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  •  - A Cambodian farmer picks up tobacco leaves on the banks of the Mekong River in Kandal province

    A Cambodian farmer picks up tobacco leaves on the banks of the Mekong River in Kandal province

    Posted: 4/19/2011 5:37:50 AM EST
    A Cambodian farmer picks up tobacco leaves on the banks of the Mekong River in Kandal province April 19, 2011. Plans for the first dam across the lower Mekong River are putting Laos on a collision course with its neighbors and environmentalists who fear livelihoods, fish species and farmland could be destroyed, potentially sparking a food crisis. The four countries that share the lower stretches of the 4,900 km (3,044 mile) Mekong - Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia - met in the Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday to debate and possibly decide the future of the 1.285-megawatt (MW) dam, the first of 11 planned in the lower Mekong that are expected to generate 8 percent of Southeast Asia's power by 2025. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - A Cambodia woman Chea Sophorn, 39, carries a fish basket at the Mekong River bank in Kandal province.

    A Cambodia woman Chea Sophorn, 39, carries a fish basket at the Mekong River bank in Kandal province.

    Posted: 4/19/2011 5:34:58 AM EST
    Chea Sophorn, 39, carries a fish basket at the Mekong River bank in Kandal province April 19, 2011. Plans for the first dam across the lower Mekong River are putting Laos on a collision course with its neighbours and environmentalists who fear livelihoods, fish species and farmland could be destroyed, potentially sparking a food crisis. The four countries that share the lower stretches of the 4,900 km (3,044 mile) Mekong - Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia - met in the Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday to debate and possibly decide the future of the 1.285-megawatt (MW) dam, the first of 11 planned in the lower Mekong that are expected to generate 8 percent of Southeast Asia's power by 2025. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Environmentalists light sky lanterns during Earth Hour in Manila

    Environmentalists light sky lanterns during Earth Hour in Manila

    Posted: 3/26/2011 11:33:51 AM EST
    Environmentalists light sky lanterns during Earth Hour in Manila March 26, 2011. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
  •  - Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul

    Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul

    Posted: 3/17/2011 3:33:19 AM EST
    Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul March 17, 2011. Radiation has been released into the atmosphere in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. on the country's northeast coast, which was badly damaged after a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The words on the umbrellas say, "We dream about a future where no nuclear power exists." REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul

    Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul

    Posted: 3/17/2011 3:33:15 AM EST
    Environmentalists take part in an anti-nuclear rally in Seoul March 17, 2011. Radiation has been released into the atmosphere in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. on the country's northeast coast, which was badly damaged after a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The words on the umbrellas say, "We dream about a future where no nuclear power exists." REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - The bulk coal carrier Shen Neng I is seen about 70 km east of Great Keppel Island

    The bulk coal carrier Shen Neng I is seen about 70 km east of Great Keppel Island

    Posted: 4/6/2010 5:22:24 AM EST
    The 230-metre (754 feet) bulk coal carrier Shen Neng I is seen about 70 km (43 miles) east of Great Keppel Island in this April 6, 2010 picture. Australia flagged a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asia resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a "coal highway". REUTERS/Maritime Safety Queensland/Handout (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER BUSINESS TRANSPORT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - File photo shows The Sacramento River in Rio Vista, California

    File photo shows The Sacramento River in Rio Vista, California

    Posted: 3/19/2010 5:22:20 PM EST
    The Sacramento River is shown in Rio Vista, California, in this file photo taken March 16, 2010. Federal limits on water that can be pumped out of a major river delta for California farmers are scientifically justified, a much-anticipated report said on Friday, a finding hailed by environmentalists in the state's epic water wars. Picture taken March 16. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - An activist holds a banner which reads "National Corn Day" during a demonstration in front of the national presidential palace in Mexico City

    An activist holds a banner which reads "National Corn Day" during a demonstration in front of the national presidential palace in Mexico City

    Posted: 9/29/2009 5:33:51 PM EST
    An activist holds a banner which reads "National Corn Day" during a demonstration in front of the national presidential palace in Mexico City, September 29, 2009. Greenpeace activists, farmers and environmentalists rallied in Mexico City today to celebrate the importance of corn as well as protest against the growth and use of transgenic corn. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO POLITICS AGRICULTURE CONFLICT)
  •  - George Sirbu from the Forestry Institute carries a brown bear cub to a cage after it was shot with a tranquiliser dart in the outskirts of Sinaia

    George Sirbu from the Forestry Institute carries a brown bear cub to a cage after it was shot with a tranquiliser dart in the outskirts of Sinaia

    Posted: 6/15/2009 3:26:21 PM EST
    George Sirbu from the Forestry Institute carries a brown bear cub to a cage after it was shot with a tranquiliser dart in the outskirts of Sinaia, 140 km north of Bucharest, June 15, 2009. Local authorities and members of the Forestry Institute started an operation to capture and relocate about 25 bears after many started to roam in the town in search for food. With half of Europe's brown bears - roughly 6,000 - living in the Carpathians mountains environmentalists and authorities are struggling to keep the wild animals and residents in mountain towns safe from each other. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
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    To match feature FINANCIAL/RUSSIA-CREDIT

    Posted: 3/31/2009 8:46:28 PM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING FEATURE SLUG IN HEADLINE AND CAPTION Factory workers Sergei Begutov (L) and Evgeny Shaibakov break stones near the Karabashmed copper smelter in the Ural town of Karabash, dubbed one of the dirtiest on the planet by environmentalists for sulphur dioxide and heavy metals, March 15, 2009. Each weekend, Begutov cuts stones from this toxic, frozen hillside and sells them for five roubles ($0.15) apiece to help fund car loan repayments that now exceed his wages. Like workers across Russia, he has been thrust into poverty by the economic crisis as plunging wages render unaffordable repayments on loans that had offered a taste of a better life. Picture taken March 15, 2009. To match feature FINANCIAL/RUSSIA-CREDIT REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA BUSINESS)
  •  - A Kashmiri Muslim man prays on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar

    A Kashmiri Muslim man prays on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar

    Posted: 1/31/2009 7:47:23 AM EST
    A Kashmiri Muslim man prays on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar January 31, 2009. The lake, which once covered 30 square kilometres (12 square miles), has shrunk to half that size over the past four decades because of silt, weeds and development, and is dying very fast, Kashmiri environmentalists said. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
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    Posted: 10/16/2008 8:02:57 PM EST
    A bear walks on the road near Sinaia, 200km north of Bucharest, August 11, 2008. With half of Europe's brown bears living in Romania's largely unspoilt Carpathian mountains, environmentalists and local authorities are struggling to keep the wild animals and residents in mountain towns like Brasov safe from each other. Picture taken August 11, 2008. To match feature ROMANIA-BEARS/ REUTERS/Mihai Barbu (ROMANIA)
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    Posted: 8/3/2008 8:29:49 PM EST
    The new Aston Martin DBS is seen at the Frankfurt International Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt in this September 11, 2007 file photo. As Europe's giant car makers do battle with environmentalists and lawmakers over emissions curbs, makers of classic European sports cars like the Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 are struggling to be heard. Environmentalists say today's supercars, with huge engines pumping out up to three times as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as the average vehicle, have no place in a world struggling to rein in climate change. But Lamborghini and its rivals argue that theirs is a rare art that needs protecting, blending timeless European design elements with cutting-edge technologies that themselves can help save the planet. To match feature EU-SPORTSCARS/ REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files (GERMANY)
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    Posted: 5/2/2007 1:47:27 AM EST
    A wild dog, also known as a dingo, moves between granite rocks near the Namadgi National Park, located south of Canberra, in this handout photo taken April 2006. Dingoes are part dog, part wolf, a last remnant of Asia's ancestor to modern dogs. Their place in Australian folklore was secured by a sensational 1980's murder case involving baby Azaria Chamberlain, whose parents said she was taken by a dingo. But now a new battle for this wild animal looms with land owners of drought-ravaged farms battling with environmentalists over their survival, with 'militarised zones' being drawn to protect the vulnerable sheep flocks from Australia's top predator. Picture taken April 2006. To match feature AUSTRALIA-DINGOES/ REUTERS/Territory and Municipal Services ACT Government/Handout (AUSTRALIA). EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS.
  •  - A Greenpeace activist climbs a tree to get to a tent while protesting against the construction of a highway near Augustow northern-eastern Poland

    A Greenpeace activist climbs a tree to get to a tent while protesting against the construction of a highway near Augustow northern-eastern Poland

    Posted: 2/25/2007 12:28:46 PM EST
    A Greenpeace activist climbs a tree to get to a tent while protesting against the construction of a highway through the Rospuda nature reserve near Augustow northern-eastern Poland February 25, 2007. A group of about 100 activists have been camping in the reserve for over a week. Poland will hold a local referendum on highway construction through a protected habitat, a project environmentalists and the European Union oppose, Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on February 23. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz (POLAND)
  •  - Cleaned and processed caviar is packaged for distribution and sale in a sterile preparation room in Zibakenar

    Cleaned and processed caviar is packaged for distribution and sale in a sterile preparation room in Zibakenar

    Posted: 10/5/2006 5:55:22 AM EST
    Cleaned and processed caviar is packaged for distribution and sale in a sterile preparation room in Zibakenar 360km (223 miles) northwest of Tehran October 4, 2006. In April 2006 a U.N. body set up to safeguard endangered species said it was extending a ban on the export of caviar from the Caspian Sea for all countries except Iran. Iranians are trying to combat the demise of the sturgeon with ambitious networks of hatcheries, designed to replenish stocks by releasing millions of young fish each year. Environmentalists estimate that Caspian Sea stocks of sturgeon have plunged some 90 percent since the late 1970s due to over fishing, both legal and illegal. Picture taken October 4, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
  •  - A tourist walks to a yurt in Tengeri Desert on the outskirts of Zhongwei

    A tourist walks to a yurt in Tengeri Desert on the outskirts of Zhongwei

    Posted: 6/23/2006 9:01:03 AM EST
    A tourist walks to a yurt in Tengeri Desert, on the outskirts of Zhongwei, China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 23, 2006. China, which is plagued by sandstorms every spring, has embarked on a campaign to plant billions of trees and says it is slowing the rate of desertification, but leading environmentalists said problem was far from under control. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)