Thermal power plant (OPIC)

How the U.S. helped Togo increase its electricity generation

Learn how a U.S.-backed power plant project in Togo created jobs and grew local economies without burdening the country with excessive debt.
Man on a skateboard walking his dog in the street (© Chris Carlson/AP Images)

Learn how air quality improved in these cities

Three large U.S. cities have used new technology and environmentally friendly policies to help their residents breathe easier.
John J. Sullivan (right) talking with Craig Faller (Jose Ruiz/U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)

State Department official lauds U.S.-Caribbean preparation for disasters

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan says U.S.-Caribbean partnership builds resilience in the face of natural disasters and other challenges.
Colorful environmental poster with drawings of various pollinators and text saying "Preserve the Earth" (State Dept.)

Celebrating pollinators on Earth Day [poster]

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in danger. We rely on them for food. This poster can help raise awareness. Protect pollinators.
Man viewing flooded road in village (© Erfan Keshvari/ISNA/AP Images)

U.S. ‘ready to assist’ Iranian flood victims

The regime blames outside entities when, in fact, it is their mismanagement that has led to this disaster, Secretary of State Pompeo says.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.
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.