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Description:

In just 30 years, the Aral Sea has lost more than 60 percent of its water. Barring change, it may disappear entirely by 2020. In this visualization, satellite images dating from 1973 to 2000 show how water diverted from this inland lake for agriculture has caused it to shrink considerably over a short period of time. The feature can be run as an animation or as a series of slides. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
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  • Grade 10

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Language:

English

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