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World Leaders Address Collapse Of The Natural World At The U.N. Biodiversity Summit

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Laiba Atik, 17-year-old, city administrator Mardan at National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan and an activist for climate change along with her sister Maira Atiq check on the trees they had planted earlier in the season in the nearby park where they live on August 31, 2020 in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Saiyna Bashir for NPR hide caption

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With Glaciers Melting And Temps Soaring, Pakistan Pursues Big Action On Climate Change

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Great Basin National Incident Management One Team Public Information Officers Wayne Patterson, left, and Mike Ferris, center, check out rock fall that fell from high cliffs causing damage onto I-70 below making it dangerous for passing vehicles during the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon on August 17, 2020 near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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California Grants Joshua Trees Temporary Endangered Species Protections

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The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Trump Administration is set to remove long-standing protections against logging and development in the forest. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Sir David Attenborough, shown here during a ceremony last September, broke the world record on Thursday for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram. Asadour Guzelian /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Benji Backer, president of the American Conservation Coalition, testifies about climate change during a U.S. House hearing in 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change

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On the hood of an electric car in Sacramento on Wednesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. Daniel Kim/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Newsom Calls Transition To Electric Cars An 'Economic Imperative'

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An aerial view of the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., in May. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday that bans the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in the state by 2035. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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