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Petition - Hold the Banks Funding Keystone XL Accountable!
Environment  (tags: canada, Keystone XL Pipeline, funding, banks, accountability, environmental damages, prevention of pollution, prevention of habitat destruction, wildlife losses, fragile ecosystems, environmental consequences, stronger protection, Wildlife conservation )

- 1 day ago -
TransCanada just got approval for a new route to build the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not the path they wanted. They're pushing hard to get regulators to approve their original route: this is our chance. TransCanada can't build the pipeline if they...
Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for My Microbiome?
Health & Wellness  (tags: hand sanitizers, health, good bacteria, microbes, microbiome, caution, anti-biotic resistance )

- 6 hours ago -
To be safe, we should be using hand sanitizer as sparingly as possible. While they are killing potentially dangerous microbes, they are also altering the communities of beneficial bacteria on the skin.
How The Media Failed British Columbians on the Site C Dam
Environment  (tags: British Columbia, Site C dam, media failure, political interests, environmental nightmare, First Nations )

- 1 day ago -
Those in power will always be prone to making bull-headed decisions in their own political interests. For democracy to function, a healthy news media needs to challenge the powerful and defend the public interest. In the case of the Site C dam, it did not
Petition - Stop Using Tax Dollars to Fund Anti-LGBTQ School
Society & Culture  (tags: Private schools, LGBTQ rights, discrimination, tax dollars, funding, Freedom of Expression, christian extremists, Ethical Treatment, Equal rights )

- 1 day ago -
Don't use taxpayer dollars to fund school with an anti-LGBTQ agenda. Taxpayer dollars are being used to fund a private school with an anti-LGBTQ agenda. Timberlake Christian Schools in Virginia is just one of 700 in the United States that openly...
Border Bills Threaten All Wilderness Areas Within 100 Miles of U.S. Border With Canada and Mexico ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, destruction )

- 5 hours ago -
Two bills in the U.S. Congress âEUR" purportedly dealing with border security âEUR" threaten all Wilderness areas within 100 miles of the southern border with Mexico and within 100 miles of the northern border with Canada,
Tell Congress to Vote Against ANY Budget Bill That Includes Oil Drilling or Leasing in America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, destruction )

- 5 hours ago -
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge âEUR" AmericaâEUR(TM)s largest wildlife refuge and one of the largest intact and pristine ecosystems on Earth âEUR" is an almost mythical place, both beautiful and rugged. Found in the northeastern corner of Alaska
Please ACT NOW to Stand Up for America's Wildlife, Our Public Lands and Public Safety ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, wildanimals, AnimalWelfare, protection )

- 5 hours ago -
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would ban almost all trapping on federal public lands and Wilderness areas âEUR" including trapping by public officials and their agents.
Prevent a Return of Completely Unethical and Barbaric Hunting Practices in Our National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska ! PLEASE SIGN
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, suffering, environment )

- 5 hours ago -
Bears, wolves, wolverines and coyotes living within AmericaâEUR(TM)s National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska need your helpâEUR¦again.
ACT NOW to Keep the Izembek Wilderness Wild ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 5 hours ago -
That's why a road slicing through this wild masterpiece would be an unspeakable travesty and set a dangerous precedent for using land trade schemes to develop our precious Wilderness lands across the country.
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Tell Congress to Vote Against the GOP Tax Bill ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: habitat, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection )

- 5 hours ago -
Please TAKE ACTION right away and tell your senators and representative to oppose this bill!
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