Person on dog sled surrounded by ice and snow (© Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

What is Arctic diplomacy and why does it matter?

The U.S. is working with partners on the Arctic Council to address climate change and the changing environment in the Arctic region.
Women and children walking past heavily damaged mosque and rubble (© Felipe Dana/AP Images)

The United States and UAE partner against ISIS propaganda

The Sawab Center, a joint U.S.-UAE social media and content creation hub, is fighting ISIS propaganda online.
Woman getting vaccinated while others wait (© Rajanish Kakade/AP Images)

United States announces worldwide vaccine donations

The United States announced that it will be donating 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to COVAX and directly to countries facing pandemic crises.
Snorkeler swimming near whale shark (© Helmut Corneli/Alamy)

Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and what you can do to help.
Cicada nymphs crawling through grass (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

The Brood X cicadas arrive by the billions

Once every 17 years, billions of cicadas emerge from underground in more than a dozen U.S. states. Learn more about this strange natural wonder.
Hands holding jar with label showing nutrition facts (© Shutterstock)

How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protects public health

On World Food Safety Day, learn about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which ensures that the products people eat and drink are safe.
Left: Array of stone arrowheads, knife blades and other tools. Right: Gloved hand holding stone arrowhead (Homeland Security Investigations)

U.S. returns 523 artifacts to Mexico

Antiquities trafficking is a multibillion dollar, transnational criminal enterprise. Here's what happened when someone smuggled stolen Mexican artifacts.
Doctor listening to child's heart with stethoscope as child sits on mother's lap (USAID/Riaz Jahanpour)

Africa Day: U.S. partnerships with African nations endure

The United States is a partner with Africa. Learn how America is supporting public health and economic growth in African nations.
Man in military uniform holding gun leading line of men approaching door on ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn) 

U.S. Africa Command helps partners address security, COVID-19

U.S. Africa Command is supporting African nations in countering extremist groups and fighting COVID-19. Learn about AFRICOM's many partnerships.