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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 Facebook Environmental Action Shares for Twitter These 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.”2 Pollution-driven climate […]