Water Pollution

Snorkeler swimming near whale shark (© Helmut Corneli/Alamy)

Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and what you can do to help.
Nanay Lilian Gordoncillo next to table with dispensers (USAID)

5 ways USAID empowers women as leaders against climate crisis

When they have a seat at the table, women contribute to decisionmaking on natural resources and potential climate solutions.
Child wading through trash-filled water while carrying bag (© Solo Imaji/Barcroft Media/Getty Images)

U.S. invests in cleaning up plastic in oceans

The United States plans to invest in projects that aim to clear the plastic out of the world's oceans. Learn more about the initiative here.
Discarded plastic bottle on beach (© Wayne Parry/AP Images)

New U.S. strategy targets marine litter worldwide

The United States is working with international partners to reduce marine litter. Learn more about a new U.S. strategy for tackling this global challenge.
Hazardous waste containers piled up near water (© Sam Mednick/AP Images)

China’s development projects export environmental devastation

China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative is rife with corrupt construction projects that harm the environment in countries around the world.
Dead fish (State Dept.)video

China’s overfishing and pollution harm the world’s oceans [video]

By engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world, China destroys invaluable marine ecosystems. Learn more here.
Three children floating in canoe on river (© Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Under Maduro regime, indigenous people suffer

Learn how the illegitimate Maduro regime has endangered Venezuela's indigenous population while blocking access to the democratic process.
People collecting water from a leaking pipe (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health

Lack of safe drinking water is accelerating the crisis in Venezuela, as illnesses transmitted by contaminated water are on the rise.
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!