right whale (photo: NOAA)

Awful news. Another North Atlantic right whale’s song has been silenced, intensifying concern about the future of this increasingly rare species. Can you help us save these whales?     The Threat to Right Whales Officials reported the latest right whale death off the coast of Massachusetts in late August.1This latest death follows a particularly deadly year for right whales in 2017.2 Researchers have […]
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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 […]
A close-up photograph of a wolf pup.

The Trump Administration is proposing changes that would gut the Endangered Species Act’s lifesaving protections for imperiled wildlife. Your action can help us stop these disastrous modifications and save wolves and other wildlife from extinction. Extinction Is Accelerating We are lucky to share our planet with an astonishing diversity of life.If you’ve ever marveled at the effortless flight of an eagle overhead, […]
Environmental Action at Work: Protecting our coasts. Photo: IrinaK/Shutterstock

Our oceans are choked with plastic, and the animals that live there are suffering for it. Download and print several copies of this letter, and then take them to businesses near you to encourage local businesses to stop using polystyrene.    Last month, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing 17 pounds of plastic. In April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore […]
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 […]