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8 million tons of plastic pollution each year

Each year, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste make their way into our world’s oceans. That’s the equivalent of five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline.1     Plastic pollution is deadly to wildlife. All this plastic pollution in our environment isn’t just unsightly. It’s also deadly. Millions of animals are killed by plastic every year, from fish […]

This pipeline would add 50 new coal plants’ worth of climate emissions

In the “land of 10,000 lakes,” Enbridge is rushing to build a pipeline that would be disastrous for water quality, ecosystems and our climate.     We need to stop this pipeline. Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota crosses more than 800 wetlands and 200 bodies of water — including hundreds of essential U.S. water sources.1 The Line 3 pipeline is an oil spill waiting […]

A death sentence looms over America’s lynx

America’s lynx population is collapsing, and a recently introduced bill could be the last nail in this wild cat’s coffin.     Lynx populations are declining. Officials have long been worried by the decline in lynx populations in the United States. As just one indicator of the problem, a 2016 study estimated that there could be as few as 54 lynx left in Washington […]

Tell Congress to mend fractured wildlife habitats

Moose, deer and elk can now safely walk across a busy highway in Utah — thanks to a wildlife corridor, which is an overpass above the highway that blends in with the natural landscape.     Wildlife corridors save lives. Before that wildlife corridor was built, the highway was the scene of 106 collisions between vehicles and animals, which killed 98 deer.1 Wildlife corridors are […]

A polar bear mom and her cubs (Photo: USFWS)

Tell your senators: Permanently protect the Arctic Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a safe haven for polar bears, caribou and countless migratory birds. It’s a special place, but there could be dark times ahead for the Arctic Refuge if we don’t act.     Our senators can protect the Arctic Refuge from drilling. Under a 2017 law, hundreds of thousands of acres of Arctic Refuge land were opened for oil […]

Tips to make your Spring cleaning green

Harsh cleaning supplies can pollute the environment — which can be a problem for people and wildlife alike. Studies show that one common ingredient in cleaners, alkylphenol ethoxylates, cause reproductive issues in wildlife exposed to polluted waters.1 Homemade cleaning products can contain less harmful chemicals, and they’re a zero waste alternative because they don’t require plastic packaging like items from the […]

South Yuba River (Photo: Dorrit, CA)

Add your name to keep “forever chemicals” out of our waterways

Reaching over 29,000 feet into the atmosphere, the summit of Mount Everest is a barren and unforgiving place. Little more exists there than rock, ice and snow. Yet somehow, high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have made their way to the roof of the world.1   “Forever chemicals” don’t belong in our environment. This finding highlights the […]

How to be an eco-friendly pet owner

Are you a pet owner? While you’re working toward a greener future, look for ways to make your pet supplies more eco-friendly. From single-use plastic pet toys to carbon-intensive pet food, our furry friends can have a negative impact on the environment. In fact, in the U.S., pet food is responsible for a quarter of environmental impacts of meat production.1 If you […]

Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

Let’s bring our planet back from the brink

From whales and wolves to our waters and forests, wildlife and wild places need our help.   The planet needs our protection this Earth Day. After living through years of environmental rollbacks, one thing is clear: our planet’s special places and species can’t speak for themselves — and that’s where you come in. Right now, we’re at a crossroads: The environmental action we take […]

Action Needed: Add your name to protect wolves

One in every 5 Wisconsin gray wolves were killed in just 60 hours this February.1   This won’t be the last wolf hunt. It was the first wolf hunt that was a direct result of the Trump administration erasing Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves — but it won’t be the last. Wisconsin is already planning another hunt for this November — […]

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