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Tell Our Premiers Their Deadline to Protect the Boreal Forest Is Now ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, Canada, wildlife, climate-change, animals, humans, nature, forests )

- 7 hours ago -
Protect caribou from extinction Respect Indigenous Rights Mitigate climate change
Seychelles Protects An Area 'as Big as Britain' in Indian Ocean
Environment  (tags: Seychelles, Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation, globalwarming, conservation, climate-change, pollution )

- 8 hours ago -
The Seychelles have created protected areas "the size of Great Britain" in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean.
Petition - Tell Trump's BLM: Protect California's Fragile Deserts
Environment  (tags: california, blm, mining interests, exploitation, desert environments, Threatened species, rare species, stronger protection laws, prevention of wildlife loss, special ecosystems, ecological impact, Sustainable Development, Habitat preservation )

- 9 hours ago -
California's deserts include some of the most ecologically intact landscapes we have left in the United States, with dozens of threatened and rare species. Just 18 months ago, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized a plan to protect millions of...
Petition: Mandatory Deposit on Plastic Bottled Water Now!
Environment  (tags: canada, plastic pollution, water contamination, bottled water, environmental devastation, damages, prevention of further pollution, Sustainable Development, ecosystems, longterm effects, harmful to wildlife, ocean health, stronger protection laws )

- 12 hours ago -
Our planet is literally swimming in plastic! And it is getting more serious and irreversible every day. Why is there no bottle return deposit charged on water bottles? Why is water different than beer, soda, or any other beverage, when it is sold and...
The Pentagon Is Using An Environmental Law Meant to Protect Us, Against Us
Environment  (tags: pollution, contamination, contaminants, military, weapons )

- 6 hours ago -
Canadian researchers recently revealed how an extremely toxic chemical used in US military explosives that the Pentagon has been downplaying for decades has been seeping into surrounding communities for years.
Republicans Advance Three Bills Attacking Forests, Public Lands @Alternet
Environment  (tags: republicans, Flake, Murkowski, Daines, public lands, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, nature, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife )

- 2 days ago -
These lawmakers are completely out of touch with the vast majority of Americans, who oppose the assault on public lands. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will consider legislation Wednesday...
Petition - Kill Trump's Budget Before It Kills the EPA
Environment  (tags: epa, funding, budget cuts, environmental programs, ecological sustainability, stronger protection laws, longterm effects, forest conservation, Habitat preservation, biodiversity, prevention of wildlife loss, Sustainable Development, responsibilities )

- 1 day ago -
Fight EPA cuts that would eliminate vital environmental programs and personnel. Once more, the Trump administration is launching a wholesale assault on the agency tasked with protecting our environment. In addition to slashing nearly every aid program...
Demand Emergency Order for Salish Sea Orcas
Environment  (tags: seas, oceans, sea life, petitions, letters )

- 2 days ago -
Salish Sea orcas face threats that imperil their ability to survive, but the time for action is running out.
One Million Trees Pledged to 'Trump Forest' to Offset President's Anti-Climate Agenda
Environment  (tags: Trump, trees, reforestation, climate-change, protection )

- 2 days ago -
Trump Forest--a global reforestation project aiming to offset President Trump's anti-climate policies--has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world.
Tell Congress: Stop Trump's Dirty, Dangerous Offshore Drilling Plan
Environment  (tags: offshore drilling, Oil Spills, Coastal areas, coastal communities, protected areas, commercial exploitation, dirty energy projects, prevention of pollution, stronger protection, ocean wildlife, Habitat preservation, Sustainable Development )

- 2 days ago -
President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's latest handout to the oil industry is their five-year offshore drilling plan that would auction off huge swaths of the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to private oil companies
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