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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment   Environmental Action Connects the Dots in Miami On May 5th, people around the world volunteered, documented, educated and protested as part of an international day of action to help the world “connect the dots” between extreme weather and global warming.  Since Miami will be one of the first metropolitan areas to be affected by sea level […]

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 Welcome to Visions for a Sustainable Future. Here we present current stories from around the world highlighting ways that people are making it more sustainable. If you have an idea for such a story, please send us a link via our Facebook page.   […]

Connecting the Dots in Miami

It was a great day in Miami – sunny and 80 degrees – when we met up with a dozen local activists from 350.org and the Sierra Club as part of an international day of action to help the world "connect the dots" between extreme weather events and global warming. Global warming is already impacting our weather – from more severe […]

Global warming deniers resort to all time low

Stupid, irrational, illogical and evil are just a few of the words that come to mind when reading about The Heartland Institute's new billboard campaign that tries to discredit global warming science by linking it to mass murders like Charles Manson and Osama bin Laden. Yes, you read that right. This is unfortunately not a parody or the work of some […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment  The Numbers Are In: Big Oil Releases First Quarter Profits The numbers are in and the five big oil companies — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell earned a combined $33.5 billion for the first quarter of 2012. That’s $368 million per day. But despite huge quarterly profits for the world’s most profitable industry — the […]

Release: Rolling ad confronts DC politicians with the face of Wolf Killing

  Photos of dead and maimed wolves recently posted online have started a firestorm of controversy over renewed hunting and trapping of the once federally protected animals.  Environmental Action, a national environmental organization founded in 1970 that helped push for passage of the Endangered Species Act decades ago, has been leading an online campaign to build support for protecting wolves again. But this week […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Rolling ad confronts DC politicians with the face of Wolf Killing Photos of dead and maimed wolves posted online in recent weeks, have started a firestorm of controversy over renewed hunting and trapping of the once federally protected animals. Environmental Action  – a national Environmental Group founded in 1970 that helped push for passage of the […]

Earth Day Every Day

TweetFounded on April 22, 1970, Earth Day and Environmental Action share a birthday. This year, we're launching a summer of actions to show a new vision for the environmental movement that moves beyond the beltway finger pointing and pollution cleanup to a new vision for our country and economy – one without pollution or waste, where there's enough clean […]

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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Obama Creates Fracking Oversight Group  On Friday, President Obama issued an executive order creating a high-level task force to coordinate federal oversight of natural gas production.  The task force, to be chaired by White House energy advisor Heather Zichal, will be made up of members from the Defense Department, Energy Department, Interior Department, Commerce Department and […]

You’ll Need A Script For That

Good news! Well sort of… The FDA announced yesterday that farmers and ranchers will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in farm animals, ending a 35 year-old practice of using antibiotics to help animals grow larger.  In a statement, the FDA explained, “antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria or other microbes develop the ability to resist the effects […]

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