President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with Pacific Islands Forum leaders during the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit in the East Room of the White House on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Washington.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (left) along with NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson (right) signed an agreement this week outlining ways in which the two organizations will work together to center equity in disaster preparedness and response efforts.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Writtle University College, an agricultural college in Writtle, United Kingdom, a day after making his announcement about changes to Britain's climate policies.
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Smoky haze from wildfires in Canada obscures New York City's Empire State Building this year. The air in the U.S. has improved over the past 50 years, but smoke pollution from growing wildfires erodes much of that progress.
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A motorist travels through floodwaters on a road that remains closed a day after Atlantic storm Lee passed through the region, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, near Northeast Harbor, Maine.
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Climate activists participate in a rally outside of the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, in New York. Climate activists with Extinction Rebellion NYC organized a rally outside MoMA ahead of this weekend's "March to End Fossil Fuels," calling on the museum to end its partnership with KKR, a private equity firm that has invested nearly $15 billion in fossil fuel projects.
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Rich Snyder, who retired as the fire marshal of Sierra Madre, Calif., now works for Allied Disaster Defense, a California company that hardens homes against wildfire. One strategy is covering air vents with ember-blocking mesh.
A volunteer takes a break on the rubble of a building in a flash flood-damaged area in Derna on September 14, 2023. The Libyan Red Crescent said Thursday that more than 11,000 were killed in the flood and another 10,000 were still missing.
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Threatened by rising sea levels, San Francisco is considering drastic measures to save its historic shoreline. Above, the Ferry Building pictured in 2009.
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A combination image of satellite photos shows an area before and after a powerful storm and floods hit the country, in Derna, Libya, on Sept. 2 (top) and Sept. 12.
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