Video: Dried-up Aral Sea springs Should This Lake Exist? 1 day ago   16:25

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Straddling the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest saline lake in the world, an inland sea of 66,000 square kilometres. But in 1950, the Soviets diverted the two rivers that fed it in order to irrigate fields and grow cotton. Little by little, the Aral Sea dried up, ruining thousands of livelihoods. Since the construction of a dam in 2005, the water is slowly beginning to rise, and with it residents' hopes. FRANCE 24 went to meet them.
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Comments 1411 Comments

Chrysler5avenue
What odd subtitles/translations... I can understand the one man's english pretty well and the subtitles are saying something entirely different.
Blind Squid
I don't live anywhere near the Aral Sea yet I still find this gut wrenching. Some things are greater than politics, I've no ability to influence this in a positive manner.
J L
monster carp fishing in kazakhstan sign me up
Michael Domansky
At least no one mentioned carbon dioxide or climate change! There's still hope.
RTYB
Capitalism destroys even lakes... Oh wait, this was communists.
Speed Pirate
the arial see was cut off from the open water once, so its not unusualy for a closed "Pond" to slowly dissapear, global warming just makes it quicker. It would have happened either way
Curt Coller
what the hell is a sixty eight thousand kilometer square mile lake???
montecristo5353
Maybe when the sea comes back the Solomon Islands will reappear
Adam Fochtman
What the hell is a kilometer square mile?
Roy
returned to 50% of its original surface isn't half way back, remember its π r2
Donald Scheer
Do I hear The Voice of G S. ?
MrJrsdts
I hope and pray the sea returns to its full glory. It’s a shame what the government and the people allow to happen!!!
Alan Moffat
I KNOW THIS IS SIMPLE BUT IF THE WORLD HAS RISEN SEA WATER DIVERT IT TO THE ARAL SEA DONT WHANT TO SEE THIS HAPPEN TO THE REST OF US.
Splint Cell
Just don't do something stupid again that will cause the sea to disappear by being greedy.
Darwin Dwelle
Damn even communism took an ocean away.
OdinX316
The USA should tunnel an aqueduct to the Ocean and refill the Salton Sea and Death Valley and improve the inland areas and change CA fires!!
Sezai Yuyucuoglu
Yeah right!!
The socialists are environmentalists.!!
😆😆😆😆😆
T. Fger
It is great progress is being made. I hope it continues, and stays.
nokaut456
The guy said : here is a little one...
Translator : is a magnificent fish.. Wtf?
Larry White
NOT CAUSED BY MANKIND, BUT BY THOSE VICIOUS THUGS THAT SIDED WITH pedophillary killary in the 2016 election in AMERICA, THE russians.
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Should This Lake Exist? Video: Dried-up Aral Sea springs 1 day ago   07:16

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The Salton Sea is the largest body of water in California, home to the second most diverse group of birds in America and it exists by accident.
Another great video on the Salton Sea: https://ufl.ae/videow/ejYK6Fo4A_Q
I used archive from this video.

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