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Will you do this to protect bees from colony collapse?

You can’t have spring without buzzing bees. Their hum is harmony for singing birds, sniffing dogs, chirping crickets or cicadas. All of these things make up the sounds of spring — but bee-killing pesticides might change our familiar spring sounds forever.       Bees are in trouble. Beekeepers are reporting that they’ve lost up to 90 percent of their hives, and more than half […]

Take Action this Earth Day: Put the Planet over Plastic

What’s one thing you wouldn’t expect at the bottom of the deepest natural trench in the world? Plastic pollution. But scientists have now found plastic in organisms in the Mariana trench.1       Plastic pollution enters the environment by the ton. Plastic foam never fully degrades, meaning every single bit of polystyrene foam ever made is still out there, polluting our oceans and threatening […]

Take Action: Protect Birds from Building Collisions

Did you know that as many as a billion birds die each year by colliding with buildings?1 Bird-safe buildings can make a difference.       Hundreds of millions of birds are at risk. It’s a disturbing sight many of us have seen: A small bird flying full-speed towards a window or all-glass-walled building, only to crash with an audible thwack against a window and […]

Save Sea Otters: Stop Offshore Drilling

For sea otters, an oil spill isn’t just a nuisance. It can be life or death.       To save otters and other wildlife, we need to stop offshore drilling before it starts . Thick, tarry oil not only turns their homes near shore into a toxic wasteland but it can also coat their fur, disrupting their ability to warm themselves and, at worst, […]

Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Protect Bristol Bay: We need to stop this mine

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is teeming with wildlife. It’s also now one giant step closer to becoming home to Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine.    Bristol Bay is in terrible danger. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ released its 1,400-page draft environmental impact statement for the Pebble Mine project. But it’s what the statement doesn’t say that’s […]

Protect Gray Wolves

ALERT: The Trump admin. plans to end protection for gray wolves

It’s now or never for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states: The Interior Department just moved to end wolves’ Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.1    Gray wolves need our help right now. This could be a disaster. Delisting wolves in this way would leave them vulnerable across the entire Lower 48 states. Hunting, trapping and poisoning nearly drove wolves to extinction in the […]

A rare Mexican Grey Wolf

The deadliest year for Mexican gray wolves

Last year was the deadliest year for Mexican gray wolves since their reintroduction program began.1 If these wolves are going to continue to recover, they need all the support they can get.       Mexican gray wolves are worth protecting. The unique, beautiful landscape of the American southwest echos with the howls of the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in our nation. Mexican gray wolves, or “lobos,” have been the subject of conservation efforts […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

Help Save Monarch Butterflies: Petition the FWS

The population of monarch butterflies spending the winter in California is now less than 0.5 percent of its historical size — and this year’s population is down by roughly 86 percent compared to 2017.1       We could lose monarch butterflies if we don’t act soon. This June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will decide whether they’ll list monarch butterflies under the […]

Polar bear resting, Alaska (photo: USFWS)

Polar Bear Petition – Stop Arctic Drilling

The Trump administration is barreling ahead with approvals for destructive oil and gas drilling in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — some of the best polar bear denning habitat in the country.1       The Threat to Polar Bears and the Arctic Make no mistake. Drilling is bad for wildlife and the environment. Land near the Arctic Refuge bears the scars from fossil fuel […]

Oppose harmful offshore drilling

Oppose Dirty Drilling Off Our Coasts – Petition Your Governor

Whether you live on one of America’s coasts or not, we need your help to stop offshore drilling that would fuel climate change and threaten some of our rarest and more beloved ocean wildlife.      The Threat of Offshore Drilling At Environmental Action we believe that a cleaner, greener world is possible. But we also know that a better world can only be […]