environmental protection

Wind turbines over rolling hills (© Christine Birch Ferrelli)

What’s in the biggest U.S. climate legislation ever passed?

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, taking giant leaps to combat the climate crisis.
Native American sitting on rim of canyon playing flute (NPS History Collection/Thomas C. Gray)

Native Americans protect heritage, connect visitors to nature at U.S. parks

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is August 9. Get to know Charles Sams III, director of the U.S. National Park Service.
Low angle of vehicle passing sunflowers on side of road (© Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

The latest buzz about U.S. roads

Diseases, pesticides and habitat loss threaten wild pollinators like bees. Learn how a new U.S. grant program aims to reverse that trend.
Fish swimming under water (© Damsea/Shutterstock.com)

The climate crisis threatens these marine creatures [photo gallery]

About 1 out of 3 ocean species will be extinct by 2100 if immediate climate action isn't taken soon, says a new report.
Snorkeler swimming near whale shark (© Helmut Corneli/Alamy)

Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and how you can help.
Cars on road at sunset (© Artens/Shutterstock)

Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
View of Earth from space (State Dept.)

Protecting our planet on Earth Day [video]

This Earth Day, learn what the United States is doing to help mitigate the effects of the climate crisis for a healthier planet.
People sitting in front of three screens showing ocean life above stage (State Dept./Jesse Alpert)

Leaders commit to action at Our Ocean Conference

From April 13–14, leaders from government and private organizations gathered in Palau to discuss the climate crisis and saving the ocean.
Children playing in large field of plastic waste (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

U.S. works to reduce plastic pollution

Private and public sectors in the United States are working to combat plastic pollution in landfills and in the ocean. Learn more here.