Man walking past destroyed home (USAID)

USAID helps hurricane survivors in Central and South America

After Hurricanes Eta and Iota swept through Central and South America, USAID jumped into action to provide relief supplies and other emergency aid.
Illustration of satellite moving above Earth (NASA/JPL)

NASA launches U.S.-European satellite mission to monitor global sea levels

A U.S.-European mission sent a satellite into space to collect information about rising sea levels that will help scientists and first responders.
Orangutan in tree (© Nature Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

China’s international building projects threaten biodiversity

The People's Republic of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is destroying habitats and threatening endangered species, according to conservationists.
Rows of shark fins on display (© Fiscalia General del Ecuador/AP Images)

Illegal fishing degrades the environment

Illegal, irregular and unreported fishing hurts more than economies; it also destroys the environment through habitat destruction and overfishing.
Woman in face mask walking in smog in front of buildings (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

China’s air pollution harms its citizens and the world

China is the world leader in mercury and greenhouse gas emissions, posing significant risks to China's citizens and the environment.
Discarded plastic bottle on beach (© Wayne Parry/AP Images)

New U.S. strategy targets marine litter worldwide

The United States is working with international partners to reduce marine litter. Learn more about a new U.S. strategy for tackling this global challenge.
Hazardous waste containers piled up near water (© Sam Mednick/AP Images)

China’s development projects export environmental devastation

China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative is rife with corrupt construction projects that harm the environment in countries around the world.
Dead fish (State Dept.)video

China’s overfishing and pollution harm the world’s oceans [video]

By engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world, China destroys invaluable marine ecosystems. Learn more here.
Two towering piles of elephant tusks on fire (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Stopping criminals who traffic wildlife

Pangolins and rhinos are two of the most trafficked animals in Africa to satisfy intense demand from China. See what America's doing to thwart it.