monarch butterflies

Monarch butterfly (Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash)

In just the past year, we’ve lost 16 million monarch butterflies.Monarchs face a range of threats, but one of the biggest is Monsanto’s Roundup. Milkweed is a critical source of food for monarchs. But increased use of Roundup means that milkweed is disappearing — and so are the monarchs that go with it.Monarchs are Threatened A new study has shown […]
Washington State (Photo by Unsplash user Adrian)

This week’s Environmental Action shares include posts about monarch butterflies, protecting a treasured national monument in New Mexico, dolphins and more.Please share any (or all) of these posts and help build the movement to protect our air, water, wildlife and environment. Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterThese are dangerous times for America’s wolves — especially in […]
Environmental Action Shares: Hiking photo (Kyle Peyton, Unsplash)

Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares. Retweet or share any of these posts to help protect our clean air and water, bountiful wildlife, and protected wild places.Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterOn Friday, the Senate moved closer to cutting $500M from federal environmental protection efforts. Take action: https://t.co/AI6fIQe3l3 pic.twitter.com/TStBXi1f78— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) October 23, 2017North America’s beautiful […]
Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent since the 1990s. Photo: USFWS

The monarch butterfly is an iconic species that migrates through the heart of the United States each year. Unfortunately, the number of monarchs has decreased by 90 percent since their peak in the mid-90s.1 Monarch Butterflies at Risk The monarch butterfly’s decline in America isn’t a natural phenomenon. In fact, The Washington Post called it “nothing short of a massacre.”2Pollution-driven climate […]