Environment

Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard buildin

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Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard building, in central London, on Thursday. Greenpeace said on it’s website that the six women attempting to climb the Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, were protesting against drilling for oil in the Arctic

A tourist wearing an umbrella drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecasted that the temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July.

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A tourist wearing an umbrella hat drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecast that temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July

Cassiopea ornata jellyfish are seen in the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, south west of Tokyo, Japan. The aquarium displays various jellyfishes as its key feature.

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Cassiopea ornata jellyfish are seen in the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The aquarium displays various jellyfishes as its key feature.

West Midland firefighters tackling a large blaze at J & A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick. Reports state that more than 150 firefighters and 35 fire appliances are still tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air.

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West Midland firefighters tackle a large blaze that started Sunday night at J&A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick, near Birmingham, UK, and which was still burning on Monday. The fire was apparently started by a Chinese lantern that fell onto the site and set alight 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material, sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air. Read more

Rocks and cliffs are covered with graffiti near Sapphire Falls in Cucamonga Canyon in the Angeles National Forest near Rancho Cucamonga, California. In response to massive graffiti vandalism, the city of Rancho Cucamonga is denying access through non-national forest land, actively enforced with $250 fines. While hikers must now use difficult and dangerous routes on national forest land to reach the popular falls, teams of graffiti vandals continue to spray paint the area at will. An epidemic of vandalism against natural, archeological and historical sites has led to the closure of historic Barker Dam and the popular Rattlesnake Canyon hiking area of the Wonderland of Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park. Vandals have also spray painted and chopped up iconic giant saguaro cacti in Saguaro National Park. Officials report that some vandals brag about their destructive exploits on social media sites, further popularizing vandalism in remote wilderness areas.

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Rocks and cliffs are covered with graffiti near Sapphire Falls in Cucamonga Canyon in the Angeles National Forest near Rancho Cucamonga, California. In response to massive graffiti vandalism, the city of Rancho Cucamonga is denying access through non-national forest land, actively enforced with $250 fines. While hikers must now use difficult and dangerous routes on national forest land to reach the popular falls, teams of graffiti vandals continue to spray paint the area at will. An epidemic of vandalism against natural, archaeological and historical sites has led to the closure of the historic Barker Dam and the popular Rattlesnake Canyon hiking area of the Wonderland of Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park. Vandals have also spray painted and chopped up iconic giant saguaro cacti in Saguaro National Park. Officials report that some vandals brag about their destructive exploits on social media sites, further popularising vandalism in remote wilderness areas.

An Indian man dries plastic bags for reuse at an industrial area on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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An Indian man dries plastic bags for reuse at an industrial area on the outskirts of Jammu, India, on Wednesday. The UN celebrates World Environment Day on June 5 to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues Read more

German Chancellor Merkel talks to water rescuer Hochleitner as she visits the flooded Bavarian city of Passau...German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to water rescuer Juergen Hochleitner as she visits the flooded Bavarian city of Passau together with Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer (5R) about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 4, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay(GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to water rescuer Juergen Hochleitner as she visits the flooded Bavarian city of Passau together with Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer (5R) about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 4, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. Wolfgang Rattay/REUTERS

A woman walks past an entertainment company which decorated the facades of its office building with colourful doors in Fuzhou, Fujian province, May 29, 2013. The company considers making use of the old doors took down from houses at demolition sites as a way to demonstrate their environmental-friendly and creativity concepts

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A woman walks past an entertainment company which decorated the facade of its office building with colourful doors in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on Wednesday. The company considers making use of the old doors, taken from houses at demolition sites, as a way of demonstrating their environment-friendly and creativity concepts

Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu...Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 27, 2013. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension for the second time in a month, of the dam projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Amazon Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitória do Xingu, near Altamira in Pará state, Brazil. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension of the dam, projected to become the world’s third largest in energy production, for the second time in a month, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. Read more