Archive for October 15th, 2004

Amphibians in trouble: this may be more important in the long run than Bush/Kerry


This today on the Amphibian crisis from Scientific American:

The first worldwide assessment of amphibians–the group that includes
frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians–concludes that they are in
even more trouble than mammals and birds are. The study classifies
nearly a third of the 5,743 known amphibian species as threatened. And
another quarter might be if scientists knew more about them. In many
cases, the researchers could not explain the threat in terms of known
causes, such as habitat destruction or hunting. [more]

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