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A pair of California sea lions nuzzles on a dock in San Francisco. Between 1998 and 2017, nearly 700 California sea lions were found with gunshot and stab wounds in California, Oregon and Washington. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vehicles pass each other on a flooded street in Chico, Calif. Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Leoyla Cowboy was among the many indigenous people from around the world who came to North Dakota to participate in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, Tensions Remain But Oil Business Booms

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Meteorologists Says It's Highly Likely El Niño Will Occur This Winter

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Do Americans Have An Appetite For Electric Cars?

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High-rise buildings in downtown Los Angeles are seen on a hazy morning in September. Although the Clean Air Act of 1970 resulted in greatly improved air quality in the U.S., smog worsened between 2014 and 2016, according to the American Lung Association. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, right, answers a reporters question after touring fire ravaged Paradise, Calif. with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, center. The pair advocated more aggressive forest management policies to mitigate damage from future wildfires. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Fast-Tracking Logging On Federal Lands May Not Lessen Wildfire Risk

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A "Yellow Vest" protester waves a French flag in Villefranche-sur-Saone on Saturday, during a demonstration against high fuel prices. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why There Are Challenges To Doing More Prescribed Burns As Part Of Forest Management

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Volunteers search a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif. Government scientists predict wildfires like the one that struck this community will contribute to billions in losses for the U.S. economy. Kathleen Ronayne/AP hide caption

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Super-Fast Shipping Comes With High Environmental Costs

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U.S. Faces 'Immediate Threat' From Climate Change, Report Says

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News Brief: Border Closure, Genetically Edited Babies, Climate Report

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