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Count Marks Sharp Drop in Monarch Butterflies Wintering in California

The number of monarchs wintering in California has dropped to a five-year low, despite more volunteers counting more sites in search of the orange-and-black insect that is arguably the most admired of North American butterflies, a report said on Friday.

 

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NRDC suit claims EPA neonicotinoid approvals violate ESA

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a new lawsuit is seeking to vacate dozens of EPA pesticide registrations, arguing that the agency violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in approving the products containing certain neonicotinoids without consulting with federal wildlife officials on potential risks to endangered species. The suit,[…]

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