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Monarch Butterflies / Deforestation #969880

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Michoacan, Mexico: Seth Doane) The threat to monarch butterflies from the shrinking of their winter habitat in Mexico featured; scenes shown of the myriads of monarchs; maps of the area in 2004 and 2008 compared; statistics on Mexico’s forest cover loss cited; details given about other problems caused by deforestation, ECOLIFE’s donations of fuel-efficient stoves that reduce wood consumption and the monarch’s life cycle. [ECOLIFE Foundation Bill TOONE†- comments on the sight of all the butterflies.] [Sweet Briar College research professor of biology Lincoln BROWER†- says we would be diminished without the migration.]

Couric, Katie;
Doane, Seth

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