A new breed of pesticides has been linked to dramatic decreases in honeybee populations. These pesticides have been banned in Europe, but the EPA stands idly by. Tell the EPA to ban these pesticides before we push bee populations over the tipping point and lose our primary pollinators.
There will be 184 less fin whales swimming in the ocean by the end of the summer. That is if Icelandic Prime Minister Gunnlaugsson does not repeal the whaling quota that allows an Icelandic fishing corporation to devastate an already endangered species. Demand that Iceland put an end to the bloody hunt for fin whales and ban whaling entirely.
South Africa’s Cape parrot is one of the most endangered species of parrot in the world. Applaud the efforts of conservationists to reinstate native forests and protect this valuable species.
Bay Tree Lake is being slowly drained into oblivion. Ditches that were illegally dug by developers are draining away the lake’s water level and threatening its very existence. Please lend your voice in urging for the protection of Bay Tree Lake.
A recent wastewater spill in Canada was not reported to the public until 11 days after it was discovered. Demand that such environmental hazards be reported to the public immediately in order to ensure public health and safety.
The Australian government conducts annual mass slaughters of kangaroos. Urge them to permanently stop these killings to prevent the kangaroo from becoming an endangered species.
By the end of the year, the House of Representatives will pass a bill that may pose a threat to creatures living in wetlands. We must ask that our representatives take the safety of precious animals into consideration when reviewing this bill.
An energy company has been training police to apprehend peaceful protestors and treat them like terrorists. Their collaboration with state and federal forces has put the safety of activists at risk. Sign this petition to urge the corporation to respect protestors’ rights.
The staff at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has worked hard to bring 80 species back from the precipice of extinction. Please sign this petition in order to commend them for their efforts to protect our fragile wildlife.
Supplying American forces with fuel presents massive environmental and security challenges. The amount of fuel required per soldier skyrocketed over recent decades, and reliance upon long supply convoys leaves military personnel exposed to frequent attacks in combat zones. The military is taking action to assuage these concerns, through an innovative partnership and sustainable energy training scholarship program. Commend military leaders for these environmentally and security conscious efforts.
Edison International has decided to shut down a nuclear power plant in Southern California, which is located close to major population centers, and in an earthquake and tsunami zone. Please thank Edison for finally getting rid of this dangerous blemish on California’s coast.
Indonesia recently revealed a conservation plan to ‘rent out’ the few remaining members of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger population to wealthy citizens. We must put an end to the commodification of a wild species and encourage the country to use more effective conservation methods.
Alabama allocated $85.5 million to construct a luxury hotel and conference center from BP funds that were intended for coastal restoration after the oil spill. Demand that lawmakers prioritize this money for environmental restoration in the Gulf Coast rather than recreational uses or economic development.
The world’s largest population of bats is being threatened by suburban sprawl. We must protect these precious and valuable mammals from urbanization.
Recently, the city of Indianapolis, Indiana completed one of the most ambitious bicycling and pedestrian path systems in the world. Built entirely from philanthropic dollars, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will vastly improve human-powered movement throughout Indianapolis’ cultural districts and neighborhoods. Applaud the city’s efforts and spread the word on this novel and effective project.
A recently proposed project aims to eradicate tens of thousands of trees in Northern California in an attempt to control wildfires. Reject this ill-conceived and ineffective plan, and instead advocate for the protection of California’s forests.
Los Angeles, one of the nation’s worst cities in terms of traffic, has very few bike lanes throughout the county. Urge the mayor of Los Angeles to prioritize the creation of more bike lanes and, therefore, encourage more people to use this environmentally conscious mode of transportation.
A policy in Georgia allows billboard companies to clear-cut thousands of roadside trees that obstruct their signs. This legislation may cause extensive damage to the environment and threaten the aesthetics of Georgia’s public lands. We demand lawmakers in Georgia reprioritize the preservation of trees over corporate interests.
A noted environmentalist was recently expelled from the California branch of the Boy Scouts for his efforts to preserve a rare plant from destruction by local scouts. He must be reinstated so that his efforts can continue.
Every year thousands of endangered Wild Mustangs are captured or killed by outdated and cruel horse ‘gathers.’ More modern methods must be used to control the wild Mustang population if it is to preserved.
Facebook cofounder Sean Parker recently destroyed delicate ecosystems in one of California’s redwood forests to have a lavish, medieval wedding. Tell Sean you don’t approve of such carelessness and ask him to repair the damage he has done.
After years of circular debate the United States appears poised to finally make serious investments in clean, offshore wind energy development. Although many East Coast politicians continue advocating for offshore oil drilling, the Interior Department has pushed back with the first lease of a large area for offshore wind turbines and an ongoing moratorium on drilling. Thank Interior Secretary Jewell for her leadership and encourage a smarter, cleaner, sustainable energy policy approach.
Seismic airguns are estimated to injure over 130,000 marine creatures by destroying their habitats and deafening them. This vicious method of oil exploration must be stopped before it has long-term effects on the ecosystem. Urge President Barack Obama to place a permanent ban on seismic airgun testing.
The state of Maine harbors some of the cruelest methods of hunting bears anywhere in the world. Force Maine’s government to reject voter suppression legislation that would keep the cruelty of bear hounding and baiting out of the public eye. Protect freedom of speech and the lives of native animal species.
Just last year, over 40% of scrap and recyclable waste in the United states was sent overseas, and China became the biggest purchaser of it. However, China recently developed an environmental initiative, known as Operation Green Fence, because the country is understandably tired of receiving non-recyclable trash from other countries. Start processing U.S. trash here at home to prevent recyclable materials from ending up in foreign landfills.