The ladybird beetle or ladybug, is a member of a cosmopolitan beetle family with over 4,000 species, including 350 species in the United States. Ladybird beetles are mostly under 1/4 in. (6 mm) long and are nearly hemispherical in shape, with very short legs. They are usually red or yellow with black spots, or black […]

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Defenders of Wildlife News Release VOTE MAKES FOUR NATIVE BUMBLE BEE SPECIES CANDIDATES FOR LISTING UNDER CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to begin the listing process for four native species of bumble bees as endangered, in an attempt to ensure their survival in the state. This process was […]

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports Forecasters working the Tuesday evening shift at the National Weather Service’s San Diego office were confused. A large echo indicating rainfall showed up on weather radar over the San Gabriel Mountains near the town of Wrightwood, Calif. but there were no clouds in the sky. It turns out a massive cloud of […]

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U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

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