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 […]

Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

UPDATE: Red wolves surviving the storm

The last 35 wild red wolves were almost directly in the path of Hurricane Florence’s landfall.   Red Wolves After Florence Because so many of you were so passionate in your response to our campaign to protect these amazing animals, we wanted to reach out to you with everything we’ve been able to find about how the intrepid canines are doing. We spoke with […]

Owl (Photo: Unsplash)

Interior to Baby Owls: “Drop Dead”

The energy industry gets the ultimate Get-Out-Of-Jail card for “accidentally” killing millions of birds each year, including baby owls and other beloved birds.   Imagine you’re a wildlife ranger who’s uncovered a cold-blooded case of avian murder. The perp has confessed to all the grisly details. He burned down his barn, despite knowing that some baby owls were nesting inside. He needed the […]

The Winner of the September Thneed Trophy Is . . .

The winner of the September 2018 Thneed Trophy is the ever-so-humble one-time-use plastic straw. Yes, it’s darned convenient and it makes it easier to drive while drinking (soda). But, unless you have particular disabilities, is it really necessary? Ask the sea turtle with a straw crammed up his nose. Think about the tiny plastic beads swimming in your beer. And the […]

Mining (Photo: Unsplash)

Full stop. Coal ash can poison groundwater.

Coal ash contains cancer-causing chemicals. Why make its storage LESS safe?   The Risk to Our Communities Coal ash is pretty nasty. It’s the waste that’s left behind when coal is burned — often at aging coal-fired power plants. It contains arsenic, lead, mercury and other heavy metals. These substances can seep into local groundwater, increasing community cancer risks and poisoning people, plants, and […]

Boat in Bristol Bay with mountain in the background. Photo: Flickr user echoforsberg (CC 2.0)

To save Bristol Bay, we need you

Alaska’s Bristol bay is the world’s most important wild salmon fishery. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems poised to green light toxic mining that could threaten this irreplaceable place. The Threat to Bristol Bay A large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, could soon tear up Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay — so we’re upping the ante on our campaign to protect […]

Photo of giraffes (Pixabay user anujohanna)

Spread the Word: Week of September 7, 2018

Spread the word about key environmental issues with this week’s social shares. In the spotlight this week: giraffes, bad news for bees, an emotional plea from an Alaskan fisherman, grey wolves, and much, much more. Spread the Word on Facebook Spread the Word on Twitter Inaction and delay are unacceptable responses to climate change. We must speed the transition to cleaner power and […]

OR14, a female wolf in Oregon (Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Game)

Help Save Grey Wolves from Hunting

America’s iconic grey wolves were once nearly eliminated in the wild. Unless we stop the Trump administration’s new proposal, it could happen again. The Threat to Grey Wolves Gray wolves are working hard to regain a foothold in parts of the country where they were once completely exterminated. One adventurous Oregon wolf called OR-7 famously traveled over 1200 miles in search of […]

The Tongass National Forest and mountains in the background (Photo: Flickr user Umnak)

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Don’t pave over the Tongass

The US Forest Service is considering rolling back protections for America’s largest national forest — the Tongass — which would open the area up to road building and other destructive development. This could pave the way to disaster.1 Take action now: Tell the U.S. Forest Service to keep Tongass intact. Roads in the Tongass The U.S. Forest Service announced in early August […]