Noelani Kirschner

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Students at U.S. universities fight to protect the planet

Want to help combat the climate crisis? By studying in the United States, students get hands-on engineering experience at universities.
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Working to stop food waste

Learn how U.S. organizations are helping to save food from being wasted, which helps to feed communities and save the environment.
Lake surrounded by mountains and trees (© Ray Bulson/Alamy)

The United States also has rainforests

From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.
Outside view of 3D-printed house with columns (© Rob Osterrmaier/Consociate Media/Habitat for Humanity)

U.S. nonprofit group funds affordable homes made with 3D printers

Habitat for Humanity has funded three 3D-printed houses around the world and hopes to fund more in the future.
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U.S. protects endangered species [photo gallery]

Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
Mika Newton, John Legend and Siuzanna Iglidan, dressed in blue and yellow, performing onstage (© Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

U.S. and Ukrainian performers support Ukraine at Grammy Awards

On April 3 during the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony, U.S. singer John Legend performed with three Ukrainian artists to support their country.
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Meet America’s Youth Poet Laureates

Since 2017, the National Youth Poet Laureate program has fostered rising young talent in the United States. Learn more here.
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Racing to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage

Across Ukraine, hundreds are scrambling to save priceless artworks, monuments, buildings and cultural sites from destruction.
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Remembering Madeleine Albright, a fierce defender of human rights

Madeleine Albright, who became the first female secretary of state in 1997, died March 23 from cancer. Learn about her life here.