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The Aral Sea Ecological Disaster
The Aral Sea is one of the world's largest ecological disasters caused by human activities. Please support this channel by subscribing, liking and sharing this video! During the 20th century most of the Aral Sea's water sources were diverted for irrigation of agriculture which in turn resulted in toxic runoffs causing pollution and damaging the sea's ecosystem. Eventually the Aral Sea dried out and the salt and chemicals dissolved in its water were carried out through out the region by dust storms. The Aral Sea was also used as a bio-weapon testing ground through a facility located on a large island. #Aralsea #aral_sea #arallake #aral_lake
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Aral Sea: The sea that dried up in 40 years - BBC News
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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Why We Destroyed the World's 4th Largest Lake
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Aral Sea in Uzbekistan #Aral Sea
Aral Sea is one of the biggest ecological tragedies of 20th Century. #AralSea, #Uzbekistan, #Ecological Catastrophy
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Aral Sea: Uzbekistan and UN to attempt revival of dried-up lake
The Uzbekistan government and the United Nations are trying to bring life back into the Aral Sea. After the rivers feeding it were diverted, the Central Asian lake and former fishing ground is now a desert - with poisonous salt storms and an extreme climate. Its disappearance has been described as one of the world's largest man-made environmental disasters. But now the Uzbekistan government and the United Nations are trying to bring the region back to life. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from the Aral Sea. Correction 15/07/2019: This text has been updated to correct the title of Helen Fraser, she is UN resident coordinator and not head of UNDP. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #AralSea #Uzbekistan
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Pirates of a dead Sea. The ecological disaster of The Aral Sea.
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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Restoration of Aral Sea is Common Responsibility
Five Central Asian countries located in the Aral Sea basin aim to replenish the sea. The Second Phase of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project is set to be implemented in Kazakhstan. Officials are planning to build the Kumisketken water reservoir and reconstruct the Karaozek waterworks in Kyzylorda region. The Government is planning to repair the Kokaral Dam which was built during the first Phase of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project. The improvement will benefit the lakes since 158 lakes have been replenished so far. Governor of Aral district, Mukhtar Orazbayev said that with the increase of water level, the number of fish will be higher and local enterprises will have the opportunity to sell high-quality fish from the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan and export the excess. The distance between the sea and the district capital is 17 kilometers, which used to be 150 kilometers. Officials believe that the project’s second phase will bring the sea border closer to the Aral town.
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We Destroyed the 4th Largest Lake in the World
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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The Dried up Aral Sea Eco-Disaster
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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Uzbekistan - Aral Sea In Danger
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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The shrinking of the Aral Sea -  "One of the planet's worst environmental disasters"
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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Aral Sea: Man-made environmental disaster - BBC News
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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The Aral Sea has shrunk in size by 90% in recent decades
(7 Apr 2019) LEADIN: Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea has seen itself shrink to a slither of it's original size. All it left in it's trail was dry arid land, which the Uzbek government are now trying to transform into fertile planting terrain in order to stop desertification. STORYLINE: Rusted ships in the desert near the town of Moynaq are silent reminders of the fate of the Aral Sea. Once an important seaport, today Moynaq (Munak) is the victim of a manmade ecological catastrophe that took place here. People left when the lake started to disappear, causing economic and health issues. Now the city is dozens of kilometres from the shoreline of the the Aral Sea and just several thousand residents remain. Desert covers 80 percent of the country and is spreading each year, due to chronic drought. Once the world's fourth-largest lake, the sea has shrunk by at least 90 percent since the rivers that feed it were largely diverted in a Soviet project to boost cotton production in the arid region. The shrunken sea has ruined the once-robust fishing economy and left fishing trawlers stranded in sandy wastelands, leaning over as if they dropped from the air. The sea's evaporation has left layers of highly salted sand, which winds can carry as far away as Scandinavia and Japan, and which plague local people with health troubles. A new initiative to counteract the effects of the harmful program is being supported by the Uzbek government. Dean of the faculty of environment at Karakalpak State University, Yakub Amedov, is hoping that with the help of his students he can help to  change the landscape of the land in Moynaq. "Our main aim is to improve the environmental situation in the Moynaq region. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev supports any initiative of the development of the region. Now students of Karakalpak University are helping to plant the trees. Today we're planting plum, grapes, apple, apricot, cherry. In the future, we plan to make an educational site for students." he says. According to NASA, at the beginning of the 1960s, the Aral Sea received 50 cubic kilometres of fresh water from snowmelt and rainfall. In 1980 that number fell to zero. Since 1985 the Aral Sea has shrunk to a quarter of its original size. One of the ways to stop the desertification is intensive planting, according to Vadim Sokolov, head of the agency for implementation of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. "One of the key ways to prevent the spreading of salt and chemicals that have accumulated from the Aral Sea is by tree planting and fixing the sand from the dried-up sea bed" Sokolov says. Sokolov notes that they have  managed to speed up the planting process hopefully setting the program at a faster pace. "More than 500,000 tonnes of seeds were collected in December (2018) and January (2019) and with the help of these seeds today, the middle of March, more than 500,000 hectares can be planted. In the past we were planting 5-10 thousand hectares, now in only three months we have planted 500,000 hectares. We plan to continue this work in the autumn and we plan to plant around a million hectares of the territory. Which is almost a third of the desert, which is on the dried up sea bed." Sokolov hopes to plant around a million hectares of the territory - that's one-third of the desert that once was a seabed. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/20b959deef6d6608bad1af41fc93f164
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Resurrecting the Aral Sea
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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What Happened to the Aral Sea? | Travel to Uzbekistan's Worst Disaster
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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Ecological disaster of the Aral sea
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UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region
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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Full Documentary: "Aral. The lost sea" by Isabel Coixet | We Are Water Foundation
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
The evaporating Mediterranean Sea | BBC
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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Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters
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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9 Worst Environmental Disasters
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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Aral Sea Full Drone Flight
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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The Shrinking Aral Sea - World's Worst Environmental Disasters★★★
The Aral Sea formed about 5.5 million years ago in the area of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Central Asia. Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 26,300 square miles, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960's. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters". Visit us at: http://funnysillyamazing.blogspot.com Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/FunSillyAmazing Music Credit: Dream Culture Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Link to online music license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Intro Sound effects credit: Intro Music credit: Introspectral - John Ekelov 99 Sounds of Tenelach Link to online music license:http://99sounds.org/samples-of-tenalach/
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UN Aral Sea Programme
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Aral Sea Reborn - earthrise
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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Regreening the planet - VPRO documentary - 2014
Regreening the planet looks at the profit that comes from the recovery of ecosystems in Spain, Egypt and India. Restoring ecosystems does not only generate ecological profit but also economic. In Regreening the desert, the makers of VPRO Backlight showed that the greening of deserts is very well possible. They followed the American-Chinese cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu. He filmed how an inhospitable dry mountain area as large as the Netherlands was transformed into a lush green oasis. The greening caused not only ecological recovery but also economic growth of the region. Since then, John D. Liu has traveled the world to inspire people in other countries to follow this example. Dutch ecologist Willem Ferwerda was inspired by Liu and decided to work together with him. This cooperation has grown into a new organization, Commonland, a foundation with a clear mission: to restore the ecosystems on a large scale worldwide. The point of departure is that restoring landscapes not only yields ecological profits but also money, work and hope for the people living there. We can see that this works in Egypt: in 1977 Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish SEKEM, experimented to green the desert at Cairo. In 2014, SEKEM has grown to be the leading supplier of ecological products in Egypt and far beyond. Dr. Abouleish has built not only a flourishing business in the desert but a complete community with schools and their own medical and cultural facilities. A better proof that greening and social innovation go hand in hand is almost impossible to find. That all areas can grow alive, even if they are completely eroded by erosion, also appears from the special story of Indian Jadav "Molai" Payeng. When he was 17, he worked for a replanting project in Assam province. After the project was completed and the other laborers had disappeared, he decided to continue propagating wood by hand. Now, Molai forest is 300 acres and populated by elephants, Bengal tigers, deer, rhino and numerous birds. Payeng is also called The Forest Man in India because he has been able to create a jungle singlehandedly. That is something that Spain might well use. Large areas in Spain are dry and abandoned due to misused agricultural subsidies, unintentional water and land use and large-scale erosion. The population is turning its back on the countryside and moves to the cities, but there is also unemployment there. In Ayoo de Vidriales, a graying village in the middle of Spain, agricultural engineer Pedro Alonso Fernandez has begun to recover land. He wants to show that the Spanish silted and eroded soils are in fact Green Gold. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2014. © VPRO Backlight Octobre 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Directed by: Rob van Hattum & Gijs Meyer Swantee Production: Helen Goossens Senior editors: Henneke Hagen & Frank Wiering English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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White Gold - The True Cost Of Cotton
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.
Biblical wonder the Dead Sea is at risk of disappearing
After suffering from years of drought, the Dead Sea is facing an "environmental disaster in slow motion". Scientists are warning the sea level is falling by as much as 1.5m (5ft) per year - meaning it could be a tiny pool by the middle of the century. The crisis has seen sinkholes open up and resorts close in what is currently a popular tourist attraction. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Uzbekistan: A 3-Day Aral Sea Tour
#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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The Shrinkage of The Aral Sea
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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Aral Sea Crisis
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 Disappearing Aral Sea
The Aral Sea has been disappearing since the 60s and is now one of the largest ecological disasters in the world.
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Riding around and getting stuck in the sand of the ARAL Sea disaster, Kazakhstan #Mototravel
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 #moto #motorcycles #adventure #aralsea #aralsk #dualsport #travel #kazakhstan #RTW
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Как человек уничтожил Аральское море(Death of the Aral sea)
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
The Aral Sea
Man-made ecological disaster has been causing the Aral Sea to shrink since the 1970s. - created at http://animoto.com
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► How Soviet pollution destroyed the Aral Sea
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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Saving the Salton Sea
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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Ships Cemetery: Aral Sea Dead Zone of Poisoned Pollution
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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The Aral Sea Disaster.
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
Views: 32 Romeo Norris
Aral Sea
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).
19 Most Famous Shipwrecks
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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As mentioned above this video is dedicated to the tragedy of the Aral Sea, which is located on the border line between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The fourth largest lake in the world from 1960 to 2014 lost 89% of the water surface and 97% of the water volume. The largest ecological catastrophe began in the 1960s. The sea level began to decline rapidly due to the intake of water from the main feeding rivers – Amu Darya and Syr Darya. «The problems of the disappearing Aral Sea pose a threat not only to our region, but to the whole world. In the result of its drying out, the wind raises up to 75 million tons of dust and poisonous salt annually, which are already detected in Europe and Antarctica», - noted the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the UN Summit in 2015. Producer Asemgul Doszhan Director of Photography Ilyas Composer Қorkut Ata Kui Қonir Solo қyl қobys Akerke Choreographer Doszhan Music Arrangement Olzhas The role of the Spirit of the Sea performed by Bakhytnur The role of the Spirit of the Earth performed by Doszhan
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Изменение климата. Куда исчезло Аральское море
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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Local Fisheries Expand Export Markets
Seven fish processing factories operating in Aral district of Kyzylorda region have a total annual capacity of over 19,000 tons of output. Currently, fish-products are exported to neighboring and distant countries such as China, CIS countries and the European Union. Specialists release up to 15 million fish juveniles into the rivers every year to provide fishes to enterprises. A fish protection facility will be constructed this year to protect the fishes. “If we succeed in completing the project by the end of the year, the protective systems will be installed at the hydraulic facilities next year. In particular, hydro-acoustical devices will help save the river inhabitants and diversify the fish species. The project is supported by the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea,” said branch director of fisheries center, Tynysbek Barakbayev. There are about 20 lakes in the district in addition to the North Aral Sea where up to 14 fish species can be found. Experts believe that their ecosystem should be improved. In total, over the past 19 years, fish production in the Aral district has increased by almost 20 times. Local fish producers exported about 5,500 tonnes of products to foreign countries last year. Website - https://kazakh-tv.kz/ Youtube - https://bit.ly/2TOyJ4q Vkontakte - https://vk.com/kazakhtv Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kazakhtvkz/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Kazakh_TV Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kazakhtv_kz/ Telegram - https://t.me/kazakhtvchannel
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Aral Sea - A man-made disaster
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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