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Behold the Biggest, Rarest Butterfly in the World 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s butterflies are under intense pressure from habitat destruction and other environmental threats, with many populations dwindling rapidly and others vanishing before our eyes. One recent study found an estimated 33 percent decline in common butterflies in Ohio from 1996 to […]
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Big buzz about program to turn lawns into pollinator habitat 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's high demand for a new program to encourage Minnesota homeowners to replace part of their lawn with native plants that provide food and shelter for bees and other insects.
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly 8.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly
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Policy News: July 29, 2019 29.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement ...
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Monarch butterfly blitz needs citizen scientists 28.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists are looking for volunteers to collect observational data about monarch butterflies over the next week. The data will help inform decisions about where to focus efforts to help the dwindling monarch population.
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Pollinators & predators in your garden: How to save one, kill the other 17.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystem. Here's how to care for them while getting rid of the predators in your garden, like dreaded stink bugs.

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Policy News: July 15, 2019 16.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Foreign Influence and Collaborations Under Scrutiny in Agencies and in the House National Defense Authorization Act NSF issues ‘Dear Colleague’ letter addressing foreign interference in research. Congress House passes 2020 National Defense Authorization Act including and foreign interference in science provision. Executive Branch A White House plan to critically review climate science ...
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Trump Stings Honeybees While They’re Down 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
Bees are in a world of trouble right now. A few years ago, the US Environmental Protection Agency took some steps to protect the insects by limiting the use of an insecticide called sulfoxaflor. Made by Corteva, the agricultural arm of DowDupont, sulfoxaflor is “highly toxic to bees and other pollinating insects,” and it also appears […]
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EPA lets farmers resume broadly using pesticide that can hurt bees 13.7.2019 LA Times: Business

The Environmental Protection Agency will let farmers resume broad use of a pesticide over beekeepers’ objections, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm to bees and wildlife.

Friday’s EPA announcement — coming after the agriculture...

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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Florida Forest, Home to More Than 20 Protected Species, to Be Bulldozed for Walmart Development 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Activists lose long-running battle over 138-acre development on Miami-Dade's pine rockland.
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Pollinator-friendly solar energy becomes the norm in Minnesota 20.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The trend toward seeding pollinator-friendly plants at solar energy sites continues in Minnesota at Connexus Energy's new solar-plus-battery-storage project in Ramsey, Minn.
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Massive Huntsman Spider Caught Eating Pygmy Possum in 'Once in a Lifetime' Photo 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many social media users praised the incredible picture, but others recoiled in terror.
Essential California: Using social media to make sure farmworkers know their rights 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, June 14, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

As a record-breaking heat wave boiled across the state, the United Farm Workers union turned to social media to inform farmworkers about their rights.

“Farmworkers are just...

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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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Meet the rusty patched bumblebee, Minnesota's new bee ambassador 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state legislature anointed the endangered rusty patched bumblebee as Minnesota's state bee — and researchers say regular citizens can help save them.
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World's Largest Animals Are Dying Out, Leading to 'Downsizing' of Nature 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers predict that the average total body mass of mammals will drop by 25 percent over the next century.
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Forest Service allows chain saw use in Colorado wilderness 14.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
DURANGO -- The U.S. Forest Service has authorized the use of chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado.
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Scientists have declared a biodiversity crisis — here's what that means for business 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A ground-breaking UN report yesterday revealed scale of threat facing the natural world.
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Nature is in trouble. Here's why you should care 7.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A United Nations report this week estimates that 1 million species are threatened with extinction. "You destroy nature and it's going to bite you back," says one ecologist.
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