U.S. sanctions Venezuelan state-owned oil company

The United States is protecting natural resources and preserving revenue for the Venezuelan people through sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA.

Almost everybody’s in … high participation raises spirits before climate summit

At COP21, participating countries are planning on adapting to and slowing the effects of climate change. Do you know what your country is pledging?

A boy’s dilemma over holiday lights and other environmental tales

Learn about 10 kids around the world who recently received Action for Nature's Young Eco-Hero Awards for their environmental leadership and innovations.

California drought inspires innovative approaches

As drought in California continues into a fourth year, the water shortage is driving farmers and residents to adopt efficient technologies and practices.

Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

Marine sanctuaries protect nature while allowing people to use the waters sustainably. On World Ocean Day, read about U.S. marine sanctuaries.
President Obama speaking at podium in front of mountains and trees at Yosemite National Park (© AP Images)

‘Protect our parks, and protect this planet for generations’

While visiting Yosemite to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, President Obama asked people to protect our parks and our future.
Solar Impulse 2 plane flying over city (© AP Images)

They did it! Pilots complete their flight around the world in...

Powered by the sun, and storing energy in lithium batteries, two pilots flew this historic plane 35,000 kilometers around the world.
Wind turbines silhouetted by sun (AP Images)

Communities win with renewable energy

Americans love to compete. It might be baseball, or basketball or...green power? Beginning in 2013, a number of U.S. cities stepped up to the...
Fish made of recycled products in front of State Department (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Ocean art at State Department illustrates threat to marine life

A colorful fish made of plastic debris recovered from the ocean is displayed outside of the State Department to bring awareness of polluted waters.