President Obama

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping shaking hands (© AP Images)

Hailing cooperation, U.S. and China join global climate deal

U.S. and China, who produce 38 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, have joined the Paris accord to keep the Earth's temperature from rising.
A bushy undersea sponge (NOAA via AP Images)

The U.S. now has world’s largest marine protected area

President Obama has expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species.
President Obama with virtual reality goggles (White House / Pete Souza)

Experience Yosemite in virtual reality with President Obama

President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality with a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
Aerial view of grassy area and fountain, with park logo and the number 100 in center (© AP Images)

National Park Service creates ‘living emblem’ in Washington

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday with a living emblem made by people holding umbrellas in its colors on Washington's National Mall.
Michelle Obama and Barack Obama dancing (© AP Images)

5 discoveries from Obama’s playlist

What do your music preferences say about you? Reaching Number 1 globally on Spotify, President Obama may have discovered a new career as a playlist maker.
President Obama shaking hands with Grace Jerry (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

Obama has a message for young African leaders

1,000 young African leaders will gather in Washington for the third annual YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. The main attraction will be President Obama.
People gathered, signs raised, flags waving (© AP Images)

Convention speeches can be star makers

The Republican and Democratic 2016 National Conventions will host famous names in U.S. politics, but there will also be faces that aren’t so familiar. Yet.
Mariana Costa Checa standing next to Mark Zuckerberg and Obama (U.S. Embassy Lima)

Her cameo with Obama and Zuckerberg makes a whole country proud...

Mariana Costa Checa of Laboratoria discussed her company in front of cameras with President Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Girl looking out window (© AP Images)

A year of strengthening U.S.-Cuba ties

On July 20, 2015, the U.S. and Cuba re-established full diplomatic ties, and they are working together on environmental issues and more.