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Monarch Butterfly

Good News For The Monarch Butterfly

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of Monarch butterflies, and scientists also hope to see a reb...

Mystery Cloud Turns Out To Have Surprising Explanation

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Meteorologists in St. Louis were baffled last week when radar images showed a strange butterfly-shaped cloud passing overhead on its way south. Th...

The Magical Migration of the Monarch

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Everyone loves a monarch butterfly! They are a magical symbol of summertime, transformation, and the health of the environment. But let's face it; they're a bit complicated to understand.

Group Asks North America's Leaders To Protect Iconic Butterfly

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of scientists, artists, writers and environmentalists on Friday urged the leaders of Mexico, Canada and the United States ...

Save the Monarchs, Spread the Milkweed

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'm one of those people who need to explore my surroundings, so when I found myself in Pacific Grove, California, for a conference, I couldn't leave...

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...

Migrating Monarch Butterflies Drop By 'Truly Alarming' 59 Percent

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

MEXICO CITY -- The number of monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level ...

Milkweeds and Monarchs

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Once, a few years ago, I saw these incredible flowers--kind of like giant mauve disco-ball chandeliers. When I inquired, I was told they were an incre...

Monarch Butterfly Population Cut By Up To 50 Percent This Year

Yahoo! Green | Melissa Breyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This year may be one of the worst for the monarch butterfly, experts are reporting. Severe hailstorms in Mexico (one of the monarch's winter homes)...