The environmental history of Central Asia as a whole

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Caspian Sea Conflict Between Oil and Ecology
EarthVision Reports, 10 December 1998. The Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran, has become a hotbed of conflict between oil companies who want to tap the untold riches lying below the tranquil waters and environmentalists, who want to protect its fragile ecology.
Fears of Eco-Disaster in Caspian Sea
By Danielle Knight, IPS, 4 February 1999. The Azeri pipeline, carrying oil from the Caspian Sea to the Georgian port of Supsa, opened in January. One month later, with corporations rushing to drill and transport the area's vast petroleum reserves, pollution is threatening the region's environment.