Killing monarch butterflies could soon be outlawed: ‘This is huge’

December 30, 2014 4:53 AM

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The decline of the monarch butterfly is attributed to habitat loss, loss of the milkweed plant, and climate change.

Abundant in the Americas only a decade ago, monarch butterfly populations have dropped so precipitously in recent years, that several conservation groups have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. On Monday, the fede...

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