environmental protection

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.
Lake surrounded by mountains and trees (© Ray Bulson/Alamy)

The United States also has rainforests

From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.

Invest in our planet on Earth Day [poster]

Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.
2 beluga whales (© Waterframe/Alamy)

U.S. protects endangered species [photo gallery]

Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
Large blue ocean wave cresting (© Westend61 GmbH/Alamy)

The United States protects our ocean [photo gallery]

Learn about the upcoming Our Ocean Conference, April 13–14 in Palau, hosted jointly by Palau and the United States.
Group of people posing for photo outdoors (Care of KHC)

Americans making a difference in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. citizens are helping out in the Indo-Pacific, educating students and protecting the environment. Learn about their efforts.