Environment

Birds fly as the sun sets through haze in Beijing

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Birds fly as the sun sets through a haze in Beijing

Volunteers of the sect, Dera Saccha Sauda, participate in a cleanliness drive at a public ground in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014. The sectís initiative launched in 2011 is different from the Clean India Campaign that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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Volunteers of the sect, Dera Saccha Sauda, participate in a cleanliness drive at a public ground in Mumbai, India. The sects initiative launched in 2011 is different from the Clean India Campaign that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. 

A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on October 23, 2014.

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A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on Thursday.

This photo taken on July 21, 2014 shows ...This photo taken on July 21, 2014 shows residents looking at a giant green sea turtle which accidentally got tangled in a fishing net off a village in Lingayen, Pangasinan province. The fishermen who found the sea turtle immediately informed local authorities and later in the day environment personnel and residents released the turtle back to the sea after tagging it.  Sea turtles are protected under Philippine law and catching them is punishable by at least 12 years in jail.     AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents inspect a giant green sea turtle which got tangled in a fishing net off a village in Lingayen, Pangasinan province in the Philippines. The fishermen who found the sea turtle immediately informed local authorities and the turtle was released the back to the sea. 

General view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

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A general aerial view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Anti-Gas Protesters Celebrate Suspension Of Drilling Permit...LISMORE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on May 15, 2014 in Lismore, Australia. Anti-gas protesters are celebrating today after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley, NSW was suspended due to 'insufficient' community consultation. The suspension comes just days before a planned police operation reportedly involving over 800 officers, was expected to move forward to clear the activist blockade at the property.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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Anti-gas drilling protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on Thursday in Lismore, Australia, after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley was suspended because of “insufficient” community consultation. 

Young environmentalists from international organizations protest in front of the Polish Ministry of Economy in Warsaw, where the Coal and Climate Summit is taking place. Poland's dependence on the cheap and plentiful coal means it ranks fifth for carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in the European Union, behind Germany, Britain, Italy and France, whose economies are far larger.

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Young environmentalists protest in front of the Polish economy ministry in Warsaw, where the coal and climate summit is taking place. The country’s dependence on fossil fuel means it ranks fifth for carbon-dioxide pollution in the EU, behind Germany, Britain, Italy and France.

Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing on Thursday.

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Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning on Thursday near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing.

A resident clears dead fish from the Fuhe river in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei, after large quantities began to surface the day before, apparently killed by severely high levels of ammonia in the water.

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A resident clears dead fish from the Fuhe river in Wuhan, Hubei, in central China, after large quantities began to surface the day before, apparently killed by severely high levels of ammonia in the water.

A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory...A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 3 OF 12 FOR PACKAGE  'THE OUTBACK FROM THE AIR'.

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A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five per cent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining.