environmental protection

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.

Tom Szaky: Staying one step ahead of the world’s trash

Tom Szaky dropped out of Princeton University to collect trash. He founded TerraCycle to keep garbage out of landfills and incinerators, where it releases...