23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

Reconciliating with nature

A protester prepares food at a place called "La Chataigneraie" on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France, December 11, 2012. Activists, farmers and local residents re-occupied land expropriated by the state to stop the construction of the new airport, some 30km (19 miles) from Nantes, scheduled to be constructed for 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2012. – Photo by  Reuters
A protester prepares food at a place called "La Chataigneraie" on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France, December 11, 2012. Activists, farmers and local residents re-occupied land expropriated by the state to stop the construction of the new airport, some 30km (19 miles) from Nantes, scheduled to be constructed for 2017. Picture taken December 11, 2012. – Photo by Reuters
View of dead fishes at the Marapendi lagoon, in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood , in Rio de Janeiro, on December 11, 2012. The state Environmental Institute visited the area following a pollution denounce due to sewage and hot water caused by the hot wave affecting the city. Biologist Mario Moscatelli said that more than two tons of fishes died in one day. – Photo by AFP
View of dead fishes at the Marapendi lagoon, in the Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood , in Rio de Janeiro, on December 11, 2012. The state Environmental Institute visited the area following a pollution denounce due to sewage and hot water caused by the hot wave affecting the city. Biologist Mario Moscatelli said that more than two tons of fishes died in one day. – Photo by AFP
Student Brenda D'Acunha covers dry leaf samples with bags, to study the decomposition and biodegradation process of forest topsoil, as she studies climate change in the forest, at Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios, December 3, 2012. Scientists and students are conducting research into the carbon recycling and dynamics of the rainforest from a 42-meter observation tower, which, according to the researchers, is the first of its kind in the Amazon rainforest outside Brazil. Picture taken December 3, 2012. –
Student Brenda D'Acunha covers dry leaf samples with bags, to study the decomposition and biodegradation process of forest topsoil, as she studies climate change in the forest, at Tambopata National Reserve in Madre de Dios, December 3, 2012. Scientists and students are conducting research into the carbon recycling and dynamics of the rainforest from a 42-meter observation tower, which, according to the researchers, is the first of its kind in the Amazon rainforest outside Brazil. Picture taken December 3, 2012. –
Pierre Calleja, manager of French firm Fermentalg, specialising in ichthyology, checks microalgae bred in his laboratory in Libourne, southwestern France, December 11, 2012. Calleja announced that they have successfully tested a third generation of biofuel, a new fuel developed from microalgae, commonly-known as algae-sourced biofuel or algofuel, on a standard car engine without modification. – Photo by Reuters
Pierre Calleja, manager of French firm Fermentalg, specialising in ichthyology, checks microalgae bred in his laboratory in Libourne, southwestern France, December 11, 2012. Calleja announced that they have successfully tested a third generation of biofuel, a new fuel developed from microalgae, commonly-known as algae-sourced biofuel or algofuel, on a standard car engine without modification. – Photo by Reuters
Pierre Calleja, manager of French firm Fermentalg, specialising in ichthyology, checks microalgae bred in his laboratory in Libourne, southwestern France December 11, 2012. Calleja announced that they have successfully tested a third generation of biofuel, a new fuel developed from microalgae, commonly-known as algae-sourced biofuel or algofuel, on a standard car engine without modification. – Photo by Reuters
Pierre Calleja, manager of French firm Fermentalg, specialising in ichthyology, checks microalgae bred in his laboratory in Libourne, southwestern France December 11, 2012. Calleja announced that they have successfully tested a third generation of biofuel, a new fuel developed from microalgae, commonly-known as algae-sourced biofuel or algofuel, on a standard car engine without modification. – Photo by Reuters
Mijbel Al-Mutawaa, Managing Director of the Kuwait Scientific Center, holds a Green sea turtle before it is released into the ocean along the main beach in Kuwait City. Eight endangered Green turtles were released into their natural habitats after being treated at the Scientific Center, where they were brought injured by fishermen and activists. —Photo by AFP
Mijbel Al-Mutawaa, Managing Director of the Kuwait Scientific Center, holds a Green sea turtle before it is released into the ocean along the main beach in Kuwait City. Eight endangered Green turtles were released into their natural habitats after being treated at the Scientific Center, where they were brought injured by fishermen and activists. —Photo by AFP
Greenpeace activists wearing protective suits mark waste discharge from an industrial firm containing highly toxic chemicals being dumped into the Cihaur river which flows into Citarum River in Padalarang district in West Java province on December 11, 2012. The environmental group is campaigning to eliminate hazardous chemicals in Indonesian rivers. – Photo by AFP
Greenpeace activists wearing protective suits mark waste discharge from an industrial firm containing highly toxic chemicals being dumped into the Cihaur river which flows into Citarum River in Padalarang district in West Java province on December 11, 2012. The environmental group is campaigning to eliminate hazardous chemicals in Indonesian rivers. – Photo by AFP
Protestors rally in front of a drug store as they hold allegedly mercury tainted cosmetics in Manila on December 11, 2012. The group urge local traders to stop selling mercury tainted cosmetics that are harmful to people and the environment. – Photo by AFP
Protestors rally in front of a drug store as they hold allegedly mercury tainted cosmetics in Manila on December 11, 2012. The group urge local traders to stop selling mercury tainted cosmetics that are harmful to people and the environment. – Photo by AFP
Residents hang clothes they are selling to dry under the sun in the coastal town of Cateel that was devastated during last Tuesday's Typhoon Bopha in Davao Oriental, southern Philippines December 11, 2012. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million). the most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 per cent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighbouring Compostela Valley province under mud. – Pho
Residents hang clothes they are selling to dry under the sun in the coastal town of Cateel that was devastated during last Tuesday's Typhoon Bopha in Davao Oriental, southern Philippines December 11, 2012. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million). the most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 per cent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighbouring Compostela Valley province under mud. – Pho
Residents hang their teddy bears and other stuffed toys out to dry on a clothesline in the coastal town of Boston which was devastated by Typhoon Bopha last Tuesday, in Davao Oriental, southern Philippines December 10, 2012. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million). The most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 per cent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighbouring Compostela Valley provin
Residents hang their teddy bears and other stuffed toys out to dry on a clothesline in the coastal town of Boston which was devastated by Typhoon Bopha last Tuesday, in Davao Oriental, southern Philippines December 10, 2012. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth 8.5 billion pesos ($210 million). The most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 per cent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighbouring Compostela Valley provin
Police sprays water on sea turtles after they were seized from an illegal poacher in Denpasar, Bali December 10, 2012. About 33 sea turtles were seized from a wooden boat in Benoa habour on Monday. – Photo by Reuters
Police sprays water on sea turtles after they were seized from an illegal poacher in Denpasar, Bali December 10, 2012. About 33 sea turtles were seized from a wooden boat in Benoa habour on Monday. – Photo by Reuters

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