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"nelson peacock" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

The Breakdown with NLW

07:20 min | 5 months ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

"Back to the U.S. now in Arkansas the northern Arkansas council has released a statement on Wednesday designed to attract talent to its area. They are offering $10,000 in Bitcoin. Plus, a mountain bike to tech professionals and entrepreneurs who relocate to the region. Nelson peacock, the president and CEO of the northwest Arkansas council said northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. And we're now seeing more explosive growth in our tech sector. This expanded incentive offer Bitcoin and a bike not only embraces the growing trend towards the use of cryptocurrency as a payment option by employers, but also helps increase our pipeline of talent to benefit tech employers, startups, cities, local businesses, and the region overall. The press release goes on to say that they're looking specifically for folks in the blockchain space, but certainly aren't restricting themselves to that. This program isn't new. It's an expansion of something that started in November 2020, and which is currently seen 35,000 application from folks in a 115 countries in all 50 states. The program is made possible by a grant from the waltons, which I think is great. And for those of you interested a couple of details to be eligible for the program, applicants must have the ability to relocate to northwest Arkansas within 6 months of acceptance. Have full-time remote employment or be self employed. Additionally, they must currently live outside of Arkansas must be 24 years of older, and must be eligible to work and live in the United States. This of course is a small story on its own, but it's clearly part of a larger trend. Let's zoom out to even a bigger story and this one has to do with the U.S. government as a whole. Central Bank digital currencies are one of the hot button issues right now. They are part and parcel of the stablecoin conversation that has been heating up in Congress and the Senate over the last few months. And in many ways, they reflect a question for the U.S. about what it believes and wants its next generation of global monetary leadership to look like in the world. Is the U.S. going to follow China's route, having a CBDC that doesn't preserve the privacy of cash and which opens up new opportunities for abuse or are we going to go a different route? One congressman Tom emmer has introduced a bill banning the fed from issuing a retail CBDC. The key thing the legislation would do would add a paragraph to section 13 of the Federal Reserve act. That stated, quote, accept a specifically authorized under this act, a Federal Reserve bank may not offer products or services directly to an individual, maintain an account on behalf of an individual or issue a Central Bank digital currency directly to an individual. Emir's thread is important, so I'm going to read it in full. Today I introduce a bill prohibiting the fed from issuing a Central Bank digital currency directly to individuals. Here's why it matters. As other countries like China developed CBDCs that fundamentally omit the benefits and protections of cash, it is more important than ever to ensure the United States digital currency policy protects financial privacy, maintains the dollar's dominance and cultivates innovation. CBDCs that fail to adhere to these three basic principles could enable an entity like the Federal Reserve to mobilize itself into a retail bank, collect personally identifiable information on users and track their transactions indefinitely. Not only does this CBDC model raise single points of failure issues, leaving Americans financial information vulnerable to attack, but it could be used as a surveillance tool that Americans should never be forced to tolerate from their own government. Requiring users to open an account at the fed to access the United States CBDC would put the fed on an insidious path akin to China's digital authoritarianism. Any CBDC implemented by the fed must be open permissionless and private. This means that any digital dollar must be accessible to all, transact on the blockchain that is transparent to all and maintain the privacy elements of cash. In order to maintain a dollar status as the world's reserve currency in a digital age, it is important that the United States lead with the posture that prioritizes innovation and does not aim to compete with the private sector. Simply put we must prioritize blockchain technology with American characteristics rather than mimic China's digital authoritarianism out of fear. There is a lot to unpack here, obviously you have the China narrative and how we don't want to be like them. We have an affirmation of the qualities of cash as something to preserve, not something that was an accident of history to be eliminated. And you also have these Bitcoin style principles built into any future CBDC approach. Remember, accessible to all transact on a blockchain that has transparent to all and maintain the privacy elements of cash. Our community reaction was strong. Nick Carter said the most important thread by a policy maker in some time. CBDCs are incredibly dangerous and it's important that everyone understands why. Jason Lowry, who currently works at space forces, let's take a moment to appreciate the amazing irony of central bankers. Now having to worry about the government banning their CBDCs. The American public rejecting CBDCs is not priced into Bitcoin. Finally, Danielle di martino booth wrote major threat alert. Despite Powell's misgivings representative emmer voices the same concerns as Powell on ensuring the anonymity of any CBDC. Emulating the Chinese is a non starter at least it had better be in America if we're still red blooded. Finally, a last note as we wrapped up, I said at the top of the show that it was a good couple days for Bitcoin. And the last story that I wanted to tell on that front is that Jack Dorsey and his team at block formerly square have decided to follow up with their exploration on building an open Bitcoin mining system. Templeton Thomas tweeted in October, we announced that we were considering building a Bitcoin mining system out in the open and alongside the community and we've decided we're doing it. We thought we'd share some more details of how our initial discussions are going and where we're headed next. We want to make mining more distributed and efficient in every way from buying to set up to maintenance to mining. We're interested because mining goes far beyond creating new Bitcoin. We see it as a long-term need for a future that is fully decentralized and permissionless. We started by digging into two questions. What are customer pain points today and what are the specific technical challenges? We spoke with members of the mining community to learn more about their experiences and here's what we found so far. One availability for most people mining rigs are hard to find. Once you've managed to track them down, they're expensive at delivery can be unpredictable. How can we make it so that anyone anywhere can easily purchase a mining rig? Two reliability, common issues we've heard with current systems are around heat dissipation and dust. They also become nonfunctional almost every day, which requires a time consuming reboot. We want to build something that just works. What can we simplify to make this a reality? Three performance, some mining rigs generate unwanted harmonics and the power grid. They're also very noisy, which makes them too loud for home use. Unsurprisingly, all miners want lower power consumption and higher hash rates. What's the right balance of performance versus other factors? They go on to talk about what they're going to do next. And of course, there are lots of critiques and questions on Twitter. How will you make sure these get to individual customers, not mining companies? How will you make it so that if they're optimized for home use, they won't be just inherently an a priori worse than existing minors? I think that they're of course legitimate questions, but still it's exciting to have another powerful market actor asking these questions and trying to build new solutions. So there it is a good week for Bitcoin, whatever the price had to say, you have adoption. You have the global battle for talent and so much more. I want to say thanks again to my sponsors, nexo IO, abra and FTX for sponsoring the show. And of course to you guys for listening. I hope that you are headed off to a wonderful weekend until tomorrow. Be safe and take care of each other. Peace.

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"nelson peacock" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on KCRW

"Ben Stewart is the interim director since inception two plus years ago. Program has brought nearly 500 members to Tulsa and interest has surged during the pandemic. We've seen applications over the course of the last six months increase up to three fold. Other regions also see an opportunity in the shift to remote work. Like Northwest Arkansas. It's home to Walmart, the University of Arkansas and the surrounded by lakes and mountains, like in the TV show, Ozark The Northwest Arkansas pitch come live here and we'll give you $10,000 and a bicycle bicycle. Bentonville, one of the city's in northwest Arkansas, as proclaimed itself, the mountain biking capital of the world, and a lot of experts would not disagree with that. Nelson Peacock is the president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas counsel. The region started its initiative after the pandemic started. When Cho Vid took place. We really saw people reevaluating their lifestyle and what they saw was important and we felt that we needed to take advantage of that. The effort is partially funded by the Walton Family Foundation of Financial supporter of NPR. For those pondering a move to Northwest Arkansas, Peacock says. It's not just the outdoors. There's culture atop Museum of American Art. And it's monumentally cheaper than, for example, San Francisco say you make 150,000 pretty good. It's comparable to $63,000 is what you would need to have the same lifestyle here. That's some pretty serious savings, but the same lifestyle moving from San Francisco Toe northwest Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma. To Lisa Garland says her new neighborhood and Tulsa. It's progressive politically and doesn't feel that different from her old hometown, Berkeley to other parts of the city. Yeah, it's very, very, very different from Berkeley from San Francisco from the Bay Area, and so's much the rest of the state. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the country. Garland is a Democrat. And she's actually looking forward to meeting people with different views, especially in these challenging political times. You have to see what the other side and so I think that living in this city, it will give me an opportunity to kind of have a better understanding of The other side of things, and so I think it's actually very exciting where we Berliner NPR news. One of the most notable insects in North America is in trouble. Federal wildlife officials announced today that Monarch butterflies deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they won't get it. Why not? NPR's Nathan Rott report explains. What the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service said today is that declines in monarch butterfly populations are so severe that they do warrant federal protections. But they're precluded from getting them because of limited resource is Be kind of like your Dennis saying, Yeah, you need to get that cavity filled. But we've only got so many fillings so get in line and the line for monarchs is long. The Fish and Wildlife Service says 161 other species have priority nationally. Which makes today's announcement bittersweet for people like Serena Jepson. On one hand, I'm really happy to see that while they service recognizes that monarchs are threatened with extinction on the other, they're not doing much about it. Jepson is with the Tzar See Center for Invertebrate conservation, which helps count monarch populations every year, and the trend line, she says, is alarming. I really don't think that monarchs can wait indefinitely for protection. As recently as the 19 nineties, there were millions of monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards and across fields in the U. S. You've probably seen them and they're recognizable Rust Orange wings, But the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 80% since the mid nineties, the western population which winters in Central California. Has dropped even further. Actually, just this year we're seeing potentially the collapse of the Western population. Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to help by planting milkweed and using less insecticide. Also review the monarch butterfly status every year. But the decision is still frustrating to Jake Leak who specializes an endangered species at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. If you've already done like 90% of the work to make a wanted finding, we'll just do the remaining 10% and get it done by putting a listing awfully says it will not only cost more time but money. With the extinction crisis. Worsening money for biodiversity.

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"nelson peacock" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's AM is to attract skilled motivated people to liven up the city and juice its economy. Ben Stewart is the interim director since inception two plus years ago, the program has brought nearly 500 members to Tulsa and interest has surged during the pandemic. We've seen applications over the course of the last six months. Increase up to three fold. Other regions also see an opportunity in the shift to remote work like Northwest Arkansas. It's home to WalMart, the University of Arkansas. And it's surrounded by lakes and mountains, like in the TV show, Ozark, the Northwest Arkansas pitch come live here and we'll give you $10,000 and a bicycle. Bicycle. Bentonville, one of the city's in northwest Arkansas, has proclaimed itself the mountain biking capital of the world, and a lot of experts would not disagree with that. Nelson Peacock is the president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas counsel. The region started its initiative after the pandemic started. When Cho Vid took place. We really saw people reevaluating their lifestyle and what they saw is important and we felt that we needed to take advantage of that. The effort is partially funded by the Walton Family Foundation of Financial supporter of NPR. For those pondering a move to Northwest Arkansas, Peacock says. It's not just the outdoors. There's culture atop Museum of American Art. And it's monumentally cheaper than, for example, San Francisco say you make 150,000 pretty good. It's comparable to $63,000 is what you would need to have the same lifestyle here. That's some pretty serious savings, but the same lifestyle moving from San Francisco to northwest Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma. To Lisa Garland says her new neighborhood and Tulsa. It's progressive politically and doesn't feel that different from her old home town of Berkeley to other parts of the city. Yeah, it's very, very, very different from Berkeley from San Francisco from the day area, and so's much the rest of the state. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the country. Garland is a Democrat. And she's actually looking forward to meeting people with different views, especially in these challenging political times. You have to see what the other side and so I think that living in this city, it will give me an opportunity to kind of have a better understanding of The other side of things, and so I think it's actually very exciting when we Berliner NPR news. One of the most notable insects in North America is in trouble. Federal wildlife officials announced today that Monarch butterflies deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they won't get it. Why not? NPR's Nathan Rott report explains what the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service said today is that declines in monarch butterfly populations are so severe that they do warrant federal protections. But they're precluded from getting them because of limited resource is Be kind of like your dentist saying, Yeah, you need to get that cavity filled. But we've only got so many fillings so get in line and the line for monarchs is long. The Fish and Wildlife Service says 161 other species have priority nationally. Which makes today's announcement bittersweet for people like Serena Jepson. On one hand, I'm really happy to see that while they service recognizes that monarchs are threatened with extinction on the other, they're not doing much about it. Jepson is with the Tzar See Center for Invertebrate conservation, which helps count monarch populations every year, and the trend line, she says, is alarming. I really don't think that monarchs can wait indefinitely for protection. As recently as the 19 nineties, there were millions of monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards and across fields in the U. S. You've probably seen them and they're recognizable Rust Orange wings, But the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 80% since the mid nineties, the western population which winters in central California has dropped even further. Actually, just this year we're seeing potentially the collapse of the Western population. Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to help by planting milkweed and using less insecticide. Also review the monarch butterfly status every year. But the decision is still frustrating to Jake Leak who specializes an endangered species at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. If you've already done like 90% of the work to make a wanted finding, we'll just do the remaining 10% and get it done by putting a listing awfully says it will not only cost more time but money. With the extinction crisis. Worsening money for biodiversity will be in short.

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"nelson peacock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Program is funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. It's aimed is to attract skilled motivated people to liven up the city and juice its economy. Ben Stewart is the interim director since inception two plus years ago. Program has brought nearly 500 members to Tulsa and interest has surged during the pandemic. We've seen applications over the course of the last six months increase Up to three fold. Other regions also see an opportunity in the shift to remote work like Northwest Arkansas. It's home to Walmart, the University of Arkansas and the surrounded by lakes and mountains, like in the TV show, Ozark The Northwest Arkansas pitch come live here and we'll give you $10,000 and a bicycle bicycle. Bentonville, one of the city's in northwest Arkansas, as proclaimed itself, the mountain biking capital of the world, and a lot of experts would not disagree with that. Nelson Peacock is the president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas counsel. The region started its initiative after the pandemic started when Cho vid took place. We really saw people re evaluating their lifestyle and what they saw was important and we felt that we needed to take advantage of that. The effort is partially funded by the Walton Family Foundation of Financial supporter of NPR. For those pondering a move to Northwest Arkansas, Peacock says. It's not just the outdoors. There's culture atop Museum of American Art. And it's monumentally cheaper than, for example, San Francisco say you make 150,000 pretty good. It's comparable to $63,000 is what you would need to have the same lifestyle here. That's some pretty serious savings, but the same lifestyle moving from San Francisco to northwest Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma. To Lisa Garland says her new neighborhood and Tulsa. It's progressive politically and doesn't feel that different from her old hometown, Berkeley to other parts of the city. Yeah, it's very, very, very different from Berkeley from San Francisco from the Bay Area, and so's much the rest of the state. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the country. Garland is a Democrat. And she's actually looking forward to meeting people with different views, especially in these challenging political times. You have to see what the other side and so I think that living in this city, it will give me an opportunity to kind of have a better understanding of The other side of things. And so I think it's actually very exciting where we Berliner NPR News, one of the most notable insects in North America is in trouble. Federal wildlife officials announced today that Monarch butterflies deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act. But they won't get it. Why not? NPR's Nathan Rott explains what the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service said today is that declines in monarch butterfly populations are so severe that they do warrant federal protections. But they're precluded from getting them because of limited resource is Be kind of like your dentist saying, Yeah, you need to get that cavity filled. But we've only got so many fillings so get in line and the line for monarchs is long. The Fish and Wildlife Service says 161 other species have priority nationally. Which makes today's announcement bittersweet for people like Serena Jepson. On one hand, I'm really happy to see that while they service recognizes that monarchs are threatened with extinction on the other, they're not doing much about it. Jepson is with the Tzar See Center for Invertebrate conservation, which helps count monarch populations every year, and the trend line, she says, is alarming. I really don't think that monarchs can wait indefinitely for protection. As recently as the 19 nineties, there were millions of monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards and across fields in the U. S. You've probably seen them and they're recognizable Rust Orange wings, But the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 80% since the mid nineties, the western population which winters in Central California. Has dropped even further. Actually, just this year we're seeing potentially the collapse of the Western population. Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to help by planting milkweed and using less insecticide. Also review the monarch butterfly status every year. But the decision is still frustrating to Jake League who specializes an endangered species at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. If you've already done like 90% of the work to make a wanted finding, we'll just do the remaining 10% and get it done by putting a listing awfully says it will not only cost more time but money. With the extinction crisis. Worsening money for biodiversity will be in short supply. Nathan Rott NPR news for college bound high school seniors. The pandemic has taken campus tours and even some admissions exams off the.

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"nelson peacock" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on KCRW

"It's aimed is to attract skilled motivated people to liven up the city and juice its economy. And Stewart is the interim director since inception two plus years ago, the program has brought nearly 500 members to Tulsa and interest has surged during the pandemic. We've seen applications over the course of the last six months. Increase up to three fold. Other regions also see an opportunity in the shift to remote work like Northwest Arkansas. It's home to WalMart, the University of Arkansas. And it's surrounded by lakes and mountains, like in the TV show, Ozark, the Northwest Arkansas pitch come live here and we'll give you $10,000 and a bicycle. Bicycle. Bentonville, one of the city's in northwest Arkansas, has proclaimed itself the mountain biking capital of the world, and a lot of experts would not disagree with that. Nelson Peacock is the president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas counsel. The region started its initiative after the pandemic started when Cove it took place. We really saw people re evaluating their lifestyle and what they saw was important and we felt that we needed to take advantage of that. The effort is partially funded by the Walton Family Foundation of Financial supporter of NPR. For those pondering a move to Northwest Arkansas, Peacock says. It's not just the outdoors. There's culture Top Museum of American Art And it's monumentally cheaper than, for example, San Francisco say you make 150,000 pretty good. It's comparable to $63,000 is what you would need to have the same lifestyle here. That's some pretty serious savings, but the same lifestyle moving from San Francisco Toe northwest Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma. To Lisa Garland says her new neighborhood and Tulsa. It's progressive politically and doesn't feel that different from her old hometown, Berkeley to other parts of the city. Yeah, it's very, very, very different from Berkeley from San Francisco from the Bay Area, and so's much the rest of the state. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the country. Growing is a Democrat, and she's actually looking forward to meeting people with different views, especially in these challenging political times. You have to see what the other side and so I think that living in this city will give me an opportunity to kind of have a better understanding of The other side of things. And so I think it's actually very exciting where we Berliner NPR News, One of the most notable insects in North America is in trouble. Federal Wildlife officials announced today that Monarch butterflies deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they won't get it. Why not? NPR's Nathan Rott explains. What the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service said today is that declines in monarch butterfly populations are so severe that they do warrant federal protections. But they're precluded from getting them because of limited resource is Be kind of like your dentist saying, Yeah, you need to get that cavity filled. But we've only got so many fillings so get in line and the line for monarchs is long. The Fish and Wildlife Service says 161 other species have priority nationally. Which makes today's announcement bittersweet for people like Serena Jepson. On one hand, I'm really happy to see that while they service recognizes that monarchs are threatened with extinction on the other, they're not doing much about it. Jepson is with the Tzar See Center for Invertebrate conservation, which helps count monarch populations every year, and the trend line, she says, is alarming. I really don't think that monarchs can wait indefinitely for protection. As recently as the 19 nineties, there were millions of monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards and across fields in the U. S. You've probably seen them and they're recognizable Rust Orange wings, But the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 80% since the mid nineties, the western population which winters in Central California. Has dropped even further. Actually, just this year we're seeing potentially the collapse of the Western population. Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to help by planting milkweed and using less insecticide. Also review the monarch butterfly status every year. But the decision is still frustrating to Jake Leak who specializes an endangered species at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. If you've already done like 90% of the work to make a wanted finding, we'll just do the remaining 10% and get it done by putting a listing awfully says it will not only cost more time but money. With the extinction crisis. Worsening money for biodiversity will be in short supply. Nathan Rott NPR news For college bound high school seniors. The pandemic has taken campus tours and even some admissions exams.

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"nelson peacock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"nelson peacock" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's aimed is to attract skilled motivated people to liven up the city and juice its economy. And Stewart is the interim director since inception two plus years ago, the program has brought nearly 500 members to Tulsa and interest has surged during the pandemic. We've seen applications over the course of the last six months. Increase up to three fold. Other regions also see an opportunity in the shift to remote work like Northwest Arkansas. It's home to WalMart, the University of Arkansas. And it's surrounded by lakes and mountains, like in the TV show, Ozark The Northwest Arkansas pitch come live here and we'll give you $10,000 and a bicycle bicycle. Bentonville, one of the city's in northwest Arkansas, as proclaimed itself, the mountain biking capital of the world, and a lot of experts would not disagree with that. Nelson Peacock is the president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas counsel. The region started its initiative after the pandemic started. When Cho vid took place We really saw people reevaluating their lifestyle and what they saw is important and We felt that we needed to take advantage of that. The effort is partially funded by the Walton Family Foundation of financial supporter of NPR for those pondering a move to northwest Arkansas. Peacock says. It's not just the outdoors. There's culture atop Museum of American Art. And it's monumentally cheaper than, for example, San Francisco say you make 150,000 pretty good. It's comparable to $63,000 is what you would need to have the same lifestyle here. That's some pretty serious savings, but the same lifestyle moving from San Francisco Toe northwest Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma. To Lisa Garland says her new neighborhood and Tulsa. It's progressive politically and doesn't feel that different from her old hometown, Berkeley to other parts of the city. Yeah, it's very, very, very different from Berkeley from San Francisco from the Bay Area, and so's much the rest of the state. Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the country. Garland is a Democrat. And she's actually looking forward to meeting people with different views, especially in these challenging political times. You have to see what the other side and so I think that living in this city will give me an opportunity to kind of have a better understanding of The other side of things. And so I think it's actually very exciting where we Berliner NPR News, One of the most notable insects in North America is in trouble. Federal Wildlife officials announced today that Monarch butterflies deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they won't get it. Why not? NPR's Nathan Rott explains. What the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service said today is that declines in monarch butterfly populations are so severe that they do warrant federal protections. But they're precluded from getting them because of limited resource is Be kind of like your Dennis saying, Yeah, you need to get that cavity filled. But we've only got so many fillings so get in line and the line for monarchs is long. The Fish and Wildlife Service says 161 other species have priority nationally. Which makes today's announcement bittersweet for people like Serena Jepson. On one hand, I'm really happy to see that the wildlife Service recognizes that monarchs are threatened with extinction on the other. They're not doing much about it. Jepson is with the Tzar See Center for Invertebrate conservation, which helps count monarch populations every year, and the trend line, she says, is alarming. I really don't think that monarchs can wait indefinitely for protection. As recently as the 19 nineties, there were millions of monarch butterflies fluttering through backyards and across fields in the U. S. You've probably seen them and they're recognizable Rust Orange wings, But the eastern population of monarch butterflies has declined by 80% since the mid nineties, the western population which winters in Central California. Has dropped even further. Actually, just this year we're seeing potentially the collapse of the Western population. Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to help by planting milkweed and using less insecticide. Also review the monarch butterfly status every year. But the decision is still frustrating to Jake Leak who specializes an endangered species at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. If you've already done like 90% of the work to make a wanted finding, we'll just do the remaining 10% and get it done by putting the listing awfully says it will not only cost more time but money. With the extinction crisis. Worsening money for biodiversity will be in short supply. Nathan Rott NPR news For.

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