Consequences Featured in The Sunday Times Spectrum

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Press, Yuri Kozyrev | Wednesday 9 December 2009 12:23 am

In a twelve page photo spread, NOOR photographers and “Consequences by NOOR” featured in The Sunday Times Spectrum.

Spectrum: a 12-page feature showcasing the best in contemporary photography from around the world: the finest images, the best visual stories and the most cutting-edge photojournalism. Witty, moving, provocative – a window into our life and times, exclusively in The Sunday Times Magazine every week.

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Yuri Kozyrev Featured in Russian Reporter

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Press, Yuri Kozyrev | Saturday 5 December 2009 8:36 pm

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Russian Reporter features Consequences by NOOR.

“In Russia, global warming is difficult to treat seriously. The problems of Vanuatu and Tuvalu, which are a result of melting icebergs will simply leave under the water, simple Russians do not proymesh. It is also difficult to assume that the inhabitants of, say, Norilsk frighten weakening of frost on three or four degrees. Russia’s scientists also can not boast of unanimity: some are predicting even more climatic harm than cautious in their projections of the western colleagues. Others say that people here in general at anything. Warming – a phenomenon natural and inevitable: the end of the Little Ice Age, in which we all live.”

View the article here.

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NOOR Featured on MSNBC: Picturing climate change

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Press | Friday 4 December 2009 11:41 pm

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“Ahead of the global climate talks in December 2009, nine photographers from the photo agency NOOR photographed climate stories from around the world. Their goal: To document some of the causes and consequences, from deforestation to changing sea levels, as well as the people whose lives and jobs are part of that carbon culture,” MSNBC.

View the slide shows here.

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NOOR Heads to Copenhagen for COP 15 – Going Green

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project | Friday 4 December 2009 1:12 pm

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NOOR has compensated the CO2 emissions occurred by its flights to the destinations where the different projects have been executed as well as the air and land travels to Copenhagen via Greenseats and partner Climate Neutral Group.

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Danish Newspaper Information Produces 50,000 copies dedicated to consequences by NOOR

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project | Thursday 3 December 2009 10:30 pm

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Last night, 1 December, the Danish newspaper Information produced 50.000 copies of a fully picture driven English issue of their newspaper dedicated to Consequences by NOOR (20.000 copies to be distributed for free inside the Summit Center and 30.000 free copies will be available at metro and train stations, and other public spaces). Photo: Sigrid Nygaard.

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Nine Photojournalists. One Ambitious Climate Change Project. PDN MAGAZINE

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Press | Thursday 3 December 2009 1:17 pm

photo-district-newsPhoto District News magazine features an interview with NOOR Managing Director Claudia Hinterseer highlighting the Consequences by NOOR climate change project.

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Kadir van Lohuizen | Brazil | Brazil’s Range War: Assault on the Amazon BEHIND THE SCENES

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Kadir van Lohuizen | Wednesday 2 December 2009 11:33 pm

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Yuri Kozyrev | Russian Legacy and Loss | Karabash and the Yamal Peninsula PORTFOLIO

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Videos, Yuri Kozyrev | Wednesday 2 December 2009 5:43 pm

Karabash One of the most polluted cities in the world, Karabash in the Chelyabinskaya region of the southern Ural Mountains in Russia, is burdened with the dirty legacy of copper mining, chemical and heavy metal emissions and radiation leaks. The smokestack of the Karabash Copper Smelting Works has been spewing a thick soup of toxic fumes and metal particulates into the air for almost a century. Closed in 1987 when Soviet officials proclaimed it an “environmental disaster zone,” the plant was reopened 11 years later because the region needed jobs.

Black heaps of industrial waste tower 45 feet high around homes and apartments. Recently, the new owner of the smelter, the Russian Copper Company, has modernized the plant and installed filters to greatly reduce plant emissions. But for the residents of Karabash, the contamination of the past remains ever present. The Yamal Peninsula In the language of the indigenous Nenet, “Yamal” means “world’s end.” This 435-mile long peninsula in northwestern Siberia is home to both 42,000 Nenet and the largest natural gas reserve in the world. For a thousand years, the Nenet have herded their domesticated reindeer to summer pastures above the Arctic Circle.

But now, the Nenet’s traditional way of life is threatened by warming temperatures that turn the tundra into a boggy swamp and by the world’s rapacious appetite for natural gas. With the gas wells have come railroad tracks and natural gas pipelines that bisect herding routes and cause reindeers to break legs. Fish, once an abundant dietary staple, also have diminished; the Nenet blame offshore drilling. The Ob River, which the Nenet must cross to return to their southern pastures, freezes later than ever before, forcing reindeer to forage longer in depleted winter pastures.

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Francesco Zizola | Maldives | A Paradise in Peril PORTFOLIO

Posted by admin | Consequences by NOOR Project, Francesco Zizola, Videos | Tuesday 1 December 2009 6:23 pm

The island nation of Maldives is the lowest lying country in the world. As the oceans fill with water from melting glaciers, this tropical paradise will be the first country on the planet to slip below the waves. Experts predict that within the next 15 years, rising sea levels will force the island’s 396,000 to migrate elsewhere. Other islands and coastal regions around the world face similar threats.

Migrations forced by rising sea levels will disproportionately affect poor nations and the developing word as climate refugees overwhelm neighboring countries. In the Maldives, a nation dependent upon tourism and fishing, economic development has worsened the problem. Protective coral reefs are mined for building materials, refuse piles up, fresh water supplies are threatened. In October, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet donned scuba gear and held a meeting 20 feet underwater to publicize the island’s plight and call on developed nations to curb carbon emissions .”We do not want to leave the Maldives,” Nasheed said, “but we also do not want to be climate refugees living in tents for decades.”

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