climate change

Take action on climate change (Photos: Pixabay)

America’s public lands are home to a spectacular array of wildlife. They are places of astounding beauty. But massive tracts of these special lands — lands we all own — are being mined and drilled for oil, gas, and coal that fuels the climate crisis.1    America’s public lands shouldn’t fuel the climate crisis. Urge congressional leaders to support a moratorium on […]
Gas vent (Photo: pixabay)

We need to do everything we can to tackle the climate crisis. Speak out to keep more methane — a powerful contributor to climate change — out of our atmosphere.     Climate Change’s Impact We may have as little as 12 years to prevent massive destruction from climate change, according to the world’s foremost body on the international crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel […]
A gift box (Photo: image4you, pixabay)

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 […]
Polar bear (Robynm, Pixabay)

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 […]
Election 2018 Update

Check out Environmental Action’s post-election look at the changing political dynamics around some key issues across the country.    Election 2018 The votes haven’t yet been entirely counted. But the consequences for wolves, elephants, manatees and everyone affected by climate change are as clear as they’re ever going to be.Here are three takeaways from the results: 1. Endangered species should rest a little easier, […]
Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.   America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]
Girl in field of wildflowers (Photo: Pixabay user Jill111)

Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.   A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you?Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — […]
We need a clean power plan (Photo composite ft. image by Pixabay user BenitaS)

Help save hundreds of lives a year. Speak out to stop the Trump administration’s dirty power plan.   1. Lisa Friedman, “Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year,” The New York Times, August 21, 2018. 2. Ephrat Livni, “Florida’s red tide crisis shows how climate change will make the world an ugly place,” Quartz, August 22, 2018. 3. […]
Climate change and vehicle emissions are closely linked.

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 […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

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 […]