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A yellow-bellied marmot keeps an eye out while it gets a bite to eat. Related to groundhogs, yellow-bellied marmots are getting fatter and bigger because of the longer growing season brought on by climate change.
A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste.
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Icebergs mark the approach to the Antarctic Peninsula. Trying to catch the predawn light means being on deck well before the 3:15 a.m. sunrise, when subtler hues bathe the ice forms.
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Marriott International became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its more than 6,500 properties by next July.
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