Stalks of wheat in field (@ Guillermo Isidoro Barea Vargas/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Alamy)

U.S. and Brazil team up to protect world’s wheat supply

Kansas State University scientists are partnering with Brazilian researchers in finding creative ways to stop wheat blast disease.
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You don’t have to win an Oscar to fight climate change...

During his acceptance speech for winning the Academy Award for best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio used the platform to address #climatechange.

In America, we all #ActOnClimate

In the U.S., the government and the private sector are all doing their part to power a clean-energy revolution.
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Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...
Workmen installing solar panels on building rooftop (U.S. Department of Energy)

Big roofs mean big solar at top U.S. retailers

If U.S. supermarkets and shopping centers covered underused roof space with solar panels, it could generate enough clean energy for several million homes.
Drawing of satellite orbiting Earth (State Dept.)video

Sea level is rising. Here’s what we can do about it....

Sea levels are rising faster than expected. Find out what this means for you and our planet in this video.
Spiral graph showing rising global temperature data (Ed Hawkins)

You haven’t seen climate change like this before

Climate scientist Ed Hawkins has created a dramatic animation to illustrate how much global temperatures have risen over the past 166 years.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.

These lab sleuths track murders of a different sort

Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative of transnational crimes, generating $8 billion to $10 billion a year. Meet the team is working to stop it.