Earth http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23473/all en Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com Up to half of world's food goes to waste, report says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/half-worlds-food-goes-waste-report-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 1.2 to 2 bln tonnes of food wasted each year worldwide</p> <p>* Most of waste in rich countries by consumers, retailers</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/half-worlds-food-goes-waste-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Environment food Food and drink Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732679 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Pollution "worst on record" in Beijing-Greenpeace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/refile-pollution-worst-record-beijing-greenpeace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Changes dateline)</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Air quality in Beijing was the "worst on record" on Saturday and Sunday, according to environmentalists, as the city's pollution monitoring centre warned residents to stay indoors with pollution 30-45 times above recommended safety levels.</p> <p>The Chinese capital, home to around 20 million people, has been wrapped in thick smog since Friday, reducing visibility and disrupting traffic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/refile-pollution-worst-record-beijing-greenpeace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmosphere Earth Pollution Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733709 at http://www.globalpost.com West African army chiefs to approve Mali troops plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/west-african-army-chiefs-approve-mali-troops-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Some West African troops seen arriving next week</p> <p>* Islamists launch counterattack under French bombings</p> <p>* Western powers fear region could become jihadist launchpad</p> <p>By Bate Felix</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - West African defence chiefs will on Tuesday approve plans to speed up the deployment of African troops against Islamist rebels in northern Mali, with some regional soldiers seen arriving next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/west-african-army-chiefs-approve-mali-troops-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Mali Political geography War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734492 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-EU states agree on military training mission to Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-eu-states-agree-military-training-mission-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sense of urgency in Sahara crisis mounting</p> <p>* EU aims to start training mission by mid-February</p> <p>By Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - European Union states will send more than 200 military personnel to train Mali government forces in the fight against Islamist rebels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-eu-states-agree-military-training-mission-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Earth European Union Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735586 at http://www.globalpost.com No more French held in Algeria gas plan -minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - France believes there are no more French nationals being held at the Algerian desert gas plant where Islamist militants took scores hostage, France's defence minister said on Saturday .</p> <p>Asked in an interview on France 3 TV if he could confirm there were no more French hostages, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said: "Yes. As far as we know today it is one Frenchman who was killed, sadly, and French nationals who were freed."</p> Earth Europe Political geography War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736545 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Andean glaciers melting at 'unprecedented' rates -study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/andean-glaciers-melting-at-unprecedented-rates-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By (Inserts The at end of first paragraph)</p> <p>LIMA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50 percent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published on Tuesday in the journal The Cryosphere.</p> <p>Andean glaciers, a vital source of fresh water for tens of millions of South Americans, are retreating at their fastest rates in more than 300 years, according to the most comprehensive review of Andean ice loss so far.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/andean-glaciers-melting-at-unprecedented-rates-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Geography Physical geography Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738076 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenland ice less vulnerable than feared to thaw - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/greenland-ice-less-vulnerable-feared-thaw-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p>OSLO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Greenland is less vulnerable than expected to a runaway melt that would drive up world sea levels, according to scientists who found that only a quarter of the ice sheet thawed in a warm period more than 100,000 years ago.</p> <p>The study, involving 300 experts from 14 nations, implied that Antarctica at the other end of the planet would contribute at least as much or more to the kind of sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from Mumbai to Miami.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/greenland-ice-less-vulnerable-feared-thaw-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Glaciology Physical geography Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738478 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-Deforestation appears to rise again in Brazil's Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monthly tallies suggest big increase from a year ago</p> <p>* Government says too early to confirm a trend</p> <p>* Researchers say policies, projects facilitate destruction</p> <p>By Paulo Prada</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Earth Forestry Law Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738928 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Neanderthal cloning chatter highlights scientific illiteracy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Earth Flightless birds Technology Water Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739067 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Neanderthal cloning chatter highlights scientific illiteracy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Earth Flightless birds Technology Water Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739195 at http://www.globalpost.com Travel Picks: Top 10 places off the beaten path http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/travel-picks-top-10-places-the-beaten-path <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - While the arrival of a new year often means diets and resolutions, it also means a slew of new vacation days. With their upcoming travels in mind, the members and editors of VirtualTourist.com (<a href="http://www.virtualtourist.com" title="www.virtualtourist.com">www.virtualtourist.com</a>) have selected their "Top 10 Places off the beaten path". Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Chile Stretching 4,270 km (2,653 mi) along the Pacific Ocean, Chile's length and range of latitudes (from subtropical to subAntarctic) create incredible biodiversity and a variety of natural settings to see and enjoy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/travel-picks-top-10-places-the-beaten-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Geography Hospitality Human Interest Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739321 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Neanderthal cloning chatter highlights scientific illiteracy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Earth Flightless birds Technology Water Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:16:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739339 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Dung beetles look to the stars</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Physical geography Scarabaeidae Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739808 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Dung beetles look to the stars</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Physical geography Scarabaeidae Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739974 at http://www.globalpost.com