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Shares for Facebook and Twitter: Week of August 17, 2018

In this week’s shares for social media: hero EPA scientists speak out against Trump administration’s bad science, missing male sea turtles and more.Shares for FacebookShares for Twitter❇️ Good news! A federal court just ordered the EPA to ban the sale of a dangerous pesticide.☠️ Even small amounts of #chlorpyrifos can damage neurological development in children.More: https://t.co/oUZzsoyIUD (via @CBSNews) pic.twitter.com/WX4ssgmXsD — Environmental […]

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We can’t let elephants down

President Trump called the trophy hunting of elephants a “horror show” — but that hasn’t stopped him from allowing American trophy hunters to once again kill threatened and endangered elephants and lions and important them back to the US as souvenirs from their hunt.The Threat to Elephants Just a few decades ago, there were millions of these majestic and intelligent creatures […]

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Minnesota’s Boundary Waters: Ancient woods, timber wolves, waters… and mining pollution?

Speak out to protect Minnesota’s beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from toxic mining pollution.  The Threat to the Boundary Waters Even in a state known for its beautiful lakes and waters, people know that Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is something special.The waters are near-pristine. Old trees loom in the area. Timber wolves, deer and bears make their home in […]

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Social Shares for the Environment: Week of August 10, 2018

Each week, we highlight key stories from the week, and present them as social shares. Share any or all of these posts to mobilize your friends and family to join you in the campaign to safeguard our clean air and water, wildlife, wild places and environment.Facebook Social SharesTwitter Social SharesDicamba drifts — and its destruction of non-targeted plants is a […]

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Take action in your town today to stop polystyrene plastic waste!

Our oceans are choked with plastic, and the animals that live there are suffering for it. Download and print several copies of this letter, and then take them to businesses near you to encourage local businesses to stop using polystyrene.    Last month, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing 17 pounds of plastic. In April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore […]

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A tidal wave of dangerous, destructive dicamba

In 2017, Monsanto’s herbicide dicamba cut a path of destruction across millions of acres of farmland and habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Researchers expect that twice as much will be sprayed in 2018.1,2 Dicamba Risks Biodiversity Dicamba harms or kills any plant not specifically treated to resist it. But the problem is, the herbicide doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. The […]

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Sharing for Environmental Action: Week of August 3, 2018

Sharing stories about nature and the environment is a great way to ensure that your friends and family are up-to-speed on the issues that impact the clean air and water, wildlife and wild places we all treasure. In this week’s shares: the Trump administration’s lion hunting permits, red wolves, who pays for damage on our public lands and more. Sharing for […]

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Open pit mining in Grand Staircase-Escalante?

Help stop open-pit mining in what was — until recently — Utah’s gorgeous Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.   Grand Staircase-Escalante at Risk Last year, President Trump slashed the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half. The legal boundaries of the monument may have shrunk, but the entire area remains home to breathtaking landscapes and endangered wildlife.The difference is: now mining companies can stake claims […]

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Amplify Your Voice! Social Media Shares for the Week of July 27, 2018

You can amplify the impact of your efforts to protect the environment! Just share any (or all) of these social media posts and spread the word on important issues like who pays when developers damage wildlife and public lands, red wolves, wild drilling out Great Sand Dunes and more.    Amplify Your Impact on FacebookAmplify Your Impact on Twitter🚨 Help #SaveRedWolves […]

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Red wolves are running out of time

The red wolves of North Carolina are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Can you help support our work to save them? The Threat to Read Wolves No more than 35 red wolves roam the forests of North Carolina, struggling to recover from the systematic hunting that nearly erased them from the face of the earth forever.It’s terrible, but […]

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