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Environmentalists wave to welcome dragon boat racers as they take part in a fluvial protest against the planned reclamation projects to be built in different areas off Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. Conservation groups, fisherfolk, and the Manila Yacht Club, joined together to drumbeat public support to stop reclamation projects involving thousands of hectares (acres) of the scenic Manila Bay.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Smog visible below street lights near Panipat

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Smoke rising from a field on fire

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A farmer burns paddy stubble in Karnal district

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A man and his dog on Market St. approach City Hall during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. The event was organized to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image.

Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

Bicyclist Olivia Neely gets a message advocating for less consumption of fossil fuels painted on her back at the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia.

AP Photo/Dino Hazell

A naked biker poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. The event was organized to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image.

Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

Madhav Gadgil

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Tree-hugging, literally, in Nauroji Nagar on June 24

Photograph by PTI

Smoke billows from the site of protests against the Sterlite unit in Thoothukudi

Photograph by PTI

Environmental activists, including Indigenous Peoples (IPs), form the word "Defend Our Rights! during a rally at the Department of Justice to demand the Philippine government withdraw its alleged list of "terrorists" which includes more than three dozen environmentalists in Manila, Philippines.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Environment Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Under Secretary General of United Nations Erik Solheim, during the announcement of India as global host for World Environment Day 2018, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Environment Dr. Harsh Vardhan during an event to announce India as global host for World Environment Day 2018, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

A Sunderban village presents its last leg to the sea

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Visitors enjoy the installation 'Ambiente spaziale' (Space Ambient), at the 'Environments' exhibition by artist Lucio Fontana, at the Hangar Bicocca, in Milan, Italy. The exhibition will run until Feb. 28, 2018.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

A putrid stretch of the Adi Ganga behind the Kalighat temple

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A polluted Adi Ganga flows into the Hooghly in Calcutta

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and Observer Research Foundation Chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni during a press conference on 'Paris climate Change Pact', in Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Mitesh Bhuvad

Anand Mahindra (R), Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the Mahindra Hariyali initiative, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Mitesh Bhuvad

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis planting a sapling during the Mahindra Hariyali initiative, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Mitesh Bhuvad

Students hold placards during an environmental awareness march held to mark the 440th Foundation Day in Amritsar.

PTI Photo

Toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

People looking at a sand sculpture made by Allahabad university students to mark World Environment Day at Sangam, the confluence of river Ganges and Yamuna, in Allahabad.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

A traffic police man lifts a school student so that she can present a sapling to a driver on World Environment Day on the outskirts of Guwahati.

AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

School students hold saplings and placards to mark World Environment Day on the outskirts of Gawahati.

AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

BJP President Amit Shah plants a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia distributes dustbins on the occasion of World Environment Day at her residence, in Jaipur.

PTI Photo

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal plants a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day at Dibrugarh University in Dibrugarh.

PTI Photo

(R to L) Deepa Malik and Arunima Sinha, brand ambassadors for NDMC Swachh initiative, take a pledge during the launch of 'segregation of waste at source' movement for National Capital Region on the occasion of World Environment Day at Talkatora stadium, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan

Students hold placards during a rally on the occasion of World Environment Day in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak

Students hold placards during a rally on the occasion of World Environment Day in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak

Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal during a tree plantation drive on the occasion of World Environment Day in Bikaner.

PTI Photo

People spread the message of protecting environment by performing yoga on the occasion of World Environment Day, in Moradabad.

PTI Photo

Women participate in the "Walk for environment" to spread awareness about environment on the occasion of World Environment Day in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu poses with the mascot during the launch of 'segregation of waste at source' movement for National Capital Region on the occasion of World Environment Day at Talkatora stadium, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath planting a sapling on World Environment Day, in Lucknow. Deputy Chief Minister Keshac Prasad Maurya is also seen.

PTI Photo by Nand Kumar

Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff addressing a seminar on 'River, Water and Environment Conservation' at Academy of Administration, in Bhopal.

PTI Photo

People participate in a rally to spread awareness about environment, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Paper birds hang on strings outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain. Environmentalists have displayed hundreds of colored origami paper birds outside the Parliament to demand greater government action to protect Spain's Donana National Park, one of Europe's most celebrated conservation wetlands, which they say is in danger of being placed on UNESCO's endangered list due to a grave risk from excessive water extraction.

AP Photo/Paul White

Delhi- NCR under a blanket of post-Diwali smog

Photograph by Narendra Bisht

Union Minister for Environment Anil Madhav Dave chairing a meeting on the issue of rising air pollution in Delhi NCR, at Paryavaran Bhavan, in New Delhi. Rajasthan's Minister of Forest, Mines and Environment Rajkumar Rinwa and Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain are also seen.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, a layer of smog envelops the city skyline before Diwali festival in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

People hold sky lanterns to release during a campaign against the use of firecrackers during Diwali festival in Kolkata.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

People play with firecrackers to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, in Mumbai.

AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

The idols of various deities of Rehabari Bilpar Durga Puja Committee being created on the theme of 'Save Nature –Save Earth' in Guwahati.

PTI Photo

Steel figures all made from recycled metal are on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Steel figures all made from recycled metal are on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A scrap metal steel model of a sports a car made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A scrap metal steel model of a sports a car made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A scrap metal steel model of a sports a car made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A scrap metal steel model of a sports Mercedes car and other steel figures made from recycled metal are on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A scrap metal steel model of a sports Mercedes car made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A steel figure of U.S. President Barack Obama made from recycled metal is on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Steel figures of Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley and a motor bike all made from recycled metal are on exhibit at a private Gallery of Steel Figures in Pruszkow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

People wade through a waterlogged street as it rains in Hyderabad. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.

AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sewage water flows into the Ganga in Kanpur

Photograph by Nirala Tripathi

Devotees performing Ganpati Bisarjan at Yamuna Bank near ITO, New Delhi.

Jitender Gupta/Outlook

Devotees performing Ganpati Bisarjan at Yamuna Bank near ITO, New Delhi.

Jitender Gupta/Outlook

Penguin chick Bracchino is weighed by a zookeeper, during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, England. Home to more than 700 different species, zookeepers regularly record the heights and weights of all the creatures at ZSL London Zoo as a key way of monitoring the residents’ overall wellbeing.

Laura Dale/PA via AP

Liang Liang, left, formerly known as Feng Yi, a female giant panda from China, plays with her one year old female cub Nuan Nuan, at the Giant Panda Conservation Center during her 10th birthday celebration at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur,. Two giant pandas have been on loan to Malaysia from China for 10 years since May 21, 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

AP Photo/Joshua Paul

Bangladeshi protesters hold placards and a tiger effigy during a protest demanding the scrapping of the proposed Rampal power plant as they gather near the Shaheed Minar monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/A.M.Ahad

Residents watch as a wildfire burns near their homes off Morgan Valley Road in Lower Lake, California.

Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP

A zoo worker feeds five new-born white lion cubs in a private zoo in the village of Demydiv 50 kilometres west of Kiev, Ukraine.

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

This photo provided by the Bataillon des Pompiers de Marseille (BMPM) shows firefighters trying to put out a fire near Marseille, southern France.

Fran'ois Etourneau, BMPM, via AP

In this photo, firefighters battle a fire that reached the old center of Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira island. Forest fires in Madeira forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 residents and tourists.

AP Photo/Helder Santos

A firefighter works to stop a fire in Quintela, near Arouca, in the region of Aveiro, northern Portugal.

AP Photo/Sergio Azenha

Burnt traffic signs stand by a road, near Agueda, in the region of Aveiro, northern Portugal, where a fire raged Monday. The National Civil Protection Service said some 2,900 firefighters were in action fighting dozens of forest fires.

AP Photo/Sergio Azenha

Monsoon clouds gather over the skyline in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Bangladeshis walk on a footbridge as it rains in Dhaka.

AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

A vast expanse of mangrove damaged by the port

Photograph by Tehelka

People walk with umbrellas during heavy rains in Shimla.

PTI Photo

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Shashank Parade

A massive fire broke out in forest near Line of Control in Lam Sector of Nowshera tehsil of the Rajouri forest division in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, North Korean men and women work in rice fields in Kangwon province, eastern North Korea.

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a firefighter knocks down flames as they approach a ranch near the Las Flores Canyon area west of Goleta, California., in the early morning hours.

Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

Dark clouds hover over Junagarh fort as the weather gets pleasant in Bikaner.

PTI Photo

Thick smoke rises as a fire breaks out in a forest near Taradevi, in Shimla.

PTI Photo

An egret takes off over the banks of river Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, Assam.

AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

A man carries the chassis of a car on his cycle rickshaw past a heap of garbage on the eve of World Environment Day in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Students from various schools take out a rally to mark World Environment Day at Ridge in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

PTI Photo

BMC workers with an advanced hi-tech machine clean up the banks of lower lake on the eve of World Environment Day in Bhopal.

PTI Photo

School students take out an awareness rally on the eve of World Environment Day, in Guwahati.

PTI Photo

Ravi Shankar had told the world he wouldn’t pay any fine

Photograph by Sanjay Rawat

Yamuna bank after the World Culture Festival

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Lions take a nap next to a block of ice to cool themselves off at a zoo in Islamabad. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in Dadu and other places.

AP/PTI

Fire in the jungle near the residential area near Shimla.

PTI Photo

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government, in Surat.

PTI Photo

The new building of the high court bench

Photograph by Nirala Tripathi

The forested Chamundi hill in Mysore

Photograph by Madhusudan S.R.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar addresses a workshop of Pollution Control Boards of States in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

A security man walks amid rooftop solar plant at the secretariat gymkhana in Gandhinagar.

AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

A rooftop solar plant seen at the secretariat building in Gandhinagar.

AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

A lioness cools off by licking a slab of ice, during hot weather, at a zoo, in Lahore . Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions.

AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Sylvie Bergeron, of San Diego, at left, and her sister Line Bergeron, of Quebec, walk with their dogs next to tuna crabs that washed up onto the beach at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach, Calif. Pelagic red crabs are usually found off Bajaj California but currents that are part of the El Nino weather pattern are sweeping them north.

Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP

An egret returns to its nest on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Gauhati. During this time of the year, hundreds of egrets build their nests in thickly populated trees along the Brahmaputra.

AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

The babu in his garden

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

Mary Anne Sexsmith-Segato/The Canadian Press via AP

Smoke fills the air and trees burn in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

Kitty Cochrane/The Canadian Press via AP

This photo taken through a car windshield shows smoke rising from a wildfire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

AP/PTI

Visitors take photographs next to the still-smouldering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks and over 1 ton of rhino horns, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis

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