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Park staff take pictures of a thermometer display showing temperatures of 130° Fahrenheit (54° Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center at Death Valley National Park in June 17, 2021 in Furnace Creek, California. PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP via Getty Images

A heat wave scorched the U.S. West just before the official start of summer, bringing record-breaking temperatures, worsening a dangerous drought and offering yet another example of how the climate crisis has upended our idea of normal.

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The Marathon Petroleum Corp's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California on April 25, 2020. ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images

Marathon Petroleum laid off nearly 2,000 workers across the U.S. despite taking more than $2 billion in federal tax bailouts meant to soften the blow of the pandemic, a new report from BailoutWatch says.

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Your body's immune system is the natural, front line defense to protect you against harmful pathogens and infections. You can boost the effectiveness of your immune system through diet and exercise, but did you know that certain multivitamins can aid your immune system and promote general wellness? Here are our recommendations of the top supplements to help boost your immune system.

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By Gaia Lamperti

Supermarkets are failing to cut their emissions and reduce the climate impact of their meat and dairy products, according to a report by environmental charity Feedback, with the German retailer Lidl judged to be the worst performer.

Using a range of nearly 40 indicators, such as labelling and sourcing policies, the 2021 Meat and Climate Scorecard assessed the top 10 UK supermarkets that make up over 90 percent of the country's groceries market share.

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Inmates line up for breakfast at the Maricopa County Tent City jail on March 11, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. John Moore / Getty Images

As extreme heat, drought, and wildfires spread across the state, Arizona is allocating funding to pay incarcerated people fighting those wildfires $1.50 per hour.

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Researchers in Greenland found alarming amounts of dissolved mercury in glaciers.

By Isabela Martel

When British environmental geochemist Jon Hawkings arrived in Greenland for the first time in 2012, he was impressed.

"It's mind-blowing: You look onto the horizon and it's just ice and it goes on for 150, 200 kilometers at least."

He went to the Arctic with a group of international scientists. Their goal was to investigate the relationship between nutrients entering coastal ecosystems from glacial meltwater. But the group's research took an unexpected turn.

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Buffy-headed marmoset (Callithrix flaviceps) rare species of marmoset, threatened of extinction, photographed in Santa Maria de Jetib, EspÍrito Santo - Brazil.

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By Carla B. Possamai and Sarisha Trindade

As the rainforests of Brazil disappear, so do their unique inhabitants. A tiny monkey represents the dangers faced by much of Brazil's biodiversity but also illustrates the opportunity we have to save them.

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In 2015, 75-year old Gerry Suttle was sitting on her porch watching the leaves rustle in the trees when a cop rolled up and handed her an arrest warrant. The reason for her arrest? She had failed to mow her lawn. That's right. The cops and Suttle's neighbors deemed it necessary to hold the threat of arrest over this septuagenarian because the turfgrass occupying the space in front of her house was left unchecked.

How did we in the United States come to this? Why is the lawn such a sacred space in white suburban America? This is the story of the American lawn. How it came to be, the complex underpinnings of its green blades, and how we might work to rid ourselves from its cultural grasp.

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Demonstrators on the street during the Global Climate Strike for Future rally in Brussels, Belgium on March 15, 2019. Ana Fernandez / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

By Andrea Germanos

Climate campaigners claimed a "historic victory" after a Brussels court on Thursday condemned Belgium for its climate policy that breaches the country's duty of care and human rights obligations.

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Taxidermists install a coelacanth in a formol-filled tank for the 'Ocean' exhibition ahead of its opening at the National Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire Naturelle) in Paris on March 29, 2019.


French researchers have found that an unusual fish, the coelacanth, can live up to a century, doesn't fully mature until it reaches age 45, and spends years in the womb. Coelacanths are nicknamed, "living fossils."

Previously, it was estimated that the coelacanth was a fast-growing fish that lived for about 20 years. But, the new research published in Current Biology estimates that the fishes' life span is around 100 years. This conclusion was made by studying the coelacanth's scales under polarized light.

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Earth's energy imbalance is on the rise, a new NASA and NOAA study confirms. NASA / Tim Marvel

As the U.S. West continues to bake amidst dangerously high temperatures, a new study from NASA and NOAA confirms that Earth is indeed heating up as the climate crisis persists.

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A flock of chickens in a field. NikonShutterman / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Jake Johnson

Moving to reverse one of the Trump administration's many corporate-friendly deregulatory actions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced plans to revive a rule aimed at establishing specific animal welfare standards that food producers must meet to qualify for the USDA's organic seal.

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A brown pelican sits on a railing at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach, California on March 14, 2014. Jeff Gritchen / Digital First Media / Orange County Register via Getty Images

Since March, 32 brown pelicans from Huntington Beach, California to San Clemente have been found injured, according to the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, a nonprofit that works with injured wildlife in Orange County.

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