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 […]
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 […]
Entangled North Atlantic right whale (Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance / NOAA Permit #20566

This should be a time of hope and new beginnings for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale. North Atlantic right whales birth their calves from December to March, but this year the calves are missing. Scientists have yet to confirm any 2018 whale births.1Help us protect vital habitat for these unique creatures and champion commercial fishing gear improvements to save […]

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is an extraordinary place.Located off the coast of New England, these 4,913 square miles of pristine waters hold ancient subsea mountains and a spectacular array of marine wildlife. Endangered sperm and fin whales can be found in these waters. Imperiled Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles swim here too.1Speak out to preserve this special place […]
A North Atlantic right whale, found dead off the Virginia coast and entangled in fishing lines. (Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance / NOAA permit

She was #3893 in the New England Aquarium’s catalog of North Atlantic right whales. But, as one of only around 100 reproductively mature North Atlantic right whales remaining on the planet, she may well have helped save her species from extinction.1Last Monday, whale #3893 was found dead and entangled in fishing line off Virginia’s coast in what is 2018’s first […]
Gill nets ensnare, injure, and kill imperiled dolphins and other marine wildlife

Drift gill nets. Marine biologist Tom Steiner calls them “invisible curtains of death.” He says they are “a barbaric way of catching fish.”1At Environmental Action, we call them “monster nets.” And these deadly devices inadvertently have killed thousands of sea turtles, whales, sea lions and other ocean animals since 1991.California is the only remaining state on the West Coast that does […]
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 […]
North Atlantic right whale (Photo: Moira Brown, New England Aquarium, CC 2.0)

Off the East Coast, America’s North Atlantic right whales are beginning to birth this season’s calves.These are some of the most intelligent and rare creatures on the planet,  but as few as 458 North Atlantic right whales are left on the entire planet.  Just 100 of them are reproductively mature females. And because right whales give birth only once every […]
Dolphins at Play (Photo NOAA)

The Interior Department is right now considering the use of seismic testing to find offshore drilling sites in the Atlantic ocean — a move that threatens ocean wildlife and could pave the way for more reckless fossil fuel extraction.1 Expanded seismic testing would be a disaster for marine wildlife.The government’s own estimates show that seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could […]