Extreme Salt

The arid conditions thieve from a salt lake until all that is left is an alien landscape, a lifeless plain punctuated with saturated puddles. Workers toting baskets wade into the shallows. They are collecting salt, essential to the human diet, to medicine and even to the production of fertilisers and explosives.

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Wave of Destruction: Remembering the 2014 Indian Ocean Tsunami

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Before They are Silenced Forever

In Southeast Asia, songbirds are caught, caged and illegally traded. In true colonial fashion, humankind yearns to acquire that which he finds beautiful, but this tendency could silence nature's virtuousos forever.

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