Iconic environmental pictures of 2014

If there was ever a year of extreme weather events, 2014 would win that title hands down. As these iconic Reuters pictures show, extreme weather events happened across the globe; some related to climate change and some not. Will this trend continue in 2015? Only time will tell. We hope you’ll continue to follow our news and feature items in 2015 to find out how events unfold.
New York, August 13, 2014. A man walks down a flooded road in Islip. Photo credit: Reuters / Lucas Jackson.

 February 7, 2014 A graveyard is seen underwater in the village of Moorland in south west England. Photo credit: Reuters / Toby Melville.

China, July 24, 2014. A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo credit: Reuters / Stringer.

 China, July 9, 2014. A man takes pictures of a sunken open-air parking lot after heavy rainfall hit Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photo credit: Reuters / China Daily. 
 Hawaii, October 29, 2014. Construction crews try to divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa.  Photo credit: Reuters / Marco Garcia.

Chile, April 3, 2014. People walk next to a crack along a damaged road after a series of aftershocks, in the northern port of Iquique. Photo credit: Reuters / Ivan Alvarado.

September 16, 2014, California. Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond. Photo credit: Reuters Noah / Berger.

 Brazil, November 18, 2014. An aerial view of the Atibainha dam during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state. Photo credit: Reuters / Nacho Doce.

China, July 18, 2014. A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong winds and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province. Photo credit: Reuters / Stringer.

New York, November 18, 2014. Storm clouds and snow blows off Lake Erie in Buffalo. Photo credit: Reuters / Lindsay DeDario. 
Belgium, July 30, 2014. A statue of Buddha and storm debris are covered with mud outside a flooded house after heavy rains hit the town of Ittre. Photo credit: Reuters / Francois Lenoir.

 March 30, 2014. A flag flies on half-mast on a long with a slope of the the massive mudslide that struck Oso in the background near Darrington, Washington. Photo credit: Reuters / Ted S. Warren / Pool. 
January 8, 2014. The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario. Photo credit: Reuters / Aaron Harris.

Arkansas, April 30, 2014. Michael Stanek hugs his daughter Kennedy as they take a break from helping friends sift through their rubble of their homes following a  tornado in Vilonia. Photo credit: Reuters / Carlo Allegri.

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