Environment America Latest Blog Posts

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Sure, it keeps your coffee hot. But polystyrene foam, what most of us call Styrofoam, is polluting our ecosystems and putting birds and marine life at risk. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. It’s time to say goodbye to take-out plastic foam cups and containers.

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

The concept of the Roadless Rule was simple: areas untouched by logging and road-building should stay that way, i.e. wild.

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

It’s exceedingly rare these days that Congress gives environmentalists something to celebrate. But I’m happy to report that the spending bill passed last week deserves our mild applause

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

We need to stop the Trump administration’s offshore drilling proposal—because our coastlines are beautiful, because oil drilling leads to spilling, because drilling requires the industrialization of our coasts, and because the right whale is nearing extinction.

When we drill and spill, we risk everything from worsening climate change to the livelihoods of coastal communities. Stand with us, and oppose new offshore drilling. 

A total of 17 North Atlantic right whales died in 2017 — leaving fewer than 450 living right whales on the planet. Researchers report that more females are dying than males, making it even more difficult for the species to rebound.

Without swift intervention, it’s possible that North Atlantic right whales could go extinct within 20 years. It is a critical time for this species.

These are our lands. They are owned by us. And as land owners, we have a decision to make. Should we open them up to drilling and seek a little more oil, or should we protect our coasts, put them off limits, because these places are too beautiful and too vital to spoil?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering allowing bee-killing pesticides to be sprayed on 165 million acres of previously protected American farmland. We need to do everything in our power to save the bees — you can take action and tell your governor to ban bee-killing pesticides. . .