environmental protection

These trucks will soon deliver cleaner air

Trucks move 70 percent of U.S. freight, but they emit as much CO2 as 130 coal plants. That’s why President Obama's new fuel-economy standards are crucial.
Workers on drilling platform (© AP Images)

Why did the judge block the environmental protection rule?

A judge has struck down the government's limits on drilling in federal lands using hydraulic fracturing, saying that regulators overstepped their authority.
Bees swarming around each other (© AP Images)

What’s the buzz on saving honeybees? [video]

Plant pollination, from bees and other animals, is an important part of agriculture and food production. Learn what you can do to keep bees healthy.
Baby orangutan wrapped in blanket, with arms outstretched (© AP Images)

New trade deal is big — especially for him

The most progressive trade deal in history, TPP includes commitments to expand conservation and environmental protection across the Asia-Pacific region.

Even small companies can make a big difference

When it comes to making a difference, companies don’t have to be huge. Small companies found success helping workers and communities build better lives.

42 million ways international trade helps the environment

International trade means boatloads of grain, oil and lug nuts, right? You'll be surprised at how much environmental conservation happens through trade.

Bees, bats, butterflies and why they matter

Bees, bats, butterflies and other birds and insects are hard-working pollinators, critical to food security. The U.S. wants to ensure they stay healthy.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The U.S. has been on a 50-year journey toward those goals, which are the focal point of World Environment Day, June 5.

Say “no” to soot

Black soot produced by carbon-based fuels is falling on the Arctic Ocean, absorbing heat and accelerating melting. Arctic nations want to reduce soot.