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Protesters rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline behind the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 2, 2017.
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A Socorro dove perches at the Africam Safari Zoo in Puebla, Mexico. Scientists are planning to bring the dove species back to Socorro Island, the dove's ancestral home.
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Multiple Twitter accounts claiming to be run by members of the National Park Service and other U.S. agencies have appeared since the Trump administration's apparent gag order. The account owners are choosing to remain anonymous.
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All of California is now free of "exceptional drought" status, but pockets of extreme or severe drought remain in the south, as seen in this image from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
U.S. Drought Monitor