environmental protection

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.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Preserve the Earth" (State Dept.)

Celebrating pollinators on Earth Day [poster]

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in danger. We rely on them for food. This poster can help raise awareness. Protect pollinators.
Man sitting on mountainside with dog by his side (© Reuters)

Iran continues its crackdown on environmentalists

Land and wildlife conservationists are frequent targets of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and are tried in secretive revolutionary courts.

In Iran, these basic freedoms are crimes [infographic]

You might be surprised that some commonplace activities that many people take for granted around the world are deemed illegal in Iran.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
School of fish swimming in ocean (© Arterra Picture Library/Alamy)

Nations band together to conserve fish in central Arctic Ocean

A 16-year moratorium on commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is one tool to protect the Arctic and its resources.
Portion of Earth Day 2018 poster (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

For Earth Day 2018, download this free poster

Marine animals around the world are threatened by plastic trash overwhelming our oceans. Download this free Earth Day poster and spread the word!
Clouds floating in the sky above a wide expanse of prairie land (Dennis Lingohr/APR)

A new kind of park emerges on the prairie

American Prairie Reserve, a public-private partnership, is bringing back buffalo, birds and big, open sky to the Montana prairie.