People sitting in front of three screens showing ocean life above stage (State Dept./Jesse Alpert)

Leaders commit to action at Our Ocean Conference

From April 13–14, leaders from government and private organizations gathered in Palau to discuss the climate crisis and saving the ocean.
Xi Jinping and President Obama walking between rows of columns (© AP Images)

Presidents Obama, Xi forge ahead on climate

Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping have agreed to join the Paris agreement as early as possible this year and work on significant climate change actions.
Young female health worker vaccinating man (USAID)

Partnering to end COVID-19 in Asia

USAID works with partners in Asia to combat COVID-19 by distributing vaccines, countering disinformation and helping businesses recover.
Manu Prakash holding string with paper circle suspended on it (Kurt Hickman/Stanford News Service)

How a toy became a medical miracle

Inspired by a whirligig, a Stanford researcher developed a 20-cent paper centrifuge that could revolutionize health care diagnosis around the world.
Woman carrying cooler on beach (USAID/Emmanuel Gyimah Attramah)

Training Ghana’s health workers to fight COVID-19

A U.S. Agency for International Development program trains health workers to vaccinate their communities against COVID-19.
People standing by aircraft wreckage (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iranian official celebrates attack on passenger airplane

An Iranian lawmaker is congratulating the Iranian military for downing a passenger airplane and killing 176 people, mostly Canadians and Iranians.
Photo of seated student, reading, next to quote about Fulbright University Vietnam (State Dept./Photo © Jet Huynh)

U.S.-affiliated university in Vietnam welcomes its first students

By giving its students the tools to tackle 21st-century problems, Fulbright University Vietnam hopes to produce the next generation of Vietnam's leaders.
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.
Blue, wavy lines showing energy (Gonin/Shutterstock)

‘Blue energy’ could be another way to go green

A new source of energy could be found where rivers meet the ocean, using a technique that captures the electrical charge during osmosis.