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Roundup glyphosate weedkiller responsible for the decline in Monarch butterflies? Media and advocacy groups badly misreport study

News reporting at its best should be nuanced. There are rarely 'black hats' and 'white hats' when it comes to ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides probably not driving monarch butterfly declines, study finds

The long-term decline of monarch butterflies has been attributed to loss of their milkweed (Asclepias sp.) host-plants after the introduction ...
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Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...
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New data, novel research approaches help tackle declining monarch butterfly mystery

Monarch butterflies are an icon of nature: spectacular in form, known for their unfathomable annual migration, and frequent visitors in ...
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Monarch butterfly, milkweed declines not driven by GMO crops, study shows

To get a better understanding of the monarch butterfly’s future, Jack Boyle built a time machine. Boyle, a Mellon Postdoctoral ...
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Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming monarch butterflies threatened by dicamba herbicide

Dicamba drifts. Apparently, more than expected by a lot of farmers, agriculture officials and manufacturers. But does that mean, as ...
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Plight of the monarch: Threatened by more than the loss of milkweed food supply

Anti-GMO critics often blame the herbicide glyphosate for monarch butterfly population declines, as it kills the insect's habitat--weeds. But a ...
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How to save Monarch butterflies? Banning glyphosate and planting milkweeds won’t help

According to activists, the decline of the Monarch butterfly population is primarily due to the over application of the popular ...