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    Dawn Captures New Images of Dwarf Planet
Dawn Captures New Images of Dwarf Planet

The Dawn spacecraft observes dwarf planet Ceres from a distance of 383,000 kilometers and photographs more than half its surface at a resolution of 27 pixe...

Texts & Transcripts



State Dept. on Nomination for Chair of Climate Change Panel

The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of Chris Field to serve as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the leading scie...


Proclamation on Browns Canyon National Monument

President Obama issues a proclamation establishing the Browns Canyon National Monument on federal land in Colorado.


Kerry at Signing of Agreement on Monitoring Air Quality

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the signing ceremony for the agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality at U.S. dipl...


Pamphlets

2014-02-10

    Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Respect and Protect
Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Respect and Protect

Illicit trade in threatened and endangered species is a multibillion-dollar business, and the increasingly intense demand for products derived from Africa’...

2013-01-17

    STEM: Making a Difference
STEM: Making a Difference

Meet some young people who are using STEM to have fun and make a difference.

2011-08-16

    California: Changing the Game on Climate
California: Changing the Game on Climate

California passes the Global Warming Solutions Act, a comprehensive law aimed at reducing the state's carbon emissions, in 2006.

Publications

2014-01-31

    EJ|USA: Earth Day 2014 — Paint the Town Green
EJ|USA: Earth Day 2014 — Paint the Town Green

To celebrate Earth Day, we show you the innovations of big cities going green.

2013-01-22

    Science: The New Frontier
Science: The New Frontier

Scientific discovery is an intellectual adventure that benefits all of humanity.

2012-11-30

    eJournal USA: Go Wild! Coming Together for Conservation
eJournal USA: Go Wild! Coming Together for Conservation

Every year, thousands of animal species go extinct. Animals that once roamed the Earth in abundance are permanently disappearing from our planet at a hear...

Articles

2015-02-12

    A Road Map to Fighting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade
A Road Map to Fighting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade

The new Implementation Plan for the President’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking will be a road map to fighting poaching and illegal wi...

2015-02-04

    Fighting Wildlife Trafficking in an Indonesian Hotspot
Fighting Wildlife Trafficking in an Indonesian Hotspot

“From orangutans and cassowaries to Komodo dragons and cockatoos, Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most iconic species — many of which are illegall...

2015-01-05

    A Different Approach to Building Ebola Clinics in Liberia
A Different Approach to Building Ebola Clinics in Liberia

A new approach to building Ebola treatment centers in West Africa — using bamboo — is both decorative and practical.

Photo Galleries

2013-01-22

    What Is Best About Science
What Is Best About Science

Several recipients of the 2010 and 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers reveal what they think is best about science.

2012-11-30

    U.S. National Parks: Wild Spaces, Wild Species
U.S. National Parks: Wild Spaces, Wild Species

The creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 sparked a great American conservation movement and tradition. Since then, the U.S. national park system ...

2012-03-30

    A Changing Planet
A Changing Planet

This photo gallery shows the many and varied effects of climate change around the world.

Videos

2014-10-14

Innovative Cities: Oakland, California

These hydrogen buses might be larger than cars, but they are greener.

2014-09-11

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day

Think we can survive without the ocean? Think again.

2014-09-10

Jack Johnson’s Two Steps to Help Protect Our Ocean

Singer and songwriter Jack Johnson describes when his love for the ocean began and discusses steps we can take to help protect it.