Environmental Issues

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April 9, 2014

STEMatState: Eco-Friendly Embassies

Global climate change is a challenge that requires innovations in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) to solve. The Department… more
March 19, 2014

Law Enforcement Efforts Underway to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

My colleagues and I in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) are focused on the topic… more
March 7, 2014

'We Need To Elevate the Environment in Everything We Do'

On March 7, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry issued instructions to all diplomats around the world on combating climate… more
March 3, 2014

Opinion: End Illegal Wildlife Trafficking on World Wildlife Day

Today, the world celebrates the first ever World Wildlife Day . Here in America, the bald eagle, the grizzly bear,… more
February 15, 2014

Secretary Kerry To Discuss Climate Change in Indonesia

This weekend, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Jakarta as part of his fifth trip to Asia… more
January 23, 2014

One Million Trees Planted in Morocco

First, think of something that provides shade from the sun, helps soil quality, absorbs carbon dioxide, and can be a… more
December 20, 2013

Elevating Awareness of Marine Debris

One person’s trash can be another person’s treasure -- or an art project, in this case. This fall, the Department… more
November 20, 2013

Outlining U.S. Climate Progress On the World Stage

This week, I am in Warsaw, Poland at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP 19) spreading the word about the… more
November 14, 2013

The Crush on Wildlife

Today, in Denver, the Department of the Interior is destroying the United States' entire stock of confiscated contraband ivory --… more

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