User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Amphibians
Last updated: Oct 09 2017 07:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,969    
World Animal Day 2017: 7 unusual pets you might be interested in 4.10.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
Also found in: [+]
Camp Pendleton under consent decree after rats, frogs found in water supply 29.9.2017 LA Times: Environment

Camp Pendleton officials swear that the water consumed by 55,000 Marines and their families is safe, despite a pair of scathing state and federal investigations indicating chronic problems in the treatment systems at the sprawling military base.

Water safety inspectors visiting Camp Pendleton over...

Also found in: [+]
It Rained Fish In Mexico, Officials Say. No, It's Not The End Times (We Think) 29.9.2017 NPR News
The director of civil protection in Tamaulipas state confirmed reports that several fish fell from the sky during a light rain. And as it turns out, the phenomenon isn't exactly unprecedented.
Also found in: [+]
'Snot otters' get a second chance in Ohio 14.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.
Also found in: [+]
VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio 14.9.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.
Also found in: [+]
Inoculations give endangered California frog a shot at life 31.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Endangered California frogs are getting an immunity boost from scientists who are scooping them up from remote Sierra Nevada ponds and sending them to big city zoos for inoculation, giving them a fighting chance to beat extinction, officials said Wednesday. The experiment aims to rescue the 3-inch mountain yellow-legged frog — […]
Also found in: [+]
Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of 31.7.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Xmas comes very early for us this year, with a tremendous guide to all our ancestors and their evolution into modern forms. You will need a subscription to Nature to read the details but we have the lowdown on the nitty-gritty of fishies and birdies too!
Also found in: [+]
Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat 23.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […]
Also found in: [+]
An unlikely wildlife haven 16.7.2017 Washington Post
Guantanamo Bay is home to rare boas and iguanas, animals that thrive behind the military base’s protective perimeter.
Also found in: [+]
US Supreme Court asked to step into endangered frog case 13.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Libertarian organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a declaration that Louisiana timberland is critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation wants the high court to overturn lower court rulings that have upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which […]
Also found in: [+]
How Frogs Benefited From The Dinosaurs' Extinction 4.7.2017 NPR News
Frogs are "master survivors," able to take advantage of the ecological vacuum left behind by extinct animals. Scientists say nine in 10 frog species descended from three surviving frog lineages.
Also found in: [+]
Research project stresses on need to declare Amboli as ‘protected area’ 27.6.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
Also found in: [+]
Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s) 23.6.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The polyploids among the animals are the focus of the latest research, given the vast number of plant polyploids and the potential of species that have such enhanced genetic capability!
Also found in: [+]
Latest changes at EPA have scientists on alert 9.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Scientists are on high alert this week after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to renew the appointments of at least six independent researchers who served on an EPA advisory board.

The decision does not directly affect the work of the scientists who are employed by the agency. Nor was...

Also found in: [+]
House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers 3.5.2017 Washington Post
Under the proposed changes, eligible employees could choose to receive comp time they can save and use later in lieu of immediate overtime pay. Democrats call the bill a “false choice” between more money and more time off.
With stream huggers to the rescue, Jenkintown Creek flowing toward healthy future 27.4.2017 Philly.com News
At Abington's McKinley Elementary, students pitched in to help a watershed advocacy group save the stream. They planted 240 trees and shrubs, stabilized the eroded banks -- and found a vernal pool.
Also found in: [+]
How a stay-at-home mom and a PhD student teamed up to organize L.A.'s March for Science 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Also found in: [+]
How L.A.'s March for Science came to be 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Enthusiasm for science runs so deep in Los Angeles that a March for Science was organized here not once but twice.

One of those times was a week after the presidential inauguration. Jennifer Wheeler was scrolling through her Facebook feed at the Temple City Library while her 2-year-old played in...

Also found in: [+]
Scientists search for 25 ‘lost’ species 20.4.2017 Washington Post
These animals haven’t been officially declared extinct. But collectively, they haven’t been seen in more than 1,500 years, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation.
Also found in: [+]
Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America's lakes 11.4.2017 Washington Post
At least 7,770 freshwater lakes are at risk of elevated salt levels — a likely underestimate, environmental researchers said.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,969