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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As environmentalists celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week, a new documentary poses a sobering question. FILE PHOTO: Director Michael Moore speaks during a rally by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo What if wind farms, solar
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A staff member points at a plastic heart with a message in the Love Bank, an exhibition dedicated to the world’s longest love poem “Marina” by Andrej Sladkovic, in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia February 12, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny BANSKA STIAVNICA, Slovakia (Reuters) – How do you make your love grow? Deposit it in a love
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LLANGANATES, Ecuador (Reuters) – At dawn on a cold morning characteristic of Ecuador’s highlands, about 20 children got ready to show off their skills in a llama race on Saturday. Kids ride their llamas before the ‘Llamingada’, a race where children ride llamas, at the National Park of Llanganates, near Salcedo, Ecuador February 8, 2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Indonesian crowdsourcing app is tapping into the competitive spirit of its users by creating Pokemon Go-type games to help map land across the sprawling archipelago and protect forests and indigenous people, organisers said on Friday. The Urundata application uses publicly available satellite images to create games where users
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XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire arrives for a meeting with politicians
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution as lower courts have found in a lawsuit brought by Republican-led states. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S.,
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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – A herd of 500 goats helped save California’s Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire on Wednesday, after the voracious animals earlier this year ate flammable scrub surrounding the hilltop complex. The hired goats munched through brush to create a fire break that slowed the blaze and let firefighters douse flames
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