"The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed."
"The National Weather Service office in Miami tweeted: “Don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr!”"
"The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens."
"Mayflies, which form swarms in the billions that are visible on weather radar, are in steep decline, mirroring the plight of insects worldwide."
"Humanity will have given up on planet Earth if world leaders cannot reach an agreement this year to stop the mass extinction of wildlife and destruction of life-supporting ecosystems, the United Nation’s new biodiversity chief has warned."
"A new study unravels the mystery of what caused so many of these normally resilient seabirds to starve amid an ocean heat wave fueled in part by global warming."
"California’s governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the southern part of the state."
"A House committee rebuked the Trump administration’s 2017 conclusion that the century-old Migratory Bird Act doesn’t criminalize the accidental killing of migratory birds by industry."
"Wildlife groups and industry are closely watching fast-moving legislation slated for markup Wednesday that would amend a landmark law to protect migratory birds."
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species, officials said."