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  • everythingcentralasia:

    The Aral Sea was a lake situated in Central Asia, between the Southern part of Kazakhstan and Northern Uzbekistan. Up until the third quarter of the 20th century it was the world’s fourth largest saline lake, and contained 10grams of salt per liter.

    By establishing a program to promote agriculture and especially that of cotton, Soviet government led by Khrouchtchev in the 1950s deliberately deprived the Aral Sea of its two main sources of water income, which almost immediately led to less water arriving to the sea. Not only was all this water being diverted into canals at the expense of the Aral Sea supply, but the majority of it was being soaked up by the desert and blatantly wasted. The water level in the Aral Sea started drastically decreasing from the 1960s onward. In normal conditions, the Aral Sea gets approximately one fifth of its water supply through rainfall, while the rest is delivered to it by the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers.

    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.

    In an ongoing effort in Kazakhstan to save and replenish the North Aral Sea, a dam project was completed in 2005; in 2008, the water level in this lake had risen by 12 m (39 ft) compared to 2003. Salinity has dropped, and fish are again found in sufficient numbers for some fishing to be viable.

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    (vivoroni에서)

  • dynamicafrica:

    Africa’s mineral wealth and abundant natural resources are no secret. What we also know of much of these commodities is that, in many African countries, the profits yielded from the industries established with the purpose of securing the wealth and inheritance of the citizens of these nations, more often than not, end up in the hands of greedy politicians, easily bribed leaders, and in the pockets of the mostly foreign multinational CEOs and the companies they work for.

    For decades, this has been the narrative of a dire situation that only seems to be worsening, and having equally devastating effects in both the lives of those who live in these areas, and the environment surrounding them.

    Nigerian photographer, George Osodi, who comes from Nigeria’s oil rich southeastern Niger Delta region, has seen firsthand just how disastrous and traumatic the exploitation of these communities and the natural resources in these regions they occupy can be. These images show two specific areas where these distressing conditions have become the norm - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and in an illegal gold mine in Ghana.

    ©George Osodi

    (cognitivedissonance에서)

  • (출처: lidstrom, lidstrom에서)

    “The waiting is the hard part, you can end up anywhere. I was just hoping to be picked up and get a chance to stay in the NHL, somewhere new, somewhere I could develop new roots. And then nothing happened.”

    — Cory Emmerton on being placed on waivers (x)

    (출처: emmertons)

    • [sochi olympics]: come on, team sweden! beat the wings management.
    • [nhl playoffs]: come on, wings! get babs that jack adams award.
    • n: Why is Phil Coke here?
    • s: Low pressure situation.
    • n: Not in the game. In general. Surely there's someone out there who hasn't been signed that would be better.
    • s: Stephen Drew?
    scottandscott:

Scott & Scott Architects - S&S Studio

    scottandscott:

    Scott & Scott Architects - S&S Studio

    (출처: scottandscott.ca)

    rubdown:

CHRIS EVANS LAUGHING ALONE WITH PIZZA

    rubdown:

    CHRIS EVANS LAUGHING ALONE WITH PIZZA

    (출처: d-white211, darren-helm에서)

    (출처: copperbooom)

    copperbooom:

jimmy tackles nyquist at practice 4/19/2014

    copperbooom:

    jimmy tackles nyquist at practice 4/19/2014

    (fearthezetterbeard에서)

    travelbookph:

Go on a suman food trip in the Philippines!

    travelbookph:

    Go on a suman food trip in the Philippines!

    Sticky rice in the most gorgeous banana leaf parcel and tropical fruit for breakfast at the Parap Markets!! You’re spoiling us Darwin! @ausoutbacknt #ntaustralia by stephanie_somebody
    Sticky rice in the most gorgeous banana leaf parcel and tropical fruit for breakfast at the Parap Markets!! You’re spoiling us Darwin! @ausoutbacknt #ntaustralia by stephanie_somebody
  • so-hockey-eh:

    Eddie gives Zach some reassuring back pats after Zach crashes into him.

    (captainzetterbeard에서)

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