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Dam Revives Aral Sea and Nearby Communities

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Dam Revives Aral Sea and Nearby Communities

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Dam Revives Aral Sea and Nearby Communities

Dam Revives Aral Sea and Nearby Communities

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In the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, government and Western officials reverse what is considered one of mankind's greatest ecological catastrophes: the drying up of the Aral Sea. A recently built dam is restoring part of the sea — once the world's fourth-largest inland body of water — and life to its surrounding communities.

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