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Scientists at the University of Ryukyu in Okinawa found genetic mutations in butterflies collected near the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Buzz60 (July 17, 2012) — Oxitec, an insect controlling organization, is planning on releasing mutant mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, in an attempt to rid the world Dengue Fever. The disease is carried by the insects and is a leading cause of death in the tropics. The mutant mosquitoes are genetically modified to not carry the illness. The hope there is the new mosquitoes will take over the old population; however, Patrick Jones warns that the consequences are completely unknown.
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AFP (Apr. 1, 2014) — The Natural History Museum released hundreds of butterflies on Monday during the photo call for the opening of the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition in London. Duration 00:40 Video provided by AFP
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Butterflies Under Threat From Roads and Chemicals

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AFP (Aug. 7, 2013) — Half of Europe's butterflies will disappear in the next two decades because of pesticides and soil pollution, according to experts.
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A Frenchman Chases Butterflies in Pakistan

A Frenchman Chases Butterflies in Pakistan

AFP (Aug. 9, 2013) — A teacher from France arrives in Pakistan, just like he has every summer for the past 19 years, to chase rare butterflies in the Himalayas.
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