• Red and green chili peppers on sale in a market in central Jakarta.<br />
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  • A pond in a community in central Jakarta, suffering from severe eutrophication, the process by which excess algae grows on the surface of the water as a result of excess nitrates in the water.
  • North Korea. 2009
  • North Korea. 2009
  • CHINA. Shanghai. Inside the Shanghai Urban Planning Building. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A banner bearing an image of an Olympic masot Olympic village during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Plants wait to be potted in the Olympic village prior to the beginning of the 2008 Olympics. 2008
  • Bags for sale in a market in central Kolkata.<br />
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  • Aerial view of the mangroves of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • A Tibetan woman in her tent near Qinghai Lake. Thousands of Tibetan nomads have been relocated to nearby towns in an attempt to reduce the ecological deterioration around Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which 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 light shines on the banks of West Lake in Hangzhou, one of the most visited tourists sites in China. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. An exhbiti in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (?????; pinyin: Shàngh?i ke¯jì gu?n) is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park of the city. The construction of the museum cost 1,75 billion RMB, and the floor area is 98 000m2 .2008..
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A man in the modern Pudong area. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A partition in an Olympiv venue. 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A Chinese man places his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem whilst watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Plants wait to be potted in the Olympic village prior to the beginning of the 2008 Olympics. 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A woman peers through a fence, trying to catch a glimpse of the new Beijing. In recent years construction has boomed in Beijing as a result of the country's widespread economic growth and the awarding of the 2008 Summer Olympics to the city. For Beijing's residents however, it seems as their city is continually under construction with old neighborhoods regularly being razed and new apartments, office blocks and sports venues appearing in their place. A new Beijing has been promised to the people to act as a showcase to the world for the 'new' China. Beijing's residents have been waiting for this promised change for years and are still waiting, asking the question "Where's the new Beijing?!". 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A tree seen from below. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Flowers in the back of a truck. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Flowers. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. Nightscene on the Wangfujing shopping street in central Beijing. 2006.
  • Picture showing a boy holding a Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • Statues of pandas at the Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. A man in the modern Pudong area. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country’s showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008
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