• The Monarch butterfly thrives among flowering plants like milkweed. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Want to Help Save the World? It’s All About Bees and Butterflies

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent over 20 years, felled by pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. They’re considered a sentinel species, whose fate mirrors that of many insects. Now, backers of a program to greatly expand all pollinators’ range...
  • Bugs such as the beetle are integral to rejuvenating soil, also making them vital to people who work the land. Photo Credit: miss Murasaki/Flickr

    The ‘Incalculable’ Role Bugs Play in Our World

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PIERRE, S.D. – Insects don’t get the respect they deserve, but author David MacNeal is highlighting their importance and diversity in his new book, “Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them.” MacNeal says bugs aren’t living in our...