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Earth then and now: Spectacular transformation of Earth over the years caught by NASA

12. Great Man-Made River, Libya, April 1987 — April 2010. 

Great Man-Made River, Libya
Image Source: climate.nasa.gov

The  greatest engineering feat devised and achieved by humans. The manmade river of pipes, wells and aqueducts provide waterfor drinking and agriculture in the desert.

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13. Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru. July 1978 — July 2011.

Qori Kalis Glacier
Image Source: climate.nasa.gov

Qori Kalis Glacier is one of the few tropical glaciers. A study in 2007 revealed that the ice has melted by almost 50% since 1963 when it was last measured

14. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July 1998. — September 2011.

Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina
Image Source: climate.nasa.gov

One among the largest saline water lake Mar Chiquita has seen a steady  decrease of its water body. Will the lake regain its water body?

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15.Muir Glacier, Alaska. August 1941 — August 2004.

Muir Glacier, Alaska.
Image Source: climate.nasa.gov

A long stretch of hard snow has completely melted to form a lake. The land has changed from a bleak snowy region into a verdant green land with the growth of plants and outcrops in the mountains

16.Uruguay Forests, March, 1975 — February, 2009.

Uruguay Forests
Image Source: climate.nasa.gov

A forested area of 45,000 hectares has been expanded up to 900,000 hectares.The consequent controlled expansion has divested the forest of diverse animal and plant species.

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