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June 1, 2014
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Amphibians in a vise: Climate change robs frogs, salamanders of refuge

By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West’s high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing. A warming climate, however, will dry up … Continue reading

July 14, 2013
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Mapping Out How to Save Species

In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading

July 11, 2013
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UA Study: Evolution Too Slow to Keep Up With Climate Change

A study led by a UA ecologist has found that many species evolve too slowly to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years. Many vertebrate species would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than … Continue reading

January 3, 2013
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Geothermal Energy Keeps Turkeys Comfortable and Saves Farmers’ Money; Prototype Designed by MU Engineer

COLUMBIA, Mo. — While Americans prepare to cook millions of turkeys for Thanksgiving, a geothermal energy system developed by a University of Missouri engineer will be keeping live turkeys toasty during the chilly autumn weather. In a prototype facility, designed … Continue reading

September 7, 2012
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Blanket Bogs Need Protection from Climate Change

Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change. Research by the Universities of Exeter and Bristol in the UK … Continue reading

July 13, 2012
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Ribbeting Research

Studies of frogs may lead to better hearing aids When Mark Bee talks to his 106-year-old grandmother alone, her two enormous hearing aids enable her to understand him well. “But at a table at Thanksgiving, with everybody talking, the devices … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
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Hiding in Plain Sight, A New Frog Species With A ‘Weird’ Croak is Identified in New York City

In the wilds of New York City — or as wild as you can get so close to skyscrapers — scientists have found a new leopard frog species that for years biologists mistook for a more widespread variety of leopard … Continue reading

October 14, 2011
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Oil Exploration Would Endanger The Most Biodiverse Region in The Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists

AUSTIN, Texas — An international team of scientists that includes two University of Texas at Austin researchers has found that Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, which sits on top of massive reserves of oil, is in the single most biodiverse region … Continue reading