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Environment

When the Water Runs Low - 23 Mar 2015
Dwindling water in places around the world.
AUSTRALIA-WEATHER/
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March 19, 2015
A river can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas in the western region of New South...
multiple cities, Australia
River can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas in the western region of New South Wales...
A river can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas in the western region of New South Wales March 19, 2015. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia recorded its second-hottest February since records began in 1910, with national maximum temperatures at 2.35 degrees above the average. REUTERS/David Gray
SAFRICA-DISASTER/
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March 02, 2015
A helicopter drops water on a bushfire burning above Cape Town's Tokai forest, March 2, 2015. Firefighters...
Cape Town, South Africa
A helicopter drops water on a bushfire burning above Cape Town's Tokai forest
A helicopter drops water on a bushfire burning above Cape Town's Tokai forest, March 2, 2015. Firefighters are attempting to put out a series of fires fanned by hot conditions and strong winds across the Cape Peninsula. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PANAMA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTR4UBDC
March 21, 2015
Empty water buckets are seen outside homes as residents wait for water to be distributed in the neighborhood...
Panama City, Panama
Empty water buckets are seen outside homes as residents wait for water to be distributed in the neighborhood...
Empty water buckets are seen outside homes as residents wait for water to be distributed in the neighborhood of Residencial los Jardines in Panama City March 20, 2015. Residents say that there has been no running water to their homes since January 2015 and that they have relied on water tank trucks that distribute water to their neighbourhood. World Water Day is marked on March 22. Picture taken March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
NICARAGUA-ODDLY/
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March 21, 2015
A woman pushes her cart, as she collects potable water from a public well on the outskirts of Managua...
Managua, Nicaragua
A woman collects potable water outskirts of Managua.
A woman pushes her cart, as she collects potable water from a public well on the outskirts of Managua March 20, 2015. The World Water Day falls on March 22. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
PANAMA-ENVIRONMENT/
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March 21, 2015
Children hold a container as water is distributed in the neighborhood of Residencial los Jardines in...
Panama City, Panama
Children hold a container as water is distributed in the neighborhood of Residencial los Jardines in...
Children hold a container as water is distributed in the neighborhood of Residencial los Jardines in Panama City March 20, 2015. Residents say that there has been no running water to their homes since January 2015 and that they have relied on water tank trucks that distribute water to their neighbourhood. World Water Day is marked on March 22. Picture taken March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
USA-DROUGHT/CALIFORNIA
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March 19, 2015
A man stands in an empty public swimming pool in Burbank, Los Angeles, California March 19, 2015. California...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
A man stands in an empty public swimming pool in Burbank
A man stands in an empty public swimming pool in Burbank, Los Angeles, California March 19, 2015. California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state's devastating multi-year drought. The state is entering the fourth year of record-breaking drought that has prompted officials to sharply reduce water supplies to farmers and impose strict conservation measures statewide. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
OLYMPICS-BRAZIL/SAILING
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February 24, 2015
Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015. International...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Dead fish are pictured on banks of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro
Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state's governor said on Monday. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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February 11, 2015
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his...
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his daughter Daniela (L), 38, and wife Maria Do Carmo, 70, inside their house in Brasilandia slum, of which they are without water for 13 hours a day, in Sao Paulo February 11, 2015. Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.. In Sao Paulo, the country's largest city with a metropolitan area of 20 million people, the main reservoir is at just 6 percent of capacity with the peak of the rainy season now past. Many neighborhoods have already experienced daily water outages as Sabesp turns down pressure in pipes to save consumption. Some residents of the Brasilandia slum said this week they were often without water 13 hours a day. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: HEALTH ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/SUNKEN TOWN
RTR4OERK
February 05, 2015
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata,...
IGARATA, Brazil
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata, Sao Paulo State, February 4, 2015. The ruins of a sunken town which had remained underwater since 1969 have re-emerged, as parts of Brazil grapple with the country's worst drought in 80 years. The Jaguari reservoir in Sao Paulo is 30 metres below its normal level, revealing the old structures of the former town of Igarata, including the church, its main street, a square, parts of old benches and a cross. The town was submerged in 1969, the period in which plants began to be constructed to generate energy for the Vale do Paraiba region and the Cantareira reservoir, which recently fell to seven percent of its capacity, passing the "dead-level" in which the water must be pumped. Picture taken February 4 , 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4PE2O
February 13, 2015
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha...
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state February 12, 2015. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Brazil's economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
 BRAZIL-ROUSSEFF/
RTR4O3GS
February 03, 2015
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes January 31, 2015. A severe...
Campos Dos Goytacazes, Brazil
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes January 31, 2015. A severe drought is accelerating Brazil's expected descent into recession, adding to President Dilma Rousseff's woes as she takes unpopular austerity measures and faces economic fallout from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, has nearly run out of water and the whole country faces power rationing as the worst drought in more than 80 years dries up hydroelectric reservoirs. The water and energy shortages are hitting just as the government moves to cut spending and raise taxes to restore business confidence shaken by her interventionist policies and revelations of a massive kickback scheme at Petrobras. Picture taken on January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/
RTR4U3VK
March 20, 2015
A child takes a bath with buckets of water at her home in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, March 19,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A child takes a bath with buckets of water at her home in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro
A child takes a bath with buckets of water at her home in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, March 19, 2015. The International Water Day is held on March 22. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4ENWU
November 19, 2014
An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista,...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Braganca Paulista,...
An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NICARAGUA-ODDLY/
RTR4U8Y3
March 21, 2015
A woman pushes her cart, as she collects potable water from a public well on the outskirts of Managua...
Managua, Nicaragua
A woman pushes her cart, as she collects potable water from a public well on the outskirts of Managua...
A woman pushes her cart, as she collects potable water from a public well on the outskirts of Managua March 20, 2015. The World Water Day falls on March 22. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT
RTR4U3UV
March 20, 2015
Water storage tanks are pictured on a roof at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, March 19, 2015. The...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Water storage tanks are pictured on a roof at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro
Water storage tanks are pictured on a roof at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, March 19, 2015. The International Water Day is held on March 22. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
SAFRICA-WATER/
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March 21, 2015
Villagers collect water on a donkey cart from a communal tap in Rapotokwane village in Limpopo, March...
LIMPOPO, South Africa
Villagers collect water on a donkey cart from a communal tap in Rapotokwane village
Villagers collect water on a donkey cart from a communal tap in Rapotokwane village in Limpopo, March 21, 2015. The World Water Day falls on March 22. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4PEBR
February 13, 2015
Trash floats on top of the polluted water of Billings reservoir in Sao Paulo February 12, 2015. According...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Trash floats on top of the polluted water of Billings reservoir in Sao Paulo
Trash floats on top of the polluted water of Billings reservoir in Sao Paulo February 12, 2015. According to local media, the Billings dam supplies 1.6 million people in the Greater ABC region of Greater Sao Paulo and the state government wants to treat the water to be adequate for human consumption, adding to the complexity of securing safe water supply during the drought. Brazil is facing its worst drought in 80 years and its economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-WATER/
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October 31, 2014
A horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought...
A horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water. Sao Paulo state accounts for a third of Brazil's economy and 40 percent of its industrial production, and the water crisis is already crimping factory and farm output as well as the service sector in a stagnant economy. Hit by Brazil's worst drought in 80 years, the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. Picture taken October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ANIMALS BUSINESS)
SAUDI-OIL/EXPORTS
RTR4QD8J
February 20, 2015
A man sells water using a tank on a cart made from an oil barrel in Dala outside Yangon February 10,...
Yangon, Myanmar
A man sells water using a tank on a cart made from an oil barrel in Dala outside Yangon
A man sells water using a tank on a cart made from an oil barrel in Dala outside Yangon February 10, 2015. Saudi Arabia's oil exports have risen in February in response to stronger demand from customers. As OPEC's top producer battles for market share Reuters photographers around the globe have been photographing oil barrels to document how they are utilised once the fuel has been used. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ENERGY)

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LATAM-POVERTY-WORLDBANK/
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March 10, 2015
Containers used to collect water are seen at Pamplona Alta shanty town in San Juan de Miraflores district...
Lima, Peru
Containers used to collect water are seen at Pamplona Alta shanty town in San Juan de Miraflores district...
Containers used to collect water are seen at Pamplona Alta shanty town in San Juan de Miraflores district of Lima, March 10, 2015. Rapid growth in Latin America over the past decade still left one in five residents of the region living on less than $4 (2.5 pounds) a day, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 29, 2014
Ana Paula, 44, washes the feet of her mother Lucia, 70, who is suffering from bullous erysipelas disease,...
Itu, Brazil
A woman washes the feet of her mother using water collected from outside their home due to water rationing...
Ana Paula, 44, washes the feet of her mother Lucia, 70, who is suffering from bullous erysipelas disease, using water collected from outside their home due to water rationing in Itu, in Sao Paulo state that depends on the drought-hit Cantareira water system, October 29, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. Taps in homes have not provided running water since water rationing in Itu began eight months ago. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
PANAMA-ENVIRONMENT/
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March 21, 2015
A woman washes in a stream due to a water shortage in Panama City March 20, 2015. World Water Day is...
Panama City, Panama
A woman washes in a stream due to a water shortage in Panama City
A woman washes in a stream due to a water shortage in Panama City March 20, 2015. World Water Day is marked on March 22. Picture taken March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
LATAM-POVERTY-WORLDBANK/
RTR4ST8C
March 10, 2015
Paolo Grana collects water from a container at the Pamplona Alta shanty town, in San Juan de Miraflores...
Lima, Peru
Paolo Grana collects water from a container at the Pamplona Alta shanty town, in San Juan de Miraflores...
Paolo Grana collects water from a container at the Pamplona Alta shanty town, in San Juan de Miraflores district of Lima, March 10, 2015. Rapid growth in Latin America over the past decade still left one in five residents of the region living on less than $4 (2.5 pounds) a day, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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December 03, 2014
A drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano...
A drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano is seen at Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo December 2, 2014. Sao Paulo, Brazil's drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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