Teams of miners with a government permit dig for gold. They’re about a mile outside Gorongosa Park- but within the watershed that sustains it. The future of the park depends on finding sustainable livelihoods for the people who live in the area.



Volunteers look for endangered desert tortoises in the Mojave Desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada.



A man repairs a water leak at Waveland Farm near Walton, NE.



A young boy takes off with his snow shovel across a snow-covered lawn on a Nebraska farm.

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