Great blue heron wading through wetlands as sun rises in background (© Suzy Mast)

The U.S. protects wetlands large and small

Coastal and land-bound wetlands cover 5.5 percent of the United States. Learn more about how the U.S. federal and state governments protect them.
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Fashion from American innovators spares the environment

American companies Allbirds, Nothing New, Bolt Threads, and MycoWorks are tackling fast fashion's environmental footprint with biotech solutions.
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Would you recognize this bear’s face?

New innovations in facial recognition technology are allowing conservationists to identify and better study bears in the wild.
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Bringing clean and affordable energy to South Asia

The U.S. is working with nations in South Asia to develop more clean energy sources that expand access and reduce pollution.
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U.S. return to Paris Agreement marks renewed climate commitment

The United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, renewing the nation's leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change.
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‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.
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China’s energy development model exports pollution

China's government is financing coal-fired power plants in developing countries, exporting environmental pollution around the world.
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Wildlife trafficking endangers human and animal communities [video]

Global wildlife trafficking hurts animals, people and the environment. The U.S. government is working to stop this illegal business.
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U.S. invests in cleaning up plastic in oceans

The United States plans to invest in projects that aim to clear the plastic out of the world's oceans. Learn more about the initiative here.