The Aral sea used to be one of the fourth largest inland water bodies in the world based on surface area. It began shrinking in the 1960s due to the construction of dams that diverted two major rivers that fed it. Read more from Al Jazeera. 


Abandoned ships in Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea.

Lake Ontario’s plankton bloom as seen from space

"Shark Whisperer" conservationist free dives with Tiger Sharks to show they are not so bad. 

This is a photo of a massive “Fatberg,” a huge mass of food fat clogged up with wet wipes that was lodged in a massive sewer in London. It is the size of a bus. That will be all. 

Areas of the U.S. where heavy fracking takes place and where groundwater faces greater risk of contamination, according to opponents of the practice. That’s a lot. 

It’s called a Farmery, where you grow and sell veggies in the same space. No transport cost. No transport pollution. In Treehugger

To mark World Environment Day, here is a PopTech talk by the Nature Conservancy’s Peter Kareiva, who insists the sky is not, in fact, falling. (Artistic interpretation of Kareiva’s talk by Peter Durand).

Greenpeace’s sustainable seafood report is out. How does your grocery rank? (Hint: don’t buy fish at BI-LO/Winn-Dixie).

Architects hope to create a "hairy" skyscraper. The fibers will sway in the slightest wind to generate electricity. 

Fast Company has a spread on a cool “zero-energy” house.