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Scientists hope the larvae of the darkling beetle — nicknamed "superworms" — might solve the world's trash crisis thanks to their uncanny ability to eat polystyrene.
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A dolphin's sense of echolocation allows it to coordinate efforts to hunt prey, see "through" other creatures and form three-dimensional shapes using sound.
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A Burmese python sits in the grass at Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2019. A yearly competition will begin in August for people to hunt and kill the invasive species.
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Minerva Contreras, 44, connects climate change to her health because she has a lung problem that makes it harder to breathe on hot days. Keeping her house near Bakersfield, Calif., cool costs as much as $800 a month in the summer.
In this image taken from video from Bakhtar State News Agency, Taliban fighters secure a government helicopter to evacuate injured people in Gayan district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Carlos and Jessica Deviana sit in the back of their father's SUV, which they were using as a bedroom after Hurricane Michael destroyed their home in Panama City, Fla., in October 2018.
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Bison graze at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in 2019. Grand Teton National Park is located near Yellowstone and remains fully open as an alternate travel destination while Yellowstone works to recover from flooding.
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In this photo provided by Wonders of the Mekong taken on June 14, 2022, a man touches a giant freshwater stingray before it was released back into the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Stung Treng, Cambodia.
Images of British journalist Dom Phillips (left) and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira are seen on a sign presented by employees of Brazil's national Indigenous agency, FUNAI, during a vigil in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 9.
Kansas officials say weather conditions made it hard for cows to cool down in an intense heat wave. Here, cattle graze near wind turbines in Hays, Kansas, in 2017.
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The Liddell Power Station, left, and Bayswater Power Station, coal-powered thermal power station are pictured near Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley, Australia on Nov. 2, 2021.