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SLUM, PHILIPPINES. Cebu City.These families are too poor to buy homes inland with access to clean water. - Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
WATER AND SANITATION, PHILIPPINES. Cebu City. Woman collecting water from a submerged standpipe. - Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
ALIEN SPECIES, FRANCE. Mediterranean Sea. - Seaweed, Caulerpa taxifoila , accidentally introduced. - Frederic Denhez/Still Pictures
ALIEN SPECIES, UGANDA. Lake Victoria. - Water hyacinths accidentally introduced from Latin America. - Nicolas Granier/Still Pictures
Water hyacinth from South Amerika at the Victoria Lake : plant , ship , environment , ecology , flower , botany , nature - Hartmut Schwarzbach / argus / Still Pictures
ITALY, Po Delta. Saluzzo vicinity Cuneo. Ancient woodlands being strangled by an introduced species of climber, Sycios Angulatus. - Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
Workers removing invasive alien plants from fynbos vegetation. Cape, South Africa - Martin Harvey / Still Pictures
PESTICIDE USE, ITALY. Po Delta, Vicinity Saluzzo. - Spraying pesticides to peach orchard. - Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
PESTICIDE USE, INDIA. Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor District, Rishi Valley. Spraying a cocktail of herbicide and growth-promoting hormones on tea plants. - Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
AGRICULTURE, GERMANY. Small aeroplane spraying pesticide on crops. - MCSETHGAN -UNEP / Still Pictures
AGRICULTURE, ENGLAND. Spreading fertilizer. - HUNT-UNEP / Still Pictures
COTTON INDUSTRY, INDIA. Madhya Pradesh. - conventional agriculture / labourer sprays chemical pesticide cocktail in cotton field. - JOERG BOETHLING / Still Pictures
AGRICULTURE, SPAIN. Aerial crop spraying. The WHO estimates that chemical pesticide use causes 20,000 deaths and millions of cases of poisoning each year. - O.Mazzucchelli -UNEP / Still Pictures
AGRICULTURE, BOLIVIA. - Applying fertilizer to crop by hand. - RON GILING/LINEAIR / Still Pictures
FLOODS, UK. Upton upon Severn. November 2000. Flooded cars and new houses on river Severn floodplain. - PAUL GLENDELL / Still Pictures
People with small boats carry drinking water and a dog through floods in the Longford area of Gloucester England July 2007 - PAUL GLENDELL / Still Pictures
Inflatable boat and a canoe paddling in the road in Longford area of Gloucester England July 2007 following floods in the city - PAUL GLENDELL / Still Pictures
DEFORESTATION, BRAZIL. The Amazon, Roraima State, 3/98. - Forest fire. - JOHN MAIER, JR. / Still Pictures
EROSION, CAMEROON. Mount Oku, Bamenda Highlands. Establishing a contour hedge to prevent erosion. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
DROUGHT, CAMEROON. Maroua City. In order to reach water, holes are dug in the dried up bed of the River Mayo Kalliao.
FUELWOOD, CAMEROON. Bamenda Highlands, Mount Oku. A young boy has gathered fuelwood from the forest. Families need to burn wood for cooking and heating. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
WATER, BURKINA FASO. Silmiougou Village. - Children collecting water from the village pump. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA. La paz is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. 90% of homes are without piped water or basic services. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
BUSHMEAT, CONGO. - Poachers smoking primates to preserve the meat. - MARC ANCRENAZ / Still Pictures
Rio Othon Palace Hotel at Copacabana beach, Atlantic avenue ( Avenida Atlantica ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. buildings and beach, urban landscape and tropical beach, contrast, reinforced concrete and nature. - Ricardo Beliel / Still Pictures
CRACKED EARTH, VIETNAM. - Land mine victim farming drought-affected land. - Le Hoai Phuong -UNEP / Still Pictures
WATER, MYANMAR. Near Kyauk Padaung - rural central Myanmar. Water is gathered from wells dug out of dry river beds during the summer months. - BAGAN MAUNG/UNEP / Still Pictures
DESERTED LAND, MALAYSIA. Perak, Bagan Datch. - FONG CHONG KOK/UNEP / Still Pictures
WATER POLLUTION, SWEDEN. Baltic Sea. - Algae bloom. - NDRE MASLENNIKOV / Still Pictures
WATER POLLUTION, FRANCE. - Algae bloom in river due to fertilizer runoff. - HERVE CHELLE / Still Pictures
EL NINO FLOODS, KENYA. Tana River Valley, nr Garsen. 1998. - Flooded village. - G.GRIFFITHS/CHRISTIAN AID / Still Pictures
GLOBAL WARMING, BANGLADESH. Dhaka, Gulshan, Naya Nagar, 09/98. - Flooded shanty town. - SHEHZAD NOORANI / Still Pictures
GLOBAL WARMING, THAILAND. - Drought / cracked earth. - KITTPREMPOOL-UNEP / Still Pictures
GLOBAL WARMING, BANGLADESH. Dhaka. 09/98 - Flooded street - garment factory workers commuting to work. - SHEHZAD NOORANI / Still Pictures
SETTLING PONDS & POWER LINES. END OF IRRIGATION DITCHES FROM CROP FIELDS. CHEMICAL & SALT BUILD-UP. CENTRAL VALLEY. CA. (TOXIC CHEMICAL BUILD-UP, SALT CRYSTALS) (CORN & COTTON FIELDS) NEAR WASCO - Lin Alder / Still Pictures
ITALY. River Po, vicinity Casale. Water taken from the Po for intensive farming has increased to 18 billion cubic metres a year. In many places, the river is almost emptied, exposing the rocky river bed.- MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
CORAL REEF, SRI LANKA. Hikkaduwa. - Professor S. Ekaratue mapping coral reef killed by sea - temperature rise. - F.Naumann -UNEP / Still Pictures
HUNTING, RWANDA. - Mountain gorilla killed by guerillas. - MICHEL GUNTHER / Still Pictures
POLAR BEAR, ARCTIC. (Ursus maritimus). - Bear is starving, as food supplies for polar bears have been reduced by global warming. - Hinrich Baesemann -UNEP / Still Pictures
GROUND POLLUTION, NEW ZEALAND. - Chemical outflow pipe. - K.Adam -UNEP / Still Pictures
NUCLEAR POWER STATION, USA. - Cooling towers. Concerns over radioactive waste, leaks, accidents and terrorism could threaten future of nuclear power. - J.Haas -UNEP / Still Pictures
NUCLEAR POWER, FRANCE. - Child in front of cooling towers. - J.Kamien -UNEP / Still Pictures
DEFORESTATION, PHILIPPINES. Forest clearance for road building. Deforestation leads to regional temperature rises and accelerated rates of desertification. - P.Magalona -UNEP / Still Pictures
DESERTIFICATION, SAHEL. - Sand dune threatens to engulf oasis in desert. Climate change and destruction of natural vegetation have caused deserts to spread. - Voltchev -UNEP / Still Pictures
DEFORESTATION, INDIA. - Felling last tree at brickworks. Wood is used to fuel the - furnaces that bake the bricks. - B.Bhagat -UNEP / Still Pictures
INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION, RUSSIA. - Russian couple protest against pollution by wearing chemical masks during wedding ceremony. - A.Zhdanov -UNEP / Still Pictures
TRANSPORT. Two aeroplanes flying past each other, leaving vapour trails behind them. - OACHIM SCHULTZ -UNEP / Still Pictures
ROAD TRANSPORT, PORTUGAL. - Child engulfed in car exhaust fumes. - PERES-UNEP / Still Pictures
AIR POLLUTION, JAPAN. Osaka. - Smog trapped over city due to thermal inversion, a layer of cool air that traps airborne pollution. - M.Watabe -UNEP / Still Pictures
COLLECTING WATER, BURKINA FASO. nr Gorom-Gorom. Bella nomad girls pump water from a well. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
OUTSKIRTS OF KATHMANDU, NEPAL. Christmas Day 1969. Today every inch of the landscape is covered with houses; the mountains cannot be seen through the smog - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
CITY SCENE, NEPAL. Kathmandu.In 1969 had barely 200,000 inhabitants. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
Germany / Wertheim - residents do their shopping in the inner city , which is flooded by the rivers Tauber and Main. - Peter Frischmuth / argus / Still Pictures
PROTEST, ITALY. Turin. - Children protest against traffic pollution by wearing gas masks. - Angelo Doto -UNEP / Still Pictures
SURUI CHILDREN, BRAZIL / AMAZON. - Surui children watch a bulldozer clearing away forest in order to build a road. - MARK EDWARDS / Still Pictures
GLOBAL WARMING, GREENLAND. A stream of melt water cascading off the vast Arctic ice sheet which covers Greenland. The ice sheet is melting because of global warming - ROGER BRAITHWAITE / Still Pictures
Beijing fights against sandstorms. Cyclists during a sandstorm at Tiananmen Square. - sinopictures/Readfoto/Chan / Still Pictures
RECYCLING, PHILIPPINES. Manila Bay. - Children collecting floating waste for recycling. - Hartmut Schwarzbach -UNEP / Still Pictures
SLUM, PHILIPPINES. Manila. Shanty town with cranes in the background. Manila Bay. - TINA ELAINE RUSTE -UNEP / Still Pictures
TOWNSHIP LIFE, Ivory Coast. Washing clothes, el banco, Yopougon, near Abidjan. West Africa. A huge sprawling township across the lagoon from the capital. It has a population of over a million. - NIGEL DICKINSON / Still Pictures