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Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change.
Millions of homes built before 1978 still contain lead-based paint. A report published Monday finds the Environmental Protection Agency is not adequately enforcing laws meant to protect children from lead-laden paint flakes and dust.
In this picture taken on September 3, 2019 used medical waste is pictured on Clifton beach in Karachi. - Swarms of flies, water-borne illnesses, and rivers of sewage have brought Pakistan's Karachi to its knees this rainy season as decades of mismanagement have turned the countrys commercial capital into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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President Trump holds an altered chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, on Wednesday in Washington.
Ford Motor Co., BMW, Honda and Volkswagen received letters from the Justice Department about a deal they entered with California earlier this year for reducing vehicle emissions.
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The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air in Marsh Harbour on the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island. The death toll from the hurricane, officially at 30, is expected to climb.