A green roof on Chicago's City Hall.
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Blooming cherry blossom trees at Hirano Shrine.
The moon silvers the waves washing Kalalau Beach.
Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, Hawaii.
A green roof with layer of waterproof material that controls drainage.
New York City, New York.
Fourth of July fireworks over the Hudson River and the High Line.
Chelsea, New York City, New York.
Fireworks illuminate the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, France.
The southern end of the High Line starts at Gansevoort Street.
A Japanese bridge over Claude Monet's water lily garden.
An old movie set in the badlands of Old Pahreah Townsite.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah.
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A green roof on an organic cooperative food store.
A hospital's green roof overlooks the Rhine River.
The High Line, a park built on a section of abandoned rail line.
Claude Monet's water lily garden.
Tropical night flowering water lilies at Longwood Gardens.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
A green roof on the terrace outside a Manhattan office penthouse.
Regulations require all new, flat-roof buildings to have green roofs.
A classical statue at Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate.
Sleepy Hollow, New York.
A man lifting a pumice rock in Mount Saint Helens' Pumice Plain.
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington.
Illuminated fountain display in the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens.
Torn from hills, thousands of dead trees still float on Spirit Lake.
A bus shelter in downtown San Francisco supports a tiny living roof.
San Francisco, California.
The green roof helps make this solar-powered house energy efficient.
Islington, London, England.
Mount St. Helens, flanked by Mount Adams and Mount Hood.
From Norway Pass, alternating glimpses of destruction and rebirth.
Torn from the hills, dead trees still float on Saint Helens Lake.
Kalalau Valley from Phihea Trail.
Koke'e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii.
Wildflowers bloom on a hill near the dome of Mount Saint Helens.
Waiahuakua stream tumbling 4,000 feet from source to sea cave.
The High Line glides across the bustling avenues of Chelsea.
On the regreening Pumice Plain, the elk population has soared.
A military-style barrier fence on a local rancher's land.
A stone wall along the Escalante River.
An iridescent double rainbow arcs over the Kalalau Valley.
Sun shines through the fog surrounding a redwood tree.
Redwoods State Park, California, USA.
A crew removes tumbleweeds from a slope in East Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California.
A rainbow arcs over Kaula Laka Heiau, a sacred altar.
A mural of Saint Helens with its summit intact.
Castle Rock, Washington.
Nurtured and shaded by the old forest, a new forest rapidly grows.
Moonrise over Mount Saint Helens.
North Fork Toutle River and watershed.
Natural recovery and planted forest growth.
The Kalalau Valley from Pu'u o Kila in Na Pali Kona Forest Preserve.
The crater of Mount St. Helens flanked by Mount Adams.
Vegetable planters on a department store's green roof.
Bamboo and mango tree in Hanakapiai Valley.
Ash-laden sediment clogs the North Fork Toutle River valley bottom.
Border agents have smoothed the sand so they can track migrants footprints.
San Luis, Arizona.
Nurtured and shaded by the old forest, a new forest grows.
The rock-covered Kalalau Beach at sunset.
State Route 504 leads to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
A circular stairway, Stairway to Heaven, in Edward James' surrealist garden.
A chef at a Vancouver hotel harvests apples ripening among highrises.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The crater of Mount Saint Helens.
A green roof on a terrace in London.
A coin-operated telescope at Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Aerial view of Coldwater Lake.
A living wall on the side of a four-story building.
A waterfall cascading into a pool.
Sunset bathes the cliff walls of the Kalalau Valley.
A Tokyo rooftop is planted to offset global warming.
One of many apartment houses newly constructed along the High Line.
Tropical day flowering water lilies at Longwood Gardens.
Sedums installed on a factory roof to reduce runoff.
Friends meet on a High Line portion overlooking the Hudson River.
A hotel with a green roof.
A sign for the Mount Saint Helens Motel.
A dead tree standing in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument.
The regreening Pumice Plain.
Steps leading to Windy Ridge Viewpoint.
A photographer takes a dip in Spirit Lake.
A rainbow trout swimming in Spirit Lake.
Early morning fog above Loowit Overlook.
Early morning fog surrounds a tree stump at Loowit Overlook.
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