04 September 2015
Vol 349, Issue 6252

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER A headlamp casts a glow on salt flats at Iran's Lake Urmia, which has shrunk to around 10% of its original 5200-square kilometer area because of poor water management. Lake Urmia is the focus of a massive restoration program, one of several ambitious science and technology efforts in Iran that may benefit if the country's isolation ends. See pages 1029 and 1038.
Photo: Ebrahim Mirmalek