Brian Hook standing by river (State Dept.)video

Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
Gold mining facility in Venezuela (© Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan gold mining company

Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle have been enriching themselves by illegally mining gold in Venezuela. New sanctions aim to stop them.
Stalks of wheat in field (@ Guillermo Isidoro Barea Vargas/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Alamy)

U.S. and Brazil team up to protect world’s wheat supply

Kansas State University scientists are partnering with Brazilian researchers in finding creative ways to stop wheat blast disease.
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Helping to power homes in El Salvador

El Salvador's growing energy demands will be met, in part, with 10 new solar energy plants that the U.S. is helping to finance.
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Preserving the ocean’s bounty for Filipino fishers

A USAID grant seeks to counteract destructive fishing practices and environmental threats as well as help Filipino fishers preserve their way of life.

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan state-owned oil company

The United States is protecting natural resources and preserving revenue for the Venezuelan people through sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA.
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U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event

A historic Saudi town was the stage for an international E-Prix for electric race cars. American ingenuity propelled them over the finish line.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.