It is sad. And I notice that all the bigshots in society-- the Corporate CEO's and politicians , etc, cant get it in thier heads that this is Ecosystem is that fragile and we are abusing it. It must be the greed that blinds them.
We all should do whatever is in our power to keep our yards a little "habitat" for birds or insects. If we live in a small apartment, we should incorporate some flowering plants, or even a Hummingbird feeder outside of our window.
During the Winter put out some raw bird seeds in a hanging feeder. Get a squirrel stopper so that only the birds can eat the seed. There are many little ways we all can reach out to our little 'wild' neighbors!
What bothers me is my parent's chlorine swimming pool. Years from now, after my parents pass away, I want it removed, and want to create a stone path garden with a little pond, etc., there. No chlorine- no toxins, and I want to research how I can create a home for animals and insects native to my area-- (ie., butterflies, salamanders, dragonflies, frogs, etc.) and make it attractive, yet nature-friendly.
Whenever I cut the grass and see a frog or "Daddy long legs" spider, I will pick it up out of harms way of the lawn mower.
As for lawn mowers, I am now using an Electric lawnmower. No more gas lawn mower because I end up being covered in a film of Gasoline fumes afterwards, so imagine what it does to the grass and groundwater. You can safely mulch with the grass clippings from an electric lawn=mower than the clippings cut from a gasoline lawn-mower.
If I live in an apartment, I will be growing Tomatoes and flowering plants in big pots on the porch or back of apartment. Even a few pots of flowering clover, portulaca, dandelions, or grass is good if there's a place you can put them outside on an upper story apartment.