water pollution

People sitting in front of three screens showing ocean life above stage (State Dept./Jesse Alpert)

Leaders commit to action at Our Ocean Conference

From April 13–14, leaders from government and private organizations gathered in Palau to discuss the climate crisis and saving the ocean.
Large blue ocean wave cresting (© Westend61 GmbH/Alamy)

The United States protects our ocean [photo gallery]

Learn about the upcoming Our Ocean Conference, April 13–14 in Palau, hosted jointly by Palau and the United States.
Aerial photo of bridge over river (© NoriD'Petir/Shutterstock.com)

U.S. and ASEAN utilities join to address water issues

World Water Day is March 22! Learn about the various partnerships between U.S. and ASEAN urban water utilities that address water challenges.
Group of people posing for photo outdoors (Care of KHC)

Americans making a difference in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. citizens are helping out in the Indo-Pacific, educating students and protecting the environment. Learn about their efforts.
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.