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  •  - To match Insight MYANMAR-ENERGY/

    To match Insight MYANMAR-ENERGY/

    Posted: 4/15/2012 2:13:00 PM EST
    A view of oil wells in Myanmar's village of Chauk, home to one of the longest producing oil fields in the world April 1, 2012. Despite the rich natural resources in the area, villages near Chauk do not receive public electricity but must depend instead on limited funds to keep the lights on at night. Picture taken April 1, 2012. To match Insight MYANMAR-ENERGY/ REUTERS/Staff (MYANMAR - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY)
  •  - Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe picks up samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe picks up samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Posted: 4/11/2012 12:00:59 PM EST
    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe, Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, picks up samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia April 1, 2012. In the farthest southernmost stretches of Argentina's Patagonia region a massive network of peat bogs quietly stores thousands of gallons of fresh glacial water and helps regulate global climate change by containing more carbon per acre than most wooded forests. Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, is home to almost all of the country's peat bogs containing 110 million metric tons of the country's 115 metric tons of peat in the continent's most significant peat bog. However,Inturraspe, says this crucial resource is in danger of being over harvested and says more regulation is needed to protect the peat. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe and team member Adriana Urciolo walk by a peatland in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe and team member Adriana Urciolo walk by a peatland in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Posted: 4/11/2012 12:00:46 PM EST
    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe (R), Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, and team member Adriana Urciolo walk by a peat land in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia April 1, 2012. In the farthest southernmost stretches of Argentina's Patagonia region a massive network of peat bogs quietly stores thousands of gallons of fresh glacial water and helps regulate global climate change by containing more carbon per acre than most wooded forests. Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, is home to almost all of the country's peat bogs containing 110 million metric tons of the country's 115 metric tons of peat in the continent's most significant peat bog. However,Inturraspe, says this crucial resource is in danger of being over harvested and says more regulation is needed to protect the peat. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe squeezes samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe squeezes samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Posted: 4/11/2012 12:00:43 PM EST
    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe, Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, squeezes samples peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia April 1, 2012. In the farthest southernmost stretches of Argentina's Patagonia region a massive network of peat bogs quietly stores thousands of gallons of fresh glacial water and helps regulate global climate change by containing more carbon per acre than most wooded forests. Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, is home to almost all of the country's peat bogs containing 110 million metric tons of the country's 115 metric tons of peat in the continent's most significant peat bog. However,Inturraspe, says this crucial resource is in danger of being over harvested and says more regulation is needed to protect the peat. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe, Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, picks up samples of peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe, Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, picks up samples of peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia

    Posted: 4/11/2012 12:00:40 PM EST
    Engineer Rodolfo Iturraspe, Director of the Watershed Management and Natural Resources for the province of Tierra del Fuego, picks up samples of peat in the Ramsar protected wetlands near Ushuaia April 1, 2012. In the farthest southernmost stretches of Argentina's Patagonia region a massive network of peat bogs quietly stores thousands of gallons of fresh glacial water and helps regulate global climate change by containing more carbon per acre than most wooded forests. Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, is home to almost all of the country's peat bogs containing 110 million metric tons of the country's 115 metric tons of peat in the continent's most significant peat bog. However,Inturraspe, says this crucial resource is in danger of being over harvested and says more regulation is needed to protect the peat. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 6:10:48 PM EST
    Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, left, and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell appear at a news conference Friday, March 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, confirming that a settlement over disputes on leases in the Point Thomson gas fields had been reached with Exxon Mobil Corp., BP PLC and ConocoPhillips. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 6:10:48 PM EST
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, left, and Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan appear at a news conference Friday, March 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, confirming that a settlement over disputes on leases in the Point Thomson gas fields had been reached with Exxon Mobil Corp., BP PLC and ConocoPhillips. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
  •  - Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Posted: 3/28/2012 4:00:34 PM EST
    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 28, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 3:30:50 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo Bobby Patterson, left, and Department of Natural Resources biologist Heather Brown pick through dredge samples looking for crabs aboard the Mydra Ann off of Hooper's Island, Md., as part of the annual survey of the health of the crab population in Chesapeake Bay. Competition is tough when it comes to the canned blue crab, which is one reason Maryland fisheries officials hope to set their catch apart by touting the state's sustainable fishing methods. (AP Photo/Jed Kirschbaum, File, POOL)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 3:30:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo Department of Natural Resources biologist Chris Wallstrum weighs a crab near Hooper's Island, Md., during the annual survey of how many crabs are in Chesapeake Bay. Competition is tough when it comes to the canned blue crab, which is one reason Maryland fisheries officials hope to set their catch apart by touting the state's sustainable fishing methods. (AP Photo/Jed Kirschbaum, POOL)
  •  - Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Posted: 3/13/2012 4:39:34 PM EST
    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago March 13, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS)
  •  - Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Posted: 3/13/2012 4:38:51 PM EST
    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago March 13, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS)
  •  - Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago

    Posted: 3/13/2012 4:38:13 PM EST
    Natural Resources Defense Council Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, Dana Gunders speaks during the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago, March 13, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS)
  •  - An aerial view shows the town center of the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz

    An aerial view shows the town center of the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz

    Posted: 3/11/2012 1:53:07 PM EST
    An aerial view shows the town center of the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz March 11, 2012. Swiss people voted on Sunday for a initiative of an environmental foundation to set a maximum quota of 20 per cent for second homes homes in every commune across the country, to protect natural resources and the local population against rising property prices. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Switzerland - Tags: POLITICS CITYSPACE)
  •  - Bouba, a 3-year old female bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Bouba, a 3-year old female bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:34:12 PM EST
    Bouba, a 3-year old female bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Because of being kept in captivity before, Bouba doesn't hibernate during the winter. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:32:39 PM EST
    Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Because of being kept in captivity before, Yuri doesn't hibernate during the winter. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:31:39 PM EST
    Yuri, a 7-year old male bear, plays in the snow at the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Because of being kept in captivity before, Yuri doesn't hibernate during the winter. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:29:54 PM EST
    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, sits inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation, to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is released inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is released inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:28:38 PM EST
    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is released inside a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation, to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is transported to a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is transported to a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:27:01 PM EST
    Potac, a 3-year old male bear, is transported to a quarantine cage after he was transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park February 29, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation, to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with the authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS