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Aral Sea “catastrophe” a lesson for the planet: UN Secretary-General

Listen / A view of rusted, abandoned ships in Muynak, Uzebkistan, a former port city whose population has declined precipitously with the rapid recession of the Aral Sea. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Aral Sea “tragedy” serves as a symbol of how humanity can destroy the planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said following a visit there on Saturday. Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea, which is located in Uzbekistan, has shrunk by more than 70 per cent in recent decades as its tributary rivers [...]

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