shore visits the sea to talk to locals and experts about the sea, which is not only becoming an issue for locals, but could be a threat to the environment and the health of residents in larger U.S. Southwestern region and Mexico. Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: http://bit.ly/1ludEHc SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: http://bit.ly/1rMIUWL Like Socal Connected on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1p3brSq Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1liFUIb Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1xWgbPV Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: http://bit.ly/TU2e5c Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: http://bit.ly/1hRLBSH Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: http://bit.ly/1hRLYwo
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Kazakhstan's Aral Sea was once the world's fourth largest lake, a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. It was also home to bustling fishing ports such as Aralsk. But starting in the 1960s, massive agricultural expansion saw much of the water from the two rivers that feed the lake diverted into thousands of canals to irrigate crops. This caused the Aral Sea to shrink by 70% and split into two. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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After a life at sea, where do ships and submarines go when they retire? Why, they haunt still shores or stayed beached on dry land as they slowly rust and erode. Here are some of the most famous shipwrecks where they ended up. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. Sleeping Bear The shipwrecks found beneath the water’s surface in Sleeping Bear on located near the Lower Peninsula of Lake MIchigan. A famous ship found here was the Francisco Morazan, which sailed off from the city of Chicago back in 1960. There was over 940 tons of cargo when it was met with fog and snow, which proved too much for the ship. In the end, it was abandoned by the next month, which left the ship to just sink and rust into the lake waters since the owners of the ship were never found and there was no one to deal with the removal of it from the water. 9. Landévennec This ship yard is located along the Aulne River in north west France. Most of the ships seen here are military vessels near Pen Forn. The mountains surrounding the waters not only help it the site from being an eyesore, but their presence apparently help keep the water calm, ultimately making for a smoother decomposition of the old ships to disintegrate better. 8. Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky On the shores of this Russian town are lines of old submarines that sit decomposing in the water. These abandoned submarines are partially sunk in the water as they just await to rust. No one is sure just how many submarines can be found in these waters, nor is much else known about their condition or purpose. 7. Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll is known as being a nuclear testing site, and it’s also a location where ships have sunk, creating an old shipyard site for the old sea vessels. The ships were part of atomic tests during the 1940s, one such being the USS Independence. Not only that, but there’s aid to be over 55 gallons of radioactive waste in drums dumped here as well. The USS Saratoga lies here as well, with a lot of the vessels found here having been forgotten about. 6. Sha’b Abu Nuhas In the depths of the Red Sea is a location referred to as the Wrecks of Abu Nuhas. It is the site of at least 7 shipwrecks that lie near the triangle shaped coral reef near the north western part of Shadwan Island. Of the ships were is the SS Carnatic, Olden, Kimon M, and as seen pictured here, The Giannis D. Divers come here all the time to check out the metal ruins of old ships that have met their demise in the open waters. Along with the rusted metal is a diverse amount of wildlife that also makes it a popular diving site. 5. Jervois Basin This body of water is seen an unfit for swimming, but that doesn’t stop people from checking out the wrecks found at the Jervois Basin in South Australia near the upper region of Port Adelaide River. Here you can see the skeletal remains of old ships in the process of ship breaking. It’s not the active ship breaking yard it once ways, and remnants of that part of history can still be seen here. 4. Curtin Artificial Reef It is one of the largest Reef Projects in the world and has been a site of wrecked sea vessels since 1968. Since then there have been over 32 ships, buoys, cars, and other pieces of vehicles and vessels that have been allowed to sink and become part of the reef. This shipwreck in Australia was established by the Underwater Research Group of Queensland and is a project that has attracted much more marine life to the waters. 3. Aral Sea The dry sand pictured here would be the last place you think you’d see so many ships come together as they sit all run down in the sun, and yet the ships on the Aral Sea are some of the most prominent and famous in the world. Located in a basin in the border of the countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the shipwrecks of the Aral Sea have been a strange sight to behold ever since the level of the sea started to rapidly decline by the 1960s. 2. Skeleton Coast If these skull and crossbones gates are anything to go by, it the fact that Skeleton Coast in Namibia are one of the most well known shipwrecks in the world. Skeleton Coast is found along the coast of Namibia along a coast that touches that Atlantic Ocean. Rusted ships have been beached here, the environment rusting and breaking them down to seem like skeletal formations along the beach. Gadani This is one of the top 3 largest ship breaking yards in the world and is still one of the most active. Gadani, located 50 miles northwest of Karachi, Pakistan, is a yard that is the location of 132 ship breaking plots. A few decades ago, it was the largest ship breaking yard in the world, and even now that it has been surpassed on that front, it is still one of the most well known and leads the world in its ship breaking efficiency.
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The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the greatest environmental disasters in history. Between 1954 and 1960, the government of the former Soviet Union ordered the construction of a 500 km-long canal that would take a third of the water from the Amu Darya River for an immense area of irrigated land in order to grow cotton in the region. The increasing need for water, due to bad transport management and a lack of foresight and efficiency in land irrigation, meant that more water had to be diverted from rivers flowing into the Aral Sea. As a result, in the eighties, the water reaching the port was as little as 10% of the amount in 1960, and the Aral Sea began to dry up. Consequently, the Aral Sea currently occupies half of its original surface area and its volume has decreased by a quarter, 95% of the nearby reservoirs and wetlands have become deserts and more than 50 lakes from deltas with a surface area of 60,000 hectares have dried up. In terms of climate, this process has eliminated the area’s environmental shock absorbing capacity, making winters and summers harsher, with a subsequent increase in severe droughts. The wind has displaced tons of the saline sand that was originally at the bottom of the dried-up area to a distance of up to 200 km, which has drastically exacerbated the situation. Added to this, fertilisers and pesticides were used indiscriminately, polluting the air and groundwater. The Soviet goal to have saline water at four times the limit recommended by the WHO reduced the groundwater level from 53 to 36 metres, which in turn caused serious problems with the supply of drinking water. The consequences for the health of the population have also been extremely serious. The region has the highest infant mortality rates in all of the former Soviet Union. Chronic bronchitis has increased by 3000% and arthritis by 6000%. In the Uzbek region of Karakalpakstan, anaemia is epidemic among women and 97% of them have haemoglobin levels lower than the 110 grams per litre of blood established by the WHO. Experts point out that this is caused by the consumption of stagnant water containing zinc and magnesium. In the same zone of Uzbekistan, liver cancer increased by 200% from 1981 to 1987, throat cancer by 25% and infant mortality by 20%. Also, cases of hepatitis, respiratory disease, eye-related illness and intestinal infection in the region are seven times higher than in 1960. All of this occurred in a relatively short period of time and the most shocking thing is that it happened with an almost total lack of international awareness. In 2003, satellite pictures from NASA demonstrated the full scale of the disaster and what many scientists had already announced. World opinion is now mobilising and we are beginning to find out the full extent of the current human disaster. In January 1994, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan signed an agreement pledging 1% of their budgets to contribute to the recovery of the sea; however, cooperation among these countries has been minimal. Currently, the northern zone of the Aral Sea is recovering slightly as a result of the construction of the Kokaral dam by the Kazak Government to retain water that would normally ﬂow into Uzbek territorial waters. more information at www.wearewater.org
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In this episode we ride our motorcycles through the ill fated Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. Once one of the largest lakes in the world, It has become a desert since the Former Soviet Union began diverting the rivers that fed the sea to irrigate crops elsewhere. This resulted in one of the worst ecological disasters in history. 💥 Remember to Subscribe and help us keep making videos! Facebook.com/rideunlimited.co.uk Instagram.com/rideunlimited.co.uk Music [Chillstep] Phaura - Torn (Ft. Reagan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCzlstTM-Gg Song: Circle of Life Artist: Whitesand Video link: https://youtu.be/i-2Ua-1k39c ► Music Credit: OurMusicBox (Jay Man) Track Name: "Closing Time" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ Song: As We Go Artist: The 126ers Gender: Country & Folk Source: Youtube Audio Library Calm, Acoustic, Country Song - Non Copyright, Royalty Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ibTgmPnTE Artist: John Delay Song: Blues Blast Genre: Jazz & Blues Mood: dramatic source: YouTube Audio Library Link: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?... NCM Epic Music Ender Guney Epic Dramatic Music / Royalty Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9f05LiWCRw AIRGLOW: MEMORY BANK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7mjZZbMBYc ► Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Copa" Music By: Dj Quads @ https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ebY... - SoundCloud Release HERE: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads/copa D!avolo - Ocean ► Tropical House ◄ [Free] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpyjy1XVJKk
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The Aral Sea is situated in Central Asia, between the Southern part of Kazakhstan and Northern Uzbekistan. Up until the third quarter of the 20th century, the Aral Sea was the world’s fourth largest saline lake, and contained 10 grams of salt per litre. However, today it is one of the worst ecological disasters in history.
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The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters". The region's once prosperous fishing industry has been essentially destroyed, bringing unemployment and economic hardship. The Aral Sea region is also heavily polluted, with consequent serious public health problems. The retreat of the sea has reportedly also caused local climate change, with summers becoming hotter and drier, and winters colder and longer. Put together for the MSc in Environmental Technology.
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At one time, the Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world and covered almost seventy-thousand square kilometres, providing life and livelihood to the millions of people in the region. Today, the Aral Sea is only 10% of its original size... The Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations have found a way toward better cooperation and efficiency. The Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region is an innovative-pooled financing mechanism developed for solution of multifaceted, complex social, economic, environmental, humanitarian and other problems in a holistic approach. Working together we can turn the ecological disaster of the Aral Sea into ecological innovation and technology, piloting projects that can be replicated and adapted to other climate disasters around the globe. The sea may be gone, but the people, their hopes and dreams, are here to stay.
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The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest body of water in the world. Today it has all but disappeared, leaving the area around it ecologically devastated. In this episode we explore the decisions and mistakes that led to this massive environmental disaster. || More Human Echoes stuff: http://humanechoes.com || Become a member for BONUS PODCASTS: http://bit.ly/1NkSWnQ || Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HumanEchoes Bad Ideas Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2yrDfyx Buy some T-shirts: http://bit.ly/1NetNNP Follow us on Mixer for all of our live streams: https://Mixer.com/HumanEchoes Listen to Bad Ideas: https://youtu.be/8RDb6jlY_4A Watch Dirt Block: https://youtu.be/MfdHU-E_N70 Watch Dwarf Fortress: https://youtu.be/H2KR9Ny4iy8 You can also follow the Human Echoes Peeps on Twitter! @HumanEchoes @tsouthcotte @albert_berg @josephdevon @ManicPix
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Аральское море — бессточное солёное озеро в Средней Азии, на границе Казахстана и Узбекистана. С 1960-х годов XX века уровень моря (и объём воды в нём) быстро снижается вследствие забора воды из основных питающих рек Амударья и Сырдарья. До начала обмеления Аральское море было четвёртым по величине озером в мире. Чрезмерный забор воды для полива сельскохозяйственных угодий превратил четвертое в мире по величине озеро-море, прежде богатое жизнью, в бесплодную пустыню. То, что происходит с Аральским морем -- настоящая экологическая катастрофа, вина за которую лежит на Советской власти. В настоящий момент высыхающее Аральское море ушло на 100 км от своей прежней береговой линии возле города Муйнак в Узбекистане -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aral sea - salt lake in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Since the 1960s of the XX century the sea level (and the amount of water in it) is declining rapidly due to diversion of water from the main feeder rivers Amudarya and Syrdarya. Prior to the shallowing of the Aral sea was the fourth largest lake in the world. Excessive withdrawal of water for irrigation of agricultural land has transformed the world's fourth largest lake-sea, first of rich life in a barren desert. What happens with the Aral sea -- real ecological catastrophe, the blame for which lies with the Soviet power. Currently drying up the Aral sea went on 100 km from their previous coastline near the town of Muynak in Uzbekistan
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In October 1990 Western scientists confirmed the virtual disappearance of the Aral Sea in Soviet Central Asia, formerly the fourth largest inland sea in the world. The loss of sea water was the result of 60 years of intensive agriculture and pollution by the Soviet authorities. It is considered the biggest manmade loss of water in recorded history. The surrounding areas were devastated. Local fisherman watched as the shore gradually receded and fish stocks ran out. Local children fell victim to respiratory illnesses. Professor Denys Brunsden, of London's King's College, was one of the first Western scientists to visit the Aral Sea in 1990. He spoke to Witness about the environmental devastation that he saw.
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002 - Environmental Systems Water: https://youtu.be/iOOvX0jmhJ4 pH: https://youtu.be/rIvEvwViJGk Biological Molecules: https://youtu.be/PYH63o10iTE In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter and energy are conserved within the Earth's system. Matter is a closed system and Energy is open to the surroundings. In natural systems steady state is maintained through feedback loops but can be be affected by human society. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: 2006, Photo by Johntex. English: Man Sitting under Beach Umbrella., February 18, 2006. Johntex. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Man_sitting_under_beach_umbrella.JPG. “Circular Graphic of Business Cycle or Circuit - Free Business Icons.” Flaticon. Accessed August 23, 2015. www.flaticon.com/free-icon/circular-graphic-of-business-cycle-or-circuit_45323. College, OpenStax. English: Illustration from Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web Site. http://cnx.org/content/col11496/1.6/, Jun 19, 2013., May 16, 2013. Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site. http://cnx.org/content/col11496/1.6/, Jun 19, 2013. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:206_Electron_Shells-01.jpg. DePiep. English: Category Colors according to - Diatomic Nonmetals. See En:wp., August 14, 2013. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Periodic_table_(polyatomic).svg. DynaBlast. Covalently Bonded Hydrogen and Carbon in a W:molecule of Methane., January 28, 2006. Created with Inkscape. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Covalent.svg. Eastland, Jessie. English: Sunset, Joshua Tree California, USA., July 20, 2012. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actual_Sunset.jpg. Ebaychatter0. English: Sport Car, October 3, 2012. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orange_sport_car.svg. France, Chad Teer from Coquitlam. Offshore Platform Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Port Location Cd. Del Carmen., October 22, 2004. Flickr.com - image description page. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gulf_Offshore_Platform.jpg. “Gasoline.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 19, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gasoline&oldid=676894788. https://github.com/Ranks/emojione/graphs/contributors. English: A Colored Emoji from Emojione Project, [object HTMLTableCellElement]. https://github.com/Ranks/emojione. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emojione_1F6C1.svg. “James Prescott Joule.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, July 29, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Prescott_Joule&oldid=673687877. Kulenov, Zhanat. English: The Aral Sea Is Drying Up. Bay of Zhalanash, Ship Cemetery, Aralsk, Kazakhstan, April 11, 2006. UNESCO. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Aral_sea_is_drying_up._Bay_of_Zhalanash,_Ship_Cemetery,_Aralsk,_Kazakhstan.jpg. “Lake.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 21, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lake&oldid=677085416. MODIS, NASA images by Reto Stöckli, based on data from NASA and NOAA Instrument: Terra-. Polski: Mozaika Zdjęć Półkuli Zachodniej, Zrzutowana Na Sferę I Poddana Obróbce., October 2, 2007. Earth Observatory: Twin Blue Marbles. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_Marble_Western_Hemisphere.jpg. “Molecular Configuration - Free Education Icons.” Flaticon. Accessed August 22, 2015. www.flaticon.com/free-icon/molecular-configuration_68084. Producercunningham, NASA Collage by. English: A Comparison of the Aral Sea in 1989 (left) and 2014 (right)., September 30, 2014. 1989: aral sea 1989 250m File:Aralsea tmo 2014231 lrg.jpg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AralSea1989_2014.jpg. “Recycle Reuse - Free Arrows Icons.” Flaticon. Accessed August 22, 2015. www.flaticon.com/free-icon/recycle-reuse_25274. Roscoe, Henry. Picture of James Joule, 1906. The Life & Experiences of Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (Macmillan: London and New York), p. 120. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joule_James_sitting.jpg. Wikipedia, The original uploader was Adz at English. Daintree Rainforest. Photo Taken June 2005. Uploaded with Permission., August 13, 2005. Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daintree_Rainforest.JPG.
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Once the world's fourth largest lake, Central Asia's Aral Sea is now famous for other reasons. With 90 percent of its water lost through Soviet Union irrigation projects, it's now little more than an environmental catastrophe. And as RT's Lindsay France reports, the sea's demise also poses a serious threat to people's health. RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 06: Shrinking lake, central Asia The Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world until the 1960s, when the Soviet Union diverted water from the rivers that fed the lake so cotton and other crops could be grown in the arid plains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The black outline shows the approximate coastline of the lake in 1960. By the time of the 2000 image, the Northern Aral Sea had separated from the Southern Aral Sea, which itself had split into eastern and western lobes. A dam built in 2005 helped the northern sea recover much of its water level at the expense of the southern sea. Dry conditions in 2014 caused the southern sea’s eastern lobe to dry up completely for the first time in modern times. The loss of the moderating influence of such a large body of water has made the region’s winters colder and summers hotter and drier. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: http://climate.nasa.gov/state_of_flux#Aral_Sea_930x463.jpg Music: Stellardrone - Galaxies (CC BY) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental change is defined as a change or disturbance of the environment caused by human influences or natural ecological processes. Environmental change can include any number of things, including natural disasters, human interference, or animal interaction. Environmental change does not only encompass physical changes, but things like an infestation of invasive species is also environmental change ------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAGS human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology The human impact on this Earth Human Impact On The Environment Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Climate Change Basics Aral Sea: UNEP & Google Earth highlights environmental change ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE crash course, ecology, environment, human, ecosystem, extinction, animal, ecosystem services, biosphere, climate change, deforestation, desertification, environmental impacts, help the world, earth, animals, oil spill, japan, disasters, ways to help, wildlife, nature, inspirational, change, climate, change, global, warming, basic, science, cause, effect, solution, UNEP,Google Earth,historical imagery, nasa images, satelite images
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Decades ago an agricultural bid to boost the Soviet economy nearly destroyed Central Asia's great Aral Sea. Now, there is an even more ambitious plan underway to reverse one of the world's worst man-made environmental disasters. RT's Lindsay France reports from Kazakhstan, on attempts to bring this dying lake back from the brink.
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#Uzbekistan: A 3-Day #Aral Sea Tour 🐸. Full blog post on our Aral Sea Tour here: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/aral-sea/off-the-beaten-path-uzbekistan-a-3-day-aral-sea-tour During our three days trip across the #AralSea region, we saw the impact of the shrinking Aral Sea, abandoned Russian settlements, ancient #SilkRoad caravanserai, Moynaq ship cemetery, and more. We learned so much about the history of the old Khorezm empire and the new modern #Karakalpakstan, thanks to our partner during this tour: Advantour, a Tour Operator Specialist for Uzbekistan and Central Asia travels. LIKE THIS VIDEO ## Would love a Like and a Comment if you enjoyed our video READ OUR BLOG POST ## 🇺🇸 https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/aral-sea/off-the-beaten-path-uzbekistan-a-3-day-aral-sea-tour 🇫🇷 https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/mer-aral/circuit-ouzbekistan-3-jours-mer-aral SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL ## 🐸. https://goo.gl/tQbjMP FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES ## 🐸. OUR BLOG: http://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/ 🐸. OUR WORLD TRIP: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/world-trip/ze-wandering-frogs-to-travel-around-the-world 🐸. INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/zewanderingfrogs/ 🐸. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZeWanderingFrogs 🐸. TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ZWanderingFrogs 🐸. PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/ZWanderingFrogs 🐸. FRENCH: https://www.zewanderingfrogs.com/fr/ #adventuretravel #itinerary #roadtrips #scenic #culture #history #sponsored #partnership #roadtrip #itineraries ## Aral Sea Tour Partner: Advantour, Uzbekistan and Central Asia www.Advantour.com https://www.youtube.com/user/advantourcom ## Music Credits: Traditional Bukhara Music By Safo Toshev Payraviy Guesthouse, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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भारत सरकार ने नदियों की इंटरलिंकिंग (आईएलआर) कार्यक्रम को मंजूरी दे दी है। हालांकि, इतिहास हमें सिखाता है कि प्राकृतिक प्रणालियों पर इस तरह के हस्तक्षेप का नतीजा लगभग हमेशा ही बुरा होता है| इस वीडियो में, 1960 के दशक में सोवियत सरकार द्वारा शुरू की गई एक योजना के बारे में मैने चर्चा की है| यह योजना अरल सागर की बर्बादी का कारण बनी| Government of India has approved the Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) Programme. However, history teaches us that such interventions on natural systems have, almost always, resulted in troubles. I discuss, in this video, about a similar scheme launched by the Soviet government in the 1960s which resulted in the drying up of the Aral Sea. Sources: http://wrmin.nic.in/forms/list.aspx?lid=1279 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/introduction.htm http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141001-aral-sea-shrinking-drought-water-environment/ Credit: This video contains a GIF created from images gathered from NASA’s Earth Observatory website. The GIF is my work. Tools used in the making of this video: 1. Sparkol's Videoscribe - http://www.videoscribe.co/ 2. Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/ 3. Inkscape - https://inkscape.org/en/ 4. Pitivi - http://www.pitivi.org/ 5. Audacity - http://www.audacityteam.org/ 6. Quillpad - http://www.quillpad.in/index.html#.WLDRnSFNzmE
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The Aral Sea is one of the World's worst man-made disasters to ever happen. But if we all try our best to help, we can fix all of the damage we have caused. The clock is ticking. and the time is almost up. The Increasingly salty water has plenty of fertilizers and pesticides in it, making the water unsafe to drink and the crusted salt from the dried parts of the lake is blowing into the fields, degenerating the soil. Now that most parts of the lake is dried up, people call it the Aral desert, due to the abandoned boats and the cracking, salt crusted ground. The Aral Sea is Surrounded by the mainlands, far away from the oceans and seas. The Aral Sea is a very valuable resource to the people because the Sea was in the mainlands. It was and still is very far away from any other seas and main bodies of water. So, it was the only source of water around in that region. So, if the people of Uzbekistan took away all of their only water source, It would be harder to find drinking water and bathing water and there wouldn’t be any more fish in the lake, since there wouldn’t be a lake at all. If this ecosystem disappeared, there would be a huge problem for all biotic factors and It wouldn’t benefit anyone in this situation. If we reduce the water taken out of the lake and leave it alone... The Sea will Eventually come back slowly, Fish will slowly come back Jobs on the water will be restored. Will take a very long time Agriculture will be paused and all food will be lost and everyone and everything will die Solution #3 It will take a long time to do but if we can find a faster way to restore water that would be better before we take the longer way. If we build a dam... A quicker way to get water back and is already working Prevents floods and large amounts of water from coming in Very Expensive Can stop wildlife from getting from one place to another Solution #2 It is a bit more on the expensive side but, it won’t take as long as just leaving it alone, and it will have faster results. But before we use all of this money, we should find a more cheaper and more efficient way. If Farmers would stop wasting so much water and we tax the water that everyone is using... Can raise money for further solutions Farmers might stop farming if expensive get too high People might Protest This is the most logical solution out of all. If we charge people for the water they are using, they will stop wasting so much and it will help the government raise money for other solutions they didn’t have enough money to do before. First, we should build a dam (which we have already have done in 2005), improve irrigation, find other natural pesticides and fertilizers that don’t harm the water and what’s in it, eventually get a majority of the water back, and then desalinate the water that has been contaminated by the fertilizers and pesticides that was there from earlier years. My plan is to add a price to the water the people are using so we are not using as much water as we were before, since people wouldn’t be wasting what they paid for, and the government would be raising money for other projects like desalination and improving irrigation. So, it would be a good solution since it can raise awareness of what is happening and is raising money to fix the problem. My plan is the most effective because it is not as complicated and expensive as building another dam or improving irrigation. Both of those solutions do work, but they both are very expensive to put together and they both require a lot of time to be investing too. So, it would be more logical to add a price to the water to raise funds for bigger projects and raise awareness around Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Made with http://biteable.com
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Since the 1960s, the Aral Sea has been slowly drained of its waters. The receding water levels have been monitored by altimetric satellites, such as TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Envisat, and others. Such monitoring aided mitigation solutions that resulted in creation of a dam that has maintained constant water levels and sustained ecosystems and local economics. Please give credit for this item to: CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales).
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Данный урок прямо или косвенно связан со следующими тематиками The environment of Kazakhstan started to suffer seriously during the Soviet period. It’s partly because of ecological mismanagement of the Soviet Union. The Soviet government conducted almost 70 percent of all of its nuclear testing in Kazakhstan (between 1949 and 1991) , mainly in the north-eastern area. Another problem is the Aral Sea, which is split in half between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Aral Sea, what is surprising, has shrunk to less than half its former size since the early 1960 Kazakhstan also faces a big problem of urban pollution, mostly in its eastern cities, because of the harmful emissions … ************************************************************ 1.Также смотрите наиважнейшие плейлисты проекта каналов English Galaxy: 1) ОРАНЖЕВЫЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ - АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДО АВТОМАТИЗМА (с 0 до Advanced) – ПОЛНЫЙ КУРС (это абсолютный хит, самый востребованный курс – для всех уровней) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6SPjEPomaustGSgYNsn3V62BTQeH85X 2) СИНИЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ - ПРАКТИЧЕСКАЯ ГРАММАТИКА АНГЛИЙСКОГО ЯЗЫКА с НУЛЯ (экспресс курс для всех уровней) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3KDFIV9zTkzKyHAKHhZSIWfRZwY6UBNX 3) ЗОЛОТОЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ – БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ РЕПЕТИТОР (английский с нуля) (самый легкий курс для начинающих с самого нуля, очень эффективен) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTj1fjYSNC_rtCsA7tpZ-uQ3QH50E8HxW 4) ЗЕЛЕНЫЙ ПЛЕЙЛИСТ – АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК ДО ПОЛНОГО АВТОМАТИЗМА (английский для начинающих) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcmoTwMF9KeaGJEsIA3fA5ffFTYbLyUS- (подробный плейлист с самого начала, очень хорошую базу дает, английский для начинающих) Все плейлисты друг друга дополняют и рекомендация смотреть разные плейлисты чтобы лучше закрепить материал, также удобно их включать фоном как закрепление. По возрастанию сложности плейлисты: 1.золотой 2.зелёный 3.оранжевый (1-ая часть) 4.синий (1-ая часть) 5.синий (2-ая часть) и оранжевый (2-ая часть) Многие начинают с оранжевого и как дополнительную практику используют другие плейлисты чтобы было легче дальше. В дополнение к оранжевому: полегче – золотой, зеленый. Посложнее – синий. Рекомендация – смотреть разные плейлисты как дополнение. 5) ENGLISH PROFESSIONALLY – международный канал только на английском языке https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdF4GdqtKIHgc3GvSUwH7Q Для удобства ЦЕРКОВНО-СЛАВЯНСКИЙ ЯЗЫК (чтение и другие темы) на отдельном канале – ПСАЛМОЛЮБИЕ. СВЯТЫЕ И МОЛИТВА. ПРАВОСЛАВИЕ: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50kgJr-zn5L6d2xuxa0y8w Группы в соц сетях: https://vk.com/englishgalaxyru https://www.facebook.com/itsenglishgalaxy/
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Here is the first, extended trailer for "Ghosts of the Aral Sea", an upcoming documentary film shedding light on the lives of fishermen on the Aral Sea. The Aral Sea, located on the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, was once the fourth-largest inland sea in the world. However, in the last forty years the sea has all but disappeared, as its headwaters have been diverted for irrigating cotton fields. This film focuses on the story of two fishermen brothers, Islambek and Nurbek, as they encounter everyday challenges beneath the spectre of one of history's greatest ecological nightmares. Directed and photographed by Lucas Smith for SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film Program. Premiering in September 2012.
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Over its past four recordings, The Size Queens have been quietly amassing a committed following of listeners in literary and arts circles while remaining under the radar to most of the music press. Their works have been extolled by author Mary Gaitskill (Veronica), who, in the introduction to their album III, wrote, "The Size Queens are double-sized or rather double-sided, I mean to say that they have double vision and double hearts. They are playful and serious, sparkling and sludgy, cruel, kind, capacious, intensely private and alone." Author, Rick Moody (The Ice Storm) and poet Michael Snedicker wrote a lengthy review of the band's record Magic Dollar Shoppe for The Rumpus website, and the band's videos have premiered on major literary sites, including Electric Literature and Ninth Letter. The band's fifth record, "Consumption Work: Tammy, Cybertariat, At The Aral Sea" will be released as a single, 48-minute song cycle and accompanying video. Hailing from San Francisco, the band is comprised of leading lights of the Bay Area music scene, including Carlos Forster, whose last record Family Trees was produced by M. Ward; Hannah Marcus (known for her solo records Black Hole Heaven, Desert Farmers as well as her work with The Wingdale Community Singers), John Murry, whose recent record The Graceless Age was hailed by Uncut as one of the best records of 2012, as well as former members of American Music Club Danny Pearson and Tim Mooney. After Tim Mooney's sudden death in June 2012, songwriters Adam Klein and Michael Mullen (Pocket Shelley) took their work to Wally Sound (Beulah, Moore Bros) and recorded this song cycle, bringing in other members of the rotating lineup, including bassist Mike Carnahan (The Green Door). This record is dedicated to Tim who was The Size Queens' primary collaborator—playing and producing--for the first four of their records. "Consumption Work: Tammy, Cybertariat, At The Aral Sea" was informed by feminist economist Ursula Huws (The Making Of A Cybertariat: Virtual Work In A Real World), and her theories about the blurred line between consumer and laborer, workplace and domestic space. Using the 1957 hit, "Tammy's In Love" as a way of skewering the idea of America's age of innocence, the record depicts an ontologically unstable Tammy, able to exist in different points in time and space, moving through a world drained of its oceans, where mini-marts run themselves and the garden and the afterlife are continually regenerated, and access to God requires walking a mountain of melted Crocs. Absurd and touching, terrible and grand, The Size Queens sound at times like Bongwater, at other times like a deranged Folkways record. They paint a portrait of an unfolding apocalypse that dares its listeners to laugh in horror. In a period of disillusion, The Size Queens focus on the instinct to stand behind some kind of cause, despite the inevitability of failure. This video includes an edited version of Marios Lefteriotis’ 1970 film "Requiem for Humanity." To see more of his work, and this film in its entirety, please visit: http://marios-videos.blogspot.com/ The Size Queens derived its name from the early Bush/Cheney years, ruminating on crass American exceptionalism, the promise of "immeasurable" satisfactions through shopping and the mindless boast of phallic leadership and military might. "Consumption Work" continues to paint a portrait of an unsettled globe, unsustainable, environmentally wrecked, economically and triumphantly returning to migrants and dust bowls. Perhaps only working out its ultimate destiny, one entirely removed of the basic requirements for life, yet filled with mass produced goods, self-service pavilions, and the terrible narcissistic need to be heard.
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Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea | Truly CA Season 3 Narrated by John Waters and featuring the Salvation Mountain art installation, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea explores the economic, political and environmental issues that face the Salton Sea, a one-time vacation destination for the rich and famous that is now occupied by an eccentric and individualistic populace. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KQEDtrulyca Celebrate our ten years and watch past episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeGdTT0--8Khz_o0pdGn7RMVcoK6z0zhw More information: http://ww2.kqed.org/trulyca/plagues-and-pleasures-on-the-salton-sea/ Want to submit your film? Go here: http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/trulyca/entries.jsp Sign up for the weekly KQED Arts email newsletter: http://bit.ly/1eMLPu5
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So on todays adventure we are going to be taking hand made fish structures, that we have hand built out of PVC and other natural materials, out to Beaver Lake to sink just off a private dock that we have access to fish. It will be a lenthing process of sinking multiple structures to build a thriving ecosystem. But as the saying goes "If you build it, they will come." Stay tuned for other installments on this project and as always please Share & Subscribe!!! Song: Jarico - Island (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music promoted by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link https://youtu.be/gZlDn4EmTvo From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZlDn4EmTvo
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Раньше по размерам своим Аральское море являлось четвертым водоемом во всем мире. Даже страшно представить, но площадь Аральского моря и его объем на сегодня составляют соответственно лишь четверть и около 10 % от первоначальных значений. Катастрофическое экологическое состояние, которое имеет на сегодня бывшее когда-то немаленьким Большое Аральское море, приносит много неприятностей и дальним регионам. Удивительно, но пыль из районов Аральского моря найдена даже на ледниках Антарктиды. А это свидетельство того, что исчезновение данной акватории сильно повлияло на глобальную экосистему. Следует задуматься о том, что человечество должно вести свою жизнедеятельность обдуманно, без нанесения подобного катастрофического вреда окружающей среде, дающей жизнь всему живому. ⚌⚌⚌ ПЛЕЙЛИСТЫ КАНАЛА ⚌⚌⚌ ✅Совершенно секретно https://goo.gl/nC2i22 ✅Вооружённые силы https://goo.gl/PIFO7k ✅Документальные фильмы https://goo.gl/EO4Ukl ✅Наука и жизнь https://goo.gl/GwMrlW ║**************************************************************************************************** ║ ►► СТАВИМ ПАЛЕЦ ВВЕРХ👍👍👍,РЕПОСТИМ И ЖДЁМ НОВЫХ ВИДЕО ◄◄ ║▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰ ║⚌⚌⚌ ПОДПИШИСЬ НА КАНАЛ НАЖИМАЙ НА 🔔⚌⚌⚌ ✔Doc TV ►► http://goo.gl/vRo5Lv ║▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
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