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Category: Specific Organisms :: Amphibians
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Policy News: August 17, 2020 15.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House passes most spending bills. Executive Branch President Trump signs the Great American Outdoors Act. Courts State attorneys general challenge new Clean Water Act regulations in court. States North Carolina Department ...
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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YouTube star Coyote Peterson goes face-to-face with Colorado gray wolves 29.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
YouTube star Nathaniel Peterson, who has lately parlayed his billions of video views into a hosting gig for Animal Planet, has a simple message about education in the age of coronavirus -- or any age, for that matter.
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Editorial: You can't furlough ferrets and tigers. Zoos need federal funds during the pandemic, too 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Zoos closed but they still have to take care of animals. They deserve stimulus funds too.

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Race to save rare California frog beats coronavirus lockdown 9.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Slammed by heavy winds and bearing precious amphibian cargo, the helicopter heaved skyward from a remote mountain ranch on the Baja California Peninsula.

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How corporates can use their land for conservation and climate action 1.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In 2010, a partnership effort between Atlantic City Electric, New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ found a way to use utility rights-of-way to help the eastern tiger salamander adapt to climate change.
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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California’s Massive Power Outages Are Threatening the Oakland Zoo’s Animals 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
As massive power outages swept across the northern part of California Wednesday, the Oakland Zoo, which was closed to the public, hustled to protect its animals, especially ones that rely on a stable environment. Of the highest priority are the mountain yellow-legged frogs, which are endangered, the foothill yellow-legged frogs, which are under consideration to be […]
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Florida Man Discovers Frogs Hiding in Wind Chimes Ahead of Hurricane Dorian 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We had never seen so many frogs inside the chimes at once," Patrick Smith, a resident of Belle Isle, told Newsweek.
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Meet the 'rock star' frog breeder vying to save Southern California's rarest amphibian 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ian Recchio runs the 'Frog Shack" at the L.A. Zoo, where biologists are racing against time to breed and reintroduce endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs.

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This activist bought 4.5 acres of the L.A. River just to have a stake in its revitalization 5.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Steven Appleton bought 4.5 acres smack in the middle of the L.A. River. Private land in a public waterway comes with few rights, but he's hoping one of them is to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, "No more Roundup!"

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Los Angeles investigates bulldozing of endangered plants at Topanga State Park 1.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Crews for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power bulldozed hundreds of endangered plants while working on a wildfire prevention project. State authorities are now investigating, as are L.A. officials, in response to a Times inquiry.

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Alligator Filmed Swimming in the Ocean Off Florida Beach in Rare Sighting 1.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One eyewitness captured a video of the creature as it swam between Wiggins Pass and Bay Colony.
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The threatened frogs of the Santa Monica Mountains always had it hard. The Woolsey fire made things much worse 25.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Even in fiction, life has not been easy for the California red-legged frog. The devastation of the Woolsey fire was just the latest hardship.

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Policy News: July 15, 2019 16.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Foreign Influence and Collaborations Under Scrutiny in Agencies and in the House National Defense Authorization Act NSF issues ‘Dear Colleague’ letter addressing foreign interference in research. Congress House passes 2020 National Defense Authorization Act including and foreign interference in science provision. Executive Branch A White House plan to critically review climate science ...
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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PHOTOS: Highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads reintroduced in Colorado 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the CU-McKenzie Lab Research Team joined forces to reintroduce over 5,500 highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads into ponds near Brown's Creek Falls almost 3 miles up Brown's Creek drainage near Mount Antero.
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More than 620 toads released by Denver Zoo in southwestern Utah 28.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
More than 620 toads, raised and hatched by The Denver Zoo, were released earlier this month into the wild in a  remote area of southwestern Utah.
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Endangered toads bred at Como Zoo released in Wyoming 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Wyoming toad is one of the rarest toads in the world. It has been the focus of a nationwide breeding program -- including at the Como Zoo in St. Paul. It's one of just a handful of other breeding facilities.
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Nearly 600 Plant Species Have Gone Extinct in Last 250 Years—More Than Twice the Number of Birds, Mammals and Amphibians Combined 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
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