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#NoPlantB: Tackling Climate Change Before It’s Too Late

The issue of climate change has been personal to me throughout my career. I regularly discuss it with foreign leaders around the world and my colleagues here in the United States. But this isn't a problem just for governments. It should be personal for all of us because it affects all of us. Therefore, climate change requires global cooperation and urgent action by governments and individuals alike.

Celebrities join in the fight against climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio, himself a hybrid car owner, produced a film about global warming and serves on the boards of environmental organizations. Brad Pitt founded an organization to rebuild houses destroyed in a hurricane with ecofriendly materials. Harrison Ford traveled to Indonesia to take a firsthand look at the toll of deforestation in a television series about climate change.

Climate Data in 2013 Reflect Trends of Warming Planet

The report, released online July 17 by the American Meteorological Society, shows the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators, such as greenhouse gases, sea levels and global temperatures, continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet.

NASA Rover Gains Martian Vista from Ridgeline

The rim surrounding Endeavour Crater on Mars recedes southward, then sweeps around to the east in a vista (above) obtained by NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity. This view is from high on the south end of the Murray Ridge portion of the crater's western rim.

West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in the area from melting into the sea.

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11th Panorama of Ecological Films

Current environmental issues through the unconventional look 12 Greek and foreign filmmakers. On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 18:00, the curtain of the Panorama of Ecological Films entitled "Windows to the Planet" opens for the 11th consecutive year, organized by the Greek Society (ELLET.)

Secretary Kerry on Earth Day

The United States is proud to join countries around the world in celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day. I still remember participating in the very first Earth Day back in 1970. It helped to unleash a wave of grassroots activism that ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Green Cities and Blue Water

Kerri-Ann Jones is assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs. Dr. Jones is a scientist by training — a biochemist. Earth Day is a great time to reflect on the progress we are making to protect our environment and live more sustainably. As assistant secretary of state, I've seen firsthand the difference that a healthy environment can make in communities and cities around the world.

2013 Ranks Among 10 Warmest Years on Record

A scientific summary of 2013 weather data from around the world finds that the year ranked among the 10 hottest on record. The assessment comes from the State of the Climate — Annual 2013 report compiled by the National Climatic Data Center.

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Greeks Gone West

Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies - The Greek Story

Meet new U.S. Ambassador to Greece, David D. Pearce

Human Trafficking

Fourth of July, 2013!

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