— these evaluations are a huge step forward for the epa. now that we know the magnitude of danger these pesticides pose, it’s clear we need to take action. this epa study is the first of its kind to look at whether common pesticides harm wildlife.
— primary concern for monarch butterflies is the reduced availability of milkweed, which is necessary for their life cycle. therefore, focusing on glyphosate may only result in intensified use of other herbicides. read article : EPA studies effects of roundup on 1,500 endangered species
— “oil and gas companies and some ranchers say listing the birds would hamper drilling and grazing across 11 western states” read article: decision for sage grouse delayed by congressional maneuvering image: mishka henner
— “shoot, shovel and shut up, lest your land could be regulated by the federal government” read article: when the endangered species act threatens wildlife
— “military installations such as warren grove include ecosystems in their planning. each year, the government gives the university $100,000 or more to perform studies of plant and animal life on the range. last year, the range was awarded the gen. white natural resources conservation award against strong competition from installations across the u.s. air force. read article: snakes find unlikely habitat at s.j. miltary base
— “herbicides put increasing pressure on monarch butterflies whose populations have dropped more than 80 percent while a plant they depend on, milkweed, has declined over 50 percent because of herbicides.” http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15765