Environment

Save the Escalante & Bears Ears in Utah

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:15 pm

Last month, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order threatening Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monument with drilling, mining and logging. These monuments boast 1.9 million acres of canyons, arches, and piñon-juniper forests. They house artifacts, buildings, and sacred spaces of Native American communities. The Department of the Interior is accepting public comments on whether to let Big Oil destroy Bears Ears. So we need you to speak up NOW and help save this special place!

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Tell Ace Hardware: Stop selling bee-killing pesticides

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:19 pm

Good news -- two more garden retail giants -- Walmart and True Value -- are eliminating bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides! This is largely thanks to people like you, who tirelessly emailed, called, swarmed on social media and delivered letters to True Value demanding that it help save bees. All your hard work paid off! There is only one large garden retailer who is still holding out -- Ace Hardware. It’s time for Ace to join its competitors and make a firm commitment to stop selling bee-killing pesticides! 

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Defend the Energy Star program from Trump

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 7:02 pm

Donald Trump is trying to gut the Energy Star program. The program -- which is run by the EPA -- rates appliances and buildings on their energy efficiency. It has kept 2.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from polluting our planet. And it has saved Americans roughly $362 billion in energy costs.

We need your help to stop Trump from getting rid of this program!

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Stop Trump from destroying our national monuments

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:08 am

Our national monuments are under attack.  Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order TODAY to let the fossil fuel industry destroy these special places. This means that soon, visitors to Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears and other natural wonders could see, hear and smell coal mines and oil wells. We need your help to stop this attack!

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Don't gut the Endangered Species Act!

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:00 pm

First the good news: The rusty patched bumblebee has been officially listed under the Endangered Species Act. This protection will go a long way toward preventing this wild bee from facing extinction.

Now the bad news: Trump and his enablers in Congress are gearing up for an attack on the Endangered Species Act. This could wipe out the rusty patched bee -- and many other endangered species.

We need your help to stop Trump and Congress from harming wildlife!

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Don't let Big Oil destroy the Arctic

Submitted by Friends of the Earth on Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:42 pm

House Republicans want to re-open protected areas of the Arctic for oil and gas drilling. At the same time, they want to gut safety protections. Their plan would endanger beluga and bowhead whales, walrus, and ice seals. It would greatly increase the chances of an oil spill in this remote and fragile region. And it would contribute to climate chaos.The Senate can still stop this from happening. But we need you to write to your Senator NOW!

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'Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa' At World Bank's Connect4Climate Event

Submitted by Tell All Your … on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:44 am

Artist Project Earth (APE) has recently joined forces with the World Bank’s Connect4Climate (C4C) initiative and is collaborating on C4C’s “campaign, coalition, and community that cares about climate change,” including support for the Voices4Climate global photo, video, and music video competition (see below).As part of this new partnership, C4C is organizing a major US launch event focused on climate change for  Rhythms del

Stop Arctic Drilling From Harming Polar Bears

Submitted by mike on Sat, 11/13/2010 - 3:43 am

The Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska is home to one of America's two populations of threatened polar bears and the only population of Pacific walrus. These great species of the Chukchi are losing their sea-ice habitat at an alarming rate, but that's not the only thing they have to worry about: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar wants to let Big Oil drill in their home.

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Tell President Obama to increase fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks

Submitted by gratefulweb on Thu, 09/16/2010 - 9:27 pm

Every day our cars and trucks guzzle an eye-popping 378 million gallons of gasoline, spewing millions of tons of global warming pollution into the air. This accounts for about 40 percent of U.S. oil consumption, with freight trucks adding another 14 percent.

Saving oil in transportation is crucial for reducing our perilous foreign energy dependence and addressing the climate challenge. Improving vehicle technology also would keep our domestic auto industry competitive in a world where fuel efficiency has become a significant advantage in the global marketplace.