pollution

Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]
Plastic pollution in the ocean (Photo WikiMedia user MichaelisScientists CC 4.0)

Environmental Action has launched a 50-state campaign to ban foam cups and take-out containers across the country. With your help, we can reduce plastic pollution in the ocean and protect the lives of whales and other wildlife threatened by this trash.Plastic Pollution’s Growing Threat In a new study, scientists have discovered a record amount of plastic particles trapped in Arctic […]
Great Lakes sunset (Photo: Pxhere.com)

By almost any measure, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a success. So why is the Trump administration working to undermine it?Over the President’s objection, we persuaded Congress to fully fund the Great Lakes cleanup effort. But the Administration has an insidious plan to not spend the money anyway. Help block the proposal and protect the Great Lakes.A Devious […]
Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]
Lake Superior (Photo: Pxhere.com)

We won Round 1, but President Trump still wants Congress to cut Great Lakes cleanup funding by 90%. Help convince Speaker Paul Ryan to support full funding again.Tell House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold firm in funding the cleanup of the Great Lakes.Great Lakes Cleanup Efforts at Risk The good news is that, with your help, Congress passed and the […]

We need action to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling. Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep limits on methane pollution in place on public lands!The Trump administration is once again making moves to repeal the rule restricting methane emissions that accelerate climate change.The rule would require oil and gas companies to capture methane leaks, which would reduce 180,000 tons […]
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Oiled By the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster (Photo: NOAA)

President Trump took another dangerous step yesterday — he announced a plan to open nearly all federal coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.1 The plan includes the California Coast, the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coast — all targeted for offshore drilling. Help us stop this new offshore drilling by supporting our work today.Offshore Drilling Threatens Nature and Wildlife Offshore […]
Environmental Action Impact: Gray Wolves

Have you made your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action to help protect wolves and nature yet? It’s easy, secure, and a great way to support effective advocacy for wolves, wildlife and the environment in the new year.Your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action makes a difference. Your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action helps wolves. The lonesome howl of a […]

Tens of thousands of you have spoken out — and now Netflix and Target are taking action for a cleaner, greener world. Read more in our latest campaign update. Campaign Update: Greening NetflixOnline video streaming uses a tremendous amount of energy. And, depending on the source of that energy, it can have a major impact on the air we breathe, water we […]
A forest stream (Photo: Nathan Anderson, Unsplash)

The Trump administration is working to reverse the Clean Water Rule, which would protect the drinking water of millions. You can help stop them.I’ll admit it. I’ve taken an embarrassing selfie or two in my day. Chances are, you may have too.But there’s one selfie I definitely don’t mind sharing — the picture I took this week as part of […]