ACID RAIN - SWEDEN. Vicinity Goteborg, Alvsborgs Lan County. Monitoring rain to assess the effects and composition of acid rain. Sweden spends 100 million Kroner (about 10 million pounds) per year on such liming. Britain sends to Sweden 10% of the sulphur affecting its forests and lakes. CDREF00552.SHETLAND ISLANDS - OIL DISASTER. Volunteer rescuing oiled birds. On 5th January 1993, the oil tanker the Braer ran aground in the Shetland Islands spilling 85,000 tonnes of light crude oil. However, every single day of the year, roughly one-tenth of the amount of oil abroad the Braer is quite deliberately flushed into the worlds seas and oceans by ships cleaning out the tanks and bilges. CDREF00566.BRAZIL, Portrait of Nambicuarra with pierced nose and bow and arrow. CDREF00828MINING, BRAZIL. Amazon, Bom Futuro, vicinity Ariquemes. Washing tin ore. 2500 garimpeiros or prospectors mine tin ore from this mine. 80 per cent have malaria and five men are shot each week. CDREF00323RURAL LIFE, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. Child collecting crop residue to compost. CDREF00432
REFORESTATION, AUSTRALIA. Western Australia, Darling Range, Jarrahdale Mine, vicinity Perth. Reforestation of bauxite mines by Alcoa of Australia. Meter by meter survey of a mined site one year after seeding to check on germination of species. If the correct proportion of shrubs and trees are not present, further applications of seeds will be made. CDREF00542.BRAZIL, Amazon Rainforest. Juruna woman decorating a pot. CDREF00828RECYCLING, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Darling Range, Jarrahdale Mine, vicinity Perth. During the 1990s, around 2.5 billion all-aluminium cans were required annually in Australia. Aluminium can be easily and endlessly recycled without its inherent properties changing. Recycling saves 95% of the energy required to produce new aluminium from bauxite. Many millions of dollars are paid annually to community groups and individuals who collect empty cans. CDREF00542.COCO PLANTATION, INDONESIA. CDREF00230HOMELIFE - MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY. Middle-class families. CDREF00530.
CHILDREN,BURKINA FASO, West Africa, Yatenga Province, Kalsaka village. School children wearing jumble sale clothes collected in the west by charity shops and sold in the local market. CDREF00372YANOMAMI AMERINDIANS, VENEZUELA AMAZONAS. Serra Parima, orinoco river basin. The Yanomami continue to live as tribal farmers, practising an ecologically sound form of shifting cultivation, supplementing thier diet with fishing and hunting. They live in one of the most inaccessible regions of the Amazon, and of all the Amerindian tribes, the Yanomami have the least exposure to the modern world. Their future may now be threatened by diseases spread by illegal Brazilian gold miners. CDREF00266LOGGING, BRAZIL. Belem. Mahogany planks being delivered to a dealer by horse and cart. CDREF00323LIVESTOCK, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. Goat eating roadside shrubs. CDREF00432ELDERLY WOMAN, INDIA. Rishi Valley. Hands. CDREF00432
ACID RAIN - SWEDEN. Vicinity Goteborg, Alvsborgs Lan County. Monitoring rain to assess the effects and composition of acid rain. Sweden spends 100 million Kroner (about 10 million pounds) per year on such liming. Britain sends to Sweden 10% of the sulphur affecting its forests and lakes. CDREF00552.
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