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Illegally erected electric fence and traps set up to prevent wild elephants from entering human settlements are seen in Ashraf Nagar in Ampara district, about 210 kilometers (130 miles) east of the capital Colombo, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in Ampara is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend. Their numbers have dwindled from about 14,000 in the 19th century to 6,000 in 2011, according to the country's first elephant census. They are increasingly vulnerable because of the loss and degradation of their natural habitat. Many venture closer to human settlements in search of food, and some are killed by poachers or farmers angry over damage to their crops. (AP Photo/Achala Pussalla)

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FILE - Vivek Shandas, a professor of climate adaptation at Portland State University, takes a temperature reading of almost 106 degrees in downtown Portland, Ore., on Aug. 12, 2021. On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released measurements showing 2021 was the sixth hottest year on record globally, part of a long-term warming trend. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)

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FILE - Norway's Vibeke Skofterud, left, escapes a crash involving Sweden's Norgren Johansson, right, and Poland's Paulina Maciuszek in the women's 15-kilometer pursuit cross country skiing event at Whistler Olympic Park on February 19, 2010, at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, B.C. Many top Nordic skiers and biathletes say crashes are becoming more common as climate change reduces the availability of natural snow, forcing racers to compete on tracks with the manmade version. (AP Photo/Andrew Vaughan, CP, File)