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Election 2018 Update

Election Update: How did wolves, elephants and manatees do?

Check out Environmental Action’s post-election look at the changing political dynamics around some key issues across the country.    Election 2018 The votes haven’t yet been entirely counted. But the consequences for wolves, elephants, manatees and everyone affected by climate change are as clear as they’re ever going to be.Here are three takeaways from the results: 1. Endangered species should rest a little easier, […]

Two giraffes (Photo: Martin Olsen, Unsplash)

Giraffe body parts are being sold in the U.S., and it’s legal

Giraffe numbers have plummeted — in part, due to U.S. demand for their hides and other body parts. Environmental Action is working to help save these beloved creatures from extinction, but we need your help.     Giraffes in Peril The tallest animal on the planet is in peril.Not only has the wild giraffe population declined 65 percent in the last three decades, but […]

Yellowstone grizzly and cub (Photo: Marco Secchi, Unsplash)

Good News to Share

It hasn’t been hard to find negative headlines lately, so we wanted to make sure you saw these good news stories. May they make your day a little brighter…Good News for Grizzlies Yellowstone grizzly bears protected by a federal court! Roughly 700 bears live in and around Yellowstone National Park, and this ruling overturned a Trump administration claim that this bear […]

Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Tell Kroeger’s to Help Reduce Food Waste

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.   America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]

Giraffe (Photo: Juan Carlos Gonzales, Unsplash)

Giraffes are in dire straits. Sign this petition to help.

Giraffe numbers have plummeted. Urge federal officials to list giraffes under the Endangered Species Act.     The Threat to Giraffes Africa’s giraffes have sparked the imaginations of children (and adults!) the world over. But — if we don’t act soon — these lanky animals may not exist in the wilds of the real world for very much longer.Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted, decreasing […]

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A styrofoam pumpkin? A surefire winner of the October Thneed Trophy

The winner of October’s Thneed Trophy is . . .The Styrofoam  “Orange Harvest Pumpkin” sold by Walmart and many other fine outlets for your Halloween decorating delights. For a mere $23.49, you can pick up (and toss around, unlike the heavier vegetable version) this 7 ¾” by 9 ¾” beauty, safe in the knowledge that it will still be around […]

Girl in field of wildflowers (Photo: Pixabay user Jill111)

Oppose this Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal

Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.   A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you?Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — […]

right whale (photo: NOAA)

Whales are dying. We must do more.

Awful news. Another North Atlantic right whale’s song has been silenced, intensifying concern about the future of this increasingly rare species. Can you help us save these whales?     The Threat to Right Whales Officials reported the latest right whale death off the coast of Massachusetts in late August.1This latest death follows a particularly deadly year for right whales in 2017.2 Researchers have […]

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Get bee-killing pesticides out of our wildlife refuges

Bee-killing pesticides shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our wildlife refuges — especially those our wild bees need to survive. But on August 2, 2018, the Trump administration decided otherwise.     The Threat to Bees National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife — including wild bees. Yet on August 2, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted an Obama-era ban on bee-killing […]

Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area, Minnesota (Photo: Jim Brandenburg)

Boundary Waters at Stake: This Company Needs to Hear from You

The Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area is America’s most popular wilderness area. Urge Twin Metals mining company to abandon plans to threaten these public lands for their own private profit. The Beauty of the Boundary Waters The beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is home to venerable old forests and priceless riparian ecosystems. You’ll find bears, birds, timber wolves, and […]

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