2019 / Science
/ Environment (Non-Pro)
Long Time No Sea
Willow & Boots
The haunting landscape of Uzbekistan has reported rare human sighting. This once-famous Aral Sea is dying rapidly and turning into an arid wasteland. Water is scarce, and so are any signs of life. Aral’s water now has receded hundreds of miles away from the town of Muynak that once was a thriving port and its fishing industry was feeding almost 30,000 people. Aral is now an eerie seabed with deserted fishing settlements on its shores and a graveyard of abandoned, rusting ships.
Environmentalists think that parched Aral Sea can be restored. And sometimes, against all odds there's hope.