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The ''Red lake'' near Dobro Selo in B&H

YRE Competition 2020
Single photo reportage
11-25 years old

This is "Red Lake", a problem of Herzegovina and the entire region that is desperate for rehabilitation. A reminder of a failed factory and its forgotten landfill.

Red sludge is toxic due to high alkalinity and heavy metal content.

There are scientific papers on the topic of sludge and waste lye remediation. It can be used to produce a gelatinous coagulant which is a means of purifying industrial wastewater.

 There are other ways to successfully rehabilitate the sludge, but question remains whether the regional authorities want to deal with it and try to obtain funds, which are obviously a problem.


By: Andrea Cetina

Five alternative solution models to the eco-apocalypse from the new rurals (Turkey)

YRE Competition 2020
Photo reportage of 3-5 photos

In Turkey, for the last 20 years, the new rurals/new pioneers who started back-to-the-land movement have applied alternative models against ecological apocalypse. New rurals are certain that by 2030, the world will struggle with the problems of drought, famine, climate crisis, immigration, diseases and etc., invite everyone immediately to have eco-consciousness!

Authors: Elif Pınar Sevinç, Tarık Bayri, İlker Can Koçulu, Selin Gürel, Ozan Gümüşoğlu, Ayşenur Ataseven, Alperen Alaş, Emre Uzunoğlular, Aytek Başkan, Şevval İpek, Harun Gecü, Zeynep Lara Yüce