Risultati 12

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Americas and the Caribbean Item Environmental degradation
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PHOTO0000001768

French transcription: Analyse par sédimentation des hydrocarbures contenues dans l'oursin.
Description: A man in a laboratory environment.

PHOTO0000001494

English transcription: More than 200 million automobiles now use the world's roads. In cities, they dangerously pollute the air we breathe. Travelling 1,000 kilometres (600 miles), a car consumes as much oxygen as a human being does in a year, and in addition to lethal carbon monoxide, it emits annually about one kilogramme of lead. Another problem created by the proliferation of motor vehicles is how to dispose of wrecked and worn-out hulks. Increasingly they pile up in hideous cemeteries which blight the countryside.
French transcription: Plus de 200 millions de voitures circulent sur les routes du monde. Quand elles roulent, elles empoisonnent l'air des villes une auto consomme sur 1.000 km. autant d'oxygène qu'un homme en une année et elle émet, outre l'oxyde de carbone, environ 1 kg. de plomb par an avec ses gas d'échappement. Les carcasses de voitures hors d'usage s'empilent le long des routes, hideux cimetières qui enlaidissent nos paysages.
Description: In the background, a huge jumble of wrecked cars on top of one another and in the foreground a single woman holding a shopping bag, standing on the sand, looking at the scene, with back to the camera.
Location: Nassau.

PHOTO0000001574

French transcription: Pollution sur la plage de Copacabana.
Description: An aerial view of Copacabana beach with scattered sunbathers and parasols, and what appear to be very large oil slicks and pools along the sand. Rio de Janeiro and its hilly landscape are in the background.
Location: Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTO0000001511

English transcription: UNESCO Technical Assistance. The Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of Mexico is directed by Mr. E. J. P. Stretta, a UNESCO expert. Shown here, apparatus constructed by students at the Institute. If installed in factory chimneys, this device will purify polluted air.
French transcription: Assistance technique de l'UNESCO. L'Institut des Sciences appliquées à l'Université du Mexique es dirigé par M. E. J. P. Stretta, expert de l'UNESCO. Ici, les étudiants du laboratoire de chimie ont construit cet appareil qui, installé dans une cheminée d'usine, empêche la pollution de l'air.
Description: Two men - outdoors - holding a board upon which lay the various components - or the full assembly - of an anti-pollution device. They are both looking at a high, narrow, and fuming smokestack in the background.
Location: Mexico City.

PHOTO0000001575

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: In the foreground several young children, some barefoot, at a nearly-dried-up water basin loaded with debris, especially rubber tyres and pieces of metal. One boy is walking on a wooden plank above the basin. In the background several buildings and more people with backs to camera.

PHOTO0000001584

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here a sewer which empties directly on to a beach before flowing into the ocean.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des detritus de toutes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure des hommes et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici un égout qui débouche sur une plage va se déverser à la mer.
Description: A long trail of waste water flowing into the ocean from a sewer on a sandy beach full of swimmers and sunbathers, adults and children.

PHOTO0000001567

French transcription: Projet de nettoyage de la baie de La Havane (PNUE-UNESCO-PNUD). Bateau anti-pollution acheté par l'UNESCO avec l'aide de la Hollande.
Description: Heavily equipped anti-pollution boat at work in Havana Harbor.
Location: Havana.

PHOTO0000001576

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une “décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus.
Description: A boy and a girl are about to step into a mostly dried up watercourse, strewn with litter and waste material such as tires, metal containers, bottles... A wooden plank is available for crossing the watercourse at high tide.

PHOTO0000001508

English transcription: UNESCO Technical Assistance. The Institute of Applied Sciences at the University of Mexico is directed by Mr. H. J. P. Stretta, a UNESCO expert. Shown here is a laboratory assistant carrying out a pollution test on an air sample.
French transcription: Assistance technique de l'UNESCO. L'Institut des Sciences appliquées à l'Université du Mexique est dirigé par M. H.R.P. Stretta, expert de l'UNESCO. Ici, l'assistante du laboratoire étudie la pollution de l'air à l'aide d'un analyseur d'oxyde de carbone atmosphérique.
Description: A female laboratory technician shown in profile, manipulating an instrument with right hand and holding a laboratory tube in her left hand. Various types of laboratory glassware, clamps, rods and rubber tubes are also visible.
Location: Mexico City.

PHOTO0000001763

French transcription: Projet de contrôle de contamination marine dans la baie de La Havane. Prélèvement de sédiments de fonds marins.
Description: Un homme à bord d’un bateau, retire d’un appareil un prélèvement de sédiments capturés au fond de la baie.
Location: La Havana.

PHOTO0000001582

English transcription: Water pollution an international problem. Rivers and seas carrying along detergents, chemical products and refuse of all kinds, are becoming more and more polluted and, therefore, dangerous for man and aquatic life. In the face of this growing peril, a number of countries in the world launched, five years ago, an International Hydrological Decade to ensure a continuing supply of pure water for man and UNESCO has prepared a report on the first results which have been obtained. Here a sewer which empties directly on to a beach before flowing into the ocean.
French transcription: La pollution des eaux, un fléau international. Partout, les rivières et les mers charrient des détergents, des produits chimiques et des détritus de toutes sortes, mettant en danger la santé des hommes et la vie aquatique. Devant l'ampleur de ce péril, les États du monde ont lancé, il y a cinq ans, une “décennie hydrologique internationale pour sauver l'eau pure et l'UNESCO a procédé à un inventaire des premiers résultats obtenus. Ici un égout qui débouche sur une plage va se déverser à la mer.
Description: A large round sewer pipe emptying on to a sandy ocean front full of beach goers of all ages.

PHOTO0000001589

French transcription: Projet de nettoyage de la baie de La Havane (PNUE-UNESCO-PNUD). Bateau anti-pollution acheté par l'UNESCO avec l'aide de la Hollande.
Description: The quayside launching of an anti-pollution boat, attended by a crowd of white clad men, women and children. A gentleman with glasses seems to be pointing out some features of the boat to the visitors.
Location: Havana.