Baby wolves in the forest.

We can’t let wolves be hunted to extinction

It’s been a hard year for gray wolves — and the coming year will be even more pivotal to their survival.     Wolves have a big year ahead. This past spring, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its intent to remove wolves from the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).1 Throughout the summer, we rallied nature lovers across […]

Protect Gray Wolves

Stop Wyoming’s Wolf Hunt

It’s hunting season in Wyoming, and wolves are dying by the dozen.     Wyoming’s wolf hunt is deadly. Twenty-six wolves have already been shot dead on Yellowstone’s doorstep during this year’s hunting season, and it’s not over yet.1 In 2017, Wyoming set a goal of slashing its wolf population in half — bringing it down to just 160.2 Every subsequent hunting season brings […]

Environmental Action Impact: Bears Ears National Monument (Photo: BLM)

Don’t let Bears Ears and Grand Staircase be mined

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments’ millions of square acres of red rock formations, twisting canyons and pristine desert wilderness were once protected land. Now, these special places could be torn apart to mine and drill for minerals and gas.1     Drilling in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante? That’s the Trump administration’s new plan for wide swathes of one of the most […]

Southern Resident orcas will starve unless we can save their food supply

We know how to save the 73 remaining Southern Resident orcas. But if we don’t act soon, all we’ll have to leave to our grandchildren of these awesome animals will be pictures and stories.1     The Southern Residents are starving. For millennia, these powerful, intelligent creatures have hunted and raised their calves in the cold waters of the Salish Sea. But by building […]

Plastic bottles

Tell Snapple: Ditch the new plastic bottles

There’s nothing “all natural” about plastic bottles. What in the world is Snapple thinking?      There’s nothing “all natural” about plastic bottles. First, the company that has long prided itself on being “all natural” recently switched from glass bottles to plastic. Then they brag about it. Yes, right on the label, near their patented “Made from the BEST stuff on Earth” logo, are the […]

Offshore Drilling Dangers: The 2010 Deepwater Offshore Oil Disaster (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Support this ban on new offshore drilling

Nearly ten years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded — causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history — pollution lingers in the Gulf of Mexico.1        We need to prevent future catastrophes. The seafloor around the site of the oil spill is a blackened wasteland. Deep-dwelling sea cucumbers and corals are replaced with tumor-ridden crabs and sticky, sluggish shrimp. Golf-ball sized […]

Environmental Action Impact: Monarch Butterflies (Photo: Suzanne Schroeder cc 2.0)

Nature’s most incredible butterfly migration is in peril

The orange and black wings of monarch butterflies don’t fill evening skies the way they used to: Compared to 20 years ago, just one-tenth as many monarchs will make their miraculous migration down the West Coast this year.1       It’s not too late to save monarch butterflies. It’s not too late for the monarch. We can still reverse this precious pollinator’s catastrophic decline […]

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

Wild red wolves could be going extinct right now

Last year, there were 35 wild red wolves left. Now, only 14 are known to survive. These magnificent animals are going extinct on our watch.       As few as 14 wild red wolves remain alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is refusing to release any information about what, if anything, it’s doing to stop extinction from claiming these wolves for […]

Bumblebees (Photo: TimHill, pixabay)

Protect Bees from this Toxic Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a pesticide which it calls “very highly toxic” to bees.1        This pesticide is deadly to bee colonies. This toxic pesticide called sulfoxaflor is one cause of plunging bee populations. One study found that sulfoxaflor impairs bees’ ability to reproduce — colonies exposed to sulfoxaflor produced 54 percent fewer male bees and no queens.2 That’s why we’re […]

Your Action Needed to Protect Lions

The African lion is the only big cat not protected by an international treaty that prohibits the buying and selling of products made from their bodies.1      This bill could save lions. Now, a bill that could save lions from trophy hunting is being debated on Capitol Hill. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (CECIL) Act, named for the […]