Silhouette of pedestrian walking past smokestacks emitting white smoke into blue sky (© Francois Mori/AP Images)

These countries’ commitments will help our climate

Ahead of COP26 in November, countries around the world are making new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases or updating old ones.
Woman vaccinating baby held by another woman (© Cristina Aldehuela/ AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. support helps ready world’s first malaria vaccine

The WHO has recommended a malaria vaccine called RTS,S for widespread use. Learn the role the U.S. played in this "historic moment."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaking from behind lectern with silhouettes of people in foreground (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

U.S. joins allies to address COVID-19, climate and infrastructure

Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Paris to discuss solutions to pressing issues with European allies.
Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Crowd of Haitian schoolchildren smiling for the camera (Kendra Helmer/USAID)

U.S. and Haiti work to address migration challenges

U.S. State Department officials met with Haitian leaders to discuss ways to address the root causes of their migration crisis.
Simone Biles looking at balance beam (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

Elite athletes in U.S. help break stigma of mental illness

By acknowledging their own mental health battles, athletes are raising awareness of conditions that affect millions worldwide.
Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó in lab coats looking at tube of green liquid in Weissman's hand (Courtesy of Penn Medicine)

Scientists honored for 2005 research that led to COVID-19 vaccines

Today's COVID-19 vaccines are based upon research about messenger RNA that has won two University of Pennsylvania scientists a coveted honor.
Aerial view of rows of solar panels in fields (© Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Solar power is the future of American energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's 2021 "Solar Futures Study" found that solar power could constitute up to 45% of the nation's energy by 2050.
Man retouching painted section of ceiling (Courtesy of Megawra)

U.S., Egypt protect mausoleum in Historic Cairo

In Egypt, a much-loved (but damaged) heritage site has now been revived through a U.S. State Department cultural preservation program.