Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry spoke by phone with UN Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed today and expressed the United States’ continued support for the UN-led Yemen peace negotiations, highlighting that these talks are the best opportunity to bring an end to the conflict.

Washington, DC - Building on President Obama’s unprecedented steps to address climate change, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is today releasing final guidance for Federal agencies on how to consider the impacts of their actions on climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Benin as you celebrate the 56th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 1.

Washington, DC - Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider will visit Vientiane, Laos from August 2-5 and join Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Barbara Weisel and U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian for the ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting.

Los Angeles, California - Research by UCLA biologists published today presents strong evidence that the scientific reason advanced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act is incorrect.