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Help us get plastic out of the food chain

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our oceans. Environmental Action is tackling the issue, but we need your help.The Threat of Plastic Pollution Plastic litter breaks up in the environment, forming tiny, insidious particles called “microplastics.” It’s been clear for some time that this kind of pollution is harming the ocean, but now we know: microplastics are far […]

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Will you speak up for the future of gray wolves?

The House of Representatives has voted to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 United States. Will you help save these iconic animals?     Wolves at Risk History shows: when wolves are unprotected, too many of them die.When Great Lakes wolves lost their federal protection in 2012, 1500 were killed before protection finally resumed. Right now, Wyoming […]

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Endangered wildlife needs this lifeline. Take Action.

The Endangered Species Act is our best wildlife extinction prevention tool. Speak out to protect this bedrock conservation law.     The Wildlife Extinction Crisis We need to strengthen the Endangered Species Act — not weaken it.In just the last 50 years, human beings have eliminated more than half the world’s wildlife species. Worse, climate change, plastic pollution, habitat loss, the illegal wildlife […]

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Green shipping this holiday season?

Here’s a simple step you can take this holiday season to address climate change: ask Amazon to promote greener shipping options.     Holiday Shopping, Shipping, and Climate Change More and more people are shopping for gifts online this holiday season, and Amazon remains a leader in the industry.1 Quick-shipping, getting our stuff within days of ordering it, is expected.Meanwhile, the carbon footprint of […]

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Giving Tuesday Impact for Elephants and the Environment

Environmental Action supporters have come through in a big way for elephants and the environment on Giving Tuesday 2018!    Giving Tuesday 2018 Update We were able to successfully meet our 2018 Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $10,000 — AND more than 15,000 Environmental Action supporters joined us in calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to show compassion for elephants […]

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When they kill an elephant, they destroy a family

Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that American trophy hunters shouldn’t be killing ANY endangered elephants in Africa.   The Threat to Elephants Just a few decades ago, millions of African elephants roamed the planet. Now, only about 415,000 African elephants remain.1But there are Americans who still want to hunt and kill them.Under a court order, the FWS announced in March it […]

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Polar Bears at Risk: Sign to Stop Risky Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Help convince a Houston-based oil company to leave our threatened polar bears alone.     The Threat to Polar Bears The Beaufort Sea.America’s threatened polar bears den along its coast. The bears use its increasingly rare sea ice to hunt.1 And, soon, a Texas-based oil company could ruin this special place.Hillcorp, headquartered in Houston, just received approval from the Trump administration to drill within […]

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Wildlife Alert: Your local newspaper needs to hear from you.

Can you write a letter to your local newspaper in support of the Endangered Species Act and the imperiled wildlife it protects?   The ESA Saves Wildlife Without the Endangered Species Act (ESA), hundreds of the nation’s most beloved wildlife species might well be extinct.1We Need a Strong Endangered Species Act. Scientists say that we are on the brink of a human-caused mass extinction […]

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The home of the jaguar is being clear-cut. Take action now.

These big cats are losing key habitat to deforestation. The jaguar needs your voice.  The Imperiled Jaguar Jaguars are on the decline — fewer than 15,000 remain in the wild.1And right now, the tropical forests they call home are being destroyed. We’ve lost the equivalent of 40 football fields of tropical forests every minute of every day for the past two years.2Jaguars […]

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Victory for Red Wolves

The planet’s 35 remaining red wolves are on safer ground thanks to a federal judge’s ruling.     Victory for Red Wolves Just last week, a federal judge made an important decision. A rule stopping the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from capturing and killing red wolves — or authorizing private landowners to do the same — is now permanent.1Tens of thousands of you […]

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