This April 10, 2011, file photo, shows a rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Biden administration has proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years.
A father walks with his son in Derna, Libya, with smoke caused by a sanitation truck visible in the background. Concerns are rising about the spread of infectious diseases after fatal floods in Derna earlier this month.
An aerial image taken on Aug. 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii. Rumors and conspiracy theories quickly flourished after the fire, hampering relief efforts.
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The waters of the Ha' Kamwe' hot springs are healing and sacred, says Ivan Bender, the caretaker of the Cholla Canyon Ranch, which belongs to the Hualapai Tribe. Less than a hundred yards away, an Australian mining company called Arizona Lithium has been exploring for lithium.
President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with Pacific Islands Forum leaders during the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit in the East Room of the White House on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Washington.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (left) along with NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson (right) signed an agreement this week outlining ways in which the two organizations will work together to center equity in disaster preparedness and response efforts.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Writtle University College, an agricultural college in Writtle, United Kingdom, a day after making his announcement about changes to Britain's climate policies.
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Smoky haze from wildfires in Canada obscures New York City's Empire State Building this year. The air in the U.S. has improved over the past 50 years, but smoke pollution from growing wildfires erodes much of that progress.
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Thousands of activists, indigenous groups, students and others take to the streets of New York for the March to End Fossil Fuels protest on Sunday, Sept. 17, in New York.
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A motorist travels through floodwaters on a road that remains closed a day after Atlantic storm Lee passed through the region, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, near Northeast Harbor, Maine.
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