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Protect Bristol Bay: We need to stop this mine

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is teeming with wildlife. It’s also now one giant step closer to becoming home to Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine.   Bristol Bay is in terrible danger. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ released its 1,400-page draft environmental impact statement for the Pebble Mine project. But it’s what the statement doesn’t say that’s […]

Protect Gray Wolves

ALERT: The Trump admin. plans to end protection for gray wolves

It’s now or never for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states: The Interior Department just moved to end wolves’ Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.1   Gray wolves need our help right now. This could be a disaster. Delisting wolves in this way would leave them vulnerable across the entire Lower 48 states.Hunting, trapping and poisoning nearly drove wolves to extinction in the […]

February’s Thneed Trophy goes to: Plastic bottled water from your local water source.

Image credits: StaffIt’s bad enough for the environment that more than 400 billion plastic bottles will be used this year for water. It’s even worse that 70 percent of those sold in the U.S. won’t be recycled. The rest end up in landfills or in tiny pieces scattered across land and water, where they’re unwittingly and often fatally consumed […]

A rare Mexican Grey Wolf

The deadliest year for Mexican gray wolves

Last year was the deadliest year for Mexican gray wolves since their reintroduction program began.1 If these wolves are going to continue to recover, they need all the support they can get.     Mexican gray wolves are worth protecting. The unique, beautiful landscape of the American southwest echos with the howls of the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in our nation. Mexican gray wolves, or “lobos,” have been the subject of conservation efforts […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

Help Save Monarch Butterflies: Petition the FWS

The population of monarch butterflies spending the winter in California is now less than 0.5 percent of its historical size — and this year’s population is down by roughly 86 percent compared to 2017.1     We could lose monarch butterflies if we don’t act soon. This June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will decide whether they’ll list monarch butterflies under the […]

Polar bear resting, Alaska (photo: USFWS)

Polar Bear Petition – Stop Arctic Drilling

The Trump administration is barreling ahead with approvals for destructive oil and gas drilling in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — some of the best polar bear denning habitat in the country.1     The Threat to Polar Bears and the Arctic Make no mistake. Drilling is bad for wildlife and the environment.Land near the Arctic Refuge bears the scars from fossil fuel […]

Oppose harmful offshore drilling

Oppose Dirty Drilling Off Our Coasts – Petition Your Governor

Whether you live on one of America’s coasts or not, we need your help to stop offshore drilling that would fuel climate change and threaten some of our rarest and more beloved ocean wildlife.   The Threat of Offshore DrillingAt Environmental Action we believe that a cleaner, greener world is possible. But we also know that a better world can only be […]

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Stop mining from spoiling the Boundary Waters wilderness.

Help protect beautiful lands and waters around Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.     The Threat to the Boundary Waters Healthy forest torn up and replaced with roads and tailing ponds. Mining waste pouring into pristine lakes and waterways. Vulnerable wildlife disturbed by constant light, dust and noise.That could be the future of Minnesota’s beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness if we don’t […]

Even in the depths of the sea, starfish can’t escape plastic

By Kirk Weinert, senior writer and advisorAnother ocean creature has been found eating a steady diet of plastic: starfish.In October 2018, researchers discovered microscopic traces of eight different plastics in the stomachs of starfish, sea stars and brittle stars collected between 1976 and 2015 near Scotland. This means these creatures have been ingesting plastics for at least 40 years.“This data […]

To save elephants, we’re sending legislators thousands of origami ones

By Jennifer Newman, content creatorSometimes, cutting through the political noise to make our voices heard for the planet means thinking outside the box. Elephants need protection In March, the Trump administration reversed the ban on elephant hunt “trophies.” Now, we’re working to convince Congress to pass the ProTECT act. This bill would ban the taking for trophy and importation of African elephants, […]

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