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Plastic foam threatens wildlife, human health and the planet

This plastic isn’t just harming wildlife anymore

A World Health Organization (WHO) working group just announced that they have concluded that styrene, a foundational component of polystyrene foam, probably causes cancer.1 In addition to this plastic foam polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, and harming wildlife, it also risks human health.If enough of us speak up, we can convince our leaders to ban harmful plastic foam. Add […]

Wolf in Minnesota (Photo: Derek Bakken via WikiMedia, CC 2.0)

Tell Pres. Trump: Don’t let wolves vanish forever

Right now, the Trump administration is considering erasing Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves. Without continued protection, gray wolves in America would be in danger of vanishing forever.Gray wolves were nearly driven extinct in the 20th century, when lack of legal protection allowed them to be hunted, poisoned and trapped. The Endangered Species Act shields wolves from destruction, allowing […]

The Winner of the July Thneed Trophy Is . . .

I think that I will never seeA poem as uglyAs a gas-powered jet ski. The winner of the July 2018 Thneed Trophy is the Burrasca personal watercraft (aka “jet ski”).Called by its advocates “a monster on the water”[1] but a “monster to the water” by its critics, the Burrasca is supposedly the fastest jet ski on the market today…and the most […]

Scott Pruitt is gone. Now help us turn the EPA around.

Scott Pruitt is gone. Now help us turn the EPA around.

Late on the afternoon of July 5, 2018, something truly remarkable happened: Scott Pruitt just resigned as Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. This could be the turning of the tide for environmental protection. Please help us turn the EPA around!Pruitt’s resignation marks the end of what may have been the single most regressive tenure of any EPA Administrator in […]

African Lion (Photo by Bhargava Srivari on Unsplash)

Social Shares for Facebook and Twitter: Week of July 6, 2018

In this week’s social shares for Facebook and Twitter: Scott Pruitt, red wolves, bees, elephants and lions. Share any or all of these stories on social media, and remind your friends and family just how important it is to protect nature and the environment!Facebook Social SharesTwitterAlready, more than 14,000 Environmental Action supporters have asked governors across the U.S. to ban […]

Jumbo The Elephant Has Some Advice For President Trump

President Trump is open to advice on whether to allow hunters to bring home elephant “trophies” for their walls and floors. The most famous elephant of all has some thoughts on the matter. For a few weeks recently, “The Greatest Showman” — the semi-true story of P.T. Barnum — was my daughter’s favorite movie.She’s moved onto “The Incredibles 2.” But, even […]

A mother bear teaches her cubs to swim on the edge of Naknek Lake, in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. (Photo by Paxson Woelber on Unsplash)

Social Shares: Week of June 29, 2018

In this week’s social shares: coming together for Alaska’s beautiful Bristol Bay, red wolves on the brink and more. Share any of these posts — and help keep environmental issues front-and-center on social media.Social Shares for FacebookSocial Shares for Twitter⏰ DEADLINE TOMORROW Help mobilize people to stop dirty #mining that could threaten the spectacular #wildlife of Alaska’s Bristol Bay:1. Sign the […]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Shutterstock)

What Would Yukon Cornelius Do?

It’s crunch time for stopping the “abominable” proposed Pebble gold mine near Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay. What would the most famous animated miner do?“Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.” “Silver and Gold”, from the TV special “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) Some people […]

Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Protect Bristol Bay

Mining companies are seeking to build a large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska.1 A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.  More than 65 percent of Alaskans and 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents, including indigenous peoples, strongly oppose […]

Barn Owl (Photo: Photo by Keith Lazarus on Unsplash)

Social Shares: Week of June 22, 2018

These social shares for Facebook and Twitter are a good way to make sure your friends and family don’t miss stories that impact our health, happiness and environment.Facebook Social SharesTwitter Social Shares💍 24K+ activism for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! 💍 Over 24,900 Environmental Action-Takers Demand to Keep the Arctic Wild: https://t.co/EZqjzqpG2U pic.twitter.com/UZWGnVCRgl— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) June 21, 2018Alaska’s massive Tongass […]

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