Conservation News

Bee library to map DNA for 100 species

Researchers are collaborating to sequence genomes for as many bee species in the United States as they can, including many that are facing declines. The project, dubbed Beenome100, will be made public for other researchers

Conservation News

Tree swallows ingest dozens of pesticides

Tree swallows are ingesting various types of pesticides through their insect diet, even when they don’t live near large industrial farms where the chemicals are most prevalent. “There is strong potential for cascading effects [on

Dana Kobilinsky

Monarchs prefer pesticide-free milkweed

Milkweed covered in pesticide cocktails repels egg-laying monarchs and their larvae — but the extent of chemical use in some areas may leave the butterflies with no choice. “Their populations have been reduced in the

FYI News

Human threats imperil fireflies worldwide

Habitat loss, artificial light and pesticides are the largest threats impacting fireflies and causing their declines worldwide, according to new research. Scientists surveyed members of the Fireflyers International Network to fill knowledge gaps about the