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Tongass National Forest (Photo: USDA)

Protect the Tongass, Our Largest National Forest

The Tongass National Forest is the largest of America’s national forests  — and few places are quite as wild.We live in a world with a lot of stuff, but not enough nature.Here in our Boston office, the view includes the brick wall of a building, and the big, gray, concrete parking garage behind it. Looking out the window, you can […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

Your toolkit for saving monarchs at home

As spring settles firmly into place — with the warm sun beginning to show itself more frequently, the days getting longer, and plants beginning to bloom — monarchs are making their journey back north.But each year, monarch populations are plummeting — there are 16 million fewer monarchs than just a year ago.1We can all act to save monarchs in our […]

African Lion (Pixabay) and Elephant (Unsplash)

Tell President Trump: Save Elephants and Lions

It’s time to stand up for African elephants again. And now lions, too.We can’t allow elephants to become an artifact of the past. Stand up for elephants, lions and other wildlife today. Ask President Trump to follow through on his plan to ban bringing African elephant tusks and lion hides into our country on Twitter or Facebook. The Threat to Elephants […]

Gray wolf, captive (Photo: Derek Bakken via Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Environmental Action Shares: Week of May 18, 2018

Sharing social media posts like these can promote better awareness about and appreciation for the environment. Want to help? Just pick a post and click to share!Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterSome good news to start your day! The @washingtonpost reports: “A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that […]

Plastic pollution in the ocean (Photo WikiMedia user MichaelisScientists CC 4.0)

We can’t stop plastic pollution without you

Environmental Action has launched a 50-state campaign to ban foam cups and take-out containers across the country. With your help, we can reduce plastic pollution in the ocean and protect the lives of whales and other wildlife threatened by this trash.Plastic Pollution’s Growing Threat In a new study, scientists have discovered a record amount of plastic particles trapped in Arctic […]

Great Lakes sunset (Photo: Pxhere.com)

Stop the Great Lakes funding cut proposal

By almost any measure, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a success. So why is the Trump administration working to undermine it?Over the President’s objection, we persuaded Congress to fully fund the Great Lakes cleanup effort. But the Administration has an insidious plan to not spend the money anyway. Help block the proposal and protect the Great Lakes.A Devious […]

Working towards a clean power future

We need stronger climate action, not cuts to existing protections, so with your help, we asked the EPA to protect the Clean Power Plan!The Trump administration is trying to trash the Clean Power Plan. The plan aims to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s electricity sector 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. It’s also one of the strongest actions ever […]

Carrizo Plain National Monument (Photo: Bob Wick, BLM)

Carrizo Plain National Monument: Oil or wildflowers?

Last spring’s wildflower “super bloom” at California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument was pretty spectacular. Thousands of wildflowers burst across the plain, thrilling visitors with a gorgeous eruption of color.1 But now Carrizo’s natural beauty is at risk. The Trump administration has just approved a new oil well and pipeline on these protected public lands.2 It’s up to us to safeguard the […]

Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash

Environmental Action Shares: Week of May 4, 2018

We all need clean air and water, wildlife and wild places — and social media is great way to make sure that environmental issues are front and center. Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares. Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash Facebook Environmental Action SharesTwitter Environmental Action SharesTake a look at our ongoing work to protect the clean water, public […]

Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Plastic Trash Threatens Whales

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]

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