U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. (© Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Getty Images)video

U.S. ambassador speaks to Russians about attack on Syria [video]

Watch the U.S. ambassador to Russia talk about the recent allied strike in Syria — a response to a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people.
Man singing in front of crowd standing behind him (PMI Uganda IRS Project)

A song to end malaria

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Learn how the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative is helping to protect communities against the deadly disease.
Girl with hands to her mouth and boy holding oxygen mask to his face (© Syrian Civil Defense/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Latest chemical attack in Syria sparks outrage

The U.S. and allies are weighing their response to a chemical attack in the town of Douma, Syria, that they believe was perpetrated by the Assad regime.
Illustration of three weapons inspectors looking through a large magnifying glass (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
Woman holding a plant and stick (Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

Turning plants into fuel

Four U.S. research centers are developing technologies that can turn certain plants — such as switchgrass, poplar or sorghum — into biofuels.
School of fish swimming in ocean (© Arterra Picture Library/Alamy)

Nations band together to conserve fish in central Arctic Ocean

A 16-year moratorium on commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is one tool to protect the Arctic and its resources.

Summit seeks to bolster security, prosperity across the Americas

Vice President Pence attends the April 13–14 Summit of the Americas in Peru. He will promote democracy, fair trade and secure borders in the hemisphere.
Portion of Earth Day 2018 poster (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

For Earth Day 2018, download this free poster

Marine animals around the world are threatened by plastic trash overwhelming our oceans. Download this free Earth Day poster and spread the word!
Man standing next to a large portrait of himself (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Americans mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Americans honor the victims of Nazism during Holocaust Remembrance Day in April through events in schools, workplaces, military bases, religious organizations and civic centers.