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Category: Specific Organisms :: Amphibians
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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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As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A new United Nations report warning of a global extinction crisis identifies three parts of the world in particular danger: South America, Africa and parts of Asia.

But there are signs of struggle everywhere, notably in California. Though the state boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal...

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The Fungi Decimating Amphibians Is Worse Than We Thought 30.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For nearly 400 million years, amphibians have led a highly successful double life on Earth, foraging on terra and reproducing in water. They survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and any number of other worldwide catastrophes, but they’ve never seen a […]
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Tiny Frogs That Could Sit on Your Thumbnail Discovered 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The tiny critters could perch on your thumbnail.
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Thousands of poison toads invade Florida Neighborhood 22.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A representative from a toad removal company described the situation as a "toad vortex."
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Map Shows Last Places on Earth Safe for Wildlife 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The human threat to wildlife is driving the current mass extinction crisis, experts warn.
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Skin-crawling Video Shows Huge Tarantula Kill Opossum 28.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists also documented huge spiders preying on frogs and lizards.
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Humans Eating World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Almost all animals of the 162 classified as threatened were in danger because of humans hunting the creatures for food or body parts.
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Tiny salamander in Northern California could spell big problem for plans to heighten the Shasta Dam 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of tiny salamander species could mean big trouble for federal officials spearheading a controversial $1.4-billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam in Northern California.

Two environmental organizations — the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection...

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