The Opposite of “Roundup Ready”: Monarch Butterflies in the Age of GMOs
Alexandra DeCandia / Ecology / Environmental

The Opposite of “Roundup Ready”: Monarch Butterflies in the Age of GMOs

By: Alexandra DeCandia Edited By: Timshawn Luh Monarch butterflies are an iconic American species. Found in all 50 states, these orange-and-black backyard visitors delight children with their delicacy and grace. They pass through our gardens each year, participants in an annual, multi-generational migration among the farthest undertaken by an insect species. Travelling south from Canada … Continue reading

White-Nose Syndrome Proves Resilient as Little Brown Bats Face Further Declines
Environmental

White-Nose Syndrome Proves Resilient as Little Brown Bats Face Further Declines

By Alexandra DeCandia The situation may be worse than we anticipated for the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). In a harrowing new study published by University of Illinois researchers earlier this week, it appears that the fungus Pseudogymnoascus (Geomyces) destructans (the cause of White-Nose Syndrome or WNS in bats) is even more resilient than previously … Continue reading