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Monarch butterfly numbers plummet despite recovery last winter, but 1 year never tells the whole story

The number of monarch butterflies that have survived the migration to Mexico this fall appears to have plummeted.

Postdoc honored with KU achievement award

Vadim Karatayev studies ecosystem resilience, including land management strategies. His most recent work reveals that warmer climates trigger the collapse of giant kelp forests all across California.

Keystone pipeline spills in Kansas, dirtying creek and causing oil prices to spike

Comments by one of our scientists added to coverage of the spill: more specific info is needed to understand the effect of oil in local waters.

Couple establishes professorship in support of Monarch Watch with $1.4M gift, encourages others to support the cause

Orley “Chip” Taylor, KU professor emeritus of ecology & evolutionary biology, and his wife, Toni, have made a $1.4 million gift to establish the Chip and Toni Taylor Professorship in support of Monarch Watch.

Kansas scientists are testing jacuzzi-like water jets to save a reservoir

All Things Considered aired this version of a recent Kansas News Service story on silted-in reservoirs, water injection dredging at Tuttle Creek, and concerns about the plan.

KU researchers launch new Kansas ecosystems online teaching tool

Dana Peterson hopes the new ArcGIS StoryMap, "Mapping Kansas Ecosystems," will draw attention to the wide range of landscapes across the state — and serve as an online resource in classrooms, libraries and homes, for all ages.

Meet the students working to keep the endangered monarch butterfly population alive

After years of declining populations, the monarch butterfly was recently declared endangered. CBS News correspondent Debra Alfarone meets the next generation of activists working to keep the insect population alive.

Program helps native students bridge from Haskell to KU to careers in science

Studying microbes to understand the possibility of life on other planets

A team of KU researchers is studying microscopic organisms in extreme environments to see if life is possible beyond Earth.

Students plant gardens to aid endangered monarch butterflies

CBS News interviews Maryland students maintaining a butterfly garden and Monarch Watch Waystation.

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