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Linking Conservation And Development To Save Africa’s Largest Lake

As industry and agriculture expand along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it’s starting to damage the aquatic ecosystem that holds 17% of the world’s water. Is there a way that society can develop without destroying the lake? Over-fishing. Deforestation. Sprawl. People in developing countries and their environments can sometimes appear to be at odds–but an […]

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Reviving the Aral Sea

Engineers report progress in rescuing a once-great inland sea. Aralsk, Kazakhstan, is surrounded by barren desert, but the city could become a thriving port if the Aral Sea makes its anticipated comeback. “A billboard outside Aralsk proclaims ‘Good News — the Sea is Coming Back.’ There is a lot of optimism among the people,” reports […]

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