Environment America Blog

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

What’s Halloween without pumpkins, chocolate or candied apples? Pretty scary, says a new Environment America video.

Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night, but what's really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water. Nothing is more important to life than clean water, yet few things are taken more for granted. We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean. The fact is, those systems don’t always work, and in many cases, are failing to keep water safe. 

On November 30th, leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution.

It’s bad enough that BP’s disaster devastated the Gulf Coast. Now the company might get out of paying for most of the damage it caused.

Since 1975, it has been illegal to export crude oil to most countries from the United States. But now, oil companies and their allies in Congress are attempting to lift the ban.

What if we could cut U.S. global warming emissions, save consumers money, and influence other countries to cut their climate-changing pollution too, all in one step?

As a part of our solar photo contest, Environment America members sent us pictures and stories to say why they love the sun. The entries we received inspired us. In fact, we got so many great stories and photos that, along with our guest judges, we need your help to choose a winner. Vote today. 

as a part of our solar photo contest.

Mountains higher than the Appalachians, canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, miles of forest, and a rich diversity of wildlife: Would you believe that’s a description of the Atlantic Ocean? 

By putting solar on schools, we can protect the planet while educating students about renewable energy.