ITALY, 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.HOMELIFE - MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY. Middle-class families. CDREF00530.AERIAL VIEW OF MEXCO CITY, MEXICO. Mexico City. CDREF00370ITALY, Po Delta. Straw Bailing. Modern irrigation systems help farmers in the Po valley to produce some of the Worlds highest yields per hectare. Water taken from the Po for farming has rocketed to 18 billion cubic meters a year, about 36% of all water consumption in Italy. CDREF00553.AGRICULTURE, INDONESIA. From the forest floor workers use poles to loosen and harvest the cocoa pods from the tree. CDREF00028
TUAREG NOMADS, NIGER (West Africa). This nomadic tribe still make a living as traders. CDREF00544.SLUMS, BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. Favela Rocinha. This is the largest shanty town in Rio, housing tens of thousands of the city s poorest families. Scavenging through rubbish. CDREF00279SLUM, INDIA. Bombay. CDREF00425BURIAL OF BABY, BOTSWANA. Public cemetery, Gaborone. About 85 people are infected with HIV every day and 1 in 8 infants is infected at birth. CDREF00211AGRICULTURE, BURKINA FASO. Silmiougou Village. Vegetable gardening - watering crop. CDREF00215
FOOD FROM THE FOREST - THAILAND. Krabi Province. Collecting seeds from Parkia Javanica trees. The seeds will be put in damp sand to germinate. They are added to curries. CDREF00235BRAZIL, Amazon rainforest - The building of the BR364 road, with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, was opposed by Chico Mendes because ther were no measures to protect the rubber tapper's forest from the development the road would bring. CDREF00828VILLAGE LIFE, BURKINA FASO. Kalsaka Village. Market. CDREF00215YANOMAMI 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. CDREF00266ACID RAIN - SWEDEN. Vicinity Goteborg, Alvsborgs Lan County. Trees displaying the early effects of acid rain - thinning crowns and poor growth. CDREF00552.
ITALY, 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.
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