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Category: Specific Organisms :: Insects
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Monarch butterflies might vanish from Northwest summers 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

“Western monarchs probably won’t be around as we know them in another 35 years,” said Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State University, Vancouver, and lead author of a new study.
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The future of edible insects depends on kids 23.9.2017 TreeHugger
Once convinced that eating insects is healthy, tasty, and cool, kids will be the most effective ambassadors for the industry.
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How did this botanical garden grow? With the unlikely arrival of a rock-star designer. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
How did this botanical garden grow? With the unlikely arrival of a rock-star designer.
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Concern grows over effects of treated seeds on birds 20.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neonicotinoid-treated seeds are winding up as food for birds and other animals, which can be toxic for the wildlife.
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Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and get them to work together with scientists to reverse the trend. “It’s an effort to help everybody realize that it is a complex issue and that solving […]
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Meet India’s Butterfly Man 15.9.2017 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Isaac Kehimkar from Mumbai, who is also known as the ‘Butterfly Man of India’, will be in the state on September 16, to conduct a butterfly trail at Heblekar’s Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, near Ponda. NT KURIOCITY finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT KURIOCITY If you love nature and the beauty of colourful butterflies fascinates ...
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Good News For Snow Leopards, Bad News For Ash Trees 15.9.2017 NPR News
Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "Critically Endangered."
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At bug-eating festival, kids crunch down on the food of the future 14.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction 14.9.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- A scientific group says five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle....
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At Bug-Eating Festival, Kids Crunch Down On The Food Of The Future 14.9.2017 NPR News
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.
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New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators 12.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in bee species may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions are lost as the climate warms. The research, co-authored by David Roubik, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, will be published in an early online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences edition between Sept. 11-15.
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Swim, snorkel and kayak off Santa Cruz Island 9.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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This week in odd news: Guinness records; 'Star Wars' maze 9.9.2017 AP Top News
GUINNESS RECORDS INCLUDE LONG-TAILED CAT, OLD BODYBUILDER...
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This week in odd news 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GUINNESS RECORDS INCLUDE LONG-TAILED CAT, OLD BODYBUILDER NEW YORK (AP) — A long-tailed cat, an octogenarian bodybuilder and a five-inch long eyelash are included in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. The 2018 version of the chronicle of extraordinary feats and features was released Thursday. The honorees include a cat from Ferndale, Michigan, named […]
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Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America 8.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.“Western monarchs are faring worse than their eastern counterparts,” said Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver and lead author of the study. “In the 1980s, 10 million monarchs spent the winter in coastal California. Today there are barely 300,000.”
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Grant to fund planting of bee-friendly flora in Missouri 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It is a bleak time to be a bee, and that’s bad news for humans. The insects’ population is declining in North America, the result of shrinking habitats and pesticide use, raising alarm about the future of species that play a key role in the production of fruits and vegetables. The […]
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Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 7.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmer
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Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island 6.9.2017 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists assessing long-term efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast have enlisted a four-legged expert to make sure a project to kill off the destructive pests has succeeded....
2 restoration projects slated for Wallowa-Whitman forest 5.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has signed off on a pair of restoration projects to thin overly dense and beetle-killed tree stands. The East Oregonian reports the Split Rail Project will target mostly lodgepole pine within a 250-acre area. Dead and beetle-infested trees will be removed and replaced with ponderosa pine and Western […]
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A monkey named Spiderman dies in New York at age 43 1.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life. The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester said Friday that 43-year-old Spiderman was among the oldest spider monkeys in conservation care. Spider monkeys have a life expectancy of about 25 years. A necropsy confirmed that Spiderman […]
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