Environmental photo prize highlights fragility of earth in 2018

Environmental photo prize highlights fragility of earth in 2018
 

A ships lies stranded on a sea of sand and salt, in what used to be part of the Urmia Lake in Iran.
‘End Floating’ by Saeed Mohammadzadeh, is the winning picture from the Environmental Photographer of the Year Prize 2018.
It illustrates how the lake is drying up, thanks to climate change intensifying the droughts that speed up evaporation in the region.
The lake has also been suffering from illegal wells and a proliferation of dams and irrigation projects causing it to reduce significantly in volume.
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27 September 2018 in Hot News, Views: 37
Source: Metro
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