Earth seen from space (© AP Images)video

April 21: Earth Day – seeing our planet from above and...

Join us for an interactive webchat to learn how different ways of seeing our planet affect how we think about it. Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Solar house on a sunny day (Courtesy University of Puerto Rico)

You can’t build a green home without a green architect

Shane Gring had a degree in architecture and a certificate in green homebuilding. He saw growing demand for energy-efficient homes. And he knew that...
Shoreline covered with plastic soda bottles (Shutterstock)

Tide turns against plastic ocean pollution

From the deep sea to Arctic ice, oceans are under enormous stress from millions of tons of plastic trash, which can remain in the environment for centuries.
Amur tiger in the snow (© Aaron Barnes/Alamy)

One tiger’s journey from the brink of extinction

In the Russian Far East, an endangered Amur tiger was released back into the wild in 2017, giving conservationists hope for the species’ future. The news comes just in time for World Wildlife Day on March 3.
Illustration of wind blowing turbine (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

5 myths about wind energy

Wind energy has come a long way. Today it's more efficient and cheaper than ever. What do you think you know about wind energy that isn't true?
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.
Landscape with green hills, lake and mountains (© AP Images/La Tercera)

U.S. group gives national parks to Chile

An American environmental group signed an agreement with Chile’s government to donate huge tracts of land for new national parks.
Tiger shark with mouth open (Shutterstock)

Not in our soup: U.S. businesses embrace sustainable fishing

High-profile U.S. companies are taking action to save marine life because bad fishing practices are harming ocean resources.
Fluffy white weasel standing on hind legs in snow (© National Geographic/Michael S. Quinton)

For World Wildlife Day, check out these cool photos

As you mark World Wildlife Day on March 3, take a look at this collection of cool animal photos — wildlife in their wintry U.S. habitats.