Members of the Snake River Hotshot crew monitor a prescribed fire near Roberts, Idaho. Austin Catlin/BLM

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Aerial view of the Pinto Valley copper mine, located on private and U.S. national forest lands in Gila County, Ariz. Wild Horizon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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The right way to photograph wildlife: from a distance, in the animal's natural habitat. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park/Flickr

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Too much fresh water from Greenland's ice sheet can slow the Atlantic Ocean's circulation. Paul Souders/Stone via Getty Images

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