Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area (Photo: Greg Gjerdingen)

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 […]

Owl (Kimberly Collingwood, Unsplash)

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 […]

Environmental Action at Work: Protecting our coasts. Photo: IrinaK/Shutterstock

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 […]

Tractor (Photo: PXHere)

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 […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante (Photo: James Marvin Phelps via Flickr CCBY-NC2.0)

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 […]

Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

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 […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park (Photo by Wikimedia user Zachjank (cc 3.0)

Great Sand Dunes National Park threatened by nearby oil and gas drilling

Your signature today will help protect Great Sand Dunes National Park and nearby wilderness from more dirty drilling for oil and gas.     Great Sand Dunes National Park: An American Treasure Have you ever heard of — or visited — Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado? It’s a place where…Epic sand dunes tower as tall as skyscrapers. Sandhill cranes can […]

Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

Red wolves need your help. Will you take action?

The Fish and Wildlife service is declaring open season on the last 35 wild red wolves. Please take action to save them.   The Threat to Red Wolves Until now, hunting and killing of these rare animals has been strictly forbidden. But the Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a new plan that would shrink the wolves’ protected habitat to only one refuge, […]

Beach (Photo by Rachel Cook on Unsplash)

Share This! Social Media Stories: Week of July 20, 2018

When you share a story on social media, your personal recommendation has power. That’s why, each week, Environmental Action highlights stories from our Facebook and Twitter pages to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to learn about — or address — an important environmental issue.In this week’s shares: a serious new threat to the Endangered Species Act, a way to […]