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Waterfall in forest by body of water (© Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Biden administration restores protections for Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced new protections for the nation's largest national forest, which houses over 400 species of wildlife.
Rasha Rady and Doaa Aref in hijabs seated at laptop on table (© Womena)

Young Egyptian entrepreneurs make a global difference

Meet Doaa Aref, Heba Assem, and Riham Adel. These Egyptian entrepreneurs are changing the economy for Middle Eastern and North African youth.
Hand of woman plugging charging cable into electric vehicle (© Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)

A united world can beat back climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently laid out global action that the world can take to tackle climate change and spur economic growth.
Pottery jar (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Works by enslaved 19th-century artist now show in U.S. museums

David Drake, who was born enslaved, learned to read and write when it was illegal. His hundreds of ceramics with inscribed poetry were an act of resistance.
'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Group of people posing (© Edward Grattan)

Giving young refugees a voice in the U.S.

Ahmed Badr, a refugee from Baghdad, created a nongovernmental organization in the U.S. to help other displaced young people express themselves.
Two people carrying reeds across field (© Quirina Luna Geary)

Preserving one Native American tribe’s language and culture

Meet Quirina Geary, a Northern California activist who is working to keep the Mutsun language alive by studying and teaching.
G7 leaders in business attire standing in line on beach (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

G7 leaders commit to countering climate change

Leaders from the G7 nations announced new partnerships and initiatives to tackle climate change around the world. Learn more here.
Chadwick Boseman crossing arms over his chest (© Bill O'Leary/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Howard University honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

The late "Black Panther" star and Howard University alumnus believed in the power of the arts to change society. Now, his legacy will be honored.