climate change

July 2023 was the hottest month since we began keeping records in the 1800s.1    This summer has brought record-breaking temperatures. Human activities, including oil and gas drilling, are largely responsible for pushing the planet to these unprecedented temperatures. But the federal government keeps subsidizing these fossil fuel companies. Call on your U.S. senators to end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel subsidies […]

Melting ice caps. Dangerous heat waves. Warming oceans.    Greenhouse gases from power plants are fueling climate catastrophe. The devastating impacts of climate change have never been clearer, and we’re only just starting to experience the tip of the iceberg. We know that we can’t fight climate change if we keep burning vast quantities of fossil fuels for electricity. That’s why the EPA has […]

By Julia DeVito, digital campaigner Even Halley Bay, one of the coldest sites in the Antarctic, is feeling the effects of climate change, leaving emperor penguins with few options left. In 2016, the rising temperatures caused the ice in Halley Bay to break for the first time, leaving thousands of emperor penguin chicks to drown. In the years since, Halley Bay has […]
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America’s public lands are home to a spectacular array of wildlife. They are places of astounding beauty. But massive tracts of these special lands — lands we all own — are being mined and drilled for oil, gas, and coal that fuels the climate crisis.1     America’s public lands shouldn’t fuel the climate crisis. Urge congressional leaders to support a moratorium on […]
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We need to do everything we can to tackle the climate crisis. Speak out to keep more methane — a powerful contributor to climate change — out of our atmosphere.       Climate Change’s Impact We may have as little as 12 years to prevent massive destruction from climate change, according to the world’s foremost body on the international crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel […]
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Here’s a simple step you can take this holiday season to address climate change: ask Amazon to promote greener shipping options.       Holiday Shopping, Shipping, and Climate Change More and more people are shopping for gifts online this holiday season, and Amazon remains a leader in the industry.1 Quick-shipping, getting our stuff within days of ordering it, is expected. Meanwhile, the carbon footprint of […]
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Help convince a Houston-based oil company to leave our threatened polar bears alone.       The Threat to Polar Bears The Beaufort Sea. America’s threatened polar bears den along its coast. The bears use its increasingly rare sea ice to hunt.1 And, soon, a Texas-based oil company could ruin this special place. Hillcorp, headquartered in Houston, just received approval from the Trump administration to drill within […]
Election 2018 Update

Check out Environmental Action’s post-election look at the changing political dynamics around some key issues across the country.    Election 2018 The votes haven’t yet been entirely counted. But the consequences for wolves, elephants, manatees and everyone affected by climate change are as clear as they’re ever going to be. Here are three takeaways from the results: 1. Endangered species should rest a little easier, […]
Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.     America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]
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Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.     A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you? Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — […]