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

Red wolves are running out of time

The red wolves of North Carolina are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Can you help support our work to save them? The Threat to Read Wolves No more than 35 red wolves roam the forests of North Carolina, struggling to recover from the systematic hunting that nearly erased them from the face of the earth forever.It’s terrible, but […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park (Photo by Wikimedia user Zachjank (cc 3.0)

Great Sand Dunes National Park threatened by nearby oil and gas drilling

Your signature today will help protect Great Sand Dunes National Park and nearby wilderness from more dirty drilling for oil and gas.     Great Sand Dunes National Park: An American Treasure Have you ever heard of — or visited — Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado? It’s a place where…Epic sand dunes tower as tall as skyscrapers. Sandhill cranes can […]

Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

Red wolves need your help. Will you take action?

The Fish and Wildlife service is declaring open season on the last 35 wild red wolves. Please take action to save them.   The Threat to Red Wolves Until now, hunting and killing of these rare animals has been strictly forbidden. But the Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a new plan that would shrink the wolves’ protected habitat to only one refuge, […]

Beach (Photo by Rachel Cook on Unsplash)

Share This! Social Media Stories: Week of July 20, 2018

When you share a story on social media, your personal recommendation has power. That’s why, each week, Environmental Action highlights stories from our Facebook and Twitter pages to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to learn about — or address — an important environmental issue.In this week’s shares: a serious new threat to the Endangered Species Act, a way to […]

Butterfly (Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash)

Social Media Shares: Week of July 13, 2018

In this week’s social media shares from Environmental Action: working for wolves, dicamba’s dangers and more.Social Media Shares for TwitterSocial Media Shares for TwitterMore than 11,000 people have signed our new petition for gray #wolves. Have you? 🐺 If you haven’t added your name, please sign @EnviroAction’s petition now: https://t.co/RPwCkbpHnE🐺 Already signed for wolves? RT and encourage your friends to help […]

Ban Dicamba (Photo of cropduster, illustrating herbicide dispersal)

Dicamba is dangerous. It’s time to ban Monsanto’s herbicide.

Monsanto’s weed-killer dicamba was designed to kill unwanted plants but spare the special, genetically modified soybeans that were designed to resist it. There’s just one problem: Dicamba doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed.Dicamba gets into the air and spreads, devastating plants that the herbicide wasn’t intended for, risking our planet’s biodiversity.Whether it’s crops on adjacent farms and orchards, or flowers and trees […]

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 […]

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