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One-Page Brief on Stoves

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Community Health, Fuel-Efficient Stoves, Monarch Butterflies

For communities all over the world, the kitchen is the place where families gather to cook dinner, share meals, and pass down stories. However, according to the World Health Organization, nearly three billion people cook on open fires in their homes. Indoor air pollution as a result of these fires leads to pulmonary disease, eye … Continue reading One-Page Brief on Stoves

Low Western Monarch Populations and How Milkweed Helps

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Monarch Butterflies, Sustainable Agriculture

Population Decline Historic record lows of western monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) populations overwintering in California were reported by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The citizen scientist-lead research reported an 86% decline in monarch populations overwintering in California since last year. What do these numbers represent for the future of monarchs? What is causing this … Continue reading Low Western Monarch Populations and How Milkweed Helps

Celebrate Earth Day by Saving Monarch Butterflies!

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Monarch Butterflies

Earth Day is April 22nd! The monarch butterfly’s existence is in serious danger. This iconic insect is threatened by human impact on the environment due to habitat fragmentation and agricultural practices, which has led to the loss of milkweed throughout North America. There is no more ubiquitous and iconic butterfly in North America than the monarch butterfly. In … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day by Saving Monarch Butterflies!

DIY Monarch Sanctuary

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Monarch Butterflies

What a better way to start a butterfly garden than to raise your own butterflies? Building a monarch sanctuary will not only increase the odds of caterpillars turning into butterflies, but you will have the opportunity to enjoy the metamorphosis of this beautiful creature! Once the chrysalis has hatched, lift up the cage to let the … Continue reading DIY Monarch Sanctuary

Beat the Drought & Save Monarch Butterflies!

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Monarch Butterflies

Beat the Drought & Save Monarch Butterflies! There is no more ubiquitous and iconic butterfly in North America than the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. In recent decades, however, monarch butterfly populations have dramatically declined and now stand at less than 20% of the historical average.  Milkweeds in the genus Asclepias are host plants for monarch butterfly caterpillars … Continue reading Beat the Drought & Save Monarch Butterflies!

Radar Detects Storm of Monarchs

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Monarch Butterflies

I caught this report the other day by The Atlantic CityLab: “Late last week, meteorologists in St. Louis noticed a cloud acting peculiarly: It was beating a path toward Mexico while changing into a variety of odd shapes. Was it a radar glitch? The debris signature of a south-moving tornado? The answer was more heartening—and … Continue reading Radar Detects Storm of Monarchs

More Information About GMOs and Monarch Butterflies

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Monarch Butterflies

We received an email from our friends in Mexico with more information about GMOs and the decline in monarch populations. Let’s get this information out so everyone is aware of what is happening. Knowledge is power. The email: “I am attaching the letter, in English and Spanish, that Homero personally delivered to the Canadian and … Continue reading More Information About GMOs and Monarch Butterflies

Restoring Monarch Butterfly’s Habitat

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Monarch Butterflies

This is a little piece of the article from The New York Times today about restoring monarch butterfly’s habitat. Our opinion is following the article. MEXICO CITY — Hoping to focus attention on the plight of the monarch butterfly at a North American summit meeting next week, a group of prominent scientists and writers urged … Continue reading Restoring Monarch Butterfly’s Habitat

A Plea to Save a Wonder of the World

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Mexico, Monarch Butterflies

  In this poignant piece, Mexican poet and eco-hero, Homero Aridjis spells out the complex factors that are killing off a wonder of the natural world — the mass migration of the Monarch butterfly.  Aridjis was integral in establishing the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve as a World Heritage Site and is now calling for action … Continue reading A Plea to Save a Wonder of the World

Monarch Butterfly Population Continues Alarming Drop

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Monarch Butterflies

Check out this interview by Here & Now with Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch where they discuss the reasons behind the monarch butterfly decline for the third year in a row. For the full interview: Click here How to help: Visit our website to see what ECOLIFE is doing to help. Planting milkweed in your own … Continue reading Monarch Butterfly Population Continues Alarming Drop