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Sibuyan Island
By Ralf Falbe
18 Jan 2015

Women students protect their heads with umbrellas against the heat of the sun, Sibuyan Island, Philippines.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Oct 2014

Waste chemicals and oil from factories are disposed of in the canals, polluting the river and the soil. Industrial processes are not only a factor in climate change, but also produce toxic waste that threatens Dhaka's natural resources.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Oct 2014

A boy poses before a patch of cracked dry earth. Bangladesh has been particularly affected by climate change, where unpredictable heat waves and rainy seasons make life difficult for its people.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Jogodish Borua, 65, lost his land and his house to river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Abdul Aziz, who lost his home to erosion along the banks of the river, takes a bath in the Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A fisherman and a local villager cross paths on the banks of the river Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

The situation is especially severe for children. A woman and child have been displaced along with other members of their neighborhood who also lost their homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A man walks through the ruins of a house damaged by river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A boy plays on the banks of the river Padma in a spot where there once sat family homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People who lost their homes set up makeshift shelters along the river.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Rising water levels on the river Padma in Bangladesh threaten homes and put inhabitants of the river basin at risk.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

When the Padma river rises, erosion becomes a serious problem for the community living on the river. At the same time, waste littering the earth pollutes the water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Houses sit near the banks of the river Padma in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Flooding and erosion along the Padma river in Bangladesh has resulted in many people losing their homes and their land.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People are sometimes forces to move their houses to another place out of the path of river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

A family made homeless by erosion and flooding along the Padma River dry cloth on the riverbank.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

Rohim Shekh, 72, walks through an area devastated by Cyclone Aila in 2007. He was displaced by the Cyclone, which many now see as a result of climate change.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

This community was devastated by cyclones Aila in 2007 and Sidr in 2009. People here still face hardships from these catastrophic events, some of them traveling miles for fresh water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

This community was devastated by cyclones Aila in 2007 and Sidr in 2009. People here still face hardships from these catastrophic events, some of them traveling miles for fresh water.

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The state of Schools in Pakistan Admi...
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
By Transterra Editor
07 Oct 2013

Around 29,000 schools were decimated by an earthquake that hit a large part of northern Pakistan in 2005. The government failed to reconstruct those schools even after 7 years, risking the lives of thousands of children who are forced to take lessons under the open sky in a harsh climate. The government claims that it faces a shortage of funds to rebuild decimated schools while on the other hand, critics of government say most funds provided by the international community have been misappropriated.

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Climate change in Egypt.
egypt
By Hadeer Asker
02 Oct 2013

Video about : Egypt is witnessing search climatic fluctuations affect the lifestyle of citizens.

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Folgefonna Glacier
Fjordland
By Ralf Falbe
16 Aug 2013

Ice climbing in heavy rain on the Folgefonna Glacier, Norway

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Khufu Solar Boat Excavation (5 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
25 Jun 2013

The wood from the boat, while degraded severely in some areas, is still quite well preserved. Because of the desert climate, archaeologists will have a much easier time preserving the boat than if it had been found in a more humid climate.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (2 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

A small olive grove provides an entrance to the farming area. While certain plants can grow in the desert climate, the farm is also able to produce cucumber, basil, lettuce, kale, peppers and tomatoes in the arid climate.

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Spills & Curses (6 of 20)
Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
14 Jun 2013

Alagoa Morris, an environmental activist with a shirt saying "Climate Justice now," takes a snap shot at the spill site at Ikarama community near Royal Dutch Shell Facility in the oil rich Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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A Storm in Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
By Preditor Push
07 May 2013

this picture was taken on our way from the Lagos international Airport to Bayelsa State.

Storms are very common in Nigeria during the spring and summer seasons, it mostly starts suddenly and can last anything from 10 minutes to several hours and sometimes days

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Drought in Brazil (24 of 25)
Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
18 Mar 2013

Animal cemetary where bones and carcasses are deposited. Many dead animals still transmit diseases. Many ranchers deposit carcasses in a specific place for the flies and vultures consume the dead animals.

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Drought in Brazil (25 of 25)
Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
18 Mar 2013

Farms are for sale. Many homeowners put their properties for sale and migrate to the coast in search of work.

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Vera Cruz, Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
17 Mar 2013

A private Truck sells potable water. (15,000 L for $ 90.00). Some travel 100km away in search of drinkable water. Many people can not afford to pay the price.

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Drought in Brazil (6 of 25)
Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
17 Mar 2013

A farmer wears thick layers of clothing, despite the heat, for protection from the sun.

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Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
17 Mar 2013

A farmer walks with his cattle to graze on the side of highway.

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Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
17 Mar 2013

A Former farmer. After many years of drought, this is his biggest in 50 years

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Drought in Brazil (3 of 25)
Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
17 Mar 2013

A closed up house near the city of Andaraí where drought strongly affects the inhabitants, stands solitary except for a political poster farmers allow politicians to post in exchange for aid.

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Tens of thousands of children studyin...
Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK)
By objectivereporter
03 Mar 2013

Around 2, 800 schools were decimated by an earthquake that hit a large part of northern Pakistan in 2005. The government failed to reconstruct those schools even after 8 years, risking the lives of thousands of children who are forced to take lessons under the open sky in harsh winter and scorching summer. The government claims that it faces a paucity of funds to rebuild decimated schools while on the other hand, critics of government say most funds provided by the international community for rehabilitation have been directed to other projects. Officials say around 200,000 children in areas located above 5000 feet high altitude are compelled to continue study either in wall-less, roofless shelters or worn-out tents. Government claims that 1,100 schools out of total 2, 800 have so far been built while construction work 900 schools has been suspended due to want of funds. The construction work on 700 schools yet to be started. Due to non-availability of funds number of drop out of children have been increased as parents are reluctant to send their children to such schools due to health hazards.
The October 8, 2005 earthquake, which originated in the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan was the worst disaster in the history of the country; it left more than 70,000 dead, injured twice that number, left up to 1 million homeless and 1 million in immediate need of assistance.
The Government of Pakistan estimated that 17,000 children died, 23,000 children suffered disabilities and long-term injuries while more than 39,000 children lost one parent and 1,700 lost both parents. Thousands more were left homeless and vulnerable. Most of children died when they were in schools when earthquake struck the area razing sub-standard constructed schools buildings to ground and burying thousands of children alive

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Bricks of Bangladesh (3 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
21 Feb 2013

According to the law, no brick fields can be set up within five kilometers from residing areas but these regulations are not followed. Many fields are next to houses and schools, such as this one, which is right outside a village. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (2 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2013

The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.

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Bricks of Bangladesh (1 of 24)
Kushtia, Bangladesh
By Karim Mostafa
20 Feb 2013

Brick fields are dispersed throughout the country. Many can be found in the midst of valuable forests or environmentally sensitive areas, like Cox’s Bazaar or Rangamati. The cities of Bangladesh are growing fast and there's a never-ending need for cheap and available construction material. Bricks are the most efficient and widely used building material and new brick buildings are erected across the country. Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 2013.