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Climate Change - 08 Apr 2008
Climate Change - 08 Apr 2008
RUSSIA/
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January 21, 2008
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations outside the Varnitsky...
Rostov Veliky, Russia
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Rostov Veliky...
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations outside the Varnitsky Monastery in Rostov Veliky, about 200 km (124 miles) from Moscow January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA)
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January 30, 2008
People play in the snow in Amman January 30, 2008. A rare heavy snow storm hit the Middle Eastern country...
Amman, Jordan
People play in the snow in Amman
People play in the snow in Amman January 30, 2008. A rare heavy snow storm hit the Middle Eastern country of Jordan on Wednesday. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN)
SWITZERLAND/
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January 11, 2008
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain...
Wengen, Switzerland
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain...
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (SWITZERLAND) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6381D8X01
GREECE/
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February 17, 2008
A seaside tavern is seen covered by snow at Oropos village, northeast of Athens February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos...
Athens, Greece
A seaside tavern is seen covered by snow at Oropos village, northeast of Athens
A seaside tavern is seen covered by snow at Oropos village, northeast of Athens February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)
QUAKE-BRITAIN/
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February 27, 2008
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake...
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake in twenty years in Edinburgh, Scotland February 27, 2008, in this posed picture. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Britain on Wednesday but officials said there were no reports of anyone being killed or serious damage. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
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February 23, 2008
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their...
JUDDEIN-TO, Russia
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election in the Tundra...
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their arrival in a remote Nenets settlement in the Tundra region near lake Juddein-To on the Yamal peninsular, north of the polar circle, some 2200 km (1367 miles) northeast of Moscow, February 23, 2008. Early voting in Russia's presidential election has started in some of the vast country's remote regions, one week before Russians officially go to the polls on March 2. The Nenets are indigenous people in Russia's arctic region north of the Urals. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (RUSSIA)
KENYA-PARK/
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February 23, 2008
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru, west of Nairobi,...
Nakuru, Kenya
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru, west of Nairobi, February 23, 2008. A bush fire engulfed the park on Friday, destroying vegetation and terrifying wildlife at one of the east African nation's top tourist destinations, local authorities said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (KENYA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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February 19, 2008
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel on the outskirts of Jerusalem February 19, 2008....
NEBI SAMUEL, Palestinian Territories
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel on the outskirts of Jerusalem February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (WEST BANK)
CLIMATE-LIGHTS/
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March 30, 2008
Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix,...
Phoenix, UNITED STATES
Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix...
Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix, Arizona, March 29, 2008. A time exposure helped illuminate the sky. REUTERS/Jeff Topping (UNITED STATES)
FRANCE-WEATHER/
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March 10, 2008
Locals and tourists walk around the Dutch ship Artemis which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne,...
Sables D'olonne, France
Locals and tourists walk around the Artemis ship which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne,...
Locals and tourists walk around the Dutch ship Artemis which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne, southern French Britanny, western France, March 10, 2008. The boat was driven onto the coast by the wind blowing more than 130 km per hour. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE)
SPAIN/
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March 11, 2008
A wave crashes against the hull of the merchant ship Maro, wrecked near the Basque port town of Hondaribbia...
Hondarribia, Spain
A wave crashes against the hull of the merchant ship Maro, wrecked near the Basque port town of Hondaribbia....
A wave crashes against the hull of the merchant ship Maro, wrecked near the Basque port town of Hondaribbia in the Bay of Biscay, March 11, 2008. The ship ran aground and was broken into three pieces by storm force winds and waves that have sunk numerous boats and caused extensive damage in the Biscay area. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN)
KUWAIT/
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April 29, 2008
Pigeons fly during a dust storm in Kuwait City April 30, 2008. High winds hit the oil rich nation on...
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Pigeons fly during a dust storm in Kuwait City
Pigeons fly during a dust storm in Kuwait City April 30, 2008. High winds hit the oil rich nation on Wednesday. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee (KUWAIT)
GREECE-THERMALBATHS/
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April 29, 2008
Visitors soak in a natural thermal spa as a man stands under a waterfall near the village of Aridea in...
EDESSA, Greece
Visitors soak in a natural thermal spa as a man stands under a waterfall near the village of Aridea in...
Visitors soak in a natural thermal spa as a man stands under a waterfall near the village of Aridea in Edessa, about 560 km (348 miles) northwest of Athens, April 30, 2008. The temperature of the water is 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) all year long. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
CHINA-TIBET/
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April 28, 2008
The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp...
Shigatse, China
The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp...
The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp in the Tibet Autonomous Region April 29, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
GREECE-WEATHER/
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February 18, 2008
A swimmer in the sea waves to friends on a snow-covered beach at Alimos suburb near Athens February 18,...
Athens, Greece
A swimmer in the sea waves to friends on a snow-covered beach at Alimos suburb near Athens
A swimmer in the sea waves to friends on a snow-covered beach at Alimos suburb near Athens February 18, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)
AUSTRALIA/
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May 18, 2008
Seagulls being fed by tourists at the Melbourne seaside suburb Williamstown May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Mick...
Melbourne, Australia
Seagulls being fed by tourists at the Melbourne seaside suburb Williamstown
Seagulls being fed by tourists at the Melbourne seaside suburb Williamstown May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
MYANMAR/
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May 08, 2008
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008....
KUNYANGON, Myanmar
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008. Myanmar will accept foreign aid but not foreign aid workers, the foreign ministry said on Friday, after a disaster rescue team from Qatar that arrived in Yangon on an aid flight was turned back. REUTERS/Adam Dean (MYANMAR)
ICELAND/
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May 11, 2008
Visitors take pictures of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant near the Blue Lagoon hot springs outside...
Grindavik, Iceland
Visitors take pictures of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant near the Blue Lagoon hot springs outside...
Visitors take pictures of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant near the Blue Lagoon hot springs outside the town of Grindavik May 12, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong (ICELAND)
CHILE-VOLCANO/
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June 25, 2008
A soldier looks at a cloud of ash from the Chaiten Volcano from the banks of the Rio Blanco in uninhabited...
CHAITEN, Chile
A soldier looks at a cloud of ash from the Chaiten Volcano from the banks of the Rio Blanco in uninhabited...
A soldier looks at a cloud of ash from the Chaiten Volcano from the banks of the Rio Blanco in uninhabited and flooded Chaiten town in southern Chile June 25, 2008. The Chilean military helped Chaiten residents return to the town for the first time on Wednesday, since Chaiten Volcano erupted on May 2 spewing ash, gas and molten rock for the first time in thousands of years, to check the condition of their homes and recover their belongings. Experts have said the volcano could erupt at a less volatile pace for months and even years. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE) also see GF2E46U12G401
USA-FLOODING/
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June 14, 2008
William Hood checks the water level to see if it has gone down in the Birdland neighborhood where a levee...
Des Moines, UNITED STATES
William Hood checks the water level to see if it has gone down in the Birdland neighborhood where a levee...
William Hood checks the water level to see if it has gone down in the Birdland neighborhood where a levee breached in Des Moines, Iowa June 14, 2008. A levee holding back rising floodwaters broke and swamped Iowa's capital on Saturday as officials across the U.S. Midwest reinforced levees, helped displaced residents and cleaned up the mess left by the region's worst flooding in 15 years. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
USA/
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June 10, 2008
The New York Times building is struck by lightning in New York June 10, 2008. REUTERS/Nic Fulton (UNITED...
New York, UNITED STATES
The New York Times building is struck by lightning in New York
The New York Times building is struck by lightning in New York June 10, 2008. REUTERS/Nic Fulton (UNITED STATES)
USA/
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June 01, 2008
Gasoline prices are advertised at a gas station near Lindbergh Field as a plane approaches to land in...
San Diego, UNITED STATES
Gasoline prices are advertised at a gas station near Lindbergh Field as a plane approaches to land in...
Gasoline prices are advertised at a gas station near Lindbergh Field as a plane approaches to land in San Diego, California June 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)
ROMANIA-FLOODS/
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July 27, 2008
A man stands in front of his house during flooding in the village of Siretu, about 300 km (200 miles)...
BACAU, Romania
A man stands in front of his house during flooding in the village of Siretu
A man stands in front of his house during flooding in the village of Siretu, about 300 km (200 miles) north of Bucharest, July 28, 2008. Floods in northeastern Romania have killed four people, and two others are missing, the country's interior ministry reported on Monday. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu (ROMANIA)
OLYMPICS-ALGAE/
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July 06, 2008
A man sits on a pile of algae as he rest after a swim at a bathing beach in Qingdao, Shandong province...
Qingdao, China
A man sits on a pile of algae as he rest after a swim at a bathing beach in Qingdao, Shandong province...
A man sits on a pile of algae as he rest after a swim at a bathing beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 7, 2008. Thousands of Chinese troops and volunteers should clear unsightly algae from competition areas at the Qingdao Olympic sailing venue by Thursday, an official said. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
CHILE-WHALES/IWC
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June 27, 2008
Workers butcher a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo, June 28, 2008....
MINAMIBOSO, Japan
Workers butcher a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo
Workers butcher a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo, June 28, 2008. Whales emerged the big losers as a weeklong International Whaling Commission meeting wrapped up in Chile on Friday, conservation groups said after anti-whaling nations failed to halt No. 1 hunter Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
ISRAEL/
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June 21, 2008
A resident of Motza Ilit holds paintings as she runs away from her house during a forest fire near Jerusalem...
MOTZA ILIT, Israel
A resident of Motza Ilit runs away from her house during a forest fire near Jerusalem
A resident of Motza Ilit holds paintings as she runs away from her house during a forest fire near Jerusalem June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
SPAIN/
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February 13, 2008
A man walks next to solar panels (bottom L) at a soon-to-be completed solucar solar park at Sanlucar...
SANLUCAR LA MAYOR, Spain
A man walks next to solar panels at a soon-to-be completed solar park at Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville...
A man walks next to solar panels (bottom L) at a soon-to-be completed solucar solar park at Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, February 13, 2008. The first of two solar thermal power plants uses mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays onto the top of a 100 metre (300 foot) tower where it produces steam to drive a turbine. The lines in the photograph are due to reflections on the solar panels. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN)
SPACE-SHUTTLE/
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May 30, 2008
A woman watches from Titusville, Florida as the space shuttle Discovery launches from pad 39A at the...
Titusville, UNITED STATES
A woman watches from Titusville, Florida as the space shuttle Discovery launches from pad 39A at the...
A woman watches from Titusville, Florida as the space shuttle Discovery launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 31, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
STORM-DOLLY/
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July 23, 2008
A resident gestures while standing in front of fish shops damaged by Hurricane Dolly at Bagdad beach,...
Matamoros, Mexico
Resident gestures while standing in front of fish shops damaged by Hurricane Dolly at Bagdad beach in...
A resident gestures while standing in front of fish shops damaged by Hurricane Dolly at Bagdad beach, some 38 km (24 miles) away from the border city of Matamoros July 24, 2008. After Hurricane Dolly unleashed a fury of damaging winds and wicked rain on the U.S.-Mexico coastline and diminished to a tropical storm, widespread flooding along the populous Rio Grande Valley became the top concern on Thursday. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
BOLIVIA
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August 26, 2008
A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south...
Uyuni, Bolivia
A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south...
A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south of Bolivia at 3676 meters above mean sea level, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (BOLIVIA)
USA/
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August 10, 2008
A Chihuahua, wearing small boots and a sweater, stands near people on the Matanuska Glacier near Palmer,...
PALMER, UNITED STATES
Chihuahua wearing small boots and a sweater stands near people on the Matanuska Glacier near Palmer,...
A Chihuahua, wearing small boots and a sweater, stands near people on the Matanuska Glacier near Palmer, Alaska August, 10 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
STORM-GUSTAV/ASHORE
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September 01, 2008
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana...
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008. The center of Hurricane Gustav came ashore as a Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. REUTERS/Dave Martin (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57V01KV01
USA/HURRICANE IKE
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September 07, 2008
A woman walks her bike on an island in the Florida Keys September 8, 2008. Hurricane Ike weakened into...
multiple cities, UNITED STATES
A woman walks her bike near Key West, Florida
A woman walks her bike on an island in the Florida Keys September 8, 2008. Hurricane Ike weakened into a Category 2 storm on Monday after roaring ashore in northeastern Cuba, but forecasters say it could regain intensity as it spins toward the U.S. oil hub in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly New Orleans. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
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GLOBALWARMING-ARCTIC/
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April 24, 2007
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell (R) "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian...
Longyearbyen, Norway
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian...
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell (R) "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen April 25, 2007. The activists are warning that global warming could thaw the Arctic and make the sea warm enough for people to swim and sunbathe in. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (NORWAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
SPAIN DROUGHT
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January 19, 2006
A parched pond is seen in Santiponce, southern Spain January 19, 2006. Cloudless skies over much of Spain...
Santiponce, Spain
A parched pond is seen dry in Santiponce, southern Spain
A parched pond is seen in Santiponce, southern Spain January 19, 2006. Cloudless skies over much of Spain on Friday may cheer tourists and hikers ahead of the weekend, but farmers are deeply concerned as the country faces the second year of what could be a prolonged drought. Rain in recent weeks, even if way below the historical average for the month, has been enough to moisten the soil for sowing winter wheat and barley, which need no irrigation. Picture taken January 19, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
CHILE LAGOON
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April 15, 2005
A dog looks for sick birds to eat in Batuco lagoon 30 km north of Santiago, April 15, 2005. Environmentalists...
Batuco, Chile
A dog looks for sick birds for eating in Batuco lagoon.
A dog looks for sick birds to eat in Batuco lagoon 30 km north of Santiago, April 15, 2005. Environmentalists and ornithologists blame a nearby sewage processing plant of polluting the water and causing a high rate of wildlife mortality. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado IA
ENVIRONMENT MALAYSIA HAZE
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August 14, 2005
A motorcyclist turns back due to intense heat while passing through haze near burnt peat land in Rokan...
Rokan Hilir, Indonesia
A motorcyclist turns back due to intense heat while passing through haze near burnt peat land in ...
A motorcyclist turns back due to intense heat while passing through haze near burnt peat land in Rokan Hilir. A motorcyclist turns back due to intense heat while passing through haze near burnt peat land in Rokan Hilir, Indonesia's Riau province August 14, 2005. In Sumatra, a short ferry ride away from peninsular Malaysia, fires still raged, some of them deep in thick forests more than a day's journey away without helicopters, said a local police chief at Rokan Hilir, where about 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) are estimated by a forestry official to be on fire. REUTERS/Beawiharta (Indonesia)
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USA DROUGHT
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August 10, 2006
Sickly corn wilts in the extreme drought conditions in Glenham, South Dakota, August 8, 2006. The drought...
multiple cities, USA
Sickly corn wilts in the extreme drought conditions in Glenham, South Dakota
Sickly corn wilts in the extreme drought conditions in Glenham, South Dakota, August 8, 2006. The drought has killed crops, left ideal conditions for wildfires, forced ranchers to sell cattle and has evoked memories of the Dust Bowl disaster in the 1930s. Picture taken August 8, 2006. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
ENVIRONTMENT SEAS
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August 20, 2006
Fish swim in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain August...
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Fish swim in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca
Fish swim in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain August 20, 2006. South American "red Devil" squid found off Alaska and jellyfish plaguing the Mediterranean may point to vast disruptions in the seas linked to global warming, pollution or over-fishing, experts say. REUTERS/Dani Cardona (SPAIN)
KOREA/
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February 01, 2007
View of smokestacks, about 200m (656 feet) high, at a thermal power plant in Inchon, west of Seoul, February...
Inchon, South Korea
View of smokestacks at a thermal power plant in Inchon
View of smokestacks, about 200m (656 feet) high, at a thermal power plant in Inchon, west of Seoul, February 1, 2007. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a long-awaited report assessing the human link to pollution, global warming and climate change in Paris February 2, 2007. A draft of the report, which draws on research by 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries, projects a big rise in temperatures this century and warns of more heatwaves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to greenhouse gases released mainly by the use of fossil fuels. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA)
BRITAIN WEATHER
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July 17, 2006
A youth runs through a fountain during heatwave in Derby, central England, July 17, 2006. Temperatures...
Derby, United Kingdom
Youth runs through fountain during heatwave in central England
A youth runs through a fountain during heatwave in Derby, central England, July 17, 2006. Temperatures in parts of Britain could record its highest ever temperatures this week as a heatwave grips much of Europe, the UK Meteorological Office said on Monday. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN)
IRAN/
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January 25, 2007
A bird flies through the polluted sky of Tehran January 25, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
Tehran, Iran
Bird flies through the polluted sky of Tehran
A bird flies through the polluted sky of Tehran January 25, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
CANADA/
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February 02, 2007
Smoke rises from a chemical company's stacks in Hamilton, approximately 50 km (31 miles) south of Toronto,...
Hamilton, Canada
Smoke rises from a chemical company's stacks in Hamilton
Smoke rises from a chemical company's stacks in Hamilton, approximately 50 km (31 miles) south of Toronto, February 1, 2007. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper moved yesterday to mend his government's frayed international reputation on climate change by dispatching his Environment Minister to Paris for a key conference and promising to join an emergency UN summit on the issue. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski (CANADA)
SPAIN
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August 11, 2006
Tracks left by a vehicle remain on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in...
ENTREPENAS, Spain
Tracks left by a vehicle remain on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in...
Tracks left by a vehicle remain on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in central Spain August 11, 2006. The water level of many reservoirs in Spain has fallen to dangerous limits due to a severe drought. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
AUSTRALIA
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December 08, 2006
A dead tree behind a barbed-wire fence stands in the drought-effected farming area of the McLaren Vale...
Adelaide, Australia
A dead tree behind a barbed-wire fence stands in the drought-effected farming area of the McLaren Vale...
A dead tree behind a barbed-wire fence stands in the drought-effected farming area of the McLaren Vale region in South Australia, 80 kilometers south-east of Adelaide December 8, 2006. Living in the world's driest inhabited continent, Australians are used to wild schemes promising deliverance from drought and precious water. But with Government officials saying last month that the drought gripping Australia could be the worst in 1000 years, emergency plans are being drawn up to secure long-term water supplies to towns and cities. Previously it was thought that the drought effecting more than half the country's farmlands was the worst in just 100 years, and with rivers disappearing and a searing spring, desperate farmers are being asked to pack up and open a "new agricultural frontier" in the tropical north. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA)
WEATHER ITALY HEAT
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June 28, 2005
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the beach in Civitavecchia, 70 km (44 miles) north...
Civitavecchia, Italy
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the beach in Civitavecchia, Italy.
Italians seek relief from soaring temperatures at the beach in Civitavecchia, 70 km (44 miles) north of Rome, June 28, 2005. A heat wave in Italy has put the health of one million people at risk and the government has warned the situation could even be worse than the summer of 2003 when 20,000 people died due to soaring temperatures. Italy is bathed in hot Saharan air with temperatures forecast on Tuesday to reach 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit), with the hottest regions in the north. In cities, it can feel much hotter as asphalt roads and pavements pump the heat back up from below. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito PP05060263 Pictures of the Month June 2005 PP05070223 GS/CN
THAILAND
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July 12, 2006
Dark rain clouds hang over Bangkok skyscrapers July 12, 2006.The rather strong southwest monsoon prevails...
Bangkok, Thailand
Dark rain clouds hang over Bangkok skyscrapers
Dark rain clouds hang over Bangkok skyscrapers July 12, 2006.The rather strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, which would still bring more rains and flash floods to most parts of the country, weather forecasters say. A top Thai disaster official has said an expected La Nina weather pattern is likely to bring worse than usual floods to Thailand this year. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND)
CHINA-WEN/ENERGY
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April 28, 2007
A woman wears a protective mask as she rides her bicycle in front of a painted landscape at the fence...
Beijing, China
A woman wears a protective mask as she rides her bicycle in front a painted landscape in Beijing
A woman wears a protective mask as she rides her bicycle in front of a painted landscape at the fence of a construction site in Beijing April 29, 2007. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao this week urged a policy crackdown on energy-gorging industries that belch pollution, saying his coal-dependent nation had to rein in emissions causing global warming.
REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHILE SMOG
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May 18, 2003
Chilean men stand on a hill overlooking smog-covered Santiago, as the
Chilean government declared an...
Santiago, Chile - Republic of
CHILEAN MEN ATOP A HILL OVERLOOKING SMOG-COVERED SANTIAGO.
Chilean men stand on a hill overlooking smog-covered Santiago, as the
Chilean government declared an environmental alert because air quality had
worsened to hazardous levels, May 19, 2003. For most of the year, an
impressive setting beneath the towering Andes Mountains is one of the grand
attractions of the Chilean capital, Santiago. But between May and August,
the Andes can't even be seen through a blanket of toxic smog. A recent poll
showed Latin American executives viewed Santiago and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as
the best cities in the region in which to do business. But they wouldn't
want to live there. They also said smog was the biggest obstacle to the
Chilean government's drive to lure foreign investors. Pictures of the Year
2003 REUTERS/Carlos Barria/FEATURE/ENVIRONMENT-CHILE-SMOG

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ALBANIA WEATHER
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August 21, 2006
An Albanian man sunbathes on a beach in the city of Durres, some 40 km (25 miles) from capital Tirana...
Tirana, Albania
An Albanian man sunbathes in Durres
An Albanian man sunbathes on a beach in the city of Durres, some 40 km (25 miles) from capital Tirana August 21, 2006. Albania has been gripped by hot weather, with temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). REUTERS/Arben Celi
ENVIRONMENT-CHINA/WATER/
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December 08, 2006
A farmer walks past a fish farm with dead fish floating in Pingyu County of Zhumadian, central China's...
ZHUMADIAN, China
Farmer walks past fish farm with dead fish floating in Pingyu County of Zhumadian
A farmer walks past a fish farm with dead fish floating in Pingyu County of Zhumadian, central China's Henan province December 7, 2006. Underground water reserves in around 9 out of every 10 Chinese cities are polluted or over-exploited, and could take hundreds of years to recover, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Picture taken December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Donald Chan (CHINA)
ENVIRONMENT CHINA
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July 17, 2006
Children fish in a polluted river covered with algae in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 18,...
Hefei, China
Children fish in a polluted river covered with algae in Hefei
Children fish in a polluted river covered with algae in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 18, 2006. China plans to invest 1.4 trillion yuan ($175 billion) in environmental protection in the next five years, state media said on Tuesday, to curb water and air pollution so severe it causes riots and health problems. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA)
GLOBALWARMING/
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February 01, 2007
Smoke rises out of factories in Thailand's Chonburi province, about 90 km (56 miles) southeast of Bangkok...
Bangkok, Thailand
Smoke rises out of factories in Thailand?s Chonburi province
Smoke rises out of factories in Thailand's Chonburi province, about 90 km (56 miles) southeast of Bangkok February 1, 2007. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a long-awaited report assessing the human link to pollution, global warming and climate change in Paris on Friday. A draft of the report, which draws on research by 2,500 scientists from more than 130 countries, projects a big rise in temperatures this century and warns of more heatwaves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to greenhouses gases released mainly by the use of fossil fuels.REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
CHINA
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November 09, 2006
Rubbish floats on a river crossing the city of Hefei, east China's Anhui province, November 9, 2006....
Hefei, China
Rubbish floats on a river crossing the city of Hefei
Rubbish floats on a river crossing the city of Hefei, east China's Anhui province, November 9, 2006. China's pollution problems have damaged 10 million hectares, or one tenth, of the country's arable land, said the environment watchdog Tuesday as it called for expanding grass- roots monitoring staff in the rural areas, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA)
INDIA
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February 03, 2006
An Indian man swims in polluted waters in the Yamuna river in New Delhi February 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal...
New Delhi, India
Indian man swims in polluted waters in Yamuna river in New Delhi
An Indian man swims in polluted waters in the Yamuna river in New Delhi February 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore
KENYA
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March 07, 2006
A Maasai man passes near a zebra carcass near Isinya in Kenya, March 7, 2006. Hundreds of people and...
ISINYA, Kenya
A Maasai man passesnear a zebra carcass near Isinya in Kenya
A Maasai man passes near a zebra carcass near Isinya in Kenya, March 7, 2006. Hundreds of people and tens of thousands of livestock have died from hunger and thirst across a vast region in east Africa, encompassing some of Africa's poorest and most arid zones. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti
BRITAIN
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December 09, 2006
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2006
Two young men play football on the dried up ground on West Common in Gerrard's...
London, United Kingdom
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2006
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2006
Two young men play football on the dried up ground on West Common in Gerrard's Cross, southern England, July 26, 2006. Britain is currently experiencing a summer heatwave with record temperatures for July recently set and many water-use restrictions in place. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN
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April 06, 2006
Daffodils are seen in bloom in front of the London Eye April 6, 2006. The average temperature of only...
London, United Kingdom
Daffodils are seen in bloom in front of London Eye
Daffodils are seen in bloom in front of the London Eye April 6, 2006. The average temperature of only 4.6 degrees celcius (40.28 degrees Fahrenheit) in England and Wales for March 2006 has been the coldest for ten years, which had delayed the arrival of daffodils by keeping the ground temperatures low. The 2005 average temperature for March was 6.8 degrees celcius (44.24 degrees Fahrenheit). REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
IRAQ
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May 28, 2003
Iraqi teenagers swim in waste water from the nearby Tuweitha nuclear
facility near Baghdad, May 28,...
IRAQI TEENAGERS SWIM IN WASTE WATER FROM THE NEARBY TUWEITHA NUCLEAR
FACILITY NEAR BAGHDAD.
Iraqi teenagers swim in waste water from the nearby Tuweitha nuclear
facility near Baghdad, May 28, 2003. Iraqis are consuming contaminated water
unaware of the dangerous pollutants that can cause severe ill health.
Pictures of the month May 2003 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj PP03060014 PP04020126
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SPAIN-SHIP/
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January 30, 2007
Men clean up engine fuel from a refrigerator ship that ran aground near Algeciras, southern Spain, January...
multiple cities, Spain
Men clean up engine fuel from a refrigerator ship that ran aground near Algeciras
Men clean up engine fuel from a refrigerator ship that ran aground near Algeciras, southern Spain, January 30, 2007. The ship ran aground on a Spanish beach in stormy seas on Sunday, breaching the hull and spilling engine fuel over protected coasts near Gibraltar, Spanish media reported environmental groups as saying. REUTERS/Anton Meres (SPAIN)
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