living green

Large field of coal stored near power plant on river (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

These countries are saying no to coal

Learn about how the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States are pledging to become free of coal-fired power plants by 2035.
City skyline at night with bridge in front (© Rob Greebon/Alamy)

Blue Zones help many Americans stay healthy

Learn how 56 American cities are teaming up with the Blue Zones organization to improve the health and vitality of their communities.
Hand of woman plugging charging cable into electric vehicle (© Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)

A united world can beat back climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently laid out global action that the world can take to tackle climate change and spur economic growth.
'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Joe Biden at lectern, speaking and gesturing (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden

During the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, President Biden explained how the U.S. will lead the way in creating a global green economy.
Illustrated poster depicting people watering an Earth-shaped tree (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2021, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide movement. Download our Earth Day poster.
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.
Overhead view of city with blue-lighted walkways (© MVRDV/Ossip van Duivenbode)

Old highways and rail lines become gardens and walkways

Seoul, Sydney and Jerusalem are among cities that took a cue from New York and repurposed their old highways and railways into parks and trails.
Tubes and wires connected to plastic container (© Purdue Research Foundation)

U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.