Tag: environment

Lake Baikal: A Russian Environmentalists Dream

Lake Baikal is one of the world’s oldest and deepest lakes. It is more than 5,000 feet deep and stretches for more than 400 miles near the south part of Siberia. This lake is crystal clear and known for the pristine water quality and abundant life forms that exist within its’ waters. However, the lake […]

Now you Sea me, now you don’t: the Fergana Canal

Stalin’s quest for economic progress created massive upheaval across Soviet society in the 1930s.  However, people were not only victims of the era.  Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea also fell victim to the tumultuous 1930s. One of the greatest ecological disasters of the twentieth century, the desiccation of the Aral Sea, started with the greatest … Continue reading Now you Sea me, now you don’t: the Fergana Canal