Boat circling fishing boat (© Santiago Arcos/Reuters)

U.S. launches new strategy to combat illegal fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard is combating illegal fishing worldwide with a new strategy that calls for targeted enforcement and greater international cooperation.
Military personnel walking on deck of ship (© Agus Soeparto/Indonesian Presidential Office/AP Images)

Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Solar panels in agricultural field (© Fly_and_Dive/Shutterstock)

On the rise in America: Bachelor’s degrees in environmental science

More and more students in the United States are earning bachelor's degrees in environmental science. Learn what's involved.
U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flying over fishing vessel (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer Jonathan R. Cilley)

Illegal fishing threatens food supplies, livelihoods

Illegal fishing costs countries around the world billions each year. Learn more about how the U.S. is helping combat this practice.
Ship moving across water (© Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese fishing fleet threatens Galápagos Islands’ wildlife

The People's Republic of China supports fishing fleets that threaten wildlife and local economies, including near the Galápagos Islands.
Woman in mask holding canister (NASA/Courtesy of Gabriela Vidad)

Grounded by pandemic, NASA interns keep researching

NASA interns have collected air pollution data from home during quarantines for COVID-19. See how interns have continued learning while social distancing.
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.
Sea turtle swimming over coral reef (© Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock)

These sea turtles face peril

Learn about the greatest threats to sea turtles, and how conservationists are working to ensure a future for these prehistoric creatures.