Two Spanish islands’ vibrant marine ecosystems are in danger of being disrupted by oil prospecting. Urge Spain to stop this destructive plan and rely on eco-friendly energy alternatives instead.
An elephant known for his long tusks was recently killed by poachers. In memory of this gentle giant, urge world leaders to work together to end the illegal wildlife trade.
Vultures are being poisoned because they alert game rangers to the presence of poachers. The decline of these scavengers fuels the spread of deadly disease. Urge officials to invest more resources into stopping this brutal slaughter.
Environmental officials have authorized widespread use of a toxic new pesticide, despite warnings from their own agency scientists that it poses a threat to endangered species. Demand a reversal of this decision until protection plans are in place to minimize the harm to wildlife.
The UN recently rejected an attempt to allow logging in a pristine Tasmanian rainforest that has been declared a world heritage area. Please sign this petition to thank the UN for protecting this important world heritage site.
One national park is taking a proactive approach to fight air pollution, preserve nature and protect citizens’ health by implementing “no car” days. Applaud the park staff for working to reduce pollution and protect the environment for decades to come.
In a misguided attempt to lower gasoline prices, lawmakers have introduced a bill that promotes oil drilling on public lands. Urge them to preserve our beautiful parks and forests by voting against the expansion of domestic drilling operations.
Green infrastructure is the concept of using natural assets — like trees, green space and watersheds — to solve some of the environmental problems that cities are facing today. We are calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to put forth New York’s plan for green infrastructure.
Grizzly bears once roamed vast stretches of the American West in large numbers. Today, however, they exist in small, threatened populations in isolated habitats. Urge the federal government to restore the grizzly to its historical range.
A national conservation program that helps protect threatened forests by paying community members to peacefully prevent illegal logging is in danger of losing its corporate funding. Urge this major energy company to continue supporting this vital program.
While countries in Europe commit to using clean energy, the U.S. lags behind. Small businesses that attempt to use clean energy often have trouble succeeding because of larger companies. Support a new initiative that will allow these smaller businesses to thrive and contribute to the health of our environment.
Carbon pollution from big industry can now be regulated thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Applaud the judges for choosing the health of humans and the environment over corporate profits.
Fossil fuel dependency is one of our world’s gravest problems. Thus, more and more nations are turning their attention’s towards investing in renewable energy sources. One German state has been completely successful in this endeavor. Help us thank them for setting an example.
Access to clean drinking water is problematic in many third world countries, contributing to severe health issues and death for millions of people. Praise scientists for creating a revolutionary solar-powered water filter for use in the developing world.
Grizzly bears have suffered from decades of persecution and are facing a decline that could lead to their extinction. For grizzly bears to survive, they need more protected habitat to roam and mate. Encourage officials to pursue conservation efforts to save the grizzly bear.
A rare species of wolf is on a path to extinction due to logging practices put in motion by the U.S. Forest Service. The best way to ensure their survival is to have them protected by the Endangered Species Act. Pressure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop delaying the process and help these beautiful animals recover their population.
Millions of Pacific starfish have died as a result of a mysterious virus that is spreading more rapidly due to climate change. Ask President Obama to assign teams of researchers to better understand and combat this environmental crisis.
Big Oil wants to expand drilling along sensitive coastlines, endangering marine life and communities that depend on healthy oceans. Urge lawmakers to protect our oceans by voting against offshore drilling.
Nitrogen-based fertilizer used in excess leads to an increase in greenhouse gas production. Demand that the EPA prevent over-fertilization and thereby increase the sustainability of agriculture.
A national leader has pledged to protect our oceans by expanding marine sanctuaries and supporting sustainable fisheries. Praise his commitment to preserving threatened marine habitats.
A historic road system in South America was recently given World Heritage site status, allowing for the preservation, protection and restoration of this route. Applaud the decision to preserve 2,000 years of Inca history by saving this stunning roadway.
Expansion of coal ports near the Great Barrier Reef will dump tons of sediment inside the marine park. Help protect this fragile ecosystem and demand that the approval of sediment dumping be reversed.
Honeybees were once our worlds’ most abundant pollinators. Recently honeybees are succumbing as a result of external factors, such as toxic pesticides that are often sprayed over the crops that they frequent. Ask an official in the United States Department of Agriculture to invest money into a study that has produced promising results that could help save the honeybee from extinction.
Acid rain threatens forests and aquatic ecosystems. Praise scientists for conducting a long-term research project on the environmental trends of acid rain and for raising awareness.
Red wolves once roamed freely in the southeastern United States. Yet, today they are on the brink of extinction and confined to a small scrub forest in North Carolina. The leading causes of red wolf deaths are gun-shots from hunters who mistake the small wolves for coyotes and from ranchers looking to protect their cattle. It is essential that steps be taken today to protect the few remaining red wolves before they disappear forever.