• CHINA. Chongqing Province.  Evening scene in the town of Wushan, which lies on the banks of the Yangtze and at the entrance to the 3 Gorges. As tourism booms, towns are being developed and modernized resulting in old areas being razed.  The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A street stall in the town of Wushan, which lies on the banks of the Yangtze and at the entrance to the 3 Gorges. As tourism booms, towns are being developed and modernized resulting in old areas being razed.  The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • CHINA.Wuzhen. The town of Wuzhen is located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 10 miles north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays a two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings all lying above a network of canals and small lakes. 2008
  • CHINA. Chongqing Province.  A bridge in the town of Wushan, which lies on the banks of the Yangtze and at the entrance to the 3 Gorges. As tourism booms, towns are being developed and modernized resulting in old areas being razed.  The flooding of the three Gorges, by damming the Yangtze near the town of YiChang, has remained a controversial subject due to the negative environmental consequences and the displacement of millions of people in the flood plain. The Yangtze River however is reported to be at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. It is China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • A cow grazes in littered field on the side of a highway in east Kolkata. The cow is seen as a holy and revered animal in Indian culture. However even cows are not safe from increasing pollution, especially in urban areas. India. November, 2013
  • Aerial view of sand encroaching upon local farmland. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Innapropriate farming methods and overcultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years. The desert has even encroached upon the capital, Beijing, which is bombarded by sandstorms each spring. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • A man sleeps by a lake in central Jakarta. Nearly 40% of the city is below sea-level and many public areas often flood, even during the dry season.
  • Children play in the ruins of a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • A boy sits on a discarded sofa in a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • A tannery worker throws treated leather hides into a pile after coming out of a dyeing container. Workers often labor with little to no protection, even though the water used to treat the hides contains dangerous toxins and chemicals. The waste water runs into local sewers, which enter the nearby Ganges River.
  • A flooded park in central Jakarta, Indoesia. Nearly 40% of the city is below sea-level and many public areas often flood, even during the dry season.
  • Children play in the ruins of a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • Two young boys sit on a discarded sofa in a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • A man recovers his net which he has been using for fishing in the grounds of a flooded park. Nearly 40% of the city is below sea-level and many public areas often flood, even during the dry season.
  • Clouds roll in over the Hailuogou glacier. Even at a relatively low altitudes of between 3,200-4,800 meters above sea level, the weather can change in a matter of minutes. As a result of rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau, the Hailuogou glacier has retreated over 2 km during the 20th century alone. Since the Little Ice Age, studies have revealed that the total monsoonal glacier coverage in the southeast of the Tibetan Plateau has decreased by as much as 30 percent, causing alarm in scientific circles.
  • Children walk through ruins of a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • Two young boys sit on a discarded sofa in a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • Ducks walking through a flooded worker's yard in the northern port area of Jakarta. Many of the city's districts flood even during the dry season. Forty percent of the city lies below sea-level making the city very vulnerable to flooding.
  • A boy sits on a discarded sofa in a flooded district in the northern port area of Jakarta. Almost 40% of Jakarta lies below sea-level leading to flooding in many areas, even during the dry season.
  • Kolkatans walk past a fire burning plastics in the Topsia Street district, in the east of the city. The area is notable for its informal plastic recycling industry. Waste is often discarded and burnt in the evenings. India. November, 2013
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