The Aral Sea is drying up

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NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

A spectacular natural-color Landsat 8 image taken by NASA shows emerald-coloured Hanhowuz artificial lake situated in Turkmenistan, a country in Central Asia with an annual precipitation from 300 millimeter in the mountains to 80 millimeters in the desert northwest. Continue reading The Aral Sea is drying up