6 Jun 2005

only one earth...

World Environment Day - the care and maintenance of a small planet

One Planet Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment - An atlas of environmental change compiled by the United Nations reveals some of the dramatic transformations that are occurring to our planet

'The huge growth of greenhouses in southern Spain, the rapid rise of shrimp farming in Asia and Latin America and the emergence of a giant, shadow puppet-shaped peninsula at the mouth of the Yellow River are among a string of curious and surprising changes seen from space.

They sit beside the more conventional, but no less dramatic images of rain forest deforestation in Paraguay and Brazil, rapid oil and gas development in Wyoming, United States, forest fires across sub-Saharan Africa and the retreat of glaciers and ice in polar and mountain areas" - Excerpts from the UNEP Atlas

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