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Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in 2018. The Trump administration is weakening auto pollution standards, rolling back a key Obama-era policy that sought to curb climate change.
Even some of the darkest, wettest parts of the Australian landscape burned during the country's fire season. The incursion of fire into these damp refuges alarms ecologists like Mark Graham.
Opah fish are hauled onto a dock for sale last week in San Diego. Fishermen coming home to California after weeks at sea are finding strict anti-coronavirus measures, and nowhere to sell their catch.
Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley near Mammoth, Wyo., on Tuesday. The National Park Service announced that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks would be closed until further notice, and no visitor access will be permitted to either park.
Clean energy advocates say economic disruption over the Covid-19 pandemic threatens tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment in wind and solar. Above, wind turbines in Warsaw, N.Y.
Sharon Lavigne and other members of Rise St. James, who oppose a recently approved chemical complex. They stand on its site, where archaeologists have discovered the graves of former slaves.
Ice flows around a small island in the Mississippi River near Dayton, Minn., on Feb. 13, 2020. Pilots take measurements to try and gauge how much water is in a snowpack.
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