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Category: Specific Organisms :: Amphibians
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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.”

These include...

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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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How did these creepy critters achieve Halloween super stardom? 31.10.2017 TreeHugger
Halloween just wouldn’t be spookacular without spiders, owls, toads, bats, and other creatures of the night. But how did these specific animals make the cut?
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Photo: Tiny frog lives in a vanishing world 19.10.2017 TreeHugger
Our photo of the day comes one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
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World Animal Day 2017: 7 unusual pets you might be interested in 4.10.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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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...

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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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 — […]
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