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.
The Bay State is poised to set a national standard by approving the highest state minimum wage in the United States. Commend Massachusetts lawmakers for their diligent efforts to improve the quality of life for all workers.
Refugee kids are being deported from their migrant country. An activist has been working to stop this deportation, and to provide the kids with proper education. Praise this activist for the great work he is doing for these children.
Transgender women in Malaysia are facing great injustice, discrimination and human rights violations at the hands of their government’s draconian laws. Sign the petition to support transgender rights in Malaysia.
Police officers captured a pet Shar-Pei named “Nala” who had gotten loose, allegedly held the dog down on the ground and brutally slit her throat. The dog proceeded to die an agonizing death from the blood loss. Yet, despite this unbelievable brutality by these officers, the police department merely suspended one officer from duty and placed the other on paid leave. This police brutality towards innocent pets must be stopped. Demand both officers be fired from their jobs and prosecuted fully for their alleged crimes.
President Obama wants to guarantee paid maternity leave in the United States. Thank the president for working to further this important policy.
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.
The Presbyterian denomination has chosen to support LGBT rights by redefining marriage, conducting same-sex marriages and even inducting gay clergy into the faith. Sigh this petition to applaud the church for embracing equality.
A proposed gun safety initiative deceives the public by failing to explain its impact to voters. Demand that the changes to gun laws be described on the ballot.
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.
After a black bear was found running through a densely populated area, police secured him safely and humanely. Praise the responding police team for safely capturing the bear and returning him back to the wild.
Despite growing concern, protest and activism, the people of China continue to capture, cook and consume dog meat. Urge the Chinese government to put an end to this inhumane and horrific practice.
An investigation has been opened into two livestock auctions involved in the willful mistreatment of animals. Applaud an animal rights group’s tireless efforts to expose this cruel livestock operation and many others like it.
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.
Immigrant detainees are being grossly mistreated: whipped, strip searched, beaten and hung from trees for trying to illegally enter the country, often to escape war. Demand an end to these terrible human rights violations.
A church recently created a giveaway where the “prizes” were deadly assault weapons. This support for gun violence is hypocritical and dangerous. Urge the lead pastor to refrain from promoting guns through his church.
The gentle manatee is threatened by human harassment and habitat destruction. Last year alone, over 800 manatees were killed by human activity. Before the situation gets any worse, we must create an ocean sanctuary in order to save the manatees.
Driven to the verge of extinction, the Florida panther has only recently begun to recover. However, there are still only 160 remaining in the wild. Now oil companies want to return to the panther habitat and begin widespread oil drilling. Don’t let the panther’s recovery be destroyed by greedy oil companies. Demand the panther’s habitat is protected and say no to oil exploration and drilling.
A Dutch teenager devised a solution to rid our oceans of plastic, a pollutant that is ingested by our wildlife and makes its way onto our plates. Praise his innovative solution and commitment to our oceans.
Republicans are threatening another government shutdown over coal regulations. Demand that they stop holding the budget hostage on behalf of Big Coal.
With adequate support, college students can create innovative solutions to today’s environmental problems. Thank a prestigious university for investing in projects to improve the health and sustainability of the modern world.
A court in India recently claimed that forced intercourse within marriage is not rape. This is in keeping with existing Indian policy, which also does not recognize marital rape. Demand that this policy change, starting with a retraction of the statement by the court.