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The Danish company Maersk has been shipping goods around the world since the age of steamships. Now it wants to usher in a new era, with carbon neutral transport.
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is recommending attendance be capped at existing levels for the next 10 years at the annual Burning Man counterculture festival in the desert 100 miles north of Reno, Nev. Burning Man organizers had proposed raising the current 80,000 limit as high as 100,000 in coming years.
Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity.
A stretch of the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, La., that is crowded with chemical plants has been called "Cancer Alley" because of the health problems there.
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A brush fire that erupted over fallow land Thursday morning in Maui caused thousands of people to be evacuated and temporarily disrupted the island's primary airport.
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A street in Miami flooded during a high tide in 2018. A new report confirms that the number of days with high-tide flooding is increasing in many U.S. cities as sea levels rise.
Residents and relatives of victims place messages on the bridge over the Paraopeba River, during a tribute to those who died after a tailings dam collapsed in the town of Brumadinho, Brazil.
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High in fiber and protein, chickpeas are playing a starring role on menus at fast-casual chains like Little Sesame in Washington, where hummus bowls abound. Chickpeas also are good for soil health — and growing demand could help restore soils depleted by decades of intensive farming.
French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne says a new tax on airfares "is a response to the ecological urgency and sense of injustice expressed by the French." She's seen here with Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Francois de Rugy.
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Waveland and other beaches in Mississippi are closed because of a large algae bloom along the coast. The beach is seen here last September, as storm clouds from Tropical Storm Gordon approached.
By one estimate, emissions from producing and incinerating plastics could amount to 56 gigatons of carbon — almost 50 times the annual emissions of all of the coal power plants in the U.S. — between now and 2050.
How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright who developed the concept of "organic architecture," that a building should develop out of its surroundings.
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People hike on the Byron Glacier on Thursday in Girdwood, Alaska, southeast of Anchorage. Many cities set heat records amid unusually hot and dry conditions in the area.
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