Save Monarchs, Plant Milkweed; ALEC Lobbyists Defending Pesticides amid Die-Offs
Save Monarchs, Plant More Milkweed. The report makes it abundantly clear: two decades of Roundup Ready crops have nearly eradicated milkweed—the monarch caterpillar’s sole source of food—in cropland of the monarch’s vital Midwest breeding ground. At the urgent request of scientists and public interest groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering listing the monarch as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
‘Beepocalypse not’: ALEC lobbyists abuzz in defense of pesticides amid die-offs. Barack Obama may be pushing America into an abyss of gay-loving, Iran-hugging, welfare-splurging socialist ruin, but conservatives can console themselves with at least one piece of good news: the “beepocalypse” is over.