Environment

JIGJIGA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopian farmer Ahmed Ibrahim batted empty water bottles at a swarm of desert locusts the size of his palms that were devouring his field of khat – the mildly narcotic leaf that is his family’s main source of income. A Samburu man attempts to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying
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XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s push to open their reservations for commercial mining and agriculture. FILE PHOTO: A Guajajara Indian “forest guardian” walks through the forest searching illegal loggers on Arariboia indigenous
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the Australian Open in Melbourne. FILE PHOTO: Burnt trees are seen in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Australia is experiencing one
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(Reuters) – U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry, according to data from the federal government and Thomson Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A fence closes off the closed coal-fired Somerset power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., June 7, 2017.
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government committed A$50 million ($34.58 million) to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Monday, calling the bushfires crisis engulfing the country “an ecological disaster” that threatens several species, including koalas and rock wallabies. An injured juvenile koala rests at the emergency response wildlife shelter in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia January 10,
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(Reuters) – Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan has raised A$28,000 ($19,365) for an Australian bushfire animal rescue charity after a novel shot-stopping fundraiser in England’s Premier League. Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – January 11, 2020 Brighton & Hove Albion’s Mathew
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