50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Mike Pompeo – Press Statement

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020   Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic growth and fostering ...
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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, ...
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Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

The science is clear. Diminished, depleted stocks of fish and other marine life  can recover in a protected habitat. That’s why creating additional protected areas is a priority for nations participating in Our Ocean, One Future , a conference to be hosted by the U.S. Department of State from September 15 to 16. U.S. marine sanctuaries protect natural and cultural features ...
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