ERIC Number: ED446020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Aral Sea: A Lesson in Environmental Degradation.
Boyle, Eric D.
This article approaches the Aral Sea's demise as an extreme example of how human development has the potential to destroy the environment. The discussion focuses on two lessons provided by the Aral Sea story: (1) the interdependence between humanity and nature, and the consequences of disregarding the environment in pursuit of progress; and (2) the trans-national nature of environmental problems, and the need to cooperate across borders to prevent and reduce the impact of environmental disasters. The article gives a brief history of the Aral Sea problem and discusses its effects on climate, health, development, and international efforts. Includes teaching suggestions. References. (BB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan