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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 […]
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 […]
Thank You Monarchs

Late last night, just before the deadline, I submitted over 44,000 letters from Environmental Action members supporting the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) petition to list the monarch butterfly as an endangered species. It was one of 628 online submissions, many of them just in the last few days. You can see all the comments here or search for ours […]
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Thanks for agreeing to make a call to save the Monarch butterfly. Below are some talking points, and a short survey you can fill out to tell us how the call went. Call (314) 694-1000 Ask to leave a message for Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO Talking points:Monarch butterflies migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the […]

Monarch butterflies are an iconic, beautiful species that migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the middle of the U.S. each year. But Monarch populations have declined 90 percent since the 1990s, and could go extinct in the next few years if action isn’t taken.Fortunately, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has opened a docket […]