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World 17 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Brazil tells foreigners stay out of Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil on Tuesday rejected foreign proposals to buy and preserve land in the endangered Amazon, just weeks before its negotiators were due to present their own rainforest protection plan at global climate talks.

World 11 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.N.'s Ban says global warming is 'an emergency'

EDUARDO FREI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - With prehistoric Antarctic ice sheets melting beneath his feet, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for urgent political action to tackle global warming.

World 04 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Titanic ancient snake was as long as Tyrannosaurus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the all-time titan of snakes -- a monster as long as a Tyrannosaurus rex that stalked a steamy South American rain forest after the demise of the dinosaurs and ate crocodiles for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Community 08 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Giant fish sightings in Kenyir Lake

KUALA TERENGGANU: There is a strong possibility a type of giant fish, the i>aparaima gigas/iexists in Kenyir Lake, as there have been reports of its sightings, state Fishery Department director Munir Mohd Nawi said.

Community 11 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Kenyir Monster attracting anglers from as far as Europe

HULU TERENGGANU: Anglers flocked to Kenyir Lake for a shot at snaring the elusive i>Arapaima Gigas /i>which comes with a RM10,000 bounty if caught alive.i /i>

World 10 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Reuters Summit - Brazil says US climate goal unacceptable

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Environment Minister Carlos Minc said on Wednesday that U.S. targets for greenhouse gas emissions are unacceptably weak and that Brazil will place new restrictions on its huge farm sector to cut deforestation.

AseanPlus News 15 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Grappling with shift to e-books

SEOUL: Korea's e-book market has long been dormant. Even though there have been a handful of attempts to kickstart the potentially huge market in the past few years, the parties involved - writers, readers and publishers - did not pay much attention.

World 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Amazon forest schemes await strong climate pact

BOA FRENTE, Brazil (Reuters) - The boat plows on through the brackish green river, taking Jose de Oliveira Quadro on a journey that may have been futile a few years ago.

World 10 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Peru water wars threaten agricultural export boom

ICA, Peru (Reuters) - The World Bank, which has lent millions of dollars to turn Peru's fragile desert coast into verdant farmland, has stumbled into a film noir scene straight out of Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' about the violent water wars of 1930s Los Angeles.

World 17 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

World examines "impossible" goal to halt extinctions

OSLO (Reuters) - World leaders will next week consider a target for halting extinctions of animals and plants by 2020 that many experts rate impossibly ambitious given mounting threats such as climate change and loss of habitats.