Why Millions of Monarchs Are Being Killed in Mexico

While international efforts are under way to help keep dwindling populations of monarch butterflies from disappearing, scientists are raising concerns about how severe weather and a loss of forest habitat at their wintering grounds in Mexico are affecting them. Every year, monarchs embark on an epic multigenerational migration that takes them thousands of miles from Canada and the U.S. in search of sites in California and in Mexico. The fir trees in the southern regions offer the shelter and … [Read more...]

10 Fascinating Facts about Butterflies

From those small cabbage whites to the largest swallowtails, there are thousands of unique and beloved butterfly species on the planet. Many of us see them outside every day in the spring and summer, but how much do you know about these colorful insects? Here are 10 fascinating facts to consider next time you cross a butterfly’s path. 1. There are more than 17,500 recorded butterfly species around the world, 750 of which can be found in the United States. 2. Butterflies and moths are … [Read more...]

Monsanto, Monarch butterflies are vanishing!

Our monarch butterflies are vanishing -- and all signs point to Monsanto as the main culprit. Major press outlets worldwide reported earlier this month that the butterflies are in "grave danger". Their population has reached the lowest numbers ever recorded. Now, an independent study has linked the monarch's decline with Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide. This corporate giant knows what it's doing. But Monsanto says we should balance the butterfly's survival with what it calls "productive … [Read more...]

Dr. Vandana Shiva – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman said to have the heart of a soldier. This powerhouse holds her passion in the world of activism working for a global reality, working to rise above world hunger and helping to educate people about “sustainability and ecological principles.”         WOMAN of ACTION™     Dr. Vandana Shiva         Vandana Shiva (Hindi: वन्दना शिवा; b. 5 November … [Read more...]

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