An illustration of a satellite flying in space (NOAA)

New satellite tech speeds response during natural disasters

A U.S. company, Hypergiant Industries, has created a new communications platform that helps governments quickly respond to natural disasters.
Military personnel walking on deck of ship (© Agus Soeparto/Indonesian Presidential Office/AP Images)

Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Wildflowers on mountainside (NPS/James Pfeiffenberger)

Five national parks to visit virtually

Can't travel to these five national parks right now? Through a National Park Service partnership with Google, anyone can enjoy nature from their home.
Illustrated poster depicting a poison dart frog and fire ants (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2020, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide commemoration in its 50th year. Download our Earth Day poster.
Male and female hiker walking through giant redwood forest (© Shutterstock)

America has deep roots in reforestation

Did you know that reforestation programs have been around in the United States for more than 100 years? Learn about that legacy and how it helps the world.
Aircraft dropping red substance on fire (© Noah Berger/AP Images)

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.
Woman outside putting compost in containers (© Geoazul)

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.
Photo of woman crouching in field; PepsiCo's citation for State Department's Award for Corporate Excellence (© Ashima Narain/Pepsico)

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.