This article from the series of “Spotlights” for the department of Russian and East European Studies at The University of Pennsylvania reminds us of the great ecological disaster of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. Another one of my stops on my Silk Route Journey across Central Asia in 2012. A sobering place empty of life an so sad to know that this has happened in my own lifetime. A very poignant place on my journey for me.
You can read it in full here; https://rees.sas.upenn.edu/about/spotlight/ships-graveyard-moynaq-uzbekistan