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In 2009, Australia's deadliest bushfires on record destroyed Kinglake, a town just over an hour's drive northeast of Melbourne. The disaster had long-term effects on families.
Luisa-Marie Neubauer of Fridays for Future takes part in a demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on June 2. The protest took place while government leaders discussed economic stimulus and other strategies in the fight against the coronavirus.
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Tourists visit Mount Rushmore National Monument on Wednesday. President Trump is expected to visit the federal monument in South Dakota and give a speech before a fireworks display on Friday.
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Crew members shovel pollock onboard a trawler on the Bering Sea. The fishing industry has been hit by COVID-19, but the federal agency that manages it has banned mention of the pandemic without preapproval.
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A massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is arriving along the U.S. Gulf Coast this week after traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. The dust will move over the Southeastern United States after reaching the U.S. shore.
Bayer says a settlement worth more than $10 billion will resolve most of the roughly 125,000 claims the company currently faces over its Roundup product. Here, a farmer sprays the glyphosate herbicide in northwestern France in September.
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Rattan Lal in an Ohio cornfield. The soil scientist is this year's World Food Laureate, earning a quarter of a million dollar prize for his pioneering work in soil improvement.
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Looking west from this overlook in the George Washington National Forest in central Virginia, the pathway of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be visible along the valley floor running to the north.
Hurricane Irma sends a storm surge crashing over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River in Florida. The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a network of more sea walls, gates and other barriers to protect the Miami waterfront from storms and hurricanes.