Vehicles driving along a road
India's monsoon is still nearly a month away, and the heat is scorching, but parts of the country have nearly run out of water. Meanwhile, fires burn and people struggle with a half hour of water a day — or less.
Somali boy gathering water
"Somalia is telling the world, stop denying that climate change is here, that the world is changing, and we are the cause of it,” said Somali Foreign Minister Abdusalam Omer.
Fort McMurray resident Crystal Maltais buckles in her daughter, Mckennah Stapley, as they prepare to leave Conklin, Alberta, for Lac La Biche after evacuating their home in Fort McMurray on Tuesday May 3, 2016.
The fire has destroyed 80 percent of one neighborhood in remote Fort McMurray, Alberta.
A general view of Ashton Gate Stadium and Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK.
Residents of Bristol wanted an alternative to the pesticide chemicals used in their town. They started a petition, and the city responded. With vinegar.
A view of the damaged reactor at Chernobyl, April 2016
On April 26, 1986, the world suffered its worst peacetime nuclear disaster, when the Soviet reactor at Chernobyl went into meltdown. One survivor talks about how it affected her and her family.
India's air pollution
The haze is often so thick that people drive with their fog lights on until mid-morning. New York's air, in comparison, "feels as clear as water from a mountain stream." Rhitu Chatterjee writes.
Haze in China symbolizes air pollution issues
Usually a parade of global figures lining up at the UN to sign a document is pretty much just for show — a lot of words and gestures for questionable real-world impact. But this signing ceremony for the new Paris climate agreement could be something different.
VW sign at a dealership
Gaming emissions testing systems is common in Europe, arguably less so in the US.
Illegal gold mine camp in Peru
Gangs in Peru and Colombia move from exporting illegal drugs to illegal gold.
Glacier in Antarctica
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the size of Europe and a mile thick. And it's melting faster than we thought, with big effects on the level of the world's seas.

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