Sunday, May 19, 2019
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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...
The Wider Image: In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Melting Faster than Thought – Research

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than previously thought and continued global warming will accelerate thawing and contribute...

Race to The Bottom? India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

By Annie Banerji CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining...
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...
General view of the local fishing community at Cape Coast in Ghana

The Final Frontier: Who Owns The Oceans and Their Hidden Treasures?

By Zoe Tabary LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Ransom-hungry pirates, polar explorers, offshore oil giants - the race for the riches of the world's final frontier is...
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...