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EPA Report on Neonics Proves US Has ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ on Its Hands

EPA Report on Neonics Proves US Has ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ on Its Hands (Common Dreams) Editor Note: These are pesticides used in Sonoma and Napa vineyards. The price paid for a glass of wine doesn’t reflect the real price we pay for environmental degradation. “There’s now no question that neonicotinoids play an outsized role in our […]

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With Fewer than 2,000 Butterflies Counted So Far, Western Monarch Takes an Astonishing Step Closer to Extinction

Ag groups sued to stop protection…”The monarch isn’t alone in its decline, and Forister said several other California butterfly species are in an even more perilous spot. Between pesticides and rapidly warming temperatures, it’s just been a bad decade for butterflies, with even common species like cabbage whites suffering massive declines.” With Fewer than 2,000

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Mother Nature is fighting back: Australian Plant Species Face ‘Imminent Extinction’ From Invasive Pathogen

“We’ve tried to change the climate of the planet,” Fensham says. “We’ve poisoned our oceans with all these things. And maybe the most critical threat to humanity is just this tiny little organism.” Australian Plant Species Face ‘Imminent Extinction’ From Invasive Pathogen By John R. Platt, Scientific American 06 July 20   The once-common native

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Center for Biological Diversity: Help for Last Vaquitas: Seafood Import Ban Expanded

“It is estimated that just 10 vaquita remain alive on earth, down from an estimated 19 individuals in August 2019, and from around 560 animals in the 1990s. The population has been decimated by entanglements in gillnets set to catch shrimp and totoaba, another endangered species.” Help for Last Vaquitas: Seafood Import Ban Expanded In

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Bumblebees’ decline points to mass extinction – study

“This work also holds out hope by implying ways that we might take the sting out of climate change for these and other organisms by maintaining habitats that offer shelter, like trees, shrubs or slopes, that could let bumblebees get out of the heat. “Ultimately, we must address climate change itself and every action we

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