• CHINA. Beijing. A young girl in a 'hutong' (traditonal home) that is being destroyed to make way for new developments aimed at modernising the city for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Cellphone numbers daub walls, left by people looking for work and people offering work. 2005
  • CHINA. Beijing.  A car in a parking lot.  2008.
  • A member of the park management overseas visitors entering the Jiuzhaigou park. At peak times, the park will welcome up to 10,000 people a day and 2 million each year. These numbers place huge demands on the the environment around the national park as infrastructure developments increase to cope with the visitor numbers.
  • Overgrazing by excessive numbers of sheep and cattle are helping fuel desertification near Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A diver harvests sea cucumbers on a farm near the Luan River in Hebei Province, northern China. Sea cucumbers are sensitive to rising temperatures and harvest numbers have dropped in years when the water temperature is higher than average, leading to concerns about the future of local aquaculture with a warming climate. 2019
  • Two divers harvest sea cucumbers on a farm in Hebei Province, northern China. Sea cucumbers are sensitive to rising temperatures and harvest numbers have dropped in years when the water temperature is higher than average, leading to concerns about the future of local aquaculture with a warming climate. 2019
  • CHINA. Beijing. A chair bearing the 'unlucky number' 13 in a stadium during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • Sandhya Katari, 4, lies on a bed outside her home in the Jajmau area of Kanpur. She is one of a number of children in the area suffering from mental development problems believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to toxins in the local water. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • Kiran Devi comes from a small village that is afflicted with water pollution from nearby leather tanneries. It is suspected that increased exposure to harmful toxins during mothers' pregnancies might be causing the increased number of children being born with mental disabilities in the villages outside Kanpur.
  • Kiran Devi comes from a small village that is afflicted with water pollution from nearby leather tanneries. It is suspected that increased exposure to harmful toxins during mothers' pregnancies might be causing the increased number of children being born with mental disabilities in the villages outside Kanpur.
  • Shabhan Sheikh Siddique (1) is held by his mother outside the family home in a poor community of Kanpur. He suffers from cataracts and is one of a growing number of children in the community suffering from developmental issues believed to have been caused by increased exposure to water pollution whilst in the womb
  • CHINA. Beijing. A chair bearing the 'unlucky number' 13 in a stadium during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • Tourists in the Potala Palace in Lhasa. One of the spiritual centers of Tibet, it is also the number one tourist sight in the city leading to thousands of tourists and pilgrims visiting each day. Most walk clockwise around the palace, pausing to pray, or take pictures, of the sacred structure before them.
  • Tourists take in the view from the Potala Palace in Lhasa. One of the spiritual centers of Tibet, it is also the number one tourist sight in the city leading to thousands of tourists and pilgrims visiting each day. Most walk clockwise around the palace, pausing to pray, or take pictures, of the sacred structure before them.
  • Wells extract oil from the oilfields which lie near the megacity of Tianjin and off the coast in Bohai Bay which is home to some of China's largest reserves of oil and gas, making it a centre for oil exploration. The region has suffered from a number of oil spills in recent decades which continue to effect local ecosystems. 2019
  • An oil-stained beach at Laomi Gukou in Hebei province. Bohai Bay is home to some of China's largest reserves of oil and gas, making it a centre for oil exploration. The region has suffered from a number of oil spills in recent decades which continue to effect local ecosystems. 2019
  • Shabhan Sheikh Siddique (1) lies on a bed outside the family home in a poor community of Kanpur. He suffers from cataracts and is one of a growing number of children in the community suffering from developmental issues believed to have been caused by increased exposure to water pollution whilst in the womb.
  • Ayush Kumar, 10, lives in a village that is afflicted with water pollution from nearby leather tanneries. It is suspected that increased exposure to harmful toxins during mothers' pregnancies might be causing the increased number of children being born with mental disabilities in the villages outside Kanpur.
  • A women takes part in a Hindu ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River, in northern Kanpur. A number of religious leaders are trying to educate the public about the harmful effects of the local leather producing tanneries.
  • Ayush Kumar, 10, lives in a village that is afflicted with water pollution from nearby leather tanneries. It is suspected that increased exposure to harmful toxins during mothers' pregnancies might be causing the increased number of children being born with mental disabilities in the villages outside Kanpur.
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