Caribou via Unsplash, Tongass National Forest (USDA), Polar Bear (Robynm on Pixabay)

Why Alaska?

We’re going all-in to Keep Alaska Wild because, right now, choices made in Washington could be devastating for wildlife and wild places in Alaska and around the planet. But we can’t protect them without your help.  Wild Alaska Alaska has been described as America’s last frontier, but that doesn’t tell the full story. The state includes some of America’s wildest and most […]

Over 24,900 Environmental Action-Takers Demand to Keep the Arctic Wild

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge is America’s last wild frontier, home to polar bears, caribou, musk ox and other important species. You’d think that as a country we would be doing everything we could to protect this wild special place. Unfortunately, short-sighted plans are being put in place for short-term profit at the expense of wildlife that depends on this area to […]

African elephants, 2010. PHOTO Flickr user shankaronline (CC 2.0)

Are we willing to save elephants?

As you’re reading this, the International Wildlife Conservation Council — created by Interior Secretary Zinke shortly after the Trump administration reversed the ban on elephant hunt trophies — is having its second public meeting.1  The council’s members are mostly hunters and hunting advocates, including some that hunt elephants for sport.2,3Thousands of Environmental Action supporters have made their voices heard on […]

Yosemite National Park (Photo: Christian Vasile, Unsplash)

Social Media Shares: Week of June 15, 2018

Check out this week’s social media shares, including stories on funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling and more. Please share any of these posts on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word for the environment.Social Media Shares for FacebookSocial Media Shares for TwitterAn urgent warning from Christoper Solomon on the proposed #PebbleMine in Alaska: “Don’t give […]

Big Win For Wolves At The Federal Level

This March, we celebrated when Congress took some of the most dangerous anti-wildlife riders out of its omnibus spending bill. Now, we’re doubling down on our efforts to protect wolves in states, including Wyoming and Oregon.Photo: Critterbiz via ShutterstockGray wolves and other wild creatures across the country saw a major victory this spring—Congress heard the voices of Environmental Action supporters […]

Defending Core Environmental Protections

Environmental Action supporters and other nature lovers across the country convinced Congress to reject President Trump’s devastating budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this year. This is an important victory, but we are just getting started.It’s clear: We need a strong Environmental Protection Agency to make sure that our wildlife and wild places are protected, and that our communities […]

Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash

Doing Right By Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are on the brink of extinction.In late January, a dead right whale entangled in fishing line appeared on Virginia’s coast. She was #3893 in the New England Aquarium’s catalog of North Atlantic right whales. And, as one of only around 100 reproductively mature North Atlantic right whales remaining on the planet, if she were still alive […]

Defending Minnesota’s Pristine Boundary Waters

In March, the U.S. Forest Service announced plans to significantly downgrade its study on the risks posed by sulfide-ore copper mining to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness—reducing the promised Environmental Impact Statement to a less rigorous Environment Assessment. Sulfide-ore copper mining is one of the most toxic industries in America. The toxic pollution from these mines would flow right […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

Working To Save Monarch Butterflies

This year, measurements of the overwintering monarch population in Mexico showed yet another season of decline: Monarchs covered 14.7 percent less acreage in Mexican forests than they did last year. Monarchs have been vanishing—they’ve lost 90 percent of their population since their peak in the 1990s. One of the significant reasons? Monarchs are losing their caterpillars’ main source of food, […]

tax bill threatens polar bears

Environmental Action Shares: Week of June 8, 2018

Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares and help spread the word about these stories…Shares for FacebookShares for TwitterPlease support Environmental Action’s 50-state campaign to ban polystyrene pollution that harms whales, sea turtles and other wildlife. Donate to help: https://t.co/IxYSFP39SC pic.twitter.com/NkON7IJl2A— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) June 1, 2018Selling off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the industry most responsible for warming the […]