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For a Family in Mexico, a Mission to Protect Monarchs

DispatchMexicoNicole Greenfield
Siblings Joel, Anayeli, and Patricio Moreno see the future of their community and that of the butterflies that migrate annually to the local Cerro Pelón forest as being intimately connected.

Monarch Butterflies Struggle as Feds Delay Protection

Expert BlogMexico, United StatesDr. Sylvia Fallon
In the last six years, many voluntary efforts have been made to help boost monarch populations. Now the butterflies will have to wait even longer to receive more help.

NRDC v. E. Scott Pruitt et al. (Enlist Duo)

Court CaseUnited StatesClosed
The EPA approved the pesticide Enlist Duo despite its serious risks to people and monarch butterflies. So NRDC challenged the EPA’s decision—and won an important victory.

Monarch Butterfly Numbers Fall Again

Expert BlogDr. Sylvia Fallon
Over the last several decades, there has been a drastic decline in milkweed—the monarch caterpillar’s only food source—due to the broadscale use of the herbicide glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup) in connection with genetically engineered crops. With the loss of…

Big Ag’s Unwinnable Arms Race

Expert BlogDr. Sylvia Fallon
Glyphosate, a toxic herbicide, is under attack. But it’s not enough to develop “better” chemical weapons in our war against crop-killing weeds. We need to rethink our entire battlefield strategy.

Monarch Butterfly Numbers Remain Dangerously Low

Expert BlogDr. Sylvia Fallon
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…

EPA Unlawfully Approved Herbicide Enlist Duo

Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved use of Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide and should cancel the registration for the powerful weed killer, according to a petition filed today by the Natural Resources…

EPA Asks Court To Nix Pesticide Linked to Butterfly Decline

Press Release
WASHINGTON (November 25, 2015) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed course and yesterday asked a federal court to remove Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo from the market. NRDC sued EPA last year to challenge the agency’s approval of Enlist Duo…