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Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Aral Sea poses threat to the world: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has addressed the problem of the Aral Sea during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Aral Sea poses threat to the world: Nazarbayev
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy suggests using the Irtysh River to save the Aral Sea, one of the worst environmental disasters located in Kazakhstan.

Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Billboard with the cover of the latest Pink Floyd album The Endless River ©Reuters
Pink Floyd feature vanishing Aral Sea in new music vid

Pink Floyd have released a music video to the song 'Louder than Words' featuring the Aral Sea promoting its latest album The Endless River.

Pink Floyd feature vanishing Aral Sea in new music vid
David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. ©REUTERS
Pink Floyd turns attention to Aral Sea catastrophe in new music video

The cult British rock band has always raised hard questions. This time they offer us to contemplate the fate of the Aral Sea. A part of the sea is located in Kazakhstan.

Pink Floyd turns attention to Aral Sea catastrophe in new music video
Aral Sea dry bottom ©RIA Novosti/Alexei Kulikov
Kazakhstan in effort to stop disastrous desertification

The United Nations has recognized desertification as one of the global environmental problems. Kazakhstan has joined the efforts to fight desertification but there is a long way to go and many obstacles to overcome.

Kazakhstan in effort to stop disastrous desertification
Pictures of the Aral Sea in 2000 (left) and in August 2014 (right). ©NASA
NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries

The American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.

NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries
Old ship in the sands of Kara-Kalpakia in Uzbekistan on the spot where once was the Aral Sea. ©RIA Novosti
Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea

A top secret Soviet town for testing biological weapons stands abandoned in a Central Asian desert that was once a sea.

Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea
Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator

Kazakhstani lawmaker Kozhakhmet Baimakhanov believes Kazakhstan can meet the demand for rice and flour without importing the goods.

Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator
Aral Sea stops dwindling

The Aral Sea that has been dwindling since the 1960s has stabilized thanks to Kazakhstan's and international efforts.

Aral Sea stops dwindling
The Aral Sea in 1984. Image by Timelapse
Google shows Aral Sea dry-out

Google has presented its Timelapse project that shows changes in various parts of the world over the past 28 years.

Google shows Aral Sea dry-out
Photo courtesy of press-service of South-Kazakhstan oblast Emergency Situations Department©
Over 50 villages around Aral Sea area may be flooded

People have been warned about the danger. Anti-flood works are in process in the coastal area: Kazakhstan Emergency Department.

Over 50 villages around Aral Sea area may be flooded
Chairman of the executive commission of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) Sagit Ibatullin. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan enters second phase of Aral Sea restoration

We have successfully completed the first phase: expert.

Kazakhstan enters second phase of Aral Sea restoration
Aral Sea shallowing map from unep.org
Kazakhstan resumes attempts to save Aral Sea

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov instructed the Agriculture Minister and administration of Kyzylorda oblast to work on saving the Aral Sea.

Kazakhstan resumes attempts to save Aral Sea
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan called neighbors use common waters with care

The talks covered establishment of a mechanism of joint use of water-energy resources in Central Asian region: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan called neighbors use common waters with care
President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Vietnam will perform exploration works at Aral Sea

KazMunaiGas will work on the Vietnamese shore, while Vietnamese company will perform exploration works at the Aral Sea: Nazarbayev.

Vietnam will perform exploration works at Aral Sea
Aral sea. Photo courtesy of acidcow.com
Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region

Turkmenistan is allocating tens of millions of dollars to plant trees in a region neighbouring the stricken Aral Sea, state newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said Tuesday.

Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region
Saxaul in blossom
10 000 hectares of Aral sea bottom will be wooded this year

It is planned to wood spring forest improvement plants in 9.5 hectares of the Aral Sea bottom.

10 000 hectares of Aral sea bottom will be wooded this year

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