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Small pests, big problems: The global spread of bark beetles

Small pests, big problems: The global spread of bark beetles

CHERYL KATZ / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - First, mountain pine beetles devastated lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees across western [go to article]

Fish speak up on climate change

Fish speak up on climate change

TED WILLIAMS / HATCH - The Trump administration has forbidden federal employees to write or utter the words “climate change” and is deep-sixing [go to article]

Study finds the southern pine beetle may be chewing north

Study finds the southern pine beetle may be chewing north

BETH FERTIG and STEPHANIE DANIEL / WNYC - One of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects could soon be heading north [go to article]

Opinion: Preserving open space protects NJ’s rare plants and animals

Opinion: Preserving open space protects NJ’s rare plants and animals

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - A red-shouldered hawk soars above ridges and valleys. A showy lady’s slipper orchid blooms deep [go to article]

Era of ‘biological annihilation’ is underway, scientists warn

Era of ‘biological annihilation’ is underway, scientists warn

TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG / NEW YORK TIMES - From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline [go to article]

Honeybees dying at greater rate in New Jersey

Honeybees dying at greater rate in New Jersey

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Nearly half the honeybees in New Jersey die off each year, significantly outpacing the national average [go to article]

Thousands of stranded horseshoe crabs reportedly rescued along N.J. bay

Thousands of stranded horseshoe crabs reportedly rescued along N.J. bay

BILL GALLO JR. / NJ.COM - Volunteers have saved thousands of horseshoe crabs from what would have been a sure death [go to article]

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt

NICHOLAS KUSNETZ / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - The oceans are warming at rapid clip, and many marine creatures are shifting their ranges [go to article]

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee’s extinction after Trump halts regulations

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee’s extinction after Trump halts regulations

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - Donald Trump has been accused of targeting Muslims, media outlets and even department stores [go to article]

First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

THE GUARDIAN / REUTERS - The rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed [go to article]

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