Insects decline in Germany!

This video says about itself: 5 September 2017 Due to a reduction in biodiversity, insect populations have declined in Europe by as much as 80%. Educators in South Africa predict the same fate for their country. From PLOS one: More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas […]

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Monarch Butterflies

ScienceDaily reports New research provides an explanation for why citizen scientists taking censuses of monarch butterfly populations didn’t note the same drops in population recorded in Mexico, where the monarchs spend their winters. The research supports previous studies suggesting that an increase in available milkweed could help the monarch population rebound. Read article at Saving […]

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EPA Gives Notice To Dozens Scientific Advisory Board Members  — Natural History Wanderings

The Washington Post reports The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency. Read full story at: EPA just gave notice to […]

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Butterflies Need Help!

The Xerces Society has started project to help Monarch Butterflies and their host plants, Milkweeds. Monarch Populations across North America have been in serious decline. This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve […]

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Monarch Butterflies & Milkweed

The Xerces Society has started project to help Monarch Butterflies and their host plants, Milkweeds. Monarch Populations across North America have been in serious decline. This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve […]

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Monarch Butterfly Still in Trouble

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by More Than 80 Percent in Recent Decades WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. […]

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We really are what we eat!

Center for Biological Diversity News Release EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency today released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species […]

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