Friday, April 27, 2012

Miami blue butterfly declared endangered after thought to be extinct

As of April 2012, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the Miami blue butterfly is protected under the Endangered Species Act. The situation for the Miami blue is dire. Less than 50 butterflies have been surveyed in the wild in 2010 and 2011. The tiny, brightly-colored butterfly once occurred across coastal South Florida but disappeared from 99 percent of its range. Continue reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Salton Sea shrinks: Ecosystem in danger The largest inland body of water in California is shrinking and sending out an SOS signal in the form of increased salinity and piles of dead birds and fish..
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 I recently returned to our Arkansas cottage after a quick road trip to see Manatees in Florida. On a dark, cold Jan. morning I walked to M...