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Aquaponics in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

Faris Farrag, the founder of the farm 'Bustan', believes that aquaponics will play an increasingly larger role in Egyptian farming as water resources become scarce.

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Aquaponics in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Serene Yordi
22 Jun 2013

Water in the desert is a scarce and valuable resource. When it must sustain an ever-growing population, it becomes even more valuable. Two young enterprising farmers in Cairo, Egypt recognize this, and have built a small farm with efficiency and sustainability in mind. In the sandy outskirts of Egypt's bustling capital, an aquaponics farm has set up shop. Combining the practices of hydroponics and aquaculture, the farm employs a closed water cycle to both grow fish and plants. In doing so, they use 90% less water than traditional farming techniques used by their Egyptian counterparts. This system aims to mimic the efficiency of the natural environment, where water sources can sustain multiple species of plants and animals in a small area. They have big aspirations for this type of farming, and hope that more farmers will see the benefits of reduced water use and turn to aquaponics. The duo have caught the eye of local restaurants and business magazines alike, and also sell their produce in a budding farmer's market in Cairo's trendy Zamalek district.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
17 Jun 2013

A boy, Samuel, eats food as he sits on rocks stored in sacks by his mother ready for onward shipment to end users in the oil rich Bayelsa .

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Syrian oil farmers
Ras al Ain, Syria
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
17 Jun 2013

Article about homemade oil refining by farmers in Syria. It goes with the photos you can find under this link: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1279

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
17 Jun 2013

Two women in the oil rich Bayelsa State mine small rocks out moulding sand to make ends mate.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
17 Jun 2013

A woman digs into the moulding sand by the road side of Yenagoa to get small rocks for building contruction in the oil rich Bayelsa state owing to husband jobless to provide for the family.

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Spills & Curses (1 of 20)
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

Taggo, an iron fabricator, wears a Royal Dutch Shell T-shirt along the streets of Yenagoa in the oil rich state of Bayelsa.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

Kitchen used by the occupants of the uncompleted building in Yenagoa of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

Bathroom used by occupants of uncompleted building in Yenagoa of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

Esther and her friend Ebiere at the uncompleted building in Yenagoa of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Inside an Atlantic Island Rainforest
Madeira Island, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

trekking in a 20 million of years old rainforest in Madeira Island, Unesco World Heritage Site

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

An uncompleted building in the central city of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria occupied by homeless and jobless people.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

A toddler stands before a make-shift walkway into the uncompleted building occupied by homeless and jobless people in the oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

23 year-old, Esther, a school dropout sits on a window at an uncompleted building occupied by homeless and jobless people in the oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

23 year-old Esther looks at her laundry in front of the uncompleted building in Yenagoa of oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

After some flora, many birds are also endemic species that can be found only in this island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Water channels that after more than 350 years continue to deliver water from inside the island to the villages and farms. The trek paths follow this water routes until its final destination

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Madeira Island is visited mainly because its nature and natural beauty. Its common see tourists from all ages trekking paths that ranges from easy to very difficult, from half an hour to one or two days walking.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Laurissilva is the name of this rainforest that only exist in Madeira and Azores Islands (Portuguese), Canarias Islands in Spain, Cape Vert Islands and parts of Mauritania coast. Is the same forest that existed between 15 to 50 million of years ago.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Since the middle of the XVI century man started cutting and detouring water in the island to use in agriculture and human use. Now there are more than 200 km of water channels (in a 30 km x 80 km island) that continues to be used for the same pourposes and also to guide trekking enthusiasts go deep inside the island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

levadas is the term in Portuguese for the water channels that take the water from inside the island to the villages and farms along the tiny island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

The water necessities "ordered" two century's ago islanders to open tunnels deep inside the volcanic island.

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

From European royal dynasties in the end of XIX century to middle class German and British tourists, trekking in the island levadas is a must have during a holiday season in Madeira

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

With volcanic origins, the island now presents deep valleys, where nature is abundant and UNESCO classified of World Heritage Nature Site

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Tourists can find themselves, when inside the island at the real human scale and insignificance when compared with Nature

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Deep V valleys are the main landscape of the island interior, surrounded by waterfalls and views to the Atlantic ocean in every corner

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Intense wet forest with frequent periods of sun and fog at an altitude between 400 meters above sea level to 1800 meters

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Resting after a 6,5 kilometer trekking path during 2,5 hours in a stunning environment

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Deep V valleys rapid change from subtropical sun to intense fog and humity

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Madeira Island is home of hundreds of endemic flora species like more than 30 different wild orchids only found in this island

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Trekking in a 20 million year old rai...
Madeira, Portugal
By Luis Miguel Rodrigues
15 Jun 2013

Many times the paths turns into varandas with more than 800 meters below

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

36 year Okeychuwku sits on a bed at the uncompleted building in Yenagoa, capital of the oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria

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Daily Life - Poverty & Homelessness (...
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
15 Jun 2013

35 year old Maria Johnson with her son sit by the door at an uncompleted building where they are living since they could not afford paying one.

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Spills & Curses
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By U.S. Editor
15 Jun 2013

The Ikarama community of the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, Nigeria struggles to survive with crude oil spills from Royal Dutch Shell, ruining their crops and natural spaces.