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Fat Bear candidate 128 Grazer is approximately 17-19 years old. She has a light coat in the spring that darkens in the fall, but she keeps her distinctive fluffy blonde ears.
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Sprinklers deliver vital Colorado River water to a field of celery in California's Imperial Valley. The Imperial Irrigation District draws enough water from the river each year to cover 470,000 acres with 5 inches of water.
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President Biden promised to help Puerto Rico rebuild after being hammered by Hurricane Fiona two weeks ago. He also announced more than $60 million in aid to help coastal areas be better prepared for future storms.
Monica Medina, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs is pictured on Sept. 20 in New York City. She will take on additional responsibilities as an envoy on biodiversity and water resources.
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This photograph, taken on February 24, 2014 during an aerial survey mission by Greenpeace in Indonesia, shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi, which was being developed for a palm oil plantation. Environmental group Greenpeace on February 26 accused US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble of aiding the destruction of Indonesian rainforests.
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Guillermo Rojo, the father of slain water-defense leader Tomás, prays next to his tomb, decorated with a blue cross, at the cemetery in Potam, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
A Steag coal power plant in Herne, Germany, on Aug. 25. The Essen-based energy company Steag wanted to convert the old coal-fired power plant Herne 4 into a gas-fired power plant at the beginning of the year. In March, Steag decided to postpone the conversion and to continue firing the old power plant with coal.
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Families gather in a playground with a splash pad and swings in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Philadelphia has multiple projects underway to make this and other large parks in the city more resilient to heat and other effects of climate change.