COOKING, INDIA. Assam. A woman using crop residue as fuel for cooking. Women exposed to smoke from these cooking stoves are likely to suffer serious lung diseases. The stoves are very inefficient and waste appx 70% of the heat. This photograph was commissioned by the Shell Foundation. CDREF00046WATERFALL, AUSTRALIA. Waterfall in rainforest interior. CDREF00200ATLANTIC FOREST, BRAZIL. Vicinity Rio de Janeiro. The atlantic forest is a remnant forest largely destroyed by farmers, and the growth of cities. CDREF00242FEMALE LABOURER, INDIA. Woman with her child on her knee, breaks granite rock into chips to be used for road construction. She is member of a caste which has existed for thousands of years. People in this caste traditionally only work with stone. CD REF 00018 CDREF00018ITALY, Alps. Pian Della Regina, Crissolo vicinity Saluzzo. Tumbling down the steep mountain side, the clear, fresh waters at the head of the River Po bring life to a marvellous variety of alpine flowers. The upper Po valley lost two thirds of its inhabitants, most of whom migrated to Turin early in the sixties. Now, very little affects the quality of the water for the first 20 Km, then a dam for hydrolelectric energy leaves the river virtually dry. CDREF00553.
KOSOVO (1999) - FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET. Pristina. Man with his son selling chilli peppers at a local market. CDREF00597.BRAZIL, Amazon, Galera Caves - Nambicuara boy. CDREF00828AGRICULTURE, INDONESIA. Women agricultural workers harvesting tea leaves at a tea plantation. CDREF00028ITALY. Po Delta, Padena. Tobacco plantation. This crop is subsidized by the E.C. agricultural grants. It produces tobacco with a high nicotine content. CDREF00553.TUBERCULOSIS WARD, CAMEROON. Laquintinie hospital, Douala. CDREF00219
CUBA - MARKET, Havana. Selling jewellery made from black coral listed under CITES agreement which makes extraction and trading of black coral illegal. CDREF00578.SORCERER, BUMTHANG, BHUTAN. Sorcerer performing a ceremony to eliminate evil spirits. CDREF00375MIGRANTS TO THE AMAZON, BRAZIL. Vicinity Paragominas. Slash and burn farming families. CDREF00242WEATHER, ETHIOPIA. Damotweyde. A dust storm blowing the top soil off the land. CDREF00047ITALY. Technological waste like this pile of cars retains lead, mercury, oils, acids and ozone destroying CFCs until the metal has corroded and leakage begins. Encouraged by a powerful automobile industry, Italians tend to change their car often. CDREF00553.
COOKING, INDIA. Assam. A woman using crop residue as fuel for cooking. Women exposed to smoke from these cooking stoves are likely to suffer serious lung diseases. The stoves are very inefficient and waste appx 70% of the heat. This photograph was commissioned by the Shell Foundation. CDREF00046
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