Charlene Porter

Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
Different types of waste floating underwater (© AP Images)

Pacific garbage soup is entering the food chain. Why you should...

A massive amount of the world’s garbage has found its way to the central Pacific Ocean. Ocean pollution is an urgent issue; learn more.

Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

Marine sanctuaries protect nature while allowing people to use the waters sustainably. On World Ocean Day, read about U.S. marine sanctuaries.
School of Atlantic bluefin tuna (NOAA)

Save sea life. Stop illegal fishing.

Pirates are stealing food from the world's table. A U.S. presidential task force is pushing for "aggressive steps" to stop illegal and unregulated fishing.
Tiger shark with mouth open (Shutterstock)

Not in our soup: U.S. businesses embrace sustainable fishing

High-profile U.S. companies are taking action to save marine life because bad fishing practices are harming ocean resources.
Group of smiling children with thatched hut and trees in background (USAID)

Malaria initiative closes in on a child killer

The President's Malaria Initiative has spared millions of people from the suffering of the mosquito-borne disease. The goal now? Save millions more.
Doctor examining young child (Pan American Health Organization)

Can we stop TB by 2050?

On March 24, World Tuberculosis Day, health organizations everywhere call for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

How you can defeat the world’s greatest killer

World Heart Day is September 29. Check out these tips to protect yourself from the world's greatest killer: cardiovascular disease.

U.S. and Chinese cities step up fight against climate change

Fewer cars, less fuel. More bikes and green space. Cities are the best labs for fixing climate change, and U.S. and Chinese mayors are ready to prove it.