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Doing the research: Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events—like the hurricanes that blow off our coast every year—lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such instances in the future. Our new report, “Global Warming and Extreme Weather,” shined a light on what could become “the new normal,” if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.

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We're saving Florida's shores

From Amelia Island to Key West, our beaches are still safe from BP-style oil disasters, thanks to the Obama administration’s decision to drop plans to drill off our coast. It was a victory for anyone who loves our coastline and barrier islands—but now that the administration appears to be wavering, we won’t rest until these safeguards are made permanent.

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Clean air, healthy families

Families should be able to breathe clean air and drink clean water—without worrying about mercury in our bloodstream or soot in our lungs. Yet coal-fired power plants and other industrial polluters spew hundreds of thousands of tons of pollutants into our atmosphere every year. In 2011, we successfully urged the EPA to protect our air by requiring polluters to clean up their act.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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