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In this photo, taken on Tuesday, smoke rises from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. near the Carpenter Elementary School in Deer Park, Texas. The blaze briefly reignited on Friday.
Search and rescue operations near the Iraqi city of Mosul were underway after a boat sank in the Tigris River on Thursday. Authorities say dozens of people, including many children, are confirmed dead.
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David Anderson is a property owner and builder in Paradise, Calif. He expects the housing market to eventually come back after the Camp Fire burned nearly 90 percent of the town to the ground.
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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.