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Grand Staircase-Escalante (Photo: James Marvin Phelps via Flickr CCBY-NC2.0)

Open pit mining in Grand Staircase-Escalante?

Help stop open-pit mining in what was — until recently — Utah’s gorgeous Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.     Grand Staircase-Escalante at Risk Last year, President Trump slashed the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half. The legal boundaries of the monument may have shrunk, but the entire area remains home to breathtaking landscapes and endangered wildlife. The difference is: now mining companies can stake claims […]

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Amplify Your Voice! Social Media Shares for the Week of July 27, 2018

You can amplify the impact of your efforts to protect the environment! Just share any (or all) of these social media posts and spread the word on important issues like who pays when developers damage wildlife and public lands, red wolves, wild drilling out Great Sand Dunes and more.     Amplify Your Impact on Facebook Amplify Your Impact on Twitter 🚨 Help #SaveRedWolves […]

Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

Red wolves are running out of time

The red wolves of North Carolina are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Can you help support our work to save them?   The Threat to Read Wolves No more than 35 red wolves roam the forests of North Carolina, struggling to recover from the systematic hunting that nearly erased them from the face of the earth forever. It’s terrible, but […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park (Photo by Wikimedia user Zachjank (cc 3.0)

Great Sand Dunes National Park threatened by nearby oil and gas drilling

Your signature today will help protect Great Sand Dunes National Park and nearby wilderness from more dirty drilling for oil and gas.       Great Sand Dunes National Park: An American Treasure Have you ever heard of — or visited — Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado? It’s a place where… Epic sand dunes tower as tall as skyscrapers. Sandhill cranes can […]

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

Red wolves need your help. Will you take action?

The Fish and Wildlife service is declaring open season on the last 35 wild red wolves. Please take action to save them.     The Threat to Red Wolves Until now, hunting and killing of these rare animals has been strictly forbidden. But the Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a new plan that would shrink the wolves’ protected habitat to only one refuge, […]

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Share This! Social Media Stories: Week of July 20, 2018

When you share a story on social media, your personal recommendation has power. That’s why, each week, Environmental Action highlights stories from our Facebook and Twitter pages to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to learn about — or address — an important environmental issue. In this week’s shares: a serious new threat to the Endangered Species Act, a way to […]

Butterfly (Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash)

Social Media Shares: Week of July 13, 2018

In this week’s social media shares from Environmental Action: working for wolves, dicamba’s dangers and more. Social Media Shares for Twitter Social Media Shares for Twitter More than 11,000 people have signed our new petition for gray #wolves. Have you? 🐺 If you haven’t added your name, please sign @EnviroAction’s petition now: https://t.co/RPwCkbpHnE 🐺 Already signed for wolves? RT and encourage your friends to help […]

Ban Dicamba (Photo of cropduster, illustrating herbicide dispersal)

Dicamba is dangerous. It’s time to ban Monsanto’s herbicide.

Monsanto’s weed-killer dicamba was designed to kill unwanted plants but spare the special, genetically modified soybeans that were designed to resist it. There’s just one problem: Dicamba doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. Dicamba gets into the air and spreads, devastating plants that the herbicide wasn’t intended for, risking our planet’s biodiversity. Whether it’s crops on adjacent farms and orchards, or flowers and trees […]

Plastic foam threatens wildlife, human health and the planet

This plastic isn’t just harming wildlife anymore

A World Health Organization (WHO) working group just announced that they have concluded that styrene, a foundational component of polystyrene foam, probably causes cancer.1 In addition to this plastic foam polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, and harming wildlife, it also risks human health. If enough of us speak up, we can convince our leaders to ban harmful plastic foam. Add […]

Wolf in Minnesota (Photo: Derek Bakken via WikiMedia, CC 2.0)

Tell Pres. Trump: Don’t let wolves vanish forever

Right now, the Trump administration is considering erasing Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves. Without continued protection, gray wolves in America would be in danger of vanishing forever. Gray wolves were nearly driven extinct in the 20th century, when lack of legal protection allowed them to be hunted, poisoned and trapped. The Endangered Species Act shields wolves from destruction, allowing […]

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