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Twice as many wolves slaughtered — unless we take action

Twice as many wolves slaughtered. That’s the goal the state of Wisconsin has set for a wolf hunt that starts in just a few short weeks.1   wolf    Wolves need the protection of the Endangered Species Act. We urgently need to restore federal Endangered Species Act protections if we’re going to save wolves across the Lower 48 from a brutal hunting season. You can take […]

We shouldn’t fund radioactive contamination

Uranium mining is one of the riskiest industrial activities in the world.   Uranium mining is dirty and dangerous. Every single uranium mine operated in the United States has needed toxic waste cleanup. Yet one leftover Trump-era plan would expand the dangerous mining of this highly radioactive element.1 The Department of Energy is accepting public input on the plan until Oct. 13, and we […]

Wildfires have left this bird homeless

Ash and dust — that’s all that last year’s wildfires left behind for the greater sage grouse of central Washington state.       The greater sage grouse needs protection. The grouse’s habitat has been shrinking for years, and that loss of habitat is fueling a terrible decline. This unique bird is an icon of the American West — so to save it and the […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Wikimedia user Rhododendrites CC 4.0)

Fewer than 2000 western monarch butterflies are left

In the 1980s, there were 4.5 million western monarch butterflies; last year, there were fewer than 2,000.1       The western monarch butterfly faces extinction. If the western monarch’s population continues to collapse, this iconic pollinator — whose migrations have awed generations — could disappear for good. This is an emergency — and members of Congress are calling on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to […]

Fish-killing plastic pellets are spreading like wildfire

Tiny plastic pellets are spreading across the Indian Ocean like wildfire, coating coastlines and killing wildlife everywhere they go.1       Plastic pollution is choking the planet. The plastics we’re producing are choking our planet and its wildlife. We can’t reduce, reuse or recycle our way out of this problem — but it’s not too late to change our relationship with plastic and save […]

Tell Congress: Save the Southern Resident orca

Back when the oldest Southern Resident orca, L25, was born, Chinook salmon freely swam up the Snake River and back into the ocean, providing critical food for these majestic creatures. Now, L25 is 93 years old and battles starvation, hunting alongside her pod for the vanishing Chinook salmon.     There are only 74 Southern Resident orcas left. Southern Resident orcas are critically endangered, […]

Add your name to help save spotted owls

The spotted owl is a beautiful bird, its chocolate-brown feathers dappled with white speckles like snowflakes. They’re an amazing part of forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest — but they’re in trouble.     Spotted owls have lost 70 percent of their habitat. Spotted owls have lost 70 percent of their habitat — and without more federal protection, they could go extinct.1 The owls depend […]

Tell Secretary Haaland: Kick single-use plastics out of our parks

Single-use plastics don’t belong in our national parks.     Plastic harms our most precious wild places. You just hiked miles and miles through Grand Canyon National Park, descending past layers of golden, majestic rock. You finally reach the bottom of the canyon and pop your hiking boots off to cool your toes in the Colorado River. Something hits your foot — you look […]

Take action to stop this bottled water company from draining parts of California dry

A company called BlueTriton, known until recently as Nestlé Waters North America, is draining tens of millions of gallons of water annually from San Bernardino National Forest in California — all to bottle it up and sell it.1     California is in a drought. Right now more than 97 percent of California is in a drought, compared to just 41 percent of the […]

Bumblebees (Photo: TimHill, pixabay)

Tell Congress: Protect bees from harmful pesticides

Enjoy honey, chocolate and coffee? With bee populations in freefall, some of your favorite foods might start to vanish alongside your favorite pollinator.     It’s time to save the bees. A summer day just wouldn’t be complete without the buzzing of bees. That’s why Representatives Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) and Jim McGovern (Mass.) put together a plan to protect bees by suspending the use of […]