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Join Our Origami Elephant Action

Right now, more African elephants are being killed than born in the wild. Help convince Congress that Americans shouldn’t be trophy hunting these beloved and imperiled animals.     The Threat to Elephants Although President Trump called taking elephants for trophy a “horror show” in a tweet earlier this year — the Trump administration hasn’t been a friend to elephants, lions or other endangered […]

Gray wolf (Photo: Pixabay user christels)

More Wyoming Wolves to Be Killed

Wyoming wolves need your help. The state is planning to eliminate more than half of the iconic wolves within its borders.     The Threat to Wyoming Wolves The state of Wyoming is trying to wipe out half of the state’s wolves. They allowed trophy hunters to kill 76 wolves last year. And this year they’re planning to kill even more.1,2There are fewer than […]

Wolf pups

We can’t let wolves vanish forever

Before the Endangered Species Act, the gray wolf was hunted, trapped and poisoned almost to extinction in the continental U.S. Now the animal may lose the law’s protection.The Associated Press reported in June that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the species. Without the law’s protection, nothing would stand between these incredible […]

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Protect Bristol Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a large gold and copper mine in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.The proposed Pebble Mine project would include a dirty open-pit mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor—including 18 miles crossing a lake—and a port facility.In […]

African elephant

Elephants are worth saving

In March, the Trump administration threatened the future of African elephants by reversing the ban on elephant hunt trophies—even after President Trump himself tweeted that he thought it was a “horror show.”Unless we reverse current trends, African elephants are in danger of extinction. While just a few decades ago, there were millions of these creatures walking the planet, now there […]

Whale

Our oceans have a foam problem

From coffee cups to fast food containers, polystyrene foam—what most of us call Styrofoam—is used every day all across the country.And it ends up in our rivers, lakes and oceans, endangering wildlife and polluting our water.Polystyrene foam is one of the worst forms of plastic pollution because it never fully degrades.Every single bit of polystyrene foam ever made is still […]

Climate change and vehicle emissions are closely linked.

Demand Cleaner Cars to Help Address Climate Change

Summer 2018 may be over, but it brought home a powerful lesson. The climate crisis has arrived, and it’s ugly. Cleaner cars can help head off the worst-case climate crisis scenarios. But will Americans speak out for reduced carbon emissions and improved fuel efficiency?  We Need Cleaner Cars. This summer saw scorching temperatures.1 We witnessed frequent extreme weather events and massive wildfires.2,3 And toxic algae […]

Two women look out on a vast Idaho forest (Photo: V. Nordli-Mathisen, Unsplash)

Share This! Enviro-Stories for Friends

These enviro-stories are some of the most urgent and compelling news about nature and the environment from the week. Pass these stories on to friends and family. When you do, you’ll help build grassroots inspiration to convince more people to help protect our clean air and water, wildlife, special wild places and a connection to nature that helps make life a […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

The monarch butterfly has a treacherous journey

At Environment Action, we think monarch butterflies rule. They’re an important pollinator, but that’s not all. Will you help save these beloved butterflies? These tiny, beloved butterflies are a cheerful reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And — unfortunately — our monarchs are becoming more scarce. Today, you can help us protect the habitat they need to survive their […]

African Elephants (Photo: Pixabay)

Real quick… can you sign this elephant petition?

Add your name to Environmental Action’s new elephant petition and urge Congress to pass lifesaving legislation for these beloved animals.  Africa’s elephants are dying. And at least one president on the continent says that President Donald Trump’s administration may be driving up the demand for elephant and lion hunting trophies in the United States.1   The Threat to Elephants Africa’s elephants once numbered in […]

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