Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

Environment and Health

Reef fish swim among the coral in Kimbe Bay off Papua New Guinea’s New Britain.

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. More

Parts of Phnom Bakheng temple in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province being restored.

Audio Preserving Cambodia's Cultural Treasures

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

Lake Huron in the U.S. state of Michigan (file photo).

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. More

President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony with Mai Sayavongs, Ambassador of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), in the Oval Office, Aug. 3, 2015.  (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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. More

The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study launched at Liberia's John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, June 17, 2015.

Audio Helping West Africa Recover From Ebola Epidemic

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

More Environment and Health Editorials

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.

Audio Helping the Most Vulnerable Prepare for Climate Change

The question is not whether the Earth’s climate is changing, but how are we going to adjust to the effects of climate change.

Audio U.S. Priorities in the Arctic

As the new chair of the Arctic Council, the United States has made cooperation to reduce emissions, protection of communities from the impacts of climate change, and the building of foundational climate science key pillars of its agenda.

Audio World Oceans Day 2015

What will YOU do to protect our ocean? Tell us on social media using hashtag #OurOcean2015.

Treating Diseases of the Poorest

Neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, are chronic disabling illnesses that thrive in areas with poor sanitation, lack of clean drinking water and scant access to medication.

Combatting Wildlife Trafficking in Laos

The governments of the United States and Lao PDR presented a Multilateral Wildlife Trafficking Workshop in Vientiane from May 6-8.

Audio Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons

“Can we really create a future in which nuclear weapons exist only within the pages of history books? The answer is yes.”

Audio Leading the Effort to Mitigate Climate Change

The target is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels in the year 2025.

Audio Managing Changes in the Arctic

The Arctic is changing. It is warming faster than any other region on earth, twice the rate of the global average.

Audio Helping Africa Combat Epidemic Disease

In agreement between the AU and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, will establish an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Audio Next Steps Toward Eliminating Malaria

Over the past decade the United States and its partners have helped the target countries make significant strides toward controlling malaria.

Audio Earth Day 2015

On April 22, the United States observes Earth Day, an opportunity to reflect on the impact of humans on the earth, and to consider how we as individuals can ensure that our impact is positive.

Audio Obama at Summit of the Americas

At his first Summit of the Americas in 2009, President Barack Obama promised a new chapter of engagement in Latin America based on equal partnerships to address shared challenges.