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West Coast’s biggest starfish vanishing amid disease, warming oceans, study finds

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/starfish-slaughter-along-west-coast-imperils-biggest-starfish-of-all-as-oceans-warm/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_environmentVisit The Seattle Times. A new study reveals the recent widespread die-off of starfish — linked to climate change, warming oceans and a disease epidemic — imperils the biggest starfish of all, the sunflower star. […]

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Monarch butterfly populations are on the rise

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WWFStories/~3/se7BEU65Ymg/monarch-butterfly-populations-are-on-the-riseThe latest survey of monarch butterfly habitat in Mexico is a testament to the power of conservation. The area of forest occupied by hibernating monarch butterflies in Mexico has increased by 144% in relation to […]