The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?

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By Brooke Jarvis

Insects are the vital pollinators and recyclers of ecosystems and the base of food webs everywhere. In the United States, scientists recently found the population of monarch butterflies fell by 90 percent in the last 20 years; the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once lived in 28 states…

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