Environment

Regulators, Business Must Work Together for Clean-Energy Economy

Aerial photo of solar panel display (AP Images)

The administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to bridge a gulf that some see separating environmental regulations and strong economic growth.

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U.S. Will Launch WTO Talks on Environmental Goods Agreement

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The Obama administration has announced its intent to begin negotiations on a new trade agreement in the WTO aimed at eliminating tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods.

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Water, Energy Key to Food Security, USAID Says

Senegalese standing behind solar panels

Increasing pressure on fragile land and water resources makes it more critical than ever to ensure that these resources are used effectively and sustainably to feed a swelling global population.

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International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security

I would like to reiterate Secretary Kerry’s continued commitment to tackling this illegal trade.

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U.S. Steps Up Campaign Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Five trophies, including tiger and other rare cats (Operation Cobra II)

U.S. experts in investigations of wildlife trafficking and enforcement of trafficking laws are about to begin duty in Bangkok and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says

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Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Kerry Recruits Partners to Seek Sustainable Ocean Solutions

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Secretary Kerry plans to focus international diplomacy on the threats to the world’s oceans and the resources they provide to humankind in a June conference in Washington.

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USAID Supports Launch of New Forest Watch Tool

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How is the latest U.S. satellite and mobile technology helping 350 million of the world’s poorest people — including 60 million indigenous people — safeguard their homes and livelihoods?

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Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks on Climate Change

When 97 percent of scientists agree on anything, we need to listen, and we need to respond.

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White House on U.S. Strategy to Counter Illegal Wildlife Trade

The United States announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The Strategy will strengthen U.S. leadership on addressing the serious and urgent conservation and global security threat posed by illegal trade in wildlife.

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