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World Environment Day - 04 Mar 2010
World Environment Day - 04 Mar 2010
QUAKE-HAITI/
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January 27, 2010
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 27, 2010. A shallow 4.9 magnitude aftershock rattled western Haiti on Tuesday, two weeks after a killer 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Service said. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (HAITI - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E62B01UW01 and GM1E62B01ZO01.
CUBA/
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March 03, 2010
A man pushes a garbage container in a flooded street after sea water entered parts of Havana due to high...
Havana, Cuba
A man pushes a garbage container in a flooded street after sea water entered parts of Havana due to high...
A man pushes a garbage container in a flooded street after sea water entered parts of Havana due to high tides and big waves March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
FRANCE-WEATHER/
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March 01, 2010
An aerial view shows flooded houses and streets in L'aiguillon sur Mer, southwestern France, southwestern...
L'AIGUILLON SUR MER, France
An aerial view shows flooded houses and streets in L'aiguillon sur Mer following a major storm named...
An aerial view shows flooded houses and streets in L'aiguillon sur Mer, southwestern France, southwestern France, March 1, 2010, following a major storm named Xynthia. France's government has declared a natural disaster, enabling victims to claim compensation and free up insurance claims. France will also seek European Union aid for the region. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
QUAKE-CHILE/
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February 27, 2010
An apartment block shows major damage after an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. One of the most...
Santiago, Chile
An apartment block shows major damage after an earthquake in Santiago
An apartment block shows major damage after an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. One of the most powerful earthquakes in decades battered Chile on Saturday, killing at least 147 people, knocking down buildings and triggering a tsunami that rolled menacingly across the Pacific. Buildings caught fire, major highway bridges collapsed and debris lay in the streets across large swathes of central Chile. REUTERS/Marco Fredes (CHILE - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) For best quality see GM1E63F0TR901
QUAKE-CHILE/
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February 27, 2010
Rescue workers search for victims and survivors after an apartment complex collapsed during an earthquake...
Concepcion, Chile
Rescue workers search for victims and survivors after an apartment complex collapsed during an earthquake...
Rescue workers search for victims and survivors after an apartment complex collapsed during an earthquake in Concepcion some 100 km (62 miles) south of the epicenter, February 27, 2010. A huge magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early on Saturday, knocking down homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami that rolled menacingly across the Pacific REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra (CHILE - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
QUAKE-CHILE/
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February 27, 2010
Cars lie overturned after the highway they were travelling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago...
Santiago, Chile
Cars lie overturned after the highway they were traveling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago...
Cars lie overturned after the highway they were travelling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. A powerful earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday killed at least 82 people across the country, the interior minister told reporters. REUTERS/Marco Fredes (CHILE - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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February 25, 2010
A general view shows a flooded suburb in Palma del Rio near Cordoba, southern Spain, February 25, 2010....
PALMA DEL RIO, Spain
A general view shows a flooded suburb in Palma del Rio near Cordoba
A general view shows a flooded suburb in Palma del Rio near Cordoba, southern Spain, February 25, 2010. Heavy rain caused floods in the provinces of Sevilla, Cordoba and Jaen in southern Spain, and forced the evacuation of 1500 people. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho (SPAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
SPAIN/
RTR2ATPP
February 24, 2010
A road sign on a fence is pictured near a flooded field in Cordoba, southern Spain, February 24, 2010....
Cordoba, Spain
A road sign is pictured near a flooded field in Cordoba
A road sign on a fence is pictured near a flooded field in Cordoba, southern Spain, February 24, 2010. Heavy rain caused floods in the provinces of Sevilla, Cordoba and Jaen in southern Spain, and forced the evacuation of 1500 people. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho (SPAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRITAIN/
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February 13, 2010
Artist Vincent J.F. Huang's installation artwork "Suicide Penguins", a comment on global warming using...
London, United Kingdom
Artist Vincent J.F. Huang's installation artwork "Suicide Penguins" hangs below the Millennium Bridge...
Artist Vincent J.F. Huang's installation artwork "Suicide Penguins", a comment on global warming using glass penguins and a stuffed toy polar bear, hangs below the Millennium Bridge in London February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
QUAKE-HAITI/
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January 26, 2010
A boy stands at a makeshift camp at a golf course in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 26, 2010. Haiti needs...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A boy stands at a makeshift camp at a golf course in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
A boy stands at a makeshift camp at a golf course in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 26, 2010. Haiti needs at least five to 10 years of reconstruction help after its people were "bloodied, martyred and ruined" by the devastating earthquake this month, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Monday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (HAITI - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
QUAKE-CHILE/
RTR2B258
February 28, 2010
A firehouse stands intact on the coast close to the epicenter of an earthquake that generated waves flooding...
PELLUHUE, Chile
A firehouse stands intact on the coast close to the epicenter of an earthquake in Pelluhue
A firehouse stands intact on the coast close to the epicenter of an earthquake that generated waves flooding many towns to the north and south, in Pelluhue February 28, 2010. Chilean rescuers used shovels and sledgehammers on Sunday to find survivors of a huge earthquake in Chile that unleashed a Pacific tsunami and triggered looting by desperate and hungry residents. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero (CHILE - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
VENEZUELA
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February 23, 2010
The ground cracked by drought is seen in the Andean town of Potosi in the state of Tachira February 21,...
Potosi, Venezuela
The ground cracked by drought is seen in the Andean town of Potosi in the state of Tachira
The ground cracked by drought is seen in the Andean town of Potosi in the state of Tachira February 21, 2010. A 25-meter-tall church and the ruins of a Potosi town flooded in the early 1980s have emerged from the Uribante-Caparo water reservoir after a drought reduced water levels. The reservoir's hydroelectric plant, which powers Venezuela's Andean region, is currently only generating seven percent of its 300 megawatt capability, worsening the country's power crisis. Picture taken February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS RELIGION SOCIETY)
PORTUGAL-MADEIRA/FLOODS
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February 21, 2010
A mannequin is seen among debris on a downtown Funchal street after heavy flooding in Madeira island...
Funchal, Portugal
Mannequin is seen among debris on a downtown Funchal street after heavy flooding in Madeira island
A mannequin is seen among debris on a downtown Funchal street after heavy flooding in Madeira island February 21, 2010. Portuguese rescue workers using bulldozers searched on Sunday for more bodies under debris after violent floods and mudslides killed at least 40 on the resort island of Madeira. REUTERS/Duarte Sa (PORTUGAL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
PERU-TOURISTS/
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January 28, 2010
A view of hotels and buildings by the Vilcanota river after torrential rains in Machu Picchu, Cuzco,...
MACHU PICCHU, Peru
A view of hotels and buildings by the Vilcanota river after torrential rains in Machu Picchu
A view of hotels and buildings by the Vilcanota river after torrential rains in Machu Picchu, Cuzco, January 28, 2010. Hundreds of tourists emerged from a gruelling 28-mile (45 km) trek along Peru's Inca trail on Thursday to find the ancient Machu Picchu ruins cut off by floods and mudslides, and joined the 1,200 or so travelers waiting to be airlifted out. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E6231SPH01
CHINA/
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January 28, 2010
Residents ride their bicycles across a street amid heavy fog in Hefei, Anhui province, January 28, 2010....
Hefei, China
Residents ride their bicycles across a street amid heavy fog in Hefei
Residents ride their bicycles across a street amid heavy fog in Hefei, Anhui province, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
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January 26, 2010
Icebound ships are docked on the frozen sea near Liaodong Bay of Bohai at Panjin, Liaoning province January...
Panjin, China
Icebound ships are docked on the frozen sea near Liaodong Bay of Bohai at Panjin, Liaoning province
Icebound ships are docked on the frozen sea near Liaodong Bay of Bohai at Panjin, Liaoning province January 25, 2010. The worst sea ice in 40 years was seen Saturday in Bohai Sea in northeastern China, with 51 percent of the waters covered by ice, state media reported. Picture taken January 25, 2010. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
HAITI-
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January 17, 2010
A sign which reads 'SOS we need help' is seen in the middle of a street after Tuesday's earthquake in...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A sign which reads 'SOS we need help' is seen in the middle of a street after Tuesday's earthquake in...
A sign which reads 'SOS we need help' is seen in the middle of a street after Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, January 16, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (HAITI - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
GERMANY/
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January 08, 2010
A snow-covered tree is illuminated at a car park in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof January...
Oberhof, Germany
A snow-covered tree is illuminated at a car park in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof
A snow-covered tree is illuminated at a car park in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM2E8881B0H01
USA-WEATHER/MANATEES
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January 07, 2010
Manatees gather near the outlet where Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) pipes warm the water, at an...
Riviera Beach, UNITED STATES
Manatees gather near the outlet where Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) pipes warm the water, at an...
Manatees gather near the outlet where Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) pipes warm the water, at an inactive power plant undergoing renovation works in Riviera Beach, Florida January 7, 2010. With 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) being the minimum temperature that a manatee needs to survive, FPL is helping prevent deaths by turning on the heaters at the plant for the manatees as forecasters predict another pocket of arctic air moving into the southern United States over the weekend. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY ANIMALS)
CONGO/
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January 05, 2010
Mount Nyamulagira erupts near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, January 4, 2010....
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mount Nyamulagira erupts near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Mount Nyamulagira erupts near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, January 4, 2010. The volcano is threatening to shower ash on Virunga National Park that is home to some rare animals, including the rare mountain gorilla, officials said. Picture taken January 4, 2010. QUALITY FROM SOURCE. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRITAIN-SNOW/
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January 05, 2010
Chickens stand on garden furniture covered in snow in Helperby, northern England January 5, 2010. Freezing...
HELPERBY, United Kingdom
Chickens stand on garden furniture covered in snow in Helperby
Chickens stand on garden furniture covered in snow in Helperby, northern England January 5, 2010. Freezing conditions and heavy snowfall brought more chaos to the transport network on Tuesday, shutting airports and disrupting train services. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS)
BRITAIN/
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December 23, 2009
A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall, County Antrim. December...
Belfast, United Kingdom
A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall
A Woodcock lies on the snow after being shot during a day's hunting in Cushendall, County Antrim. December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
POLAND/
RTXS24X
December 21, 2009
Women walk through courtyard covered with snow in the centre of Warsaw December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kacper...
Warsaw, Poland
Women walk through courtyard covered with snow in the centre of Warsaw.
Women walk through courtyard covered with snow in the centre of Warsaw December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
MEXICO/
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December 20, 2009
Greenpeace activists take part in a protest in Chapultepec Lake Park in Mexico City December 20, 2009....
Mexico City, Mexico
Greenpeace activists take part in a protest in Chapultepec Lake Park in Mexico City
Greenpeace activists take part in a protest in Chapultepec Lake Park in Mexico City December 20, 2009. The activists were calling on politicians to solve the ongoing climate crisis. Mexico will host the next U.N. Climate Summit in 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (MEXICO - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/
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December 18, 2009
The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99...
Nakuru, Kenya
The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley west of the...
The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. World leaders worked through the early hours to try and beat a Friday deadline for a deal on cutting emissions and helping poor countries cope with the costly impact of global warming. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ARGENTINA/
RTXRXBR
December 17, 2009
A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city...
El Calafate, Argentina
A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city...
A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. Scientists warn that glaciers in the Andes are melting because of the effects of climate change. According to studies, these accumulations of ice are thawing at a pace so fast that they could disappear in 25 years. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GF2E6421MYD01
ARGENTINA/
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December 16, 2009
The sun rises over Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian...
El Calafate, Argentina
The sun rises over Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate
The sun rises over Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. Scientists warn that glaciers in the Andes are melting because of the effects of climate change. According to studies, these accumulations of ice are thawing at a pace so fast that they could disappear in 25 years. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/CHINA
RTXRW2H
December 16, 2009
A chimney is seen between apartment blocks in central Beijing December 16, 2009. With just three days...
Beijing, China
A chimney is seen between apartment blocks in central Beijing
A chimney is seen between apartment blocks in central Beijing December 16, 2009. With just three days left before the deadline for a global agreement at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations, China announced that Premier Wen Jiabao would leave for Copenhagen on Wednesday afternoon, suggesting he would arrive earlier than previously planned and adding extra political impetus for a deal. So far delegates have struggled to bridge rifts between rich and poor nations, particularly over funding to help poor nations curb global warming and deal with its impact. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
ARGENTINA/
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December 16, 2009
Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier calves blocks of ice near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian...
El Calafate, Argentina
Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier calves blocks of ice near the city of El Calafate
Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier calves blocks of ice near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 15, 2009. Scientists warn that glaciers in the Andes, which limit Argentina with Chile are melting because of the effects of climate change. According to studies, these accumulations of ice are thawed at a pace so fast that it could disappear in 25 years. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
MEXICO/
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December 11, 2009
Boats are anchored on the shore of a polluted lake on the outskirts of Mexico City December 11, 2009....
Mexico City, Mexico
Boats are anchored on the shore of a polluted lake on the outskirts of Mexico City
Boats are anchored on the shore of a polluted lake on the outskirts of Mexico City December 11, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CROATIA/
RTXRNDM
December 09, 2009
The first snow of the year covers the summit of the Medvednica mountain overlooking the Croatian capital...
Zagreb, Croatia
The first snow of the year covers the summit of the Medvednica mountain overlooking the Croatian capital...
The first snow of the year covers the summit of the Medvednica mountain overlooking the Croatian capital Zagreb December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic (CROATIA ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRNFF
December 09, 2009
A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi December 9,...
New Delhi, India
A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi
A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi December 9, 2009. A 20 percent cut in greenhouse gases by rich nations would be a "pretty good" result for a U.N. climate summit even though it falls short of developing nations' hopes, the head of the U.N. climate panel said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
CANADA/
RTXRLHK
December 08, 2009
A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300...
None, Canada
A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300...
A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300 km (186 miles) north of the Canadian town of Churchill in this picture taken November 20, 2009. Climate change has turned some polar bears into cannibals as global warming melts their Arctic ice hunting grounds, reducing the polar bear population, according to a U.S.-led global scientific study on the impacts of climate change. Picture taken November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Iain D. Williams (CANADA ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) For best quality see GF2E63F03YF01
MALDIVES/
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December 08, 2009
Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll December 8, 2009. The largest-ever climate talks formally...
MALE ATOLL, Maldives
Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll
Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll December 8, 2009. The largest-ever climate talks formally opened on Monday in Denmark aiming to agree the outlines of global deal to stave off dangerous climate change, such as rising seas and more intense storms. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (MALDIVES POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)
INDIA-CLIMATE/ADAPTATION
RTXRLAS
December 08, 2009
A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of the western Indian...
Surat, India
To match feature INDIA-CLIMATE/ADAPTATION
A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. Just next to India's west coast, Surat is learning to live with big upheavals and now wants to become a front-runner in preparing for the impact of climate change in a country with fast-rising emissions but generally low environmental awareness. The picture was rotated 180 degrees. Picture taken November 25, 2009. To match feature INDIA-CLIMATE/ADAPTATION REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
INDIA-CLIMATE/BUSINESS
RTXRIYC
December 06, 2009
A labourer drinks water as smokes rise from a chimney of a brick factory at Togga village on the outskirts...
TOGGA, India
A labourer drinks water as smokes rise from a chimney of a brick factory at Togga village
A labourer drinks water as smokes rise from a chimney of a brick factory at Togga village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh December 6, 2009. India set a goal on Thursday for slowing the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions, the last major economy to offer a climate target four days before the start of U.N. talks on combating global warming. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E63C14JP01
CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/
RTXRDCU
December 02, 2009
Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected...
Jaenschwalde, Germany
Steam billows from the cooling towers of Jaenschwalde coal power station near Cottbus
Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
CZECH/
RTXR2ZW
November 24, 2009
Cooling towers and smoke stacks are seen at the coal powered Pocerady power station near Louny November...
Louny, Czech Republic
Cooling towers and smoke stacks are seen at the coal powered Pocerady power station near Louny
Cooling towers and smoke stacks are seen at the coal powered Pocerady power station near Louny November 24, 2009. Czech Republic is heavily dependent on coal-burning power station. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
AUSTRALIA-CARBON/
RTXR2IV
November 24, 2009
An airplane flies through low cloud above high tension electricity transmission cables and barbed wire...
Sydney, Australia
Airplane flies through low cloud above high tension electricity transmission cables in Sydney
An airplane flies through low cloud above high tension electricity transmission cables and barbed wire in Sydney November 24, 2009. Australia's government will boost compensation to big carbon emitters, coal companies and electricity generators under a revised carbon-trade scheme aimed at securing vital parliamentary support in a vote this week. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CHINA-POWER/PRICES
RTXQYH9
November 20, 2009
A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts...
Datong, China
A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong Second coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Datong...
A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi province, November 20,2009. China will raise power prices for non-residential users by around 5.4 percent from Friday, the first rise since July 2008, to compensate grid firms that lost out because of a government cap on prices. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL/
RTXPQKS
October 17, 2009
A bird lands on a balcony at the ancient Jewish site of Masada, October 17, 2009. Masada is an ancient...
Masada, Israel
A bird lands on a balcony at the ancient Jewish site of Masada
A bird lands on a balcony at the ancient Jewish site of Masada, October 17, 2009. Masada is an ancient mountaintop fortress in southeast Israel on the shore of the Dead Sea. In A.D. 73, after a two-year siege, members of the Zealot Jewish movement committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
KENYA-DROUGHT/
RTXPH1S
October 09, 2009
A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger stands next to a carcass of a buffalo that died from the prolonged...
Tsavo, Kenya
A KWS ranger stands next to a carcass of a buffalo that died from the prolonged drought at Tsavo West...
A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger stands next to a carcass of a buffalo that died from the prolonged drought at Tsavo West national park, southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 9, 2009. Successive failed rain seasons in Kenya have led to a drought that experts say is the worst in the country since 1996. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
SPAIN/
RTXPE5U
October 07, 2009
A general view shows the new PS20 solar plant, which was inaugurated last month, at "Solucar" solar park...
SANLUCAR LA MAYOR, Spain
A general view shows the new PS20 solar plant at "Solucar" solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor
A general view shows the new PS20 solar plant, which was inaugurated last month, at "Solucar" solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, October 7, 2009. The solar thermal power plant uses mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays onto towers where they produce steam to drive a turbine, producing electricity. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
RUSSIA/
RTXPA82
October 04, 2009
Seven-year-old polar bear Commander Sedov shakes off water in his pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo while...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Seven-year-old polar bear Commander Sedov shakes off water in his pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk...
Seven-year-old polar bear Commander Sedov shakes off water in his pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo while playing with a ball in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 4, 2009. Unusually warm weather for this time of the year with temperatures over 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) has prompted the bear to spend much of his time in his pool. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E5AO05B301
QUAKE/PACIFIC
RTXP56J
October 01, 2009
A car hangs from the wall of a building in Pago Pago Harbor after an earthquake caused a tsunami on the...
PAGO PAGO, UNITED STATES
A car hangs from wall of building in Pago Pago Harbor after earthquake caused tsunami on island of American...
A car hangs from the wall of a building in Pago Pago Harbor after an earthquake caused a tsunami on the island of American Samoa, September 30, 2009. Relief workers in American Samoa and Samoa searched for survivors on Thursday after a series of tsunamis smashed into the tiny Pacific islands, killing more than 100 people, flattening villages and leaving thousands homeless. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (AMERICAN SAMOA DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
AUSTRIA/
RTR286IA
September 23, 2009
A sunflower blooms in front of a wind generator in Bruck and der Leitha, some 40km (25 miles) east of...
BRUCK AN DER LEITHA, Austria
A sunflower blooms in front of a wind generator in Bruck and der Leitha
A sunflower blooms in front of a wind generator in Bruck and der Leitha, some 40km (25 miles) east of Vienna, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
AUSTRALIA-WEATHER/
RTR2860S
September 23, 2009
A dust storm blankets Sydney's iconic Opera House at sunrise September 23, 2009. A huge outback dust...
Sydney, Australia
A dust storm blankets Sydney's iconic Opera House at sunrise
A dust storm blankets Sydney's iconic Opera House at sunrise September 23, 2009. A huge outback dust storm swept eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport, forcing people indoors and stripping thousands of tonnes of valuable farmland topsoil. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA ENVIRONMENT) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GF2E5B61PLT01
VIETNAM
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September 21, 2009
Storm clouds gather over Hanoi's skyline September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Storm clouds gather over Hanoi's skyline
Storm clouds gather over Hanoi's skyline September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SLOVENIA/
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September 03, 2009
A sign made from stones is pictured in the Idrijca river in Idrijska Bela September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan...
IDRIJSKA BELA, Slovenia
A sign made from stones is pictured in the Idrijca river in Idrijska Bela
A sign made from stones is pictured in the Idrijca river in Idrijska Bela September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic (SLOVENIA SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
FAROE ISLANDS/
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August 11, 2009
Mykines, the western-most island in the Faroe Islands, is shrouded in clouds as seen from the village...
GASADALUR, Faroe Islands
Mykines island is shrouded in clouds as seen from the village of Gasadalur
Mykines, the western-most island in the Faroe Islands, is shrouded in clouds as seen from the village of Gasadalur August 11, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong (FAROE ISLANDS TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
STORM-FELICIA/
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August 11, 2009
A Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach as surfers catch waves at Sandy Beach near Honolulu, Hawaii August...
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
A Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach as surfers catch waves at Sandy Beach near Honolulu
A Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach as surfers catch waves at Sandy Beach near Honolulu, Hawaii August 10, 2009. The surf was generated by tropical storm Felicia, which is expected to make landfall on Tuesday. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
(UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
GREENLAND/
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August 03, 2009
An iceberg floats near a harbour in the town of Kulusuk, east Greenland August 1, 2009. Picture taken...
KULUSUK, Greenland
An iceberg floats near a harbour in the town of Kulusuk, east Greenland
An iceberg floats near a harbour in the town of Kulusuk, east Greenland August 1, 2009. Picture taken August 1. REUTERS/Bob Strong (GREENLAND TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
IRAQ/
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July 29, 2009
Kahramana square is seen during a sandstorm in Baghdad July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ CONFLICT...
Baghdad, Iraq
Kahramana square is seen during a sandstorm in Baghdad
Kahramana square is seen during a sandstorm in Baghdad July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ CONFLICT ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
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July 29, 2009
A polar bear jumps into the water in its enclosure on a sunny day at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna July 29,...
Vienna, Austria
A polar bear jumps into the water in its enclosure on a sunny day at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna
A polar bear jumps into the water in its enclosure on a sunny day at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA ENVIRONMENT)
HAITI/
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July 26, 2009
A man collects plastic bottles to recycle from a beach filled with rubbish in Cap Haitien July 25, 2009....
PLAIN DU NORD, Haiti
A man collects plastic bottles to recycle from a beach filled with rubbish in Cap Haitien
A man collects plastic bottles to recycle from a beach filled with rubbish in Cap Haitien July 25, 2009. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz (HAITI SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
SRILANKA/
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July 07, 2009
Green turtles swim in a tank at a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda, north of Galle, July 7, 2009. Of the world's...
KOSGODA, Sri Lanka
Green turtles swim in a tank at a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda
Green turtles swim in a tank at a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda, north of Galle, July 7, 2009. Of the world's eight turtle species, Sri Lanka is home to five. Turtle hatcheries along the coast provide a way of earning a living for the people running them and also help combating the poaching of turtle eggs. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SRI LANKA SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-INFRASTRUCTURE/SEZ
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July 06, 2009
A worker walks through a dry fish pond in a field earmarked for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Pen,...
PEN, India
A worker walks through dry fish pond in field earmarked for SEZ in Pen east of Mumbai
A worker walks through a dry fish pond in a field earmarked for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Pen, about 70 km (43 miles) east of Mumbai June 18, 2009. India's hopes of replicating China's export model through tax-free Special Economic Zones have been tripped by the economic crisis and a rising tide of protests from environmentalists and farmers who say the policy is flawed. Picture taken June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) For best quality see GF2E63H0I7N01
PAKISTAN-DISPLACED/
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July 02, 2009
An internally displaced man, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, sits outside his...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Internally displaced men, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, line-up to collect...
An internally displaced man, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, sits outside his family tent during a dust storm at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Jalozai camp, about 140 km (87 miles) north west of Pakistan's capital Islamabad July 2, 2009. The looming arrival of monsoon rains in Pakistan threatens to bring more misery to the nearly 2 million people displaced by the government's battle with militants in the northwest, U.N. officials said on Thursday.
REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT)
CHINA-ENVIRONMENT/
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June 18, 2009
Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, June 19, 2009. The country...
Hefei, China
Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province
Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, June 19, 2009. The country has invested 51 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes including Huaihe River, Haihe River, Liaohe River, Chaohu Lake, Dianchi Lake, Songhua River, the Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River and its upstream area, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57T19EY01
INDONESIA/
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June 05, 2009
A boy jumps into a polluted river after school at Pluit dam in Jakarta June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta...
Jakarta, Indonesia
A boy jumps into a polluted river after school at Pluit dam in Jakarta
A boy jumps into a polluted river after school at Pluit dam in Jakarta June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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