Sunday, October 13, 2019

Nature

Nature
A wildcat gold miner, or garimpeiro, uses a basin and mercury to pan for gold at a wildcat gold mine, also known as a garimpo, at a deforested area of the Amazon rainforest near Crepurizao, in the municipality of Itaituba

Illegal Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest – Study

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swathes of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released on...
Staff member shows cockroaches in shelves to the camera at a farm operated by pharmaceutical company Gooddoctor in Xichang

Bug Business – Cockroaches Corralled by The Millions in China to...

By Thomas Suen and Ryan Woo JINAN, China (Reuters)  In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling...
A dog passes by pieces of metal roof in an area affected by Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year, in Loiza

Rich and Poor Struggle to Shoulder Losses from Devastating Storms

By Megan Rowling and Sonia Elks KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  The devastation caused by powerful storms is a growing threat to both poor and rich...
COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice

Naturalist Attenborough Urges Climate Meet to Tackle ‘Greatest Threat in Thousands...

By Barbara Lewis and Anna Koper KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters)  British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough on Monday urged world leaders, meeting in Poland to agree ways...
A stranded vehicle is pulled out of a collapsed section of roadway near the airport after an earthquake in Anchorage

Aftershocks Rattle Cleanup Efforts after Powerful Alaskan Earthquake

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters)  Aftershocks from Friday's powerful Alaskan earthquake continued to pound the area around Anchorage on Saturday, as workers strove to patch...
Moutard searches for human remains with her cadaver dog in a truck destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise

Search On for 1,276 Now Missing after California’s Deadliest Wildfire

By Terray Sylvester and Steve Holland PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters)  The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276,...
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