Bolivia's Second-Largest Lake Has Evaporated
What was once Bolivia's second-largest lake is now almost entirely gone, turned into a barren expanse of salty earth that's littered with dead flamengos, fish and abandoned boats.
Just a couple years ago, the waters of Lake Poopo took up nearly 400 square miles, twice the area of Lake Tahoe (and larger than all five boroughs of New York City combined). But now, only a tiny sliver remains.
Why has this lake all but disappeared?