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Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defense against desert
30 PICTURES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZC6
July 14, 2021
A Fulani nomadic tribe member steers donkeys on her cart as she travels in the Barkedji-Dodji Forest,...
LINGUERE, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
A Fulani nomadic tribe member steers donkeys on her cart as she travels in the Barkedji-Dodji Forest, which is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel in Linguere department, Louga region, Senegal, July 14, 2021. The Green Wall Initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZBU
July 12, 2021
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, shows a sketch of a Tolou Keur garden,...
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, shows a sketch of a Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, as he speaks to journalists whilst sitting with his family members in a courtyard at his house in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area, in Matam region, Senegal, July 12, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it."REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZBH
July 12, 2021
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, prepares to plant a tree at a newly built...
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, prepares to plant a tree at a newly built Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area in Matam region, Senegal, July 12, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZCC
July 11, 2021
A camel eats from a tree in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel,...
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
A camel eats from a tree in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel, on the outskirts of Walalde department, in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall Initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZBJ
July 11, 2021
Dry earth is pictured in a field, in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the...
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
Dry earth is pictured in a field, in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel, on the outskirts of Walalde department, in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZB7
July 11, 2021
An aerial view shows trees standing in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and...
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
An aerial view shows trees standing in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel on the outskirts of Walalde department in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZBF
July 10, 2021
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, helps to install a water reserve at a newly...
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, helps to install a water reserve at a newly built Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area, in Matam region, Senegal, July 10, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYB
April 17, 2021
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY5
April 17, 2021
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS12
April 15, 2021
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. The Wangs have been fighting desertification since they settled on barren land near the village of Hongshui in Wuwei, a city in Gansu close to the border with Inner Mongolia, in 1980. A local institution in northwest China's Gansu province, Wang and his family lead busloads of young volunteers from the provincial capital of Lanzhou into the desert each year to plant and irrigate new trees and bushes. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/
RTR4C3IV
October 29, 2014
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was...
Bondoukou, United Kingdom
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was struggling to support his family farming a small plot outside Bondoukou, a dusty town in northeastern Ivory Coast, when he first learned that money did, in fact, grow on trees -- cashew trees. By his own reckoning, Kouakou, among the earliest pioneers of the Ivorian cashew sector, is nearly 100 years old. He has seen the nuts, initially planted in the 1970s to combat desertification, emerge as an important cash crop for the West African nation's impoverished north. Picture taken June 20, 2014. To match Insight IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/ REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS)
IVORYCOAST-CASHEWS/
RTR4C3IG
October 29, 2014
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was...
Bondoukou, Cote D'Ivoire
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was struggling to support his family farming a small plot outside Bondoukou, a dusty town in northeastern Ivory Coast, when he first learned that money did, in fact, grow on trees -- cashew trees. By his own reckoning, Kouakou, among the earliest pioneers of the Ivorian cashew sector, is nearly 100 years old. He has seen the nuts, initially planted in the 1970s to combat desertification, emerge as an important cash crop for the West African nation's impoverished north. Picture taken June 20, 2014. To match Insight IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/ REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE FOOD)
SUDAN
RTX127RN
August 02, 2013
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein...
Ogrein, Sudan
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein...
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State August 1, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTR3917F
October 11, 2012
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR39177
October 11, 2012
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR39175
October 11, 2012
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary...
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR39170
October 11, 2012
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916Z
October 11, 2012
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
Vatican City, Vatican City
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916X
October 11, 2012
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916V
October 11, 2012
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at...
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTR3916O
October 11, 2012
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican...
Vatican City, Vatican City
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican...
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916L
October 11, 2012
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
Vatican City, Vatican City
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012 . Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916K
October 11, 2012
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second...
Vatican City, Vatican City
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second...
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR3916C
October 11, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary...
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR39168
October 11, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark...
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
POPE/
RTR39167
October 11, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary...
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012 . Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTR3915I
October 11, 2012
Faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council...
Faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012 . Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
UN-CLIMATE/
RTR33X0Z
June 20, 2012
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and UNCCD Drylands Ambassador, attends a news conference at the Rio+20 United...
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands Ambassador, attends a news conference at the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: FASHION ENVIRONMENT POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
UN-CLIMATE/
RTR33X07
June 20, 2012
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and UNCCD Drylands Ambassador, attends a news conference at the Rio+20 United...
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands Ambassador, attends a news conference at the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)
UN-CLIMATE/
RTR33X01
June 20, 2012
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and UNCCD Drylands Ambassador, smiles during a news conference at the Rio+20...
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Drylands Ambassador, smiles during a news conference at the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: FASHION ENVIRONMENT POLITICS HEADSHOT ENTERTAINMENT)
SENEGAL-WEATHER
RTR2XI1O
February 08, 2012
A man walks along the beach during Harmattan season in Dakar February 8, 2012. A cloud of Saharan dust...
Dakar, Senegal
A man walks along the beach during Harmattan season in Senegal's capital Dakar
A man walks along the beach during Harmattan season in Dakar February 8, 2012. A cloud of Saharan dust stretching thousands of kilometers dimmed the sun and grounded flights across the western edge of Africa, the region's worst sand storm in two years. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
CLIMATE-CHINA/ENERGY
RTR2N5WD
June 01, 2011
An oil tanker drives through desertified land in Hengshan county, northwest China's Shaanxi province...
Yulin, China
An oil tanker drives through desertified land in Hengshan county
An oil tanker drives through desertified land in Hengshan county, northwest China's Shaanxi province June 1, 2011. China is on track to cut its energy intensity - the amount of power consumed for every dollar of economic output - by 20 percent from 2005 levels, a Chinese environmental policy expert said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Rooney Chen (CHINA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
RTR2HCB1
August 17, 2010
DESERTS-UNEP/ - Map of the world deserts and dry lands. Poor farming practices, lack of water management,...
DESERTS-UNEP/ C
DESERTS-UNEP/ - Map of the world deserts and dry lands. Poor farming practices, lack of water management, deforestation and climate change are turning vast stretches of the Earth into barren deserts, the United Nations said on Monday. RNGS. (SIN02)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRL3M
December 07, 2009
A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of the western Indian...
Surat, India
A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of Surat
A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. The picture was rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKP3
December 07, 2009
Fishermen's boat lies in low waters in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai December 3, 2009. The...
Mumbai, India
Fishermen's boat lies in low waters in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai
Fishermen's boat lies in low waters in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKOJ
December 07, 2009
Workers cut roadside trees as part of road extension in the southern Indian city of Chennai December...
Chennai, India
Workers cut roadside trees as part of road extension in Chennai
Workers cut roadside trees as part of road extension in the southern Indian city of Chennai December 7, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on Monday with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". REUTERS/Babu (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKO9
December 07, 2009
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in an industrial area of the western Indian...
Surat, India
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in Surat
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKO4
December 07, 2009
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in an industrial area of the western Indian...
Surat, India
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in Surat
Smoke emitting from a chimney is seen through a leafless tree in an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 24, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKNT
December 07, 2009
Men ride a motorcycle past smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of the western Indian city of...
Surat, India
Men ride a motorcycle past smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of Surat
Men ride a motorcycle past smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKNP
December 07, 2009
Children walk past a burning garbage dump in Mumbai December 5, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history...
Surat, India
Children walk past a burning garbage dump in Mumbai
Children walk past a burning garbage dump in Mumbai December 5, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKNI
December 07, 2009
Workers walk back to their factory at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November...
Surat, India
Workers walk back to their factory at an industrial area of Surat
Workers walk back to their factory at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKNF
December 07, 2009
Garbage lies scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in...
Mumbai, India
Garbage lies scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai
Garbage lies scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKN9
December 07, 2009
A worker climbs a ship at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in...
Mumbai, India
A worker climbs a ship at a ship repair yard in Mumbai
A worker climbs a ship at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKMT
December 07, 2009
A man drives an auto-rickshaw as dust particles fly in the air in the industrial area of the western...
Surat, India
A man drives an auto-rickshaw as dust particles fly in the air in the industrial area of Surat
A man drives an auto-rickshaw as dust particles fly in the air in the industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 24, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKMN
December 07, 2009
Labourers work in a metal smelting workshop on the outskirts of Mumbai December 1, 2009. The biggest...
Mumbai, India
Labourers work in a metal smelting workshop on the outskirts of Mumbai
Labourers work in a metal smelting workshop on the outskirts of Mumbai December 1, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKME
December 07, 2009
Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi, about 180 km (112 miles)...
VAPI, India
Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi
Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi, about 180 km (112 miles) north of Mumbai, November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT POLITICS BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKM4
December 07, 2009
A worker sorts plastic bags obtained from a garbage dump for recycling in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The...
Mumbai, India
A worker sorts plastic bags obtained from a garbage dump for recycling in Mumbai
A worker sorts plastic bags obtained from a garbage dump for recycling in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKLZ
December 07, 2009
A girl walks on a creek covered with rubber scraps in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks...
Mumbai, India
A girl walks on a creek covered with rubber scraps in Mumbai
A girl walks on a creek covered with rubber scraps in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKLT
December 07, 2009
A boy rides a bicycle through a haze of smoke and dust at an industrial area in Mumbai December 3, 2009....
Mumbai, India
A boy rides a bicycle through a haze of smoke and dust at an industrial area in Mumbai
A boy rides a bicycle through a haze of smoke and dust at an industrial area in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKLP
December 07, 2009
A girl walks past garbage scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate...
Mumbai, India
A girl walks past garbage scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai
A girl walks past garbage scattered at a ship repair yard in Mumbai December 3, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKLG
December 07, 2009
A boy plays in a garbage dump in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened...
Mumbai, India
A boy plays in a garbage dump in Mumbai
A boy plays in a garbage dump in Mumbai November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS SOCIETY)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKL9
December 07, 2009
Smoke emits from a chimney of a sugar mill near Vapi, about 200 km (125 miles) north of Mumbai, November...
VAPI, India
Smoke emits from a chimney of a sugar mill near Vapi
Smoke emits from a chimney of a sugar mill near Vapi, about 200 km (125 miles) north of Mumbai, November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CLIMATE/COPENHAGEN
RTXRKKU
December 07, 2009
A man passes in front of smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of the western Indian city of...
Surat, India
A man passes in front of smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of Surat
A man passes in front of smoke emitting chimneys at an industrial area of the western Indian city of Surat November 25, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". Picture taken November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
CHINA/
RTXPX6O
October 23, 2009
A farmer walks on desertification land near a lake in Alxa League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October...
ALXA LEAGUE, China
A farmer walks on desertification land near a lake in Alxa League
A farmer walks on desertification land near a lake in Alxa League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 22, 2009. China supports the development of a low-carbon economy, and will not shrug off its due responsibilities in countering global climate change, an environment expert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said Thursday and reported by Xinhua News Agency. Picture taken October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA ENVIRONMENT)
EGYPT/
RTR26UNO
August 18, 2009
The Descent Fertile Nile Valley with Desert encroaching all around is seen through the window of an EgyptAir...
Luxor, Egypt
The Descent Fertile Nile Valley with Desert encroaching all around is seen through the window of an EgyptAir...
The Descent Fertile Nile Valley with Desert encroaching all around is seen through the window of an EgyptAir airplane near Luxor, around 650 km (404 miles) south of Cairo, August 18, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT TRAVEL SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
CHINA-PROTEST/
RTX9QC7
October 20, 2008
Protesters sit behind a police line outside a government office in central Beijing October 20, 2008....
Beijing, China
Protesters sit behind police line outside government office in central Beijing
Protesters sit behind a police line outside a government office in central Beijing October 20, 2008. Hundreds of people in Beijing argued with police outside a government office on Monday, demanding help recovering money from a get-rich-quick scheme involving tree plantations to stem desertification. More than 30,000 investors, mostly retirees, sunk over a billion yuan into a company's tree-planting scheme in the arid northern region of Inner Mongolia, lured by promises of quadrupled returns within eight years. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
CHINA-PROTEST/
RTX9QC6
October 20, 2008
Protesters stand behind a police line outside a government office in central Beijing October 20, 2008....
Beijing, China
Protesters stand behind police line outside government office in central Beijing
Protesters stand behind a police line outside a government office in central Beijing October 20, 2008. Hundreds of people in Beijing argued with police outside a government office on Monday, demanding help recovering money from a get-rich-quick scheme involving tree plantations to stem desertification. More than 30,000 investors, mostly retirees, sunk over a billion yuan into a company's tree-planting scheme in the arid northern region of Inner Mongolia, lured by promises of quadrupled returns within eight years. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
RTR296HR
October 09, 2008
CLIMATE-MIGRATION/ - World maps locating areas at risk of desertification and rising sea levels due to...
CLIMATE-MIGRATION T
CLIMATE-MIGRATION/ - World maps locating areas at risk of desertification and rising sea levels due to climate change. RNGS. (SIN09)
PORTUGAL-CORK/
RTX71DG
June 17, 2008
A bull stands in front of a cork tree in a dry pasture near the southern Portuguese village of Vidigueira...
Vidigueira, Portugal
Bull stands in front of cork tree in dry pasture near southern Portuguese village of Vidigueira
A bull stands in front of a cork tree in a dry pasture near the southern Portuguese village of Vidigueira in this photo taken June 12, 2005. The WWF environmental group urged Portugal on June 17, 2008 to expand its cork forests to act as a barrier against accelerating desertification of its south due to global warming. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL)
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