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...]

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...]

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