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Ellen Sharp

Don’t Let Mexico Destroy the Monarch Migration

The magnificent annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico is in peril. The number of monarchs making the 3,000-mile trip each fall has plummeted by more than 90% over the past two decades. Despite the migration’s vulnerability, the Mexican government is moving forward with plans to open a highly polluting copper mine in

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Ellen Sharp

Three Things the Monarch Butterfly Migration Taught Me

Mexico’s butterfly sanctuaries attract millions of monarchs every winter, along with thousands of tourists. Five years ago, I was one of them, a grad student on a break from my dissertation research. I fell madly in love that day, both with the monarchs, and with the man who took me to see them. Three years

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