environmental protection

Honeybee covered with pollen sitting on yellow flower (© Dancestrokes/Shutterstock.com)

Take this quiz to see if you have the buzz on...

In honor of World Honeybee Day on August 19, take our quiz on pollinators and learn about their environmental benefits.
Butterflies on flowers (Courtesy of Pollinator Partnership)

Planting to help pollinators becomes popular in the U.S.

From farms to college campuses, more and more Americans are planting bee-friendly gardens, lawns, orchards and public spaces.
Aerial view of fields and rainforest separated by roads (© Leo Correa/AP)

Pop quiz: What do you know about the health of our...

From the state of the climate crisis to endangered species to general environmental knowledge, how much do you know about our planet?
Earth Day 2023 poster with illustration of Earth and heavenly bodies as gears and hand holding wrench to fix them (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Download this poster for Earth Day 2023

For Earth Day, take time to think about how you can invest in our planet and why "everyone, everywhere" must do more.
Jefferson Memorial seen from across Tidal Basin and framed by cherry blossoms (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

As a memorial turns 80, it gets a boost

Washington's Tidal Basin/National Mall area is threatened by climate change. Learn about ideas to keep it viable for future generations.
Wind turbines on flat land against blue sky (© Enel Green Power)

How Blue Dot Network certification will boost global infrastructure

The U.S. and global partners are creating an infrastructure certification process to drive investment to quality projects around the world.
Silhouettes of people walking in front of sun near horizon (© Charlie Riedel/AP)

International action has helped ozone layer recover

Thanks to international efforts, the ozone layer could completely heal by 2066. Learn more about this decadeslong work.
Hippopotamus carrying baby on back in water (© Auscape/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

The U.S. works with partners to stop wildlife trafficking

Learn how the United States is working with countries around the globe to stop wildlife trafficking and protect ecosystems.
Aerial view of rainforest, vegetation and waterway (© Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Conserving the Congo Basin’s precious ecosystem

Learn how the United States is working with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to help preserve the Congo Basin.