Edward Burtynsky's striking photographs in his book "OIL" document the different phases of oil consumption in the world, starting from its extraction and refinement, to its importance in our transportation culture, and finally to its symbolic end product.
From a 5,000-square-foot family home in rural New York to majestic hillsides outside Santiago, Chile, with stops in Hamburg, Hong Kong and Seattle; Planet Green goes inside some of the most environmentally and aesthetically conscious homes in the world. Here's a look at a select few.
1 in every 6 people on the planet doesn't have access to clean water. The Blue Planet Run Foundation has made it their mission to make a dent in that number by implementing sustainable water projects around the world. These photographs show the personal impact of water shortages and unsafe drinking water, as well as the progress that's been made by applying new innovations.
Chris Jordan's body of photographic artwork focuses on the startling statistics of American consumption. Numbers are translated into visual representations--what would all the pollution in the ocean look like? How much space would five seconds of waste take up? Some of these depictions take up whole walls of gallery space. Here are some of the images from Jordan's latest book, Running the Numbers.
As a complete picture of the devastation in Haiti comes together, renown news photographers from The New York Times, Getty Images, and National Geographic, dispatched to the country--before and after the deadly earthquake--donate images to the New York-based Nuru Project. An auction of the images benefits Partners in Health, an organization working to bring modern medical care to Haiti for over 20 years.