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Bold Photographs Depict Environmental Decay [Slide Show]

By Annie Sneed

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Daniel Beltrá—

Oil Spill #6: Oil covers the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill source, June 17, 2010.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and then sank in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast on Louisiana on April 20, 2010.....[ More ]

Daniel Beltrá—

Oil Spill #17: A ship cuts through a band of heavy petroleum on the surface of the water. A substantial layer of oily sediment stretches for dozens of miles in all directions from the wellhead.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has caused widespread damage to human health, marine and wildlife ecosystems as well as the seafood and tourism industries in the Gulf of Mexico.....[ More ]

Carl De Keyzer—

England, 2009. Series: Moments before the Flood.

The European Union has led the battle against global warming, but on January 22, 2014 , it proposed changes to some of its climate regulations due to economic pressures, a move that drew sharp criticism from environmental groups.....[ More ]

Philippe Chancel—

Higashimaecho_GPS_39°16’ 23’’N 141°53’36’’E - 2011-06-14 _ 07 : 59 : 36 G.M.T., Tohoku, Japan, 2011.

A magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2011.....[ More ]

Philippe Chancel—

Sendai _GPS_38°2’20’’N 140°55’10’’ E - 2011-06-12 _04 :04 :44 G.M.T. 2011, Tohoku, Japan1.

Ruins in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Japan.....[ More ]

Rena Effendi—

Gas masks scattered on the floor of a school lobby in the abandoned city of Pripyat. As a result of the Chernobyl nuclear accident and the subsequent radioactive fallout, the entire population of Pripyat had been evacuated and never returned home.....[ More ]

Rena Effendi—

Birch tree growing through the floor of an abandoned gym in the ghost town of Pripyat. Following the radioactive fallout after the nuclear accident the entire population of Pripyat had been evacuated and never returned home.....[ More ]

Robert Adams—

Kerstin, next to an old-growth stump, Coos County, Oregon, 1999.

The U.S. ranks seventh among nations for destruction of its old-growth forests. Most of its deforestation occurred previous to the 20th century.....[ More ]

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