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World Environment Day
A look at events and issues on the day dedicated to raising environmental consciousness among common people.
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2012 19:18


NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS
A boy holds a globe, that depicts the effects of global warming, while he returns from a rally organised to mark World Environment Day in Kathmandu.


Ajit Solanki/AP
A road side tree is adorned with a huge shoe to mark the day in Ahmedabad, India.


/Fault Lines/Al Jazeera
Environmental activists protest in Philippine capital, Manila, against genetically modified products.


ANTONIO BUSIELLO / HANDOUT/EPA
A carcass of an animal lying by the side of the road in Somalia, which faced severe droughts last year. Climate change has caused dramatic changes to the world environment with irregular rainfall, untimely drought, frequent flooding and many other environmental disasters.


MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
A diver swims with a lionfish in the Honduran Caribbean. Environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs and authorities seek to hunt the lionfish in the Caribbean, a beautiful but deadly species that poses a threat to the ecosystem but is also appreciated for its delicious meat.


ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and others holding banners stage a protest on the roof of a Shell petrol station in Prague, against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska.


Victor R. Caivano/AP
An aerial view of the Amazon forest in northern Brazil. Brazil's congress approved on April 25, 2012, a controversial forestry code reform that environmentalists say provides amnesty for illegal logging and opens up vast swathes of rainforest to agribusiness. The bill will now go to President Dilma Rousseff for ratification after having been approved by the senate in December.


/REUTERS
Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian super model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tosses a handful of dirt into a hole while planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest environmental show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.


/Reuters
Men collect recyclable materials on the last day of the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will be shut down after 36 years. Municipal waste is one of the biggest sources of pollution.


/AFP
Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire in this US Forest Service handout photo taken in Gila National Forest, New Mexico.



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A boy holds a globe, that depicts the effects of global warming, while he returns from a rally organised to mark World Environment Day in Kathmandu.;*;A road side tree is adorned with a huge shoe to mark the day in Ahmedabad, India.;*;Environmental activists protest in Philippine capital, Manila, against genetically modified products.;*;A carcass of an animal lying by the side of the road in Somalia, which faced severe droughts last year. Climate change has caused dramatic changes to the world environment with irregular rainfall, untimely drought, frequent flooding and many other environmental disasters.;*;A diver swims with a lionfish in the Honduran Caribbean. Environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs and authorities seek to hunt the lionfish in the Caribbean, a beautiful but deadly species that poses a threat to the ecosystem but is also appreciated for its delicious meat.;*;Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and others holding banners stage a protest on the roof of a Shell petrol station in Prague, against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell(***)s Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska.;*;An aerial view of the Amazon forest in northern Brazil. Brazil(***)s congress approved on April 25, 2012, a controversial forestry code reform that environmentalists say provides amnesty for illegal logging and opens up vast swathes of rainforest to agribusiness. The bill will now go to President Dilma Rousseff for ratification after having been approved by the senate in December.;*;Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian super model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tosses a handful of dirt into a hole while planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest environmental show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.;*;Men collect recyclable materials on the last day of the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will be shut down after 36 years. Municipal waste is one of the biggest sources of pollution.;*;Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire in this US Forest Service handout photo taken in Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Daylife ID:
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World Environment Dayhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-DayWorld Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 with the objective to raise global awareness among the common people for global environmental concerns.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:37:43 GMTTue, 05 Jun 2012 12:09:25 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=052vcTo70IdwY

A boy holds a globe, that depicts the effects of global warming, while he returns from a rally organised to mark World Environment Day in Kathmandu.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=052vcTo70IdwYNAVESH CHITRAKARREUTERSReuters Pictures

A boy holds a globe, that depicts the effects of global warming, while he returns from a rally organised to mark World Environment Day in Kathmandu.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0ccr9Qo6w64Yi

A road side tree is adorned with a huge shoe to mark the day in Ahmedabad, India.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 10:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0ccr9Qo6w64YiAjit SolankiAPAP Photo

A road side tree is adorned with a huge shoe to mark the day in Ahmedabad, India.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=03DC4KhfuYg9u

A carcass of an animal lying by the side of the road in Somalia, which faced severe droughts last year. Climate change has caused dramatic changes to the world environment with irregular rainfall, untimely drought, frequent flooding and many other environmental disasters.

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=03DC4KhfuYg9uFault Lines/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A carcass of an animal lying by the side of the road in Somalia, which faced severe droughts last year. Climate change has caused dramatic changes to the world environment with irregular rainfall, untimely drought, frequent flooding and many other environmental disasters.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=097OcgL01Tfwn

A diver swimming with a lionfish in the Honduran caribbean. Environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs and authorities seek to hunt the lionfish in the Caribbean, a beautiful but deadly species that poses a threat to the ecosystem but is also appreciated for its delicious meat.

Wed, 30 May 2012 13:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=097OcgL01TfwnANTONIO BUSIELLO / HANDOUTEPAEPA Images

A diver swimming with a lionfish in the Honduran caribbean. Environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs and authorities seek to hunt the lionfish in the Caribbean, a beautiful but deadly species that poses a threat to the ecosystem but is also appreciated for its delicious meat.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0dDrb4TcVUg9A

Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and others holding banners stage a protest on the roof of a Shell petrol station in Prague, against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska.

Thu, 10 May 2012 10:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0dDrb4TcVUg9AMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and others holding banners stage a protest on the roof of a Shell petrol station in Prague, against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=09xjcat8FYgMh

An aerial view of the Amazon forest in northern Brazil. Brazil's Congress approved on April 25, 2012 a controversial forestry code reform that environmentalists say provides amnesty for illegal logging and opens up vast swathes of rainforest to agribusiness. The bill will now go to President Dilma Rousseff for ratification after having been approved by the Senate in December.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=09xjcat8FYgMhANTONIO SCORZAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

An aerial view of the Amazon forest in northern Brazil. Brazil's Congress approved on April 25, 2012 a controversial forestry code reform that environmentalists say provides amnesty for illegal logging and opens up vast swathes of rainforest to agribusiness. The bill will now go to President Dilma Rousseff for ratification after having been approved by the Senate in December.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0dpq5Dsdgg0Nx

Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian super model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tosses a handful of dirt into a hole while planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest environmental show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0dpq5Dsdgg0NxVictor R. CaivanoAPAP Photo

Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian super model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tosses a handful of dirt into a hole while planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest environmental show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0deA769ermciZ

Men collect recyclable materials on the last day of the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, which will be shut down after 36-years.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0deA769ermciZREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Men collect recyclable materials on the last day of the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, which will be shut down after 36-years.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0c2RaHgdYU4Oh

Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire which has consumed a total of 82,252 acres as seen in this US Forest Service handout photo taken in Gila National Forest, New Mexico on May 25, 2012.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=0c2RaHgdYU4OhReutersAl Jazeera Upload Images

Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire which has consumed a total of 82,252 acres as seen in this US Forest Service handout photo taken in Gila National Forest, New Mexico on May 25, 2012.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=064A6L92EvaFiEnvironmental activists protest in Philippine capital, Manila, against genetically-modified products.Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/World-Environment-Day?image_id=064A6L92EvaFiAFPEnvironmental activists protest in Philippine capital, Manila, against genetically-modified products.


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