Illustration of a green Earth with workers putting its final piece in place (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Green Climate Fund will help local communities achieve sustainability

The Green Climate Fund will help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. The fund has already approved eight proposals.
Drawing of hand dropping coin into slot in Earth (State Dept./Doug Thomson)

Save money. Save the environment. Here’s how (HINT: It involves your...

Energy-conscious consumers prefer green homes. They save on energy and water bills and reduce their families’ environmental impact. It’s the right thing to do!...
Performers dancing at 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony (© AP Images)

Rio goes gold, silver, bronze and green

Those watching the Opening Ceremony and viewing the Olympic Games see climate change as a major theme, from sustainable food to recycled medals.
Cartoon drawing of cat driving car (State Dept.)video

The adventures of ‘Energy Cat’ [video]

The cat is out of the bag: Renewable energy is the future. Thomas, the Energy Cat, tells us how all the sun and wind around us can power the planet.
People standing in splashing water (© AP Images)

Climate change could make it too hot to work

Researchers say one way to increase productivity is to address climate change, as hot weather makes it unbearable to work in some parts of the world.

The greening of the bottom line

More companies are introducing sustainable practices into their manufacturing processes and products, helping the environment and improving profitability.

We’re taking action on climate change  —  and the world is...

The U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies  and biggest greenhouse gas emitters,  surprised the world with their plans to combat climate change.

A garden path above Manhattan and other clean-air hacks

Cities have an advantage for improving air quality. Their experiences In developed countries can benefit cities in developing countries.
Workmen installing solar panels on building rooftop (U.S. Department of Energy)

Big roofs mean big solar at top U.S. retailers

If U.S. supermarkets and shopping centers covered underused roof space with solar panels, it could generate enough clean energy for several million homes.