Large field of coal stored near power plant on river (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

These countries are saying no to coal

Learn about how the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States are pledging to become free of coal-fired power plants by 2035.
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A united world can beat back climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently laid out global action that the world can take to tackle climate change and spur economic growth.
'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Colorful image of a hurricane from space (NOAA)

Hurricane forecasts in the Caribbean can save lives

Learn how NOAA and USAID help Caribbean countries prepare for and protect themselves against hurricanes and tropical storms.
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G7 leaders commit to countering climate change

Leaders from the G7 nations announced new partnerships and initiatives to tackle climate change around the world. Learn more here.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
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U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
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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.