‘Oil Drilling Contaminated Western Amazon Rainforest, Study Confirms’ -Becky Oskin
Source details: http://www.livescience.com/46319-oil-drilling-contaminated-amazon.html
Published on: www.livescience.com, June 13, 2014
This article discusses some recent findings on pollution in Western Amazon. From a chemical analysis conducted by a team of Spanish researchers they found that oil extraction and oil spills in Western Amazon over the past few decades has caused pollution in the area but little has been done about it in the past due to a lack of environmental monitoring and proper regulations. It goes on to talk about how this pollution is affecting not only the Amazon’s nature and it’s wildlife but also the native people and their health.
I decided to choose this article as I feel people need to be more aware of what’s happening with the environment, the world we live in, the air we breathe and the water we drink. It is very interesting to learn that in some areas of the world something that can affect so many different forms of life can go relatively unnoticed by those who can really make a difference and do something about it. I also decided on this article as I can see it being expressed well visually. It offers a wide range of possibilities such as being able to contrast and overlap images of the greenery and the visual aesthetic of nature at it’s best with the much duller image of a more unpleasant and polluted ‘nature’. This however, is just one broad idea which I can try and develop and alter later on in the working process.