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Science Briefing 9.5.2009 LA Times: Science
Mild sunspot season is expected / Congo volcanoes may erupt soon / Ancient garrison found in Egypt / Madagascar frog protection hangs in balance / Suicide linked to long summer days It's sunspot ...
Frogs flown from Montserrat to flee deadly fungus 9.5.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Scientists are airlifting dozens of one of the world's largest frogs off of Montserrat island to save them from a deadly fungus devastating their dwindling habitat.
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Frogs flown from Montserrat to flee deadly fungus (AP) 9.5.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - Scientists are airlifting dozens of one of the world's largest frogs off of Montserrat island to save them from a deadly fungus devastating their dwindling habitat. The dense forest of this tiny British Caribbean territory is the last remaining stronghold of the critically endangered mountain chicken frog, a 2-pound (0.9 kg), frying pan-size amphibian that got its name because locals say its meat tastes like — you guessed it — chicken. ...
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2-pound 'mountain chicken' frogs hop on planes, flee fungus in Montserrat 9.5.2009 Star Tribune: World
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Frogs flown from Montserrat to flee deadly fungus 9.5.2009 AP Top News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Scientists are airlifting dozens of one of the world's largest frogs off of Montserrat island to save them from a deadly fungus devastating their dwindling habitat. The dense forest of this tiny British Caribbean territory is the last remaining stronghold of the critically endangered mountain chicken frog, a 2-pound (0.9 kg), frying pan-size amphibian that got its name because locals say its meat tastes like - you guessed it - chicken....
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Obama administration smiles on local salamander 8.5.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
The Obama administration has reversed a Bush administration decision and is proposing to restrict development on 74,000 acres in Sonoma County that is habitat for the endangered California tiger salamander. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settled a lawsuit... ...
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Possible site of free will found in brain 7.5.2009 New Scientist: Living World
When you decide to act, the impulse starts in a part of the brain called the parietal cortex, say researchers ...
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Sonoma County Population of California Tiger Salamander to Receive Critical Habitat Protection 7.5.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

In response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to reconsider critical habitat for the Sonoma County population of the California tiger salamander. In 2005, the Bush administration reduced proposed critical habitat acreage for the species from 74,000 to zero.

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World frog trade spreading killer diseases 7.5.2009 New Scientist: Living World
Commercial shipments of frogs and frog parts are carrying amphibian pathogens around the world and driving some species to extinction ...
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More Than 200 New Frogs Discovered in Madagascar: Amphibian Species Doubled 6.5.2009 TreeHugger
photo: Political instability may be in Madagascar, but a new study published in the says that somewhere between 129 and 221 new species of frogs have just been identified. That doubles the known amphibian species on the island, and further shows how much of a biodiversity hotspot Ma... ...
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'Citizen scientists' turn hobbies into research 4.5.2009 CNN: Top Stories
As a hobby, Suzie Jirachareonkul, a teacher and mother of two, spends many of her nights searching for endangered toads on the country roads near her home outside Cape Town, South Africa.
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FreeMarker template error (HTML_DEBUG mode; use RETHROW in production!)

The following has evaluated to null or missing:
==> newsIt.next()  [in template "ftl/browse/news.ftl" at line 276, column 21]

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FTL stack trace ("~" means nesting-related):
	- Failed at: #assign ni = newsIt.next()  [in template "ftl/browse/news.ftl" at line 276, column 7]
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Java stack trace (for programmers):
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freemarker.core.InvalidReferenceException: [... Exception message was already printed; see it above ...]
	at freemarker.core.InvalidReferenceException.getInstance(InvalidReferenceException.java:134)
	at freemarker.core.Assignment.accept(Assignment.java:139)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:330)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:372)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executedNestedContentForCollOrSeqListing(IteratorBlock.java:317)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.executeNestedContent(IteratorBlock.java:271)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock$IterationContext.accept(IteratorBlock.java:242)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visitIteratorBlock(Environment.java:642)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.acceptWithResult(IteratorBlock.java:107)
	at freemarker.core.IteratorBlock.accept(IteratorBlock.java:93)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:330)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:336)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.visit(Environment.java:336)
	at freemarker.core.Environment.process(Environment.java:309)
	at freemarker.template.Template.process(Template.java:384)
	at org.apache.struts2.views.freemarker.FreemarkerResult.doExecute(FreemarkerResult.java:223)
	at org.apache.struts2.dispatcher.StrutsResultSupport.execute(StrutsResultSupport.java:193)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.executeResult(DefaultActionInvocation.java:372)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:276)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.DefaultWorkflowInterceptor.doIntercept(DefaultWorkflowInterceptor.java:168)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.MethodFilterInterceptor.intercept(MethodFilterInterceptor.java:98)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:245)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.validator.ValidationInterceptor.doIntercept(ValidationInterceptor.java:265)
	at org.apache.struts2.interceptor.validation.AnnotationValidationInterceptor.doIntercept(AnnotationValidationInterceptor.java:76)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.MethodFilterInterceptor.intercept(MethodFilterInterceptor.java:98)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:245)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.ConversionErrorInterceptor.intercept(ConversionErrorInterceptor.java:138)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:245)
	at org.apache.struts2.interceptor.ServletConfigInterceptor.intercept(ServletConfigInterceptor.java:164)
	at com.opensymphony.xwork2.DefaultActionInvocation.invoke(DefaultActionInvocation.java:245)
	at org.apache.struts2.impl.StrutsActionProxy.execute(StrutsActionProxy.java:54)
	at org.apache.struts2.dispatcher.Dispatcher.serviceAction(Dispatcher.java:575)
	at org.apache.struts2.dispatcher.ng.ExecuteOperations.executeAction(ExecuteOperations.java:81)
	at org.apache.struts2.dispatcher.ng.filter.StrutsPrepareAndExecuteFilter.doFilter(StrutsPrepareAndExecuteFilter.java:99)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:747)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.processRequest(ApplicationDispatcher.java:485)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:410)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:337)
	at org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.NormalRewrittenUrl.doRewrite(NormalRewrittenUrl.java:195)
	at org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.RuleChain.handleRewrite(RuleChain.java:159)
	at org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.RuleChain.doRules(RuleChain.java:141)
	at org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.UrlRewriter.processRequest(UrlRewriter.java:90)
	at org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.UrlRewriteFilter.doFilter(UrlRewriteFilter.java:406)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:221)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:122)
	at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:505)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:169)
	at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:103)
	at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:956)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:116)
	at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:436)
	at org.apache.coyote.ajp.AjpProcessor.process(AjpProcessor.java:190)
	at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:625)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.JIoEndpoint$SocketProcessor.run(JIoEndpoint.java:316)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)