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Environment and Health

A malnourished girl in Malawi.

Audio Feeding the Vulnerable in Malawi

The United States’ is donating $15.7 million worth of food commodities to Malawi to assist a portion of the 2.8 million people in need of humanitarian food assistance. U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer made the announcement in late September. More

FILE - Men stand next to the wreckage of a tractor-trailer set ablaze by members of a drug cartel in Guadalajara, Mexico, May 1, 2015.

Audio Disrupting Support for a Drug Cartel

U.S. sanctions five Mexican businesses for support of Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion. More

A foreign delegate photographs damaged buildings at the Basantapur Durbar Square heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 24, 2015.

Audio Preserving Nepal's Heritage

The United States will help Nepal restore two historic and cultural treasures. U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde announced, earlier this month, two Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation, or AFCP, awards totaling $320,000. More

United States President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Audio Working Together, Nations Can Solve Problems

Over seven decades, the United Nations has forged a system of international rules and norms that is better, stronger and more stable than anything that came before it. More

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

Audio President Obama Welcomes Pope Francis

At the White House on September 23, President Barack Obama celebrated the visit to the United States of the first-ever Latin American Pontiff, Argentinian–born Pope Francis. More

More Environment and Health Editorials

Audio In Latin America, Fight Against Drugs Continues

Though Bolivia and Venezuela did not make meaningful efforts to meet their obligations to international counter-narcotics agreements over the past year, four Latin American countries made commendable progress.

Audio Burma Drug Curbs Continue to Fall Short

Burma is one of three nations, however, that have demonstrably failed to live up to their international counter-narcotics agreements or cooperate with the U.S. in its fight against illicit drug trafficking.

Audio U.S. Assists Demining in Afghanistan

The United States is committed to working with its Afghan and international partners to rid Afghanistan of the deadly threat of land mines.

Audio Partnering to Treat Disabled in Haiti

Program graduates Haiti's first class of technicians.

Audio Wind Energy for a Cleaner World

The U.S. wind energy industry continued growing at an impressive rate in 2014, further solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy, according to two reports recently released by the U.S. Energy Department.

Audio A Need to Act Faster on Global Warming

The Arctic is at the leading edge of climate change, and it is warming faster than any other region on earth, twice the rate of the global average.

Audio U.S. and Pakistan Partner to Fight Drug Abuse

Program educated students on their roles in combatting drug abuse in Pakistan.

Audio Partnership to Combat Illegal Fishing

New Oceans and Fisheries Partnership project will develop a system for documenting and tracing legal seafood products in the Coral Triangle region.

Audio Preserving Cambodia's Cultural Treasures

The United States and Cambodia are working together to conserve one of the world’s great cultural treasures.

Audio Restoring the Great Lakes

Initiative implemented more than 2500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Audio Sixty Years of Laos Relations

This month, the United States and Laos celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations: ties that commenced soon after Laos declared its independence in 1954.

Audio Helping West Africa Recover From Ebola Epidemic

Now, to help with the recovery, the U.S. Government will provide an additional $266 million.

Audio U.S., Mongolia Partners in Conservation

The United States and Mongolia are home to many unique species of wildlife. Cooperation in protecting these precious natural resources is one many outcomes of the good relationship between the United States and Mongolia.

Audio Coral Bleaching a Growing Threat in Ocean Waters

Scientists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect greater bleaching of corals of Northern Hemisphere reefs through October.

Audio Medical Research Keeps Up Fight Against Ebola

While there’s been much encouraging news about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in recent months, new infections with the virus continue, and the United States remains committed to doing what it takes to stop them.

Investing in Clean Energy

U.S. Department of Energy announces new and expanding initiatives to finance clean energy.

Audio Protecting Africa's Elephants

Destruction of one ton of confiscated elephant ivory in New York’s Times Square, sends clear message that the United States will not tolerate wildlife crimes.

Audio Promoting Clean Energy in the Lower Mekong Region

U.S. Assistance focuses on agriculture and food security, connectivity, education, energy security, environment and water, and health.

Audio ISIL Destroying World Heritage

ISIL has been engaged in the destruction and theft of some of the world’s most important heritage sites and antiquities, dating back thousands of years.

Audio Increased Protection for a Threatened Species

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe recently announced a final rule to classify all chimpanzees, both wild and captive, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, or ESA.