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Tens of thousands of people live in villages on the edge of the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor rainforest in Madagascar. A government policy now bans cutting down trees to get more land for farming. Mahesh Poudyal hide caption

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Rohingya children carrying firewood into the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Refugees have stripped almost all the area vegetation to use in cooking fires. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Mumbai's Juhu beach is strewn with trash at low tide during monsoon season. Floodwaters flush garbage out of the city and into the Arabian Sea. As tides ebb, beaches are blanketed in trash, much of it plastic. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More. Will It Work?

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U.S. Tries To Derail WHO Resolution Endorsing Breastfeeding

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Ville Fantome. This construction has the largest footprint of the artist's cityscape dioramas. The skyscrapers represent different countries. For instance, the gold-and-silver tower is emblazoned with USA. Mark Abramson for NPR hide caption

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George Mwinnyaa on his visit to the slave castle at Cape Coast in his homeland of Ghana. The door leads to the cells where captives who were resistant were held prior to being sent over the ocean as slaves. Leslie Mwinnyaa hide caption

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An increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide would lead to a decrease in the nutritional content of many foods, such as rice, seen here growing in Malaysia. Nik Wheeler/Getty Images hide caption

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A mother holds her newborn twins at a Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, a public health facility in India. Paula Bronstein/The Verbatim Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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