Monsanto and the latest threat to our health

Monsanto just bulldozed its way once again through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), gaining approval of its new genetically engineered dicamba-resistant soybean and cotton varieties – or a new GMO. Before Monsanto’s new dicamba-resistant crops can be cleared for planting, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to raise limits for the use of…

Future grey whale Arctic migrations at risk

A critical value of the Arctic is as the summer breeding ground for millions of migratory wildlife. Over 250 species of birds including geese, shorebirds, seabirds, and many others flock to the Arctic each spring to enjoy the rich breeding grounds and abundant nutrient supplies. Arctic waters also receive several species of marine mammal such as the humpback and grey whales…

Senate Rejects Keystone XL

Have you heard the good news? The bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline died in the Senate! Last week, Senator Mary Landrieu – who is fighting for her seat in a runoff election early next month – introduced irresponsible legislation to approve the pipeline, which would carry dirty, dangerous tar sands oil from Canada…

Calling all climbers

Climbers like us are at a pivotal crossroads in our history. Our sport is growing in popularity, and the sheer number of people climbing outside is having a tremendous impact on our climbing areas. The future of climbing access depends on us – the strong, passionate tribe of climbers who are committed to protecting the…

Thirteen National Parks in danger of being fracked

America’s public lands are our national treasures, but that hasn’t stopped the oil and gas industry from fracking in national forests and around national parks. Here are thirteen of the parks that are most at risk, and how fracking could harm them — or how it already has. You can help protect these beloved places by taking…