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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, taken the week of June 13, 2021, shows an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to Audubon with a frostbitten shell and pneumonia after being cold-stunned and rescued from frigid New England waters. The frostbitten area on its shell, where bone must regrow before the turtle can be released, is visible above its left shoulder. It is among 75 turtles brought to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, after washing up in New England, injured and sick from the cold.

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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, taken the week of June 13, 2021, shows an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to Audubon with kidney failure, a ruptured right eye and severe pneumonia after being cold-stunned and rescued from frigid New England waters. Spokeswoman Annie Kinler Matherne says veterinarians hope to have it healthy enough for release sometime this summer. It is among 75 turtles brought to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, after washing up in New England, injured and sick from the cold. (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)

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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, taken the week of June 13, 2021, shows an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to Audubon with frostbitten front flippers and shell after being cold-stunned and rescued from frigid New England waters. Spokeswoman Annie Kinler Matherne says veterinarians hope to have it healthy enough for release sometime this summer. It is among 75 turtles brought to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, after washing up in New England, injured and sick from the cold. (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)

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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife's Rachel York hands a torch to Grande Rhonde Tribe firefighter Jim Pinder while firefighter Aaron Williamson lights native grasses behind the pair near Harrisburg, Ore. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires that have devastated towns, triggered massive evacuations and blanketed the West Coast in choking smoke. Today, officials want to sharply increase prescribed burns, with drought and global warming creating a sense of urgency. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP, File)

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In this photo taken June 4, 2021 and released by Yunnan Forest Fire Brigade, a migrating herd of elephants roam through farmlands of Shuanghe Township, Jinning District of Kunming city in southwestern China's Yunnan Province. Already famous at home, China's wandering elephants are now becoming international stars. Major global media, including satellite news stations, news papers and wire services are chronicling the herd's more-than year-long, 500 kilometer (300 mile) trek from their home in a wildlife reserve in mountainous southwest Yunnan province to the outskirts of the provincial capital of Kunming. (Yunnan Forest Fire Brigade via AP)