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Full stop. Coal ash can poison groundwater.

Coal ash contains cancer-causing chemicals. Why make its storage LESS safe? The Risk to Our Communities Coal ash is pretty nasty.It’s the waste that’s left behind when coal is burned — often at aging coal-fired power plants. It contains arsenic, lead, mercury and other heavy metals. These substances can seep into local groundwater, increasing community cancer risks and poisoning people, plants, and […]

Boat in Bristol Bay with mountain in the background. Photo: Flickr user echoforsberg (CC 2.0)

To save Bristol Bay, we need you

Alaska’s Bristol bay is the world’s most important wild salmon fishery. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems poised to green light toxic mining that could threaten this irreplaceable place.The Threat to Bristol Bay A large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, could soon tear up Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay — so we’re upping the ante on our campaign to protect […]

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Spread the Word: Week of September 7, 2018

Spread the word about key environmental issues with this week’s social shares. In the spotlight this week: giraffes, bad news for bees, an emotional plea from an Alaskan fisherman, grey wolves, and much, much more.Spread the Word on FacebookSpread the Word on TwitterInaction and delay are unacceptable responses to climate change. We must speed the transition to cleaner power and […]

OR14, a female wolf in Oregon (Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Game)

Help Save Grey Wolves from Hunting

America’s iconic grey wolves were once nearly eliminated in the wild. Unless we stop the Trump administration’s new proposal, it could happen again.The Threat to Grey Wolves Gray wolves are working hard to regain a foothold in parts of the country where they were once completely exterminated. One adventurous Oregon wolf called OR-7 famously traveled over 1200 miles in search of […]

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Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Don’t pave over the Tongass

The US Forest Service is considering rolling back protections for America’s largest national forest — the Tongass — which would open the area up to road building and other destructive development. This could pave the way to disaster.1 Take action now: Tell the U.S. Forest Service to keep Tongass intact.Roads in the Tongass The U.S. Forest Service announced in early August […]

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Get Social: Week of August 31, 2018

In this week’s social shares: the toxic legacy of coal ash, endangered species protections for monarch butterflies and more.  Social Shares for FacebookSocial Shares for Twitter.@washingtonpost: Trump administration moves forward with Arctic oil plan wildlife staff deem ‘not adequate’ ▶️ more: https://t.co/fYJKLOE9cX ◀️Seismic testing can frighten polar bear mothers, causing them to abandon vulnerable cubs to die. pic.twitter.com/lUWzGp6tAB— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) August […]

Combine tractor in Nebraska (Photo: USDA)

Tell Congress: Farm Bill Provisions Shouldn’t Poison the Planet

Too many farms today rely on sprawling monocultures and toxic pesticides, methods with devastating impacts on the environment. This kind of agriculture drains the soil of nutrients and contributes to the proliferation of pests.We know viable sustainable alternatives exist, and the health of our food and environment depends on pursuing them. That’s why we’re joining our friends at U.S. PIRG […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Wikimedia user Rhododendrites CC 4.0)

Tell USFWS: Monarch butterflies need more protection

Monarch butterflies are precious — and we need to do everything we can to protect them. Add your name to our new petition for butterflies and help us make it clear to the US Fish and Wildlife Service that the public is on the monarchs’ side.The Threat to Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies need our help — since 1990, nearly 1 billion […]

Red wolf (Photo: USFWS)

Your second chance to speak up for the red wolf, the world’s rarest wolf

Only 35 individuals are all that remains of America’s wild red wolf population, roaming their protected habitat in North Carolina. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) new management plan would shrink the wolves’ haven to just 12 percent of its former size — and legalize hunting of any red wolf that crosses the border.1 It’s not too late to […]

Sunflower (Photo: Aaron Burden, Unsplash)

Social Shares: Week of August 24, 2018

In this week’s social shares: a clean water win, climate change and coal and a wonderful video clip of new wolf pups out west.Social Shares for Facebook Social Shares for TwitterDicamba is a huge threat to pollinators like honey bees and monarch butterflies. Have you made your voice heard yet? ▶️ Take action: https://t.co/M1Oslj05Fc ◀️ pic.twitter.com/3D49Mhbmvp— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) August 19, 2018Keep […]

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