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“Obviously, they provide a massive disincentive for the government to do anything that might cause the sea to refill, ” he says. For hours we bump along on rutted dirt tracks. Other than the white sand and the blue sky, the only colors I can make out are the pale green of lonesome saxaul bushes and the pink of occasional tamarisk shrub blossoms. Finally a silvery line sparkles on the horizon, growing larger until we arrive at a Chinese encampment of several yurts set up on the edge of the sea.
Local university students are continuing the nationwide protests against the government on the 51st day of the uprising. Khamenei: The US invaded Afghanistan to eradicate the Taliban. They spent money, committed crimes, & lost soldiers. After 20 years, they handed Afghanistan over to the Taliban & withdrew. What does this mean It means this was another of their miscalculationsSeven people were injured by a blast that struck a bus carrying Taliban administration personnel in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Wednesday morning, according to Taliban security officialsUNAMA has recorded human rights abuses of more than 200 journalists in Afghanistan since the Taliban took the power in August 2021, the UN mission reports. It also warned that the media in Afghanistan is in perilBlast Occurs in PD5 of Kabul City2 week agoVideo: An agreement was signed between Kabul and Delhi to boost bilateral trade, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) said, adding that the air corridor between Afghanistan and India will be resumed soon2 week agoMobin Safi, Taliban's Takhar PHQ spox said that 3 individuals have been arrested for kidnapping.
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“The geochemists thought that as the sea dried, a hard crust of sodium chloride would form on the surface and there wouldn’t be salt storms, ” Micklin said. “They were dead wrong. ”Besides toxic levels of sodium chloride, the dust is laced with pesticides such as DDT, hexachlorocyclohexane, toxaphene, and phosalone—all known carcinogens. The chemicals have worked their way into every level of the food chain. Today Karakalpakstan registers esophageal cancer rates 25 times as high as the world average. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a major problem, and respiratory diseases, cancers, birth defects, and immunological disorders are widespread. Perhaps even more frightening is the revelation that the Aral Sea once was home to a secret Soviet biological weapons testing facility.
”Our driver points through the windshield to a thick brown cloud blowing across the desert. A minute ago there was nothing there; now I’m being told to quickly roll up my window. Seconds later we’re engulfed in noxious dust that quickly infiltrates the vehicle. The dust stings my eyes, and I can taste the heavy salt, which instantly makes me sick to my stomach. This whirlwind is but one of many ecological consequences that the Soviet planners didn’t predict.
“Uzbekistan is one of the only places we know of in the world where forced labor is actually organized and enforced by the government, and the president himself is acting as a trafficker in chief, ” said Steve Swerdlow, director of the Central Asia bureau of Human Rights Watch. “Can you imagine, ” says Kamalov, turning to me from the front seat of our Land Cruiser, “that 40 years ago the water was 30 meters deep [98 feet] right here.
Located on Vozrozhdeniya Island—which, now that the sea is gone, is no longer an island—the facility was the main test site for the Soviet military’s Microbiological Warfare Group. Thousands of animals were shipped to the island, where they were subjected to anthrax, smallpox, plague, brucellosis, and other biological agents. The U. State Department, concerned that rusting drums of anthrax could fall into the wrong hands, sent a cleanup team there in 2002. No biological agents have been found in the dust since then, but sporadic outbreaks of plague afflict the surrounding region. As we continue toward the sea, we pass dozens of oil and natural gas rigs that punctuate what is otherwise a brittle, pancake-flat desert of sun-bleached sand. According to Kamalov, the rigs started appearing as soon as the sea began to recede, and each year a few more are erected.
His country doesn’t yet have a single wind farm, but that hasn’t dampened Kamalov’s enthusiasm for his chosen professional field. His obsession with wind has led him to build two hang gliders, which he flies from a local hilltop to better understand the air currents. “I want to know the wind like a bird does, ” he says. But his interests extend to all parts of the environment, and he has taken time off from his research to show me the remnants of what was once a massive body of water teeming with life and, perhaps more ominously, what the retreating waters left behind.
In 2002 the southern sea got so low that it too split into separate eastern and western seas. Last July the eastern sea dried up entirely. The only bright spot in this dire saga is the recent recovery of the northern sea. In 2005, with funding from the World Bank, the Kazakhs completed an eight-mile dam on the northern sea’s southern shore, creating a fully separate body of water, fed by the Syr Darya. Since the dam was built, the northern sea and its fishery have come back much more quickly than expected.
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