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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.
03 октября 2014
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.
02 октября 2014
©Reuters/Chris Wattie Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert As desertification creeps into parts of the world, a rare stretch of sand in Canada's vast western plains is oddly doing the reverse -- slowly sprouting with vegetation.
25 сентября 2013
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan to launch national center for countering desertification with UNDP The National Center will be created to attract non-governmental and international organizations, local communities and business structures.
30 апреля 2013
©REUTERS/Joe Penney 74,000 Malians in Mauritania desert need help: aid group Some 74,000 Malians, who have been displaced by war and ethnic tensions, are in need of urgent help in the desert of Mauritania..
12 апреля 2013
Mexico police unearth 20 bodies in violence-torn north The bones of nine people were found in desert graves in violence-plagued northern Mexico, raising the number of remains found there since the weekend to 20, authorities said Monday.
27 ноября 2012
Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, raced across Chile's Atacama desert Friday as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars.
19 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of Man dies of thirst in Australian Outback A 25-year-old man died and another was recovering in hospital Wednesday after they became stranded in the harsh Australian Outback, prompting warnings about the risks of the desert.
07 ноября 2012
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