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U.S. sends firefighters to Australia to help fight blazes

The United States is sending firefighters and wildfire specialists to Australia to help fight the fires that have already consumed millions of hectares.
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This startup helps the environment … and its workers

An innovative Panamanian startup supports women in business, provides jobs for paroled prisoners and helps to recycle organic waste.
Infographic about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
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PepsiCo wins award for stewardship of India’s water

Learn how Award for Corporate Excellence winner PepsiCo is working with farmers and communities in India to shore up a scarce and vital resource: water.
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Maduro’s praise of indigenous Venezuelans rings hollow

After government troops killed and injured several members of Venezuela's indigenous Pemon people in February, more than 1,300 fled to Brazil.
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U.S. trains Kenyan pilots to fight poachers more effectively

A U.S. grant will train Kenya Wildlife Service pilots to fly gyroplanes in their fight against poaching, a major source of funding for terrorism.
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Pompeo touts Lower Mekong Initiative

As a part of his trip to Asia, Secretary Pompeo renewed the U.S. commitment to an initiative that helps five countries along the Mekong River.
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U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.
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White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.