Snorkeler swimming near whale shark (© Helmut Corneli/Alamy)

Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and what you can do to help.
Cicada nymphs crawling through grass (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

The Brood X cicadas arrive by the billions

Once every 17 years, billions of cicadas emerge from underground in more than a dozen U.S. states. Learn more about this strange natural wonder.
Hands holding a cellphone with ShakeAlert warning displayed (U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior)

U.S. system will alert millions to earthquakes

The ShakeAlert mobile app, which took over a decade to create, will tell residents to seek cover before a 5.0 magnitude or higher earthquake.
Cars on road at sunset (© Artens/Shutterstock)

Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
Computer screen showing video conference of world leaders (© AP Images)

World leaders pledge to cap global emissions

During President Biden's virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, heads of government from around the world committed to essential climate pledges.
Joe Biden at lectern, speaking and gesturing (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden

During the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, President Biden explained how the U.S. will lead the way in creating a global green economy.
Wind turbines on top of mountain (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

United States: We must succeed in preventing a climate catastrophe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is ready to lead the global climate response and work with countries abroad to cap global carbon emissions.
Rocky Mountain goat standing on cliff with mountains in distance (© Viktor Posnov/Alamy)

Sister Parks program links countries around the world

The United States is a partner with more than 30 countries around the world through the Sister Parks program, promoting environmental conservation.
Nanay Lilian Gordoncillo next to table with dispensers (USAID)

5 ways USAID empowers women as leaders against climate crisis

When they have a seat at the table, women contribute to decisionmaking on natural resources and potential climate solutions.