ITALY, Po Delta. Saluzzo, vicinity Cuneo. 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.HINDUISM, NEPAL. Kathmandu. A Sadhu, Hindu holyman, with tilaka on his forehead, a colourful powder used in religious ceremonies. Sitting with a leg behind his head and playing a wind instrument. CDREF00013ITALY, River Po. Mezzana Bigli, vicinity Pavia. The Oxon Chemical factory outflow. A lethal mixture of heavy metals and pesticides being discharged into the River Po. Oxon is one of two Italian plants producing atrazin, a toxic pesticide which has contaminated ground water and rivers in Northern Italy. CDREF00553.PROSTITUTE, BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. CDREF00222BOLIVIA - LA PAZ. City centre. La Paz is one of the fastest growing cities in the worls. 80% of homes are without piped water or basic services. CDREF00559.
BRAZIL, Portrait of Ilzamar, the wife of Chico Mendes, the Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental campaigner. He fought to stop the burning and logging of the Amazon Rainforest. CDREF00828PORTRAIT, INDIA. Andra Pradesh, Rishi Valley. Portrait of an elderly woman smiling. CDREF00019AMAZON - PERU, vicinity Satipo. Campa or Ashaninka Indians. Homelife. They are hunter gatherers living from the jungle without destroying it. It takes about 18 hours a week to collect the food they need. Their diet is regarded as one of the most nutritious in the World. Their way of life is threatened by migrant slash and burn farmers who destroy the jungle in order to grow a few crops. CDREF00543.REFORESTATION, AUSTRALIA. Tree nursery set up by Alcoa of Australia, a mining company, to re-forest areas previously deforested by bauxite mining. CDREF00223MARKET, CAMEROON. Maroua City . CDREF00219
NOMADIC FAMILY, INDIA. Kashmir. They spend winter in the valleys and summer in a cave in the mountain. CDREF00391RURAL LIFE, BHUTAN. Cable car river crossing. CDREF00371SLUM HOUSING, KENYA. Nairobi. View of slum housing opposite brick building. CD REF 00018 CDREF00018TUBERCULOSIS WARD, CAMEROON. Laquintinie hospital, Douala. CDREF00219COFFEE HARVEST, IVORY COAST. Gbetitapea village, Daloa Town. Grading coffee. CDREF00227
ITALY, Po Delta. Saluzzo, vicinity Cuneo. 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.
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