environmental protection

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Jul 17, 2017
A now "rare" monarch butterfly photographed by the author's step-mother in early July. It is one from a greatly reduced North American population threatened with extinction due to the use of herbicides and climate change.

If the monarch butterfly goes extinct, we're all to blame

Thomas Woodley
Back in the 1970s, "citizen scientists" were engaged to track the migration of the monarch butterfly. Today "citizen scientists" are needed to save this formerly ubiquitous butterfly from extinction.
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Jan 31, 2017
Photo: Justin Dolske/flickr

Plastic and capitalism are killing ocean life

Yves Engler
The world's oceans are set to have more plastic than fish by 2050. Based on externalizing costs and privatizing profits, 21st-century capitalism is turning our seas into a plastic blob.

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