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Monarch butterflies may end up on endangered list

Technology : Tech Talk

The iconic insect has hit historic lows in North America amid threats to its habitat, especially its main food source

USDA links insecticide to 20 year decline in monarch butterfly populations

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Planting a butterfly garden isn't enough to help monarchs thrive in North America, according to the USDA. A new study published last week in the journal Science and Nature illustrates the deadly relationship between the neonicotinoi...

Monarch Origin Shocks Scientists

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Monarch butterflies are famous for migrating from the US and Canada to Mexico for the winter. Now a surprising study in Nature suggests the species itself also started out in North America some 2 million years ago. A researcher from...

Mystery of monarch migration takes new turn

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

During the fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies living in eastern North America fly up to 1,500 miles to the volcanic forests of Mexico to spend the winter, while monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains fly to the Californ...

Monarchs in western U.S. risk extinction, scientists say

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

(Reuters) - Monarch butterflies west of the Rocky Mountains are teetering on the edge of extinction, with the number wintering in California down more than 90 percent from the 1980s, researchers said in a study published on Thursday...


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