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World Food Day brings USAID action on food security

USAID is training farmers and taking other steps to increase food security worldwide, focusing on countries hard hit by the climate crisis.
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COP27 takes place in a moment of challenge and opportunity

The United States and more than 190 other countries are heading to Egypt for COP27 in November. Learn more here.
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MacArthur Foundation celebrates ‘exceptional creativity’

The MacArthur Foundation honored 25 individuals in 2022 for their creativity in fields such as math, science and music. Meet three of them.
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Tiger populations are on the rise

Recent assessments suggest that tiger populations have risen by 40% around the world from what they were in 2010.
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Biden’s first national monument teems with history and wildlife

President Biden has designated the Camp Hale–Continental Divide National Monument, which will protect over 21,000 hectares.
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Helping people before, during and after natural disasters

Learn about the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role in responding in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
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U.S. steps up climate investments in Pacific islands

The U.S. is strengthening relationships with long-standing Pacific island partners, including through new climate measures.
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Cooling cities with Smart Surface technology

Learn about a wide array of urban design technologies that can reduce cities' temperatures by 3 degrees Celsius.
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Combating nature crimes

The United States and Norway are helping create guidelines for how countries around the world can crack down on the illegal wildlife trade.