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Tree Planting in Western Canada
Alberta, Canada
By Luc Forsyth
19 Aug 2014

Tree planters sleep on the ground, work in the rain and snow, battle swarms of insects, and bend over thousands of times a day – all in the pursuit of money. Tree planting is part adventure and part iconic right of passage. The ultimate goal is to earn as much as possible before the season ends. While some “rookie” planters might struggle to earn enough to cover their expenses, a motivated and experienced planter can expect to earn upwards of $300 every day. The very best earn even more still. Many tree planters return to this job year after year in pursuit of a large payout, whether for tuition, travel, or investment.

Carrying all their equipment on their backs, and heavy loads of tree seedings makes tree planting a physically exhausting experience. In a national study, it was determined that a tree planter can burn up to 8000 calories in a single day of work.

Known nationally as one of the hardest jobs a young person can do, this story follows a camp of 42 tree planters over a difficult four month season in northern Alberta.

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Mae Toen, Thailand
By Ana Salvá
13 Aug 2014

Mae Toen is close to a fluoride mine that has contaminated the water of the village. Despite the mine's closure 40 years ago, the area has become a polluted artificial lake, where water overflows during the rainy season. "The problem we have is that in Mae Toen, the groundwater is used for eating and cooking, and this is contaminated by with fluoride," says Dr. Chatpat Kongpun, who works at the Ministry of Public Health Thailand.

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THE SOUND OF THE TIGRIS
Iraq
By Laura Silvia Battaglia
09 Apr 2014

THE SOUND OF THE TIGRIS

October 2013

Iraq, Tigris river from Al-Kut to Basra

The Tigris River Flotilla - A small group of researchers decided to create a flotilla, ten years after the American occupation, floating on the Tigris from the South of Baghdad (Al-Kut) to the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the marshes near Basra. The goal is: protect the ecosystem of the rivers, check the status of water pollution, raise the awareness of the Iraq and Turkish governments of the importance of this millennial wealth for Iraqi citizens. Mesopotamia and especially the Iraqi marshlands are drying up, while undermining fishing, farming and the health of local populations. “The sound of the Tigris” is the diary of the first journey of this unique and fascinating project.

Interviewees:

Anna Sophia Bachmann; biologist; program manager in Nature Iraq Foundation

Abu Haider; iraqi shipper in Nature Iraq Foundation

Rashad Salim; artist; coordinator The Tigris Flotilla in Nature Iraq Foundation

James Wudel; monitoring and evaluation coordinator in Nature Iraq Foundation

Shot List:

Various shots of: Tigris river
Various shots of: Marshlands in Bassra
Various shots of: the crew camping on the Tigris
Various shots of: pipelines on the Iraqi rivers
Various shots of: Iraqi populations living on the rivers

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
29 Jun 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
29 Jun 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
29 Jun 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
28 Jun 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
28 Jun 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
21 May 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
21 May 2013

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction

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Sete Lagoas, MS. Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
04 Dec 2008

Environmental issues: Reportage freshwater stingrays due to the removal of natural barriers after hydroelectric power plant construction