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Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it
D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

One of nature’s epic events is underway: Monarch butterflies’ fall migration. Departing from all across the United States and Canada, the butterflies travel up to 2,500 miles to cluster at the same locations in Mexico or along the Pacific Coast where their great-grandparents spent the previous winter. Read More.

COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs
Brian J. Love, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of MichiganJulie Rieland, PhD Candidate in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the U.S. recycling industry. Waste sources, quantities and destinations are all in flux, and shutdowns have devastated an industry that was already struggling. Read More.

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