Broward County teen’s efforts to bring back butterflies takes flight

Duncan Jurman is the 17-year-old founder of an environmental educational project called “Bring Butterflies Back, Inspiring Youth to Protect Butterflies for Future Generations."

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The bees are dying. Can we replace them with flies?

Flies aren't as efficient as bees, often getting distracted before they can carry pollen between plants, but the common hoverfly could help us out of a food crisis.


'It's only important if you eat food': Inside a film on the honeybee crisis

The Pollinators investigates the honeybee, which is essential to America's agriculture and food supply, and dying by the billions in the process.


Brazil’s native bees are vital for agriculture, but are being killed by it

Food production based on monoculture and heavy on pesticide use is threatening native bee populations.


From beetles to butterflies, scientists and landowners are working to bring endangered insects back from the brink

Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-being, too.


Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.

What’s bad for bees could be bad for marine life, too

Preliminary research shows that a popular insecticide hampers arthropods in the ocean.


Murder hornets: The Asian giant hornet has arrived. Bees beware.

The arrival of the invasive species is yet another threat to beleaguered bees in the United States

Honey bees reveal how heat stress affects fertility among insects

A new study led by the University of British Columbia has investigated the link between heat stress and fertility loss in honey bees.

Where have all the insects gone?

Bugs aren’t just occasional nuisances, they’re crucial to the environment. Now populations of species worldwide are falling at alarming rates.

Is the coronavirus connected to climate change?

In a warmer world, disease outbreaks are more common and people are less able to fight them.

Pennsylvania initiative to convert 10,000 acres of lawns into meadows, forests

Well-shorn lawns are still the norm on the grounds of parks, schools, churches, hospitals, business parks and neighborhoods.


Longing for the great outdoors? Think smaller

Access to parks, nature, and wildlife is critical for physical and emotional well-being. Now some city dwellers sheltered at home must find it in new ways.  

Spring is here, but is nature in sync?

Researchers are collecting local plants and using Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's collection for clues.

Bee hotels may not be the best ways to save the insects

Such products as bee hotels are advertised as safe nests, but some may be dangerous. Other promotions distort environmental priorities.
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Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

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