Close-up of two pairs of hands planting cedar sapling (Courtesy of the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative)

Restoring Lebanon’s cedar forests

The legendary cedars of Lebanon, long threatened by deforestation, are making a comeback, thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Panda hanging from tree branch (© AP Images)

Bye-bye, Bao Bao [video]

Washington is saying its farewells to Bao Bao, the beloved giant panda that leaves the National Zoo and heads to China on February 21.
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!
Color-coded map showing Earth's temperatures (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Lori Perkins/Kathryn Mersmann)

How NASA fights climate change from space

NASA's satellites and other precise measuring tools are informing the U.S. government's renewed effort to fight climate change.
Snow leopard with triplets (© Animal Press/Barcroft Images/Getty Images)

October 23 is International Snow Leopard Day

On October 23, International Snow Leopard Day we celebrate the endangered mountain feline, whose health reflects the health of important ecosystems.
Three species of coral (Courtesy of Antonio Rodríguez Canto)

You’ve never seen coral like this before [video]

We often forget that coral are living, breathing, moving animals. Watch this video of coral moving and learn how you can protect them.
Two ships at sea (U.S. Coast Guard)

Teamwork, technology fight illegal fishing

The United States is working with partners to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world. Here's how.

Celebrate #OurOcean2015

Our ocean covers 75 percent of the Earth’s surface, and June 8, World Oceans Day, is a time to think about the vital importance of these vast waters.
Field with large solar installations (Courtesy of SunPower)

Solar energy lights the way from California to Africa

A combination of local, state, and federal laws and incentives in California boosted their solar use to power millions of homes.