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S.O.S. for Leatherback Sea Turtles

Commercial fishing interests want to eliminate protections for leatherback sea turtles — despite researchers’ concerns about the future of the species. Here’s how you can help. The Atlantic leatherback nesting season has just begun. And we need you to speak out before adult sea turtles and this season’s hatchlings make their way to the Atlantic’s open waters later this year. Fishing interests […]

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Tell drillers to stop “accidentally” killing birds

Oil and gas drilling kills millions of birds. The technology to save them exists. Let the drillers know it’s time to do the right thing. The Threat to Birds The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has estimated that 500,000 – 1,000,000 birds are killed annually in the United States after landing on fluid-filled waste pits at oil and gas production operations. […]

From a Silent Spring to a Raucous Summer

The following is a special, hopeful guest post from Rich Hannigan, Communications Director for The Public Interest Network… Forty eight years after the first Earth Day, here’s one person’s hopeful view of a greener, healthier, wilder future. The message of the first Earth Day was … apocalyptic. In a CBS News Special Report, news legend Walter Cronkite called the day “a nationwide outpouring of […]

Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

Founded on Earth Day, Action Today

At Environmental Action, we’ve always had a special relationship with Earth Day. We were founded on the very first Earth Day in 1970. And our work at the forefront of some of America’s most significant — and successful — efforts to protect the environment is built upon that legacy. Today we need your support to protect some of America’s most beloved […]

Defend this Critical Climate Protection

We need action to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling. Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep limits on methane pollution in place on public lands! The Trump administration is once again making moves to repeal the rule restricting methane emissions that accelerate climate change. The rule would require oil and gas companies to capture methane leaks, which would reduce 180,000 tons […]

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This Earth Day, protect monarchs, not Monsanto’s Roundup

In just the past year, we’ve lost 16 million monarch butterflies. Monarchs face a range of threats, but one of the biggest is Monsanto’s Roundup. Milkweed is a critical source of food for monarchs. But increased use of Roundup means that milkweed is disappearing — and so are the monarchs that go with it. Monarchs are Threatened A new study has shown […]

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Environmental Action Shares: Week of April 13, 2018

This week’s Environmental Action shares include important stories on methane waste, the wolves of the American Southwest and the urgent campaign to save North Atlantic right whales. Share any or all of these stories on Facebook and Twitter and encourage your friends on social media to talk about the environment. Environmental Action Shares for Facebook Environmental Action Shares for Twitter RoundUp kills the […]

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Right Whale Extinction Alert: No Confirmed Births in 2018

This should be a time of hope and new beginnings for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale. North Atlantic right whales birth their calves from December to March, but this year the calves are missing. Scientists have yet to confirm any 2018 whale births.1 Help us protect vital habitat for these unique creatures and champion commercial fishing gear improvements to save […]

Rainforest Protection: The last step is the hardest and most important.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the first step is the hardest” plenty of times. And, indeed, it often is. Think of the courage it took for civil rights marchers to take the first step onto Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. Or for Neil Armstrong to take his first small step. But, in many cases, it’s the last step that’s the most difficult, […]

Me, Edward Abbey, and the Making and Unmaking of Utah’s National Monuments

   Edward Abbey, the iconoclastic defender of places like the Valley of the Gods, part of the Bears Ears National Monument that has been cut out of the area by the Trump administration. I would have paid good money to see Edward Abbey respond to the auctioneer putting on the block lands within the original boundaries of the Bears’ Ears and […]

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