Lake Baikal Struggles for Survival . . . and Sustainability

The World

Mary Beth Maher reports on a sustainable development plan being drawn up for the region around Siberia’s Lake Baikal, the planet’s largest freshwater body. Timbering and industrial development threaten the lake’s delicate ecosystem, but provide vital jobs for local residents. A group of American land-use planners hope they can help local leaders and communities strike a successful and profitable balance for the region.

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