The World Wildlife Fund and their partners announced the results of their yearly monarch butterfly survey today at 2.48 hectares, down 14% from last year’s count of 2.91. While this year’s count is not as dire as the numbers have ever been, the population remains dangerously low.
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The monarch butterfly population has declined yet again to 2.91 hectares—almost 30% less than last year’s population. The monarch population has been in steady decline for the past 20 years—reaching a high of over 20 hectares in 1997 and plunging to 0.67 hectares in 2014.
Nearly a year after EPA asked a court to withdraw the agency’s registration of Enlist Duo, a new herbicide that combines glyphosate and 2,4 D, the agency now says it wants to maintain the registration and expand it to additional states and for additional crops.