A skeleton riding a bicycle is displayed to demand more safety to users of the individual transport system "Ecobici" at the Alameda Ecobici station along Juarez Avenue in Mexico City on April 5, 2013. According tothe Ministry of Environment of the Federal District more than forty-five thousand people are using the system of Ecobici which looks for an alternative to reduce the pollution in one of the more crowded cities around the world.
A worker checks the water level in a lake near the hydropower plants in Trebinje, 300 km south of Sarajevo. Power plant outages, cold weather and low wind generation in the region supported Central European spot power on April 5, 2013, while long-term prices gained as carbon rose, traders said.
A man demonstrates how an oil thief takes a sample from a tank at a drilling site outside of Williston, North Dakota. North Dakota's booming oil business has quickly ran up against a serious shortage of housing for the thousands of workers who have poured into the state looking to cash in on the Bakken oil formation that has made North Dakota the second-largest oil-producing state after Texas.
A Haitian woman searches for recycable trash to sell on April 4, 2013 at a dump south of Port-au-Prince. The Haitian Human Rights Organizations (POHDH) believes that the degrading environmental situation of Haiti threatens the survival of the population and calls for an awareness of all citizens and the commitment of the government in resolving the issue.
An overview of the Salar del Hombre Muerto, or Dead Man's Salt Flat, an important source of lithium at around 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) above sea level on the border of the northern Argentine provinces of Catamarca and Salta, October 28, 2012. Argentina, Chile and Bolivia hold the planet's largest reserves of lithium, the world's lightest metal and a key component in batteries used to power a range of technologies from cell phones to laptops to electric cars. Industrial production from countries in this so-called
Green vegetations devastated as a result of spills from oil theives at Nembe Creek in Niger Delta. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Creek Truck Line (NCTL) to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. "Whenever we observe a spill, or have a spill on our lines, we shut down production to depressurize and isolate the line, only then can we safely repare our lines becau
Children watch as villagers solemnise a frog marriage at Kotabari, on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. The frog marriage is a traditional ritual observed by the rural folk to appease the gods to bring in rain and ensure a good harvest.
A rainbow is seen behind a fountain featuring Mickey Mouse at the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney Co expects to begin layoffs at its studio and consumer product divisions within the next two weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, in the latest cost-reduction step to emerge from a company-wide review. The studio job cuts will center on the marketing and home video units and include a small number from the animation wing, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity becaus
A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar bear costume, stands amid a traffic jam holding a mock letter addressed to visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, near the Fontanka Canal in St. Petersburg April 5, 2013. The event aimed to draw attention to a planned joint venture between Norwegian oil company Statoil and Russian state oil giant Rosneft to explore untapped oil reserves in the Arctic, and raise awareness about the environmental impacts of oil drilling, according to organisers.
Volunteers organize donations for flood victims and load them onto a truck outside Buenos Aires Cathedral. At least 51 people were killed in Argentina on Wednesday after a torrential downpour battered the eastern city of La Plata and forced some 1,000 people to flee their homes in search of dry ground, authorities said on Thursday.
Farmer Julian Julca jumps a canal while irrigating his crops after a rare rain in the outskirts of Olmos in Peru's northwestern region of Lambayeque, in this March 14, 2013 file photo. Peru's Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here. Fresh water that now tumbles down the eastern flank of the Andes mountains to the Amazon basin and eventually th
A rescued manatee, suffering from exposure to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, comes up for air during treatment at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Florida, in this file photo taken March 13, 2013. Red Tide, a deadly algae bloom, has killed 241 manatees this year as of Wednesday, said Kevin Baxter, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The figure already surpasses the highest number of Red Tide manatee deaths on record - 151 in 1996.
A Kashmiri boy displays Morel mushrooms he collected to be sold at Chanjath village, Neelum Valley, about 73 km northeast of the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. A hundred grams of Morels costs 2,000 Pakistani Rupees in the local market.
A woman wades through a street after heavy rains flooded a large part of the city, in La Plata. At least 46 people were killed in Argentina on Wednesday after a torrential downpour battered the eastern city of La Plata and forced some 2,200 people to flee their homes in search of dry ground.