environmental protection

Person in lab coat, mask and gloves looking at instrument placed on fabric (© Bolt Threads)

Fashion from American innovators spares the environment

American companies Allbirds, Nothing New, Bolt Threads, and MycoWorks are tackling fast fashion's environmental footprint with biotech solutions.
Child wading through trash-filled water while carrying bag (© Solo Imaji/Barcroft Media/Getty Images)

U.S. invests in cleaning up plastic in oceans

The United States plans to invest in projects that aim to clear the plastic out of the world's oceans. Learn more about the initiative here.
Orangutan in tree (© Nature Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

China’s international building projects threaten biodiversity

The People's Republic of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is destroying habitats and threatening endangered species, according to conservationists.
Rows of shark fins on display (© Fiscalia General del Ecuador/AP Images)

Illegal fishing degrades the environment

Illegal, irregular and unreported fishing hurts more than economies; it also destroys the environment through habitat destruction and overfishing.
Dead fish (State Dept.)

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.