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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Exotic pet trade linked to invasive fungus that's killing frogs globally 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A pandemic fungus emerged in the last century along with globalization, new research shows.
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It's time to slay the monster of partisan gerrymandering 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Drawing the boundary lines of legislative or congressional districts to provide an unfair advantage to one party is a practice with a long if not distinguished pedigree in American politics. The name for this process — gerrymandering — derives from Elbridge Gerry, a Massachusetts governor who in...

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Study: Mammals May Be Better Equipped to Adapt to Climate Change 3.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Project Earth/Fusion and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that slow and steady wins the race. But when it comes to adapting to changing environmental conditions, Aesop (the ancient Greek storyteller credited with the fable) isn’t quite on the money. […]
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Supreme Court to Take Up Case of Dusky Gopher Frog 23.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case about an isolated Mississippi frog that tests the scope of habitat protections under the Endangered Species Act.
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California Is Preparing to Defend Its Waters From Trump Order 12.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration's repeal of regulations, the state's water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters. The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act. Landscapes from Point Reyes National Seashore, a stretch of federally protected Pacific Ocean coastline, on July 6, 2017, outside of the town of Inverness, California. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images)   Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at  revealnews.org  and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at  revealnews.org/podcast . In its first act to shield California ...
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Frog genome mapping sheds new light on environmental contaminants 9.1.2018 Environmental News Network
A University of Victoria molecular biologist has gained new insights into how environmental contaminants may disrupt thyroid systems. The discovery was made while assembling the genome of the North American bullfrog.Caren Helbing’s findings could help explain the mechanisms of early development, as well as how environmental contaminants cause thyroidrelated diseases and malfunctions.
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Mapping frog genome is huge leap in identifying environmental contaminant effects on thyroid system 19.12.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A University of Victoria molecular biologist has gained new insights into how environmental contaminants may disrupt thyroid systems, discovered while assembling the genome of the North American bullfrog.Caren Helbing’s findings could help explain the mechanisms of early development and metamorphosis, as well as how environmental contaminants cause thyroid-related diseases and malfunctions.
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Saving Salamanders: Vital to Ecosystem Health 15.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Amphibians—the big-eyed, swimming-crawling-jumping-climbing group of water and land animals that includes frogs, toads, salamanders and worm-like caecilians—are the world’s most endangered vertebrates. One-third of the planet’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Now, these vulnerable creatures are facing a new foe: the Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) fungus, which is the source of an emerging amphibian disease that caused the die-off of wild European salamander populations.
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In Theory: What ethical questions come to mind over the ‘de-extinction’ movement? 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new book examines the questions raised by the proposed reintroduction of extinct species into their native habitats. In “Rise of the Necrofauna,” CBC broadcaster and science writer Britt Ray examines a number of perspectives on using genetic engineering to foment “de-extinction.”

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From 'Inky's Great Escape' to singing seahorses: Animal books for the holidays 22.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From real-life, seaweed-carrying dolphins to fictional singing seahorses, animals in these new books can excite the mind, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens.
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SF company that created Pokémon Go teams with Warner Bros. for 'Harry Potter' AR game 9.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Niantic Labs, a San Francisco company that attracted the world's attention in 2016 with an augmented reality game called Pokémon Go, is reportedly working on its next endeavor: a Harry Potter game.

Use of Glow Sticks in Traps Greatly Increases Amphibian Captures in Study 7.11.2017 Environmental News Network
With amphibian populations declining around the world and funds to find the causes scarce, a team of Penn State researchers has shown that an unorthodox tactic will make it easier and therefore less expensive to capture adult salamanders and frogs.
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