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Monarch Butterfly Decline

Why You Should Plant Milkweed Right Now

Steve Peterson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Steve Peterson

You might not be familiar with milkweed, but you're probably familiar with the iconic orange and black Monarch butterfly.

40 Years Ago the World 'Discovered' Mexico's Monarch Habitat -- Today Its Survival Is at Stake

Homero Aridjis | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

The main culprit for this precipitous decline is no longer logging in the reserve (although that still takes place) but the huge increase in land planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant soybean and corn crops (93 percent of total soybean acreage and 85 percent of corn acreage in 2013) in the U.S. Corn Belt.

Will This City Ban Butterfly Releases?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

San Francisco may be the first major city to ban the release of commercially bred butterflies, a popular ceremonial practice at weddings that environm...