Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer

PORTLAND, Ore.— Within the next two years, more than 60 million acres of monarch habitat will be sprayed with a pesticide that’s extremely harmful to milkweed, the only food for monarch caterpillars, according to a new analysis by the Center for… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops 80 Percent Since Mid-1990s

WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released last week confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year’s… Read More