The Marico sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis) lives in eastern and southern Africa. These beautiful #pollinators seek out long tubular flowers with lots of nectar. Some plants pollinated by sunbirds have even adapted their flowers’ shape and size to match the birds’ beaks. When the birds drink the nectar, pollen gets dusted on their head, throat, or chest, which allows them to pollinate other...
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The Marico sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis lives in eastern and southern Africa These
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity! This peacock spider belongs to the most diverse group of species in the animal kingdom, arthropoda. Scientists estimate there may be as many as 10 million different arthropod species, which include other spiders, insects, scorpions, crabs, barnacles, and other organisms that all contribute to the variety of life on our planet!

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State Department GIST Net alums are supporting future change makers at #ImaginecupMEA
State Department GIST Net alums are supporting future change makers at ImaginecupMEA
Today is #EndangeredSpeciesDay! We are celebrating efforts to protect species at risk of extinction due to wildlife trafficking, such as tigers. Learn about how you can help conserve species and reduce illegal trade of endangered species at: goo.gl/9aFzls
Today is EndangeredSpeciesDay We are celebrating efforts to protect species at risk
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A study from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicates that as many as 1.8 billion additional milkweed plants need to be planted across North America to help Monarch butterflies reestablish a sustainable population level. Milkweed is the only plant the caterpillars of this amazing #pollinator can eat. Live in North America? Help out and plant milkweed. Live elsewhere? Plant native...
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A study from the US Geological Survey USGS indicates that as many
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The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with USAID - US Agency for International Development and Nathan and Associates, Inc, recently hosted a workshop focusing on "Building a Pipeline for Girls and Women- Coding a Way to Success." Nearly 70 energized participants from governments, academia, and the business community from member economies in the APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...
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Today on #InternationalMigratoryBirdDay, we are celebrating the importance of stopover sites, which are crucial resource-rich habitats where birds rest and refuel before continuing along their journeys, which can stretch thousands of miles across continents and oceans. Migratory birds may stop at a wildlife refuge, a city park, or maybe even your own backyard. Learn how you can help birds...
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Today on InternationalMigratoryBirdDay we are celebrating the importance of stop
Throughout the past two years as the Chairman of the Arctic Council, the United States has successfully enhanced Arctic Ocean safety, security and stewardship. The U.S. has worked with Arctic Council members to enhance search and rescue readiness, share assets and communications, and increase safety in the Arctic. Additionally, with ice melt expected to open new international shipping...
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“Now, more than ever, international cooperation is critical."
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Arctic Council Ministerial 2017

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The United States has concluded a successful two-year Arctic Council Chairmanship with concrete achievements that have increased economic development opportunities in the Arctic region. Under U.S. leadership, the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group produced the Economy of the North (ECONOR) III report, which provides statistical information and data about the circumpolar...
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The United States has concluded a successful twoyear Arctic Council Chairmanship with
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The United States has been an Arctic nation with important interests in the region since the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.
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Understanding Our Shared Commitment to the Arctic

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On May 11, the United States will host the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year U.S. Chairmanship to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. The Arctic States will be joined by delegations from the...
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On May 11 the United States will host the 10th Arctic Council
Do you #knowyourair? Some days, air quality can be at good to moderate levels, resulting in air that is easy to breathe. Other days, air quality can be at unhealthy or even hazardous levels, which can lead to poor health and air that is difficult to breathe. Check out your local area’s air quality index to find out how healthy your local air is to breathe: goo.gl/JPbV9w #AirQualityAwarenessWeek
Do you knowyourair Some days air quality can be at good to
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Many people know that adult butterflies need nectar, but did you know they also need salt and minerals to stay healthy? These amazing #pollinators harvest nutrients by “puddling,” using their tongues to pull minerals from damp soil or sand.

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Many people know that adult butterflies need nectar but did you know
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency created an air quality partnership in February 2015 that provides U.S. citizens and government personnel with better information about air quality at some U.S. missions across the globe. The air quality monitors measure airborne fine particulate matter and inform Americans overseas so they can protect themselves from...
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The US Department of State and the US Environmental Protection Agency created
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Air pollution is the fourth leading risk factor in premature death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. People exposed to high levels of air pollutants have an increased chance of health effects such as heart disease and damage to their immune, neurological, and respiratory systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggestions for how to protect yourself when...
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Air pollution is the fourth leading risk factor in premature death worldwide
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On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Chargé Theodore Allegra signed three amended protocols to the United States-CERN 2015 cooperation agreement on May 2. The agreements will enable the U.S. and CERN to contribute technical equipment and scientific expertise to support the U.S.-hosted Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility in Illinois and South Dakota as well as the High-Luminosity Large...
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From May 1 – 5, we will be celebrating #AirQualityAwarenessWeek! Air pollution occurs when harmful substances are released into the Earth’s atmosphere from sources such as power plants, manufacturing facilities, motor vehicles, landfills or waste sites, and controlled burning sites. The most common, harmful pollutants are ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, lead, sulfur...
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From May 1 5 we will be celebrating AirQualityAwarenessWeek Air pollution occurs
Have you seen the “super bloom” taking place in the western United States? This phenomenon naturally occurs when extended winter rains fall in areas affected by drought, waking up dormant plant seeds and resulting in an abundance of native flowers significantly more than a typical year. The super bloom also attracts large numbers of native #pollinators, which might not otherwise visit these...
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Where to see the best wildflower shows around Los Angeles

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