‘Insectageddon’ is ‘alarmist by bad design’: Scientists point out the study’s major flaws

Earlier this year, a research article triggered a media frenzy by predicting that as a result of an ongoing rapid decline, nearly half of the world’s insects will be no more pretty soon Pensoft Publishers Amidst worldwide publicity and talks about ‘Insectageddon’: the extinction of 40% of the world’s insects, as estimated in a recent…

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The Marvelous and Mysterious Monarch

Guest essay by Kip Hansen   The marvelous Monarch Butterfly is an icon of biological mystery.  When I was born, circa 1950, monarchs were known to fly north into southern Texas every spring by the millions.  In the Fall, tourists would go to Cape May, New Jersey, timing their visits to watch the beauty and…

Protecting monarch butterflies’ winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

From Nature Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures. Monarch butterflies alight on a tree in their wintering grounds in Mexico.Credit: JHVEPhoto/Alamy To save dwindling populations of Eastern monarch butterflies, researchers in Mexico are trying something controversial: moving hundreds of fir trees 400 metres up…

Claim: We’re losing monarchs fast—here’s why

From National Geographic A new study finds that monarch wings are getting larger, possibly because climate change has forced the butterflies to travel longer distances as breeding grounds shift farther north. It’s not too late to save them, but it’s a question of whether we make the effort, scientists say. 6 Minute Read By Carrie…

The sky is falling?!?

Ridiculous report claims humans have killed more than half the world’s wildlife in past 48 years Greg Walcher A recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims humans have killed more than half of all the wildlife in the world since 1970. Alex HortonEmail Bio Follow The report attracted media mass attention, even though the actual…