Environmental Protection

Dead fish (State Dept.)video

China’s overfishing and pollution harm the world’s oceans [video]

By engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world, China destroys invaluable marine ecosystems. Learn more here.
Solar panels in agricultural field (© Fly_and_Dive/Shutterstock)

On the rise in America: Bachelor’s degrees in environmental science

More and more students in the United States are earning bachelor's degrees in environmental science. Learn what's involved.
U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flying over fishing vessel (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer Jonathan R. Cilley)

Illegal fishing threatens food supplies, livelihoods

Illegal fishing costs countries around the world billions each year. Learn more about how the U.S. is helping combat this practice.
Ship moving across water (© Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese fishing fleet threatens Galápagos Islands’ wildlife

The People's Republic of China supports fishing fleets that threaten wildlife and local economies, including near the Galápagos Islands.
Plate of vegetables and meat (© Barry Teshima/Air Protein)

U.S. ‘game changers’ continue to lead tech innovation

The World Economic Forum has honored many U.S. companies for technological advances. See how U.S. innovators are improving how we live.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
Illustrated poster depicting a poison dart frog and fire ants (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2020, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide commemoration in its 50th year. Download our Earth Day poster.
Aircraft dropping red substance on fire (© Noah Berger/AP Images)

U.S. sends firefighters to Australia to help fight blazes

The United States is sending firefighters and wildfire specialists to Australia to help fight the fires that have already consumed millions of hectares.
Cockpit of autogyro plane above lake (© Andrew Macdonald/Alamy)

U.S. trains Kenyan pilots to fight poachers more effectively

A U.S. grant will train Kenya Wildlife Service pilots to fly gyroplanes in their fight against poaching, a major source of funding for terrorism.