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

Victory for Red Wolves

The planet’s 35 remaining red wolves are on safer ground thanks to a federal judge’s ruling.     Victory for Red Wolves Just last week, a federal judge made an important decision. A rule stopping the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from capturing and killing red wolves — or authorizing private landowners to do the same — is now permanent.1Tens of thousands of you […]

Election 2018 Update

Election Update: How did wolves, elephants and manatees do?

Check out Environmental Action’s post-election look at the changing political dynamics around some key issues across the country.    Election 2018 The votes haven’t yet been entirely counted. But the consequences for wolves, elephants, manatees and everyone affected by climate change are as clear as they’re ever going to be.Here are three takeaways from the results: 1. Endangered species should rest a little easier, […]

Two giraffes (Photo: Martin Olsen, Unsplash)

Giraffe body parts are being sold in the U.S., and it’s legal

Giraffe numbers have plummeted — in part, due to U.S. demand for their hides and other body parts. Environmental Action is working to help save these beloved creatures from extinction, but we need your help.     Giraffes in Peril The tallest animal on the planet is in peril.Not only has the wild giraffe population declined 65 percent in the last three decades, but […]

Yellowstone grizzly and cub (Photo: Marco Secchi, Unsplash)

Good News to Share

It hasn’t been hard to find negative headlines lately, so we wanted to make sure you saw these good news stories. May they make your day a little brighter…Good News for Grizzlies Yellowstone grizzly bears protected by a federal court! Roughly 700 bears live in and around Yellowstone National Park, and this ruling overturned a Trump administration claim that this bear […]

Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Tell Kroeger’s to Help Reduce Food Waste

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.   America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]

plastic pumpkin

A styrofoam pumpkin? A surefire winner of the October Thneed Trophy

The winner of October’s Thneed Trophy is . . .The Styrofoam  “Orange Harvest Pumpkin” sold by Walmart and many other fine outlets for your Halloween decorating delights. For a mere $23.49, you can pick up (and toss around, unlike the heavier vegetable version) this 7 ¾” by 9 ¾” beauty, safe in the knowledge that it will still be around […]

right whale (photo: NOAA)

Whales are dying. We must do more.

Awful news. Another North Atlantic right whale’s song has been silenced, intensifying concern about the future of this increasingly rare species. Can you help us save these whales?     The Threat to Right Whales Officials reported the latest right whale death off the coast of Massachusetts in late August.1This latest death follows a particularly deadly year for right whales in 2017.2 Researchers have […]

Fall Update: You’re standing up for wildlife and wild places

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.   Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

The monarch butterfly has a treacherous journey

At Environment Action, we think monarch butterflies rule. They’re an important pollinator, but that’s not all. Will you help save these beloved butterflies? These tiny, beloved butterflies are a cheerful reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And — unfortunately — our monarchs are becoming more scarce. Today, you can help us protect the habitat they need to survive their […]

African Elephants (Photo: Pixabay)

Real quick… can you sign this elephant petition?

Add your name to Environmental Action’s new elephant petition and urge Congress to pass lifesaving legislation for these beloved animals.  Africa’s elephants are dying. And at least one president on the continent says that President Donald Trump’s administration may be driving up the demand for elephant and lion hunting trophies in the United States.1   The Threat to Elephants Africa’s elephants once numbered in […]