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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Canada Protecting Monarch As Endangered Species — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Canada to Protect Declining Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Species Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by 80 Percent in Recent Decades WASHINGTON— The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada released a report today recommending that the monarch butterfly be protected as an endangered species due to population decline […]

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Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Wildlife News Release DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Following is a statement from the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, Jamie Rappaport Clark, on President-elect Donald Trump’s election and the conservation opportunities and challenges ahead. “Although we know we will not see eye-to-eye with President-elect Trump and his administration on […]

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