Bo Petersen

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Science and environment reporter. Author of Washing Our Hands in the Clouds.

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James Island Naturalist Billy McCord last year came across several broods of monarch butterflies, literally generations of adults and caterpillars, in forest wetlands where they previously weren't thought to breed. If verified, the finding would be the first good news in a while for the spectacular eye catcher which is in severe decline.

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Paul Sandifer

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With 800,000 federal employees out of work during the government shutdown, the Trump administration has called back a handful of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management workers — with pay — to keep processing offshore seismic testing leases in the Atlantic.

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