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A railroad crossing is flooded with water from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb. Record high floodwaters inundated regions of the Midwest following an intense winter storm and rapid snowmelt.
For certain species, a market preference for plate-sized whole fillets is driving fishermen to target smaller fish, like these juvenile Malabar snappers. That means some wild fish aren't getting the chance to reproduce before they're caught.
Darrell Blatchley, environmentalist and director of D' Bone Collector Museum, shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale near the Philippine city of Davao.
Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong Friday. So-called 'school strikes' were planned in more than 100 countries and territories, including the U.S., to protest governments' failure to act against global warming.
A satellite image from Wednesday morning shows a powerful storm system heading east across the U.S. The storm is expected to bring high winds, snow and rain to much of the central U.S. in the coming days.
Diversion facilities like this one help protect endangered fish in California. Environmentalists say such protections would be weakened under a Trump administration plan to send more water to the state's farmers.
Last year, the author set about reducing her reliance on single-use disposables in the kitchen. Above are some of the tools she has adopted for food storage: a heavy-duty reusable silicone zip-top bag, bamboo towels, silicone disks that slip over the ends of cut pieces of fruits and vegetables, and beeswax-covered fabrics.
Kristen Hartke for NPR/
Cal Poly architecture students focused on reimagining and rebuilding Paradise, Calif., by presenting models, renderings and updated concepts during a community forum in Chico, Calif.
Jason Halley, CSU, Chico
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose lifting protections on the gray wolf, seen here in 2008. The species' status under the Endangered Species Act has been contested for years.
Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP
Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after a ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Australian High Commission Solomon Islands/AP
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz, seen in 2017 with then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, was recently cleared of allegations of workplace harassment.