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  •  I'm glad the Urquharts didn't live to see this ... (9+ / 0-)

    year's migration.  After spending their lives trying to learn where the Monarchs wintered in order to protect that area, I can't imagine anything that would have been more painful for them that to realize what's happening because of what we're doing here -- and that most people don't seem to care about.

    Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

    by leevank on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:04:49 AM PST

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    •  I doubt seriously that most people know (4+ / 0-)
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      that Monarch butterflies are endangered and why, and certainly don't know what could be causing the situation and why it makes any difference anway.  Not many people know that bees are endangered nor the ramifications of such news beyond what they've heard in the media - stories of 30 seconds or so duration.  Is biology even taught in schools any more, and is it a required course?

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:33:05 AM PST

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      •  Yes, it's taught and in most states, it's ... (2+ / 0-)
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        a required course.  I'm not sure, though, how much of the typical course focuses on ecology and how much focuses on the organism or cellular level.  Quite a few large high schools now offer a course in environmental science, but it's not a required course anywhere that I know of.

        Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

        by leevank on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 10:20:59 AM PST

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