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Environment and Health

Blood is tested at the AIDS Care Training and Support Initiative, South Africa courtesy of PEPFAR. (File)

Audio Doubling Down To Defeat HIV/AIDS

Much has changed in the three decades since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was identified. More

Blood is tested at the AIDS Care Training and Support Initiative (ACTS) at White River Junction, South Africa. The center is partly funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Audio Doubling Down to Defeat HIV/AIDs

Much has changed in the three decades since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was identified. More

Audio Bringing Electricity to Africa's Underserved

Lack of inexpensive, reliable energy delivery is one of the chief obstacles to growth and development in much of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. More

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli presents the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Former Vice President of Operations for Wagner Asia Equipment, LLC Bob Barrows, at t

Audio 2014 Ace Awards

U.S. honors U.S.-owned businesses that undertake responsible activities to improve lives and advance the needs of local communities around the world. More

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Audio Seeking More Protection for Fresh Water Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a proposed rule to address the growing illegal trade in native turtles that may threaten their survival as species. More

More Environment and Health Editorials

Audio Investment in Young People Defines Future

Reproductive health services help young people preserve their options, pursue future goals and even save their own lives.

Audio Kerry on APEC

U.S. is committed to working with APEC partners to build a stable regional economic order.

Audio U.S. - China Climate Change Announcement

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have made an ambitious announcement to fight climate change, with both countries setting significant goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Audio World Leaders Step Up the Fight Against Ebola

Heads of state said they were committed to do what is necessary to ensure a coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak and address its medium-term economic and humanitarian costs.

Audio Preserving Uzbekistan's Cultural Heritage

The U.S. Embassy supports exhibition of restored archaeological artifacts.

Audio Global Effort Needed to Prevent Climate Change

According to the recent synthesis report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, our planet is in deep trouble.

Audio Travel Ban is No Answer in Ebola Crisis

Amid concern by many in the United States over the possible spread of Ebola fever, government officials have begun limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African nations to arrival at five U.S. airports.

Audio Confronting Ebola a Top U.S. Priority

The U.S. is actively engaged in fighting the Ebola outbreak. It has deployed more than 750 U.S. government personnel to West Africa, making this the largest-ever U.S. response to a global health crisis.

Audio Bold Commitment Needed To Stem Climate Change

Countries are working to reach a global climate agreement at the 2015 climate conference in Paris, France.

Audio International Effort Needed to Fight Ebola

The United States calls on the international community to join us in this fight.

Audio Observing International Day of the Girl Child

We believe that every girl in the world deserves to have a chance to live up to her dreams and aspirations.

Audio For Healthier Oceans, Responsible Stewardship Needed

The United States is committed to improving the health of our ocean.

Audio World Heritage in Peril

ISIL and other violent militant groups rampaging in Syria and Iraq are doing their best to erase the history of this, the cradle of civilization.

Audio Obama Welcomes Modi to U.S.

President Barack Obama recently welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House.

Audio U.S. Priorities at the 69th General Assembly

Many pressing global issues are being discussed, in what Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman said is a “challenging time for the United States and its partners.”

Audio Building a More Resilient Nepal

Three new programs with up to $70 million in funds that will help communities more quickly recover from natural disasters and other stressors.

Audio U.S. Mobilizes Response to Ebola Crisis

President Barack Obama announced that the United States will soon send 3,000 military personnel and stepped-up medical aid to West Africa.

Audio Capturing Carbon For A Cleaner Planet

A coal-fired power plant in Texas is on its way to capturing 1.4 million tons of carbon dioxide, or CO2 that previously would have been released into the air.

Audio Helping Vulnerable Children, Improving Africa's Future

Given that half of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 18, it is not surprising that the continent’s population is expected to exceed four billion by the year 2100.

Audio Mobilizing Health Workers to Fight Ebola

The United States has spent more than $100 million responding to the Ebola outbreak.